George Seifert
George Seifert
Date of birth January 22 1940 (1940-01-22) (age 80)
Place of birth San Francisco, California, U.S.
No. N/A
Position Head Coach
College Utah
Career highlights
Coaching Record / Statistics
Career coaching record 114-62-0 (Regular Season)
10-5 (Postseason)
124-67-0 (Overall)
Super Bowl
1994 Super Bowl XXIX
1989 Super Bowl XXIV
1994 NFC Championship
1989 NFC Championship
Coaching stats Pro Football Reference
Coaching stats DatabaseFootball
Career player statistics (if any)
Team(s) as a player (if any)
Team(s) as a coach/administrator (if any)



San Francisco 49ers
(defensive backs coach)
San Francisco 49ers
(defensive coordinator)
San Francisco 49ers
(head coach)
Carolina Panthers
(head coach)
George Seifert (born January 22, 1940) is a former NFL head coach of the San Francisco 49ers[1] and the Carolina Panthers.[2] Seifert joined the 49ers' coaching staff under Bill Walsh in 1980 as defensive backs coach and served as the team's defensive coordinator from 1983–1988.

As a 49er assistant, his defenses finished in the top ten in fewest points allowed in each of his six seasons in that capacity - 4th in 1983, 1st in 1984, 2nd in 1985, 3rd in 1986 and 1987, and 8th in 1988. His final two defenses, 1987 and 1988, finished first and third in fewest yards allowed, respectively. In 1989, he was elevated to head coach, He is one of only twelve NFL head coaches with more than one Super Bowl victory, winning in convincing fashion during both the 1989 and 1994 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. In all, Seifert coached on five Super Bowl champion teams with the 49ers.

With a career win-loss record of 114–62 in the regular season and 10–5 in the postseason (all with the 49ers), many consider Seifert to be among the greatest NFL head coaches of all time. However, critics argue that his two Super Bowl victories and exceptional win-loss record resulted from inheriting Bill Walsh's 49ers team. They point to his 16–32 record as head coach of the Carolina Panthers, with no playoff appearances and a 1-15 record in the 2001 season. Many well-respected coaches, Mike Shanahan, Jeff Fisher, Ray Rhodes, Pete Carroll, and Marc Trestman, worked and learned under Seifert. He is one of the main branches of the Sid Gillman coaching tree.

Seifert also coached at the college level, leading Westminster College[3] and Cornell University's football teams.[4] He was also an assistant at the University of Utah (his alma mater), Stanford University, the University of Oregon and the University of Iowa.

Head coaching recordEdit

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
WonLostTiesWin %Finish Won Lost Win % Result
SFO1989 1420.8751st in NFC West 3 0 1.000 Super Bowl XXIV Champions.
SFO1990 1420.8751st in NFC West 1 1 .500 Lost to New York Giants in NFC Championship Game.
SFO1991 1060.6253rd in NFC West - - - -
SFO1992 1420.8751st in NFC West 1 1 .500 Lost to Dallas Cowboys in NFC Championship Game.
SFO1993 1060.6251st in NFC West 1 1 .500 Lost to Dallas Cowboys in NFC Championship Game.
SFO1994 1330.8131st in NFC West 3 0 1.000 Super Bowl XXIX Champions.
SFO1995 1150.6881st in NFC West 0 1 .000 Lost to Green Bay Packers in NFC Divisional Game.
SFO1996 1240.7502nd in NFC West 1 1 .500 Lost to Green Bay Packers in NFC Divisional Game.
SFO Total98300.766105.667
CAR1999 880.5002nd in NFC West - - - -
CAR2000 790.4383rd in NFC West - - - -
CAR2001 1150.0625th in NFC West - - - -
CAR Total16320.333 - - -
Total [1]114620.648 10 5 .667


  1. "49ers Select Mariucci As Seifert's Successor", 17 January 1997. Retrieved on 23 October 2010. 
  2. Associated Press. "FOOTBALL: N.F.L. NOTEBOOK", 4 January 1999. Retrieved on 23 October 2010. 
  3. Associated Press. "Seifert builds own image", 21 January 1990. Retrieved on 23 October 2010. 
  4. Nissenson, Herschel. "Blackman Is Returning To Ivy League (Cornell)", 7 December 1976. Retrieved on 23 October 2010. 

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