Brad Childress

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
20 180-134-0 57.32% 9-11 45.00%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Rod Dowhower, Andy Reid

Children:

Leslie Frazier, Mike Tomlin, Kevin Stefanski


Biography

Career Summary

Brad Childress was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1985 to 2019, finishing his career as the senior offensive assistant coach of the Chicago Bears. Over his twenty years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 183-137-0. He was the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings from 2006 until the 2010 season, during which time the Vikings went 42-38-0. During his career he was a head coach for five seasons.

Career Awards

As the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings he coached two players to award-winning seasons: Adrian Peterson, AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2007; Percy Harvin, AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2009.

Brad Childress Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Childress served as an assistant coach for Rod Dowhower, Andy Reid, Pat Shurmur, and Matt Nagy. Twelve of these years were spent on Reid's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, three assistant coaches, (Mike Tomlin, Kevin Stefanski, and Leslie Frazier) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 191-127-3 in the regular season and 9-11 in the playoffs during their twenty-two seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs. The coaching tree has won a single championship, in 2008 by the Pittsburgh Steelers, led by Mike Tomlin.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2019 Chicago Bears Senior Offensive Assistant Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2017 Kansas City Chiefs Assistant Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
2016 Kansas City Chiefs Co-Offensive Coordinator 12-4-0 0-1
2015 Kansas City Chiefs Special Projects / Spread Game Analysis 11-5-0 1-1
2014 Kansas City Chiefs Special Projects / Spread Game Analysis 9-7-0 0-0
2013 Kansas City Chiefs Spread Game Analyst / Special Projects 11-5-0 0-1
2012 Cleveland Browns Offensive Coordinator 5-11-0 0-0
2010 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 3-7-0 0-0
2009 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 12-4-0 1-1
2008 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
2007 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2006 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2005 Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator 6-10-0 0-0
2004 Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator 13-3-0 2-1
2003 Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator 12-4-0 1-1
2002 Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator 12-4-0 1-1
2001 Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks Coach 11-5-0 2-1
2000 Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks Coach 11-5-0 1-1
1999 Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1998 Wisconsin Badgers Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 11-1-0
1997 Wisconsin Badgers Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 8-5-0
1996 Wisconsin Badgers Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 8-5-0
1995 Wisconsin Badgers Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 4-5-2
1994 Wisconsin Badgers Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 7-4-1
1993 Wisconsin Badgers Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 10-1-1
1992 Wisconsin Badgers Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 5-6-0
1991 Wisconsin Badgers Running Backs Coach 5-6-0
1990 Utah Utes Wide Receivers Coach 4-7-0
1986 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Offensive Coordinator
1985 Indianapolis Colts Quarterbacks Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1984 Illinois Fighting Illini Wide Receivers Coach / Running Backs Coach 7-4-0
1983 Illinois Fighting Illini Wide Receivers Coach / Running Backs Coach 10-2-0
1982 Illinois Fighting Illini Wide Receivers Coach / Running Backs Coach 7-5-0
1981 Illinois Fighting Illini Wide Receivers Coach / Running Backs Coach 7-4-0
1980 Illinois Fighting Illini Wide Receivers Coach / Running Backs Coach 3-7-1
1979 Illinois Fighting Illini Wide Receivers Coach / Running Backs Coach 2-8-1

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