History of Jets coaches
A look at who has been head coach of the New York Jets and how they have performed.
Sammy Baugh(Credit: AP)
Sammy Baugh was head coach of the New York Titans from 1960-61 and went 14-14 in his two seasons.
Bulldog Turner(Credit: AP)
Clyde 'Bulldog' Turner coached the 1962 Titans to a 5-9 record.
Weeb Ewbank(Credit: AP)
Weeb Ewbank coached the Jets from 1963-73. His career record was 71-77-6. More importantly to the franchise, he went 2-1 in the playoffs. One of those wins? Super Bowl III.
Charley Winner(Credit: Newsday / Naomi Lasdon)
Charley Winner was head coach for the Jets from 1974-1975 and went 9-14. He was fired with five games left in 1975 and replaced by Ken Shipp, who went 1-4.
Lou Holtz(Credit: AP)
Lou Holtz coached one season with the Jets and went 3-10 in 1976. Holtz resigned with one game left in the season, which was coached and lost by Mike Holovak.
Walt Michaels(Credit: Newsday / John H. Cornell Jr.)
Walt Michaels was the Jets head coach from 1977-1982 with a record of 39-47-1. He was the second coach to lead the Jets into the playoffs, where he was 2-2 in 1981 and 1982.
Joe Walton(Credit: Newsday / Paul J. Bereswill)
From 1983-89, Joe Walton coached the Jets to a 53-57-1 record and two playoff appearances. His .482 winning percentage is fifth best in franchise history.
Bruce Coslet(Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)
Bruce Coslet was the Jets head coach from 1990-93. He was 26-38 and lost in his only playoff game.
Pete Carroll(Credit: Newsday / Paul J. Bereswill)
Pete Carroll was head coach of the Jets in 1994, leading them to a 6-10 record.
Rich Kotite(Credit: Newsday/Paul J. Bereswill)
From 1995-96 as Jets head coach, Rich Kotite had a 4-28 record, including a 1-15 season in 1996. His .125 winning percentage is the worst in Jets history for those who coached more than one game.
Bill Parcells(Credit: Newsday/David L. Pokress)
Bill Parcells took over a 1-15 team and went 9-7 in his first season as Jets head coach in 1997. In his three seasons, the Jets went 29-19 including a berth in the AFC Championship in 1998.
Al Groh(Credit: Newsday/Kathy Kmonicek)
Al Groh replaced Bill Parcells as head coach and went 9-7 in 2000 before leaving to be head coach at the University of Virginia.
Herm Edwards(Credit: Newsday/David L. Pokress)
In his five seasons as head coach of the Jets from 2001-05, Herm Edwards did something no other Jets coach has done: make the playoffs three times. His Jets went 2-3 in those postseason games. For his career with the Jets, Edwards was 39-41 for a .488 winning percentage, fourth best in franchise history and second best among those who coached at least three seasons.
Eric Mangini(Credit: Newsday/David L. Pokress)
Eric Mangini came from New England to coach the Jets. From 2006-08, Mangini went 23-25 and lost his only playoff game. He did, however, contribute to the "Spygate" scandal that ultimately led to the Patriots and coach Bill Belichick being fined close to $1 million in total for illegally recording the opposing team's sideline.
Rex Ryan(Credit: Lee S. Weissman )
Rex Ryan spent six seasons as the Jets' head coach, going 46-50 from 2009-14. He brought the Jets to back-to-back AFC championships in his first two seasons, then missed the playoffs the next four. His six playoff games and four playoff wins are the most in Jets history.
Todd Bowles(Credit: Getty)
Todd Bowles and the Jets have agreed to a deal that makes him the team's new coach beginning with the 2015 season.