Bruce Arians

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
28 263-177-2 59.73% 16-13 55.17%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Bill Cowher, Butch Davis, Jim E. Mora (Sr.), Chuck Pagano, Marty Schottenheimer, Mike Tomlin

Children:

Todd Bowles, Freddie Kitchens


Biography

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Career Summary

Bruce Arians is a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) and has been the head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since 2019. During this time period, the Buccaneers compiled a 25-17-0 record. During his career he was a head coach for eight seasons, first with the Arizona Cardinals. He led the Cardinals for five seasons, compiling a record of 49-30-1. He retired from the Cardinals. His next head coaching stint was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2019 to 2021, as he led the team to a 25-17-0 record. In 2020, the Buccaneers won the Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 74-47-1 across eight seasons including going 5-2-0 in the playoffs.

Career Awards

Arians won the NFL's Coach of the Year award two times throughout his career, most recently in 2014 after guiding the Cardinals to a 11-5-0 record and a berth in the playoffs.

Bruce Arians Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Arians served as an assistant coach for Marty Schottenheimer, Jim E. Mora (Sr.), Butch Davis, Bill Cowher, Mike Tomlin, and Chuck Pagano. Five of these years were spent on Tomlin's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (Todd Bowles and Freddie Kitchens) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 29-50-0 in the regular season and 0-0 in the playoffs during their five seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

Personal Information

Arians was born on Friday, October 3, 1952 in Paterson, New Jersey.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 7-3-0 0-0
2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 11-5-0 4-0
2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2017 Arizona Cardinals Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2016 Arizona Cardinals Head Coach 7-8-1 0-0
2015 Arizona Cardinals Head Coach 13-3-0 1-1
2014 Arizona Cardinals Head Coach 11-5-0 0-1
2013 Arizona Cardinals Head Coach 10-6-0 0-0
2012 Indianapolis Colts Interim Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator 9-3-0 0-0
2012 Indianapolis Colts Offensive Coordinator 2-2-0 0-1
2011 Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator 12-4-0 0-1
2010 Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator 12-4-0 2-1
2009 Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator 9-7-0 0-0
2008 Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator 12-4-0 3-0
2007 Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-1
2006 Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2005 Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers Coach 11-5-0 4-0
2004 Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers Coach 15-1-0 1-1
2003 Cleveland Browns Offensive Coordinator 5-11-0 0-0
2002 Cleveland Browns Offensive Coordinator 9-7-0 0-1
2001 Cleveland Browns Offensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
2000 Indianapolis Colts Quarterbacks Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1999 Indianapolis Colts Quarterbacks Coach 13-3-0 0-1
1998 Indianapolis Colts Quarterbacks Coach 3-13-0 0-0
1997 Alabama Crimson Tide Offensive Coordinator 4-7-0
1996 New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Coach 3-13-0 0-0
1995 Mississippi State Bulldogs Offensive Coordinator 3-8-0
1994 Mississippi State Bulldogs Offensive Coordinator 8-4-0
1993 Mississippi State Bulldogs Offensive Coordinator 3-6-2
1992 Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1991 Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs Coach 10-6-0 1-1
1990 Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs Coach 11-5-0 0-1
1989 Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs Coach 8-7-1 0-0
1988 Temple Owls Head Coach 4-7-0
1987 Temple Owls Head Coach 3-8-0
1986 Temple Owls Head Coach 6-5-0
1985 Temple Owls Head Coach 4-7-0
1984 Temple Owls Head Coach 6-5-0
1983 Temple Owls Head Coach 4-7-0
1982 Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs Coach 8-4-0
1981 Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs Coach 9-2-1
1980 Mississippi State Bulldogs Wide Receivers Coach / Running Backs Coach 9-3-0
1979 Mississippi State Bulldogs Wide Receivers Coach / Running Backs Coach 3-8-0
1978 Mississippi State Bulldogs Wide Receivers Coach / Running Backs Coach 6-5-0
1977 Virginia Tech Hokies Running Backs Coach 6-5-0
1976 Virginia Tech Hokies Graduate Assistant 3-8-0
1975 Virginia Tech Hokies Graduate Assistant 3-8-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 8
  • Named the interim head coach during the 2012 season for the Indianapolis Colts
  • Years as a coordinator: 9
  • Championships won: 2005, 2008, and 2020
  • Conference Championships won: 2005, 2008, 2010, and 2020
  • Coach of the Year: 2012, 2014
  • Led the league in wins: 2004
  • First in total wins for the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Fourth in total wins for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • First in winning percentage for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Second in winning percentage for the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Most playoff wins in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history (4)
  • Past teams coached for: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs
  • College Attended: Virginia Tech Hokies
  • Date of Birth: Friday, October 3, 1952 (69 years old), Paterson, New Jersey
  • Bruce Arians is the oldest winning head coach in Super Bowl history.