The Jacksonville Jaguars are a professional American football franchise based in Jacksonville, Florida. They are members of the South Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team, along with the Carolina Panthers, joined the NFL as expansion teams in 1995. Jacksonville, along with the Houston Texans, have never played in a Super Bowl or any other NFL Championship, but has made 2 appearances in AFC Championship games against the New England Patriots after the 1996 season and the Tennessee Titans after the 1999 season, both under Tom Coughlin. The current head coach is Gus Bradley.
The Jaguars have had five head coaches since their inaugural 1995 season, including one interim coach. Tom Coughlin and Jack Del Rio each won 68 games while coaching the Jaguars, and Coughlin is the most successful in terms of winning percentage, winning 53.1% of his games in charge. Del Rio coached the team from 2003 to 2011, recording a winning percentage of 48.9% from 139 regular season games. He was hired on January 16, 2003 and fired on November 29, 2011. He was replaced on an interim basis with Mel Tucker.
In 2012 Mike Mularkey was hired as head coach. His team was hit by several key injuries throughout the season and managed going on 2–14, the worst record in franchise history. As a result, the new owner Shahid Khan decided he wanted new leadership and fired the General Manager (GM), Gene Smith. The new GM, Dave Caldwell, decided to fire Mike Mularkey and hired Gus Bradley to become the new head coach.
Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2014 NFL season.
- ^ A running total of the number of Jaguars head coaches. Thus, any head coach who has two or more separate terms is only counted once.
- ^ Each year is linked to an article about that particular NFL season.
- a After 11 games of the 2011 season, with the Jaguars at 3–8, Del Rio was fired as head coach and replaced by defensive coordinator Mel Tucker on an interim basis.