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Longest tenured managers & head coaches

TOM COUGHLIN, New York Giants - Hired in

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
Photo Credit: AP

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
Photo Credit: AP

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

MARVIN LEWIS, Cincinnati Bengals - Hired in 2003
Photo Credit: AP

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

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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