|Years Coached||Record||Win %||Playoff record||Playoff win %|
Monte Clark was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1970 to 1998, finishing his career as the special adviser to the team of the Detroit Lions. Over his sixteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 132-101-2. During his career he was a head coach for eight seasons, first with the San Francisco 49ers. He led the 49ers for one season, compiling a record of 8-6-0. His next head coaching stint was with the Detroit Lions from 1978 to 1984, as he led the team to a 43-61-1 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 51-67-1 across eight seasons including going 0-2-0 in the playoffs.
Monte Clark Coaching Tree
Before he was a head coach, Clark served as an assistant coach for Don Shula and Bobby Ross. Seven of these years were spent on Shula's coaching staff. One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Marty Schottenheimer, was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on Monte Clark's coaching staff, he was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins, and San Diego Chargers for twenty seasons where he combined for a regular season record of 196-122-1 and 5-13 in the playoffs.
Clark was born on Sunday, January 24, 1937 in Kingsburg, California. He died on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at the age of 72.
|1998 Detroit Lions||Special Adviser to the Team||5-11-0||0-0|
|1995 Miami Dolphins||Offensive Line Coach||9-7-0||0-1|
|1984 Detroit Lions||Head Coach||4-11-1||0-0|
|1983 Detroit Lions||Head Coach||9-7-0||0-1|
|1982 Detroit Lions||Head Coach||4-5-0||0-1|
|1981 Detroit Lions||Head Coach||8-8-0||0-0|
|1980 Detroit Lions||Head Coach||9-7-0||0-0|
|1979 Detroit Lions||Head Coach||2-14-0||0-0|
|1978 Detroit Lions||Head Coach / Director of Football Operations||7-9-0||0-0|
|1976 San Francisco 49ers||Head Coach||8-6-0||0-0|
|1975 Miami Dolphins||Running Game Coordinator / Offensive Line Coach / Offensive Assistant Coach||10-4-0||0-0|
|1974 Miami Dolphins||Offensive Assistant Coach||11-3-0||0-1|
|1973 Miami Dolphins||Offensive Line Coach||12-2-0||3-0|
|1972 Miami Dolphins||Offensive Line Coach||14-0-0||3-0|
|1971 Miami Dolphins||Offensive Line Coach||10-3-1||2-1|
|1970 Miami Dolphins||Offensive Line Coach||10-4-0||0-1|
Coach history guide
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- Years as head coach: 8
- Championships won: 1972 and 1973
- Conference Championships won: 1971, 1972, and 1973
- Fifth in total wins for the Detroit Lions.
- Past teams coached for: Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers
- College Attended: USC Trojans
- Date of Birth: Sunday, January 24, 1937 (72 years old), Kingsburg, California