Marion Campbell

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
27 178-202-11 46.93% 4-6 40.00%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

George Allen, Mike Holovak, Norm Van Brocklin

Children:

Tom Coughlin, Frank Gansz, Al Groh


Biography

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Career Summary

Marion Campbell was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1962 to 1989, finishing his career as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. Over his twenty-seven years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 179-202-11. During his career he was a head coach for eight seasons, first with the Atlanta Falcons. He led the Falcons for two seasons, compiling a record of 8-20-0. His next head coaching stint was with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1983 to 1985, as he led the team to a 18-29-1 record. His third head coach placement began in 1987 with the Atlanta Falcons. He coached them for three seasons and the team had a 11-36-0 record during his tenure. During his entire head coaching career, his three teams combined for a record of 37-85-1 across eight seasons.

Career Awards

During the 1975 season as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons he coached Dave Hampton to the Comeback Player of the Year.

Marion Campbell Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Campbell served as an assistant coach for Mike Holovak, Norm Van Brocklin, George Allen, and Dick Vermeil. Nine of these years were spent on Brocklin's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, three assistant coaches, (Frank Gansz, Tom Coughlin, and Al Groh) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 187-179-1 in the regular season and 12-7 in the playoffs during their twenty-three seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs. The coaching tree has combined for two championships, most recently in 2011 by the New York Giants, led by Tom Coughlin.

Playing Career

Campbell played defensive line while at college.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1989 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 3-13-0 0-0
1988 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1987 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 3-12-0 0-0
1985 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator 6-9-0 0-0
1984 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator 6-9-1 0-0
1983 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator 5-11-0 0-0
1982 Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator 3-6-0 0-0
1981 Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-1
1980 Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator 12-4-0 2-1
1979 Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator 11-5-0 1-1
1978 Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator 9-7-0 0-1
1977 Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator 5-9-0 0-0
1976 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1975 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1974 Atlanta Falcons Interim Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator 3-11-0 0-0
1973 Atlanta Falcons Defensive Coordinator 9-5-0 0-0
1972 Atlanta Falcons Defensive Coordinator 7-7-0 0-0
1971 Atlanta Falcons Defensive Coordinator 7-6-1 0-0
1970 Atlanta Falcons Defensive Coordinator 4-8-2 0-0
1969 Atlanta Falcons Defensive Coordinator 6-8-0 0-0
1968 Los Angeles Rams Defensive Line Coach 10-3-1 0-0
1967 Los Angeles Rams Defensive Line Coach 11-1-2 0-1
1966 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Line Coach 4-9-1 0-0
1965 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Line Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1964 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Line Coach 8-5-1 0-0
1963 Boston Patriots Defensive Line Coach 7-6-1 1-1
1962 Boston Patriots Defensive Line Coach 9-4-1 0-0

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