Mike Zimmer

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
27 216-201-2 51.79% 7-13 35.00%

Biography

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 57-41-1 record. He was the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings from 2014 until the 2020 season, during which time the Vikings went 57-41-1. During his career he was a head coach for seven seasons.

Mike Zimmer Coaching Tree

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 2-1-0 record as head coach.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2020 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 0-3-0 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

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 7
  • 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