Bruce Coslet

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
22 144-187-0 43.50% 4-4 50.00%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Forrest Gregg, Bill Walsh, Sam Wyche

Children:

Pete Carroll, Dick LeBeau


Biography

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Career Summary

Bruce Coslet was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1980 to 2002, finishing his career as the offensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys. Over his twenty-two years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 148-196-0. During his career he was a head coach for eight seasons, first with the New York Jets. He led the Jets for four seasons, compiling a record of 26-38-0. His next head coaching stint was with the Cincinnati Bengals from 1997 to 2000, as he led the team to a 18-46-0 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 44-84-0 across eight seasons including going 0-1-0 in the playoffs.

Career Awards

During the 1988 season as the offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals he coached Boomer Esiason to the Most Valuable Player.

Bruce Coslet Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Coslet served as an assistant coach for Bill Walsh, Forrest Gregg, Sam Wyche, David Shula, and Dave Campo. Six of these years were spent on Wyche's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (Pete Carroll and Dick LeBeau) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 160-128-1 in the regular season and 11-10 in the playoffs during their nineteen seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs. The coaching tree has won a single championship, in 2013 by the Seattle Seahawks, led by Pete Carroll.

Personal Information

Coslet was born on Monday, August 5, 1946 in Oakdale, California.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2002 Dallas Cowboys Offensive Coordinator 5-11-0 0-0
2000 Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach 0-3-0 0-0
1999 Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
1998 Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach 3-13-0 0-0
1997 Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1996 Cincinnati Bengals Interim Head Coach 7-2-0 0-0
1996 Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Coordinator 1-6-0 0-0
1995 Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
1994 Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Coordinator 3-13-0 0-0
1993 New York Jets Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1992 New York Jets Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
1991 New York Jets Head Coach 8-8-0 0-1
1990 New York Jets Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1989 Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1988 Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers Coach 12-4-0 2-1
1987 Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers Coach 4-11-0 0-0
1986 Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers Coach 10-6-0 0-0
1985 Cincinnati Bengals Wide Receivers Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1984 Cincinnati Bengals Wide Receivers Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1983 Cincinnati Bengals Tight Ends Coach / Special Teams Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1982 Cincinnati Bengals Tight Ends Coach / Special Teams Coach 7-2-0 0-1
1981 Cincinnati Bengals Tight Ends Coach / Special Teams Coach 12-4-0 2-1
1980 San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Coach 6-10-0 0-0

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