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Pettine at 2014 Browns training camp.
|Date of birth||September 25, 1966|
|Place of birth||Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of Virginia|
|Team(s) as a coach/administrator|
Michael M. "Mike" Pettine (born September 25, 1966) is an American football coach, who is currently the head coach of the NFL's Cleveland Browns. He was formerly the defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills, New York Jets and the outside linebackers coach for the Baltimore Ravens.
Pettine is the son of famous Pennsylvania high school football coach Mike Pettine Sr. who compiled a record of 326–42–4 in 33 seasons, including four AAAA state championships, as head coach at Central Bucks High School West.
Pettine played free safety at the University of Virginia, graduating in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in economics. He also played high school football on his father's Central Bucks West team, earning all-state honors as a quarterback and defensive back.
High school coaching
Pettine coached high school football in Pennsylvania at North Penn and William Tennent high schools after working as a graduate assistant at the University of Pittsburgh (1993–1994). He also spent four years as an assistant coach for his father, at Central Bucks West High School. In 1999, a New York Times TV crew documented the North Penn football season for ESPN in a film titled The Season. The TV show consisted of two separate hours and followed the team behind the scenes during the 1999 season and highlighted the rivalry between North Penn and Central Bucks West, coached at the time by Pettine's father, Mike Pettine Sr.
Pettine joined the Ravens in 2001 and was promoted to OLB's coach in 2005 when Ryan became defensive coordinator.
New York Jets
Pettine, Rex Ryan's "right-hand man", reportedly received a three-year deal to lead the Jets defense. Pettine has been credited with contributing strongly to the Jets number one defense in the NFL in 2009. His tenure with the Jets ended after the 2012 season, with the expiration of his contract.
Pettine was hired to be the defensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills on January 9, 2013.
Pettine was hired to be the head coach of the Cleveland Browns on January 23, 2014.
Head coaching record
|Team||Year||Regular Season||Post Season|
|Won||Lost||Ties||Win %||Finish||Won||Lost||Win %||Result|
|CLE||2014||7||9||0||.438||4th AFC North||–||–||–||–|
NFL head coaches under whom Mike Pettine has served:
- Brian Billick, Baltimore Ravens (2002-2007)
- John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens (2008)
- Rex Ryan, New York Jets (2009-2012)
- Doug Marrone, Buffalo Bills (2013)
- Caldwell, Dave. "Coach Inhabits Ryan's Shadow on Defense," The New York Times, Wednesday, January 19, 2011.
- Martin, Kimberly (8 January 2012). "Jets have to hire two coordinators as Tony Sparano, Mike Pettine won't be back". Newsday. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
- Gantt, Darin (9 January 2013). "Bills hire Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator". NBC Sports. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
- Buffalo Bills bio of then DC Mike Pettine
- bio of HC Mike Pettine at Cleveland Browns official website
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