Sam Wyche

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
18 122-158-0 43.57% 6-2 75.00%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Bill Walsh

Children:

Bruce Coslet, Dick LeBeau, Mike Mularkey, David Shula, David Culley


Biography

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Career Summary

Sam Wyche was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1979 to 2005, finishing his career as the quarterbacks coach of the Buffalo Bills. Over his eighteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 122-158-0. During his career he was a head coach for twelve seasons, first with the Cincinnati Bengals. He led the Bengals for eight seasons, compiling a record of 61-66-0. He was fired from the Bengals on Tuesday, December 24, 1991. His next head coaching stint was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1992 to 1995, as he led the team to a 23-41-0 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 84-107-0 across twelve seasons including going 3-2-0 in the playoffs.

Career Awards

As the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals he coached two players to award-winning seasons: Eddie Brown, AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1985; Boomer Esiason, Most Valuable Player in 1988.

Sam Wyche Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Wyche served as an assistant coach for Bill Walsh and Mike Mularkey. Four of these years were spent on Walsh's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, five assistant coaches, (Bruce Coslet, Dick LeBeau, David Shula, Mike Mularkey, and David Culley) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 108-199-0 in the regular season and 1-2 in the playoffs during their twenty-one seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

Personal Information

Wyche was born on Friday, January 5, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2005 Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks Coach 5-11-0 0-0
2004 Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks Coach 9-7-0 0-0
1995 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1994 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1993 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1992 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1991 Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach 3-13-0 0-0
1990 Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach 9-7-0 1-1
1989 Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1988 Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach 12-4-0 2-1
1987 Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach 4-11-0 0-0
1986 Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach 10-6-0 0-0
1985 Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1984 Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1982 San Francisco 49ers Quarterbacks Coach 3-6-0 0-0
1981 San Francisco 49ers Quarterbacks Coach 13-3-0 3-0
1980 San Francisco 49ers Quarterbacks Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1979 San Francisco 49ers Quarterbacks Coach 2-14-0 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 12
  • Championships won: 1981
  • Conference Championships won: 1981 and 1988
  • Second in total wins for the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Fourth in total wins for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Fourth in winning percentage for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Fifth in winning percentage for the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Most playoff wins in Cincinnati Bengals history (3)
  • Past teams coached for: Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cincinnati Bengals, San Francisco 49ers
  • College Attended: Furman Paladins
  • Date of Birth: Friday, January 5, 1945 (74 years old), Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sam Wyche utilized the "No-Huddle" as a standard offense instead of just the last minutes of a half.