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Mike Ditka

Cumulative stats (All positions)

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
23 219-131-0 62.57% 17-13 56.67%

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Biography

Mike Ditka was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1973 until 1999, finishing his career with the New Orleans Saints as their head coach. Over his twenty-three years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 219-131-0. During his career he was a head coach for fourteen seasons. His first head coaching opportunity came with the Chicago Bears. He led the team for eleven seasons, compiling a record of 106-62-0. In 1985, the Bears won the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots 46-10. His next head coaching stint came with the New Orleans Saints. He coached the Saints from 1997 to 1999, leading the team to a 15-33-0 record during his three seasons as head coach. Throughout Ditka's coaching career his teams led the league in victories during the 1985 season. Ditka won the NFL's Coach of the Year award two times throughout his career, most recently in 1988 after guiding the Bears to a 12-4-0 record and a berth in the playoffs. As the head coach of the Chicago Bears he coached multiple players to award-winning seasons: Mike Singletary, AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1985; Mike Singletary, AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1988; Mark Carrier, AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1990.

Last modified: 12/3/2017

History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1999 New Orleans Saints Head Coach 3-13-0 0-0
1998 New Orleans Saints Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1997 New Orleans Saints Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1992 Chicago Bears Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1991 Chicago Bears Head Coach 11-5-0 0-1
1990 Chicago Bears Head Coach 11-5-0 1-1
1989 Chicago Bears Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1988 Chicago Bears Head Coach 12-4-0 1-1
1987 Chicago Bears Head Coach 11-4-0 0-1
1986 Chicago Bears Head Coach 14-2-0 0-1
1985 Chicago Bears Head Coach 15-1-0 3-0
1984 Chicago Bears Head Coach 10-6-0 1-1
1983 Chicago Bears Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1982 Chicago Bears Head Coach 3-6-0 0-0
1981 Dallas Cowboys Special Teams Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 12-4-0 1-1
1980 Dallas Cowboys Special Teams Coach / Tight Ends Coach 12-4-0 2-1
1979 Dallas Cowboys Special Teams Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 11-5-0 0-1
1978 Dallas Cowboys Special Teams Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 12-4-0 2-1
1977 Dallas Cowboys Special Teams Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 12-2-0 3-0
1976 Dallas Cowboys Special Teams Coach / Tight Ends Coach 11-3-0 0-1
1975 Dallas Cowboys Special Teams Coach / Tight Ends Coach 10-4-0 2-1
1974 Dallas Cowboys Wide Receivers Coach / Tight Ends Coach 8-6-0 0-0
1973 Dallas Cowboys Wide Receivers Coach / Tight Ends Coach 10-4-0 1-1

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Fun Facts

  • Mike Ditka was the first coach to be doused with Gatorade following a big win (1984 NFC Championship).
  • Mike Ditka was the 2nd Coach to win a Super Bowl as a player, assistant coach, and a head coach.