Mike Zimmer

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
28 226-210-2 51.83% 7-13 35.00%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Dave Campo, Chan Gailey, Marvin Lewis, Bill Parcells, Bobby Petrino, Barry Switzer

Children:

Kevin Stefanski


Biography

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Career Summary

Mike Zimmer is a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) and has been the head coach for the Minnesota Vikings since 2014. During this time period, the Vikings compiled a 67-50-1 record. He was the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings from 2014 until the 2021 season, during which time the Vikings went 67-50-1. During his career he was a head coach for eight seasons.

Mike Zimmer Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Zimmer served as an assistant coach for Barry Switzer, Chan Gailey, Dave Campo, Bill Parcells, Bobby Petrino, and Marvin Lewis. Six of these years were spent on Lewis' coaching staff. One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Kevin Stefanski, was eventually hired as a head coach. He is the current head coach of the Cleveland Browns. After coaching with Mike Zimmer he has posted a 14-8-0 record during the regular season and 1-1 in the playoffs as head coach.

Playing Career

Zimmer played quarterback while at college.

Personal Information

Zimmer was born on Tuesday, June 5, 1956 in Peoria, Illinois.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2021 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 3-3-0 0-0
2020 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2019 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 10-6-0 1-1
2018 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 8-7-1 0-0
2017 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 13-3-0 1-1
2016 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2015 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 11-5-0 0-1
2014 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2013 Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Coordinator 11-5-0 0-1
2012 Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-1
2011 Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Coordinator 9-7-0 0-1
2010 Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Coordinator 4-12-0 0-0
2009 Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-1
2008 Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Coordinator 4-11-1 0-0
2007 Atlanta Falcons Defensive Coordinator 4-12-0 0-0
2006 Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator 9-7-0 0-1
2005 Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator 9-7-0 0-0
2004 Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator 6-10-0 0-0
2003 Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-1
2002 Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator 5-11-0 0-0
2001 Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator 5-11-0 0-0
2000 Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator 5-11-0 0-0
1999 Dallas Cowboys Defensive Backs Coach 8-8-0 0-1
1998 Dallas Cowboys Defensive Backs Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1997 Dallas Cowboys Defensive Backs Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1996 Dallas Cowboys Defensive Backs Coach 10-6-0 1-1
1995 Dallas Cowboys Defensive Backs Coach 12-4-0 3-0
1994 Dallas Cowboys Defensive Assistant Coach 12-4-0 1-1
1993 Washington State Cougars Defensive Coordinator 5-6-0
1992 Washington State Cougars Defensive Coordinator 9-3-0
1991 Washington State Cougars Defensive Coordinator 4-7-0
1990 Washington State Cougars Defensive Coordinator 3-8-0
1989 Washington State Cougars Defensive Coordinator 6-5-0
1980 Missouri Tigers Assistant Coach 8-4-0
1979 Missouri Tigers Assistant Coach 7-5-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 8
  • Years as a coordinator: 14
  • Championships won: 1995
  • Conference Championships won: 1995
  • Third in total wins for the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Third in winning percentage for the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Past teams coached for: Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys
  • College Attended: Illinois State Redbirds
  • Position Played: Quarterback
  • Family Members: Adam Zimmer, Son
  • Date of Birth: Tuesday, June 5, 1956 (65 years old), Peoria, Illinois