Cumulative stats (All positions)
|Years Coached||Record||Win %||Playoff record||Playoff win %|
Table of Contents
- 1 Playing Career
- 2 Coaching Career
University of Massachusetts
Coyle played football at the University of Massachusetts in 1974 and 1975. Coyle walked on to the football team but never played in a varsity game for the school. After his sophomore season, head coach Dick MacPherson recommended him to pursue other goals, and from there he began his coaching career.
University of Cincinnati
After graduating from Massachusetts, Coyle started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Cincinnati in 1978 for two seasons. During his time with the university, the school went 5-6 (1978) and 2-9 (1979).
University of Arkansas
After his stint with the Bearcats, he moved to the University of Arkansas in 1980 under head coach Lou Holtz. In his only season with the Razorbacks he worked as a coaching assistant while the school went 7-5.
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
After Arkansas, Coyle spent a single season (1981) working as the defensive coordinator for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
The College of the Holy Cross
In 1982, Coyle began a nine season stay with Division 1-AA Holy Cross. From 1982 through 1985, he was the outside linebackers coach for the Crusaders. In 1983, the Crusaders made their first ever appearance to the 1-AA playoffs. For the 1986 season, Coyle was promoted to defensive coordinator by new head coach Mark Duffner, a post he kept through 1990. During his five seasons running the defense, the school was the winningest 1-AA program in the nation (49-5-1).
In 1991, Coyle was hired as the defensive coordinator for Syracuse University by newly promoted head coach Paul Pasqualoni. The Orange posted two straight 10-2 seasons to start his tenure with the school. In addition, his 1992 defense led the nation in interceptions. The team regressed in his final season (1993) with the team as they finished 6-4-1.
University of Maryland
In 1994, Coyle was hired by the University of Maryland and head coach Mark Duffner to turn around a defense that finished last nationally in total defense in 1993. Coyle and Duffner could not replicate their success from their Holy Cross days. From 1994-1996, Maryland never posted a winning season in the ACC and did not go to a bowl game during his time as defensive coordinator.
Fresno State University
In 1997, Coyle took his final college position of his career when he accepted the defensive coordinator position from Fresno State University and new head coach Pat Hill. His time at Fresno State was successful. In 1999 and 2000 the defense led the Western Athletic Conference in first-team All-Conference players (3 each season). The team went to two bowl games during his tenure (1999, 2000).
In 2001, Coyle broke into the NFL as a cornerbacks coach with the Cincinnati Bengals under head coach Dick LeBeau. Under LeBeau, the Bengals went 8-24 in his two seasons as head coach and he was fired following the 2002 season. However, Coyle was retained by incoming coach Marvin Lewis as the team's defensive backs coach. Coyle remained with the team through the 2011 season. During his tenure, the Bengals experienced the playoffs three times and in 2005 they had their most wins (11) since 1988. That season, the Bengals defense led the league in interceptions with 31.
In 2012, Coyle was hired by Joe Philbin, newly hired by the Miami Dolphins. The team struggled consistently throughout his tenure, never finishing with a winning record. In 2015, Coyle was fired from his job in the midst of another losing season.
|2017 Cincinnati Bengals||Secondary Coach||7-9-0||0-0|
|2016 Cincinnati Bengals||Defensive Backs Coach||6-9-1||0-0|
|2015 Miami Dolphins||Defensive Coordinator||6-10-0||0-0|
|2014 Miami Dolphins||Defensive Coordinator||8-8-0||0-0|
|2013 Miami Dolphins||Defensive Coordinator||8-8-0||0-0|
|2012 Miami Dolphins||Defensive Coordinator||7-9-0||0-0|
|2011 Cincinnati Bengals||Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach||9-7-0||0-1|
|2010 Cincinnati Bengals||Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach||4-12-0||0-0|
|2009 Cincinnati Bengals||Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach||10-6-0||0-1|
|2008 Cincinnati Bengals||Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach||4-11-1||0-0|
|2007 Cincinnati Bengals||Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach||7-9-0||0-0|
|2006 Cincinnati Bengals||Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach||8-8-0||0-0|
|2005 Cincinnati Bengals||Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach||11-5-0||0-1|
|2004 Cincinnati Bengals||Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach||8-8-0||0-0|
|2003 Cincinnati Bengals||Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach||8-8-0||0-0|
|2002 Cincinnati Bengals||Cornerbacks Coach||2-14-0||0-0|
|2001 Cincinnati Bengals||Cornerbacks Coach||6-10-0||0-0|
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