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Assistant Coaches Hired as Head Coaches after Super Bowl Appearances

Posted by Andrew McKillop on January 29, 2011

Listed below are assistant coaches that became head coaches after they coached in the previous season’s Super Bowl.

Legend: Abbreviations, Tm (Super Bowl Team), SB (Super Bowl Season as Assistant), HC (Years Hired as Head Coach), Hire (Hired By), SB A (Super Bowl Appearances)

Coach Tm SB HC Hire W Pct. SB A
Phil Bengtson GB 1967 1968-70 GB 0.457
Chuck Noll BALC 1968 1969-91 PIT 0.566 4-0
Clive Rush NYJ 1968 1969-70 BOSP 0.238
Howard Schnellenberger MIA 1972 1973-74 BALC 0.235
Mike McCormack WAS 1972 1973-75 PHI 0.363
Bill Arnsparger MIA 1973 1974-76 NYG 0.200
Dan Henning WAS 1982 1983-86 ATL 0.344
Buddy Ryan CHI 1985 1986-90 PHI 0.544
George Seifert SF 1988 1989-96 SF 0.766 2-0
Bill Belichick NYG 1990 1991-95 CLE 0.450
Ray Handley NYG 1990 1991-92 NYG 0.438
Ted Marchibroda BUF 1991 1992-95 IND 0.469
Dave Wannstedt DAL 1992 1993-98 CHI 0.417
Norv Turner DAL 1993 1994-00 WAS 0.450
Mike Shanahan SF 1994 1995-08 DEN 0.616 2-0
Ray Rhodes SF 1994 1995-98 PHI 0.453
Mike Martz STL 1999 2000-05 STL 0.624 0-1
Romeo Crennel NE 2004 2005-08 CLE 0.375
Todd Haley ARZ 2008 2009- KC 0.438



References: The Complete Super Bowl Website, The Ultimate Super Bowl Book, Pro-Football-Reference.com

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