Detroit Lions Head Coaching History

Head Coach Years Record Win percentage Playoff record
Matt Patricia 2018-2020 10-24-1 30.0% 0-0
Jim Caldwell 2014-2017 36-28-0 56.3% 0-2
Jim Schwartz 2009-2013 29-51-0 36.3% 0-1
Rod Marinelli 2006-2008 10-38-0 20.8% 0-0
Dick Jauron 2005 5-11-0 31.3% 0-0
Steve Mariucci 2003-2005 16-32-0 33.3% 0-0
Marty Mornhinweg 2001-2002 5-27-0 15.6% 0-0
Gary Moeller 2000 9-7-0 56.3% 0-0
Bobby Ross 1997-2000 31-33-0 48.4% 0-2
Wayne Fontes 1989-1996 64-64-0 50.0% 1-3
Darryl Rogers 1985-1988 20-43-0 31.7% 0-0
Monte Clark 1978-1984 43-61-1 41.4% 0-2
Tommy Hudspeth 1976-1977 12-16-0 42.9% 0-0
Rick Forzano 1974-1976 20-22-0 47.6% 0-0
Don McCafferty 1973 6-7-1 46.4% 0-0
Joe Schmidt 1967-1972 43-34-7 55.4% 0-1
Harry Gilmer 1965-1966 10-16-2 39.3% 0-0
George Wilson 1957-1964 53-45-6 53.8% 2-0
Buddy Parker 1950-1956 53-29-2 64.3% 3-1
Bo McMillin 1948-1950 12-24-0 33.3% 0-0
Gus Dorais 1943-1947 20-31-2 39.6% 0-0
Bill Edwards 1941-1942 4-17-1 20.5% 0-0
Bull Karcis 1942 0-11-0 0.0% 0-0
Potsy Clark 1931-1936, 1940 53-24-7 67.3% 1-0
Gus Henderson 1939 6-5-0 54.5% 0-0
Dutch Clark 1937-1938 14-8-0 63.6% 0-0
Hal Griffen 1930 5-6-3 46.4% 0-0

Franchise history

Franchise history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Franchise facts

  • Year Founded: 1930
  • Championships won: 1935, 1952, 1953, and 1957
  • Other Names: Portsmouth Spartans, 1930-1933; Detroit Lions, 1934-2020
  • Potsy Clark: Highest Win % in franchise history (67.3%)
  • Buddy Parker: Most playoff wins in franchise history (3)