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Mike-Munchak-Titans Head Coach
Munchak as Tennessee Titans head coach, 2011
Pittsburgh Steelers
Mike Munchak
Current position: Offensive Line Coach, Pittsburgh Steelers
Former position (as player) Guard
Born: March 06 1960 (1960-03-06) (age 60) in Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma Mater: Penn State
Playing Career information
NFL Draft year/position 1982, 1st round, 8th pick
Years Active as player 1982-1997
Teams played for:
Houston Oilers (19821993)
Coaching Career information
* Houston Oilers (19941996)
(Offensive Assistant/Quality Control Coach)
* Tennessee Oilers/Titans (19972010)'
(Offensive Line Coach)
* Tennessee Titans (20112013)
(Head Coach)
* Pittsburgh Steelers (2014–present)
(Offensive Line Coach)
Career Highlights
* 9× Pro Bowl selection (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993)
* 10× All-Pro selection (1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993)
* NFL's 1980s All-Decade Team
* Ed Block Courage Award (1990)
* Tennessee Titans #63 retired
Games played: 159 Games played
Games started 156 Starts
Fumble recoveries 5 fumble recoveries
Honors and awards
* 2001 NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee

Michael Anthony Munchak (born March 6, 1960) is the offensive line coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He played college football as an offensive lineman for Penn State University from 1978 to 1981. After his career at Penn State, He was drafted in the first round of the 1982 NFL Draft (8th overall) by the Houston Oilers. Munchak has spent his entire professional career, both as a player and a coach, with the Oilers and Titans organization.

College careerEdit

Munchak was an offensive lineman for Penn State from 1978-1981 during this time he was a starter for the 1979 and 1981 seasons; However, he missed the 1980 season due to knee injury. During his senior year, he was named a second team All-American and was subsequently drafted 8th overall by the Houston Oilers.[1]

Professional careerEdit

During the 1982 NFL Draft, Mike Munchak was chosen as the Houston Oilers' first round draft pick (8th overall), making him the first offensive lineman drafted that year. In his rookie season, he quickly earned a starting position at the left guard position. He remained in that position for 12 seasons. During that time he garnered nine Pro-Bowl nominations, four All-Pro, Nine Second Team All-Pro, seven All-AFC, and four second team All-Pro selections. In addition he was selected for the 1980s All-Decade Team. Munchak's 12-year tenure tied for second most seasons played with the Houston Oilers.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

Only one year after his retirement, Munchak joined the Houston Oilers staff in 1994 as an offensive assistant/quality control. In 1997, three seasons later, he was named offensive line coach, where he would remain for fourteen seasons. Following former head coach Jeff Fisher's departure, on February 7, 2011, Munchak was named head coach of the Titans. 2011 will mark his 30th season with the organization.

Head coaching recordEdit

Team Year Regular season Post season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
TEN 2011 9 7 0 .563 2nd in AFC South
TEN 2012 6 10 0 .375 3rd in AFC South
TEN 2013 7 9 0 .438 2nd in AFC South
TEN Total 22 26 0 .458
Total 22 26 0 .458


HonorsEdit

Mike Munchak was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001, along with Nick Buoniconti, Marv Levy, Jackie Slater, Lynn Swann, Ron Yary, and Jack Youngblood.[3]

The street in front of Scranton High School is named for Munchak.

The United Way of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania has a charity golf tournament named after Munchak. Each year the tournament is held the last week of June at Stone Hedge Country Club in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Black Shoe Diaries Retrieved on 11-Feb-2011
  2. Hall of Famers » MIKE MUNCHAK. Profootballhof.com. Retrieved on 2011-02-11. Named 16th head coach at Penn State.
  3. Hall of Famers by Year of Enshrinement. Profootballhof.com. Retrieved on 2011-02-11.

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