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Todd Bowles

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New York Jets
Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-11-18) November 18, 1963 (age 52)
Place of birth: Elizabeth, New Jersey
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Career information
High school: Elizabeth (NJ)
College: Temple
Undrafted: 1986
Career history
As player:
As coach:
  • Morehouse College (1997)
    (Defensive coordinator/Secondary)
  • Grambling State (1998–1999)
    (Defensive coordinator/Secondary)
  • New York Jets (2000)
  • Cleveland Browns (20012004)
    (Secondary–nickel package) (2001–2003)
    (Secondary) (2004)
  • Dallas Cowboys (20052007)
  • Miami Dolphins (20082011)
    (Assistant head coach/Secondary) (2008–2011)
    (Interim head coach/Secondary) (2011)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (2012)
    (Interim defensive coordinator/Secondary)
  • Arizona Cardinals (20132014)
    (Defensive coordinator)
  • New York Jets (2015–present)
    (Head coach)
  • As executive:
  • Green Bay Packers (19951996)
    (Player personnel staff)
  • Career highlights and awards
    As player
    As coach
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    Head coaching record
    Regular season: 2–1–0[1]
    Postseason: 0–0[1]
    Career record: 2–1–0[1]
    Coaching stats at

    Todd Robert Bowles (born November 18, 1963) is an American football head coach for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played eight seasons in the NFL as a safety, mainly for the Washington Redskins, and started in Super Bowl XXII. Bowles was the defensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012, and then for the Arizona Cardinals in 2013 and 2014. He was the interim head coach for the Miami Dolphins for the final three games of the 2011 season with a 2-1 record after the firing of Tony Sparano.

    Early years

    Bowles attended Elizabeth High School in Elizabeth, New Jersey.[2] He played college football for Temple University.

    Coaching career

    After retiring as a player, Bowles was a member of the Green Bay Packers' player personnel staff from 1995–1996. He was the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Morehouse College in 1997, and the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Grambling State from 1998–1999. He was the defensive backs coach for the New York Jets in 2000, Cleveland Browns in 2004, and Dallas Cowboys from 2005–2007. He was the Browns' defensive nickel package coach from 2001–2003.

    Miami Dolphins

    Bowles was hired by the Miami Dolphins as the team's secondary coach and assistant head coach on January 23, 2008. After nearly four seasons as the secondary coach and assistant head coach, he was named the interim head coach on December 12, 2011, following the firing of head coach Tony Sparano. Bowles' first game as interim head coach of the Dolphins came on December 18, on the road against the Buffalo Bills. The Dolphins won the game 30-23. The Dolphins finished 2–1 under Bowles in 2011.

    Philadelphia Eagles

    The Philadelphia Eagles hired Bowles as the team's secondary coach on January 30, 2012. The Eagles announced on October 16, 2012 that they dismissed defensive coordinator Juan Castillo from his duties and named Todd Bowles as their new defensive coordinator. Under Bowles, the Eagles finished the season ninth in pass defense and twenty-third in rushing defense.[3]

    Arizona Cardinals

    On January 18, 2013, Bowles was hired as defensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals. On January 31, 2015, he was voted Associated Press (AP)'s Assistant Coach of the Year for his efforts in the 2014 season.[4] Bowles received 22 of the 50 media members' votes, winning the inaugural award.[5]

    New York Jets

    Bowles signed a four-year deal to become the head coach of the New York Jets on January 14, 2015.[6]

    Head coaching record

    Team Year Regular season Post season
    Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
    MIA 2011 2 1 0 .667 3rd AFC East
    MIA Total 2 1 0 .667
    NYJ 2015 0 0 0 .000 AFC East
    NYJ Total 0 0 0
    Total[1] 2 1 0 .667 0 0 .000

    Coaching tree

    NFL head coaches under whom Todd Bowles has served:

    Coach Team Year(s)
    Al Groh New York Jets 2000
    Butch Davis Cleveland Browns 2001–2004
    Terry Robiskie Cleveland Browns 2004
    Bill Parcells Dallas Cowboys 2005–2006
    Wade Phillips Dallas Cowboys 2007
    Tony Sparano Miami Dolphins 2008–2011
    Andy Reid Philadelphia Eagles 2012
    Bruce Arians Arizona Cardinals 2013–2014


    1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Todd Bowles". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
    2. Todd Bowles, Database Football. Accessed September 19, 2007.
    4. Lange, Randy (February 1, 2015). "Todd Bowles, Ron Wolf Receive 'NFL Honors'". New York Jets. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
    5. Sessler, Marc (January 31, 2015). "Todd Bowles wins Assistant Coach of the Year award". National Football League. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
    6. Lange, Randy (January 14, 2015). "Jets Name Todd Bowles Head Coach". New York Jets. Archived from the original on January 14, 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 

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    Preceded by
    Ray Horton
    Arizona Cardinals Defensive Coordinator
    Succeeded by
    James Bettcher
    Preceded by
    Rex Ryan
    New York Jets Head Coach
    Succeeded by