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TOM COUGHLIN, New York Giants - Hired in (Credit: AP)

TOM COUGHLIN, New York Giants
- Hired in 2004 (8th season)
- Record: 65-48, .575 winning percentage*
- Four playoff appearances
- Super Bowl XLII champion
- Two NFC East division titles

Longest tenured managers & head coaches

Meet the longest tenured head coaches and managers in professional sports. To qualify, these men have had to coach the last eight or more years with the same team.

*Not counting 2011 wins and losses for head coaches in football and hockey.

BILL BELICHICK, New England Patriots - Hired in
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BILL BELICHICK, New England Patriots
- Hired in 2000 (12th season)
- Record: 126-50, 716 winning percentage*
- 14-5 postseason record
- Three Super Bowl titles (2001, 2003 and 2004)
- Eight AFC East division titles
- 16-0 in 2007 regular season
- AP Coach of the Year (2003, 2007 and 2010)

TOM COUGHLIN, New York Giants - Hired in
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TOM COUGHLIN, New York Giants
- Hired in 2004 (8th season)
- Record: 65-48, .575 winning percentage*
- Four playoff appearances
- Super Bowl XLII champion
- Two NFC East division titles

RON GARDENHIRE, Minnesota Twins - Hired in 2002
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RON GARDENHIRE, Minnesota Twins
- Hired in 2002 (10 seasons)
- Record: 866-755, a .534 winning percentage
- 6-21 postseason record
- Six postseason appearances (Never made it past the ALDS)
- Six NL Central division titles
- AL Manager of the Year (2010)
- Was the Twins’ third base coach for 11 seasons (1991-2001) before replacing Tom Kelly as manager

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MARVIN LEWIS, Cincinnati Bengals - Hired in 2003
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MARVIN LEWIS, Cincinnati Bengals
- Hired in 2003 (9th season)
- Record: 59-67, .461 winning percentage
- Two AFC North division titles
- Two playoff appearances (lost in wild card round)
- AP Coach of the Year (2009)

GREGG POPOVICH, San Antonio Spurs - Hired in
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GREGG POPOVICH, San Antonio Spurs
- Hired in 1996 (15 seasons)
- Record: 797-383, a .674 winning percentage
- Four NBA titles (1998, 2002, 2004, 2006)
- Playoff record: 181-108, a .5987 winning percentage
- Spurs reached the playoffs every year under Popovich
- Spurs have won 60 or more games 3 times during his tenure
- NBA Coach of the Year (2003)
- Longest tenured coach among the major sports (NFL, NHL, MLB and NBA) in the U.S.

ANDY REID, Philadelphia Eagles - Hired in 1999
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ANDY REID, Philadelphia Eagles
- Hired in 1999 (12th season)
- Record: 117-73, a .616 winning percentage
- 10-9 postseason record
- Nine postseason appearances
- NFC Championship (2004)
- Four consecutive NFC Championship appearances (2001-2004)
- Six NFC East division titles
- AP Coach of the Year (2002)
- Longest tenured head coach in the NFL

LINDY RUFF, Buffalo Sabres - Hired in 1997(13
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LINDY RUFF, Buffalo Sabres
- Hired in 1997(13 seasons)
- Record: 526-390-78, .564 points percentage*
- 57-44 postseason record
- Eight postseason appearances
- One Stanley Cup appearance (1998-99)
- 2005-06 Jack Adams Award winner (NHL Coach of the Year)
- One of two coaches to win 500 games with one team
- Longest tenured head coach in the NHL

MIKE SCIOSCIA, Anaheim Angels - Hired in 2000
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MIKE SCIOSCIA, Anaheim Angels
- Hired in 2000 (12 seasons)
- Record: 1,066-878, .548 winning percentage
- Six playoff appearances
- World Series Champion (2002)
- Five AL West division titles
- Two-time AL Manager of the Year (2002, 2009)
- Angels' all-time leader in wins and games managed

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BARRY TROTZ, Nashville Predators - Hired in 1998
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BARRY TROTZ, Nashville Predators
- Hired in 1998 (13th season)
- Record: 455-407-60, .522 points percentage*
- Six playoff appearances
- Nashville’s first head coach in franchise history
- NHL’s Coach of the Year by “The Sporting News” (2006-07)

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