Cumulative stats (All positions)
|Years Coached||Record||Win %||Playoff record||Playoff win %|
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Pettine grew up around football. His father was a long time high school football coach in Pennsylvania whom Pettine played football for. After high school, Pettine would play college football at Virginia. He began his career at quarterback before moving to defensive back during his junior season. He was a two-year letterman at Free Safety (1986, 1987) and led the team in interceptions in 1986.
Amateur Coaching Years
Central Bucks West High School
After college, Pettine would start his coaching career as an assistant coach to his father for five seasons at Central Bucks West High School. After the 1992 season, Pettine would begin coaching in college.
Beginning in 1993, Pettine coached with Pittsburgh University under head coach Johnny Majors. During his two seasons working as the Defensive Graduate Assistant, the Panthers would post back-to-back 3-8 seasons.
William Tennent High School
After Pittsburgh, Pettine would accept his first head coaching position, returning to the Philadelphia area as head coach for William Tennent High School in 1995 for two seasons.
North Penn High School
After William Tennent, Pettine accepted the head coaching position with North Penn High school, a local rival of Central Bucks West High School where his father was still coaching. Pettine would coach for North Penn for five seasons (1997-2001). Two documentaries were created about the local Father/Son coaching matchups as Pettine challenged his father for area dominance. However, Pettine would go 0-5 against his dad between 1997 and 1999 (Pettine's father retired after the 1999 season after going 45-0 with three straight State championships from 1997-1999).
NFL Coaching Career
In 2002, Pettine would jump to the NFL as a coaching assistant for the Baltimore Ravens. During his first two years with the Ravens, he helped develop the game plans and the scouting reports for the Ravens to use against upcoming opponents. In 2004, Pettine was promoted to work closely with Rex Ryan as the Assistant Defensive Line Coach. 2004 would be the first year of nine that Pettine would work closely with Ryan. In 2005, he would be promoted to the Outside Linebacker coach as Ryan would move into the defensive coordinator position. Over the next four seasons as Outside Linebacker coach, the Ravens would have one of the top defensive units in the league.
New York Jets
This success would be rewarded as Pettine would take a new job with the New York Jets in 2009. Pettine would become the Defensive Coordinator for the Jets as Ryan would become their Head Coach. The new jobs would have immediate returns as the Jets would make the AFC championship game in the first two years of Pettine’s time with the Jets. After 2010, the Jets would regress each of the next two seasons, missing the playoffs in each season.
After the 2010 season, Pettine accepted a lateral position with the Buffalo Bills and new head coach Doug Marrone. With his new position came an increase in responsibility. While he was the defensive coordinator for the Jets, Ryan remained the primary defensive play-caller. Pettine's new role with the Bills included play calling duties for the defense. During his lone season with the Bills, the defense would make dramatic improvements, leading Pettine to be a prime head coaching candidate.
Pettine was hired by the Cleveland Browns at the conclusion of the 2013 season to fill the vacant head coaching position. The team experienced positive improvement over the previous season, as the team won more games (7) than any year since 2007.
|2015 Cleveland Browns||Head Coach||3-13-0||0-0|
|2014 Cleveland Browns||Head Coach||7-9-0||0-0|
|2013 Buffalo Bills||Defensive Coordinator||6-10-0||0-0|
|2012 New York Jets||Defensive Coordinator||6-10-0||0-0|
|2011 New York Jets||Defensive Coordinator||8-8-0||0-0|
|2010 New York Jets||Defensive Coordinator||11-5-0||2-1|
|2009 New York Jets||Defensive Coordinator||9-7-0||2-1|
|2008 Baltimore Ravens||Outside Linebackers Coach||11-5-0||2-1|
|2007 Baltimore Ravens||Outside Linebackers Coach||5-11-0||0-0|
|2006 Baltimore Ravens||Outside Linebackers Coach||13-3-0||0-1|
|2005 Baltimore Ravens||Outside Linebackers Coach||6-10-0||0-0|
|2004 Baltimore Ravens||Assistant Defensive Line Coach / Defensive Assistant Coach||9-7-0||0-0|
|2003 Baltimore Ravens||Coaches' Assistant / Coaching Assistant / Quality Control Coach||10-6-0||0-1|
|2002 Baltimore Ravens||Coaches' Assistant / Coaching and Video Assistant||7-9-0||0-0|
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