Mike Pettine
Former Cleveland Browns HC Mike Pettine in 2014 postgame press conference
Date of birth September 25 1966 (1966-09-25) (age 54)
Place of birth Doylestown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
No. N/A
College Virginia
High school Central Bucks (PA) West
Career highlights
Coaching Record / Statistics
Coaching stats Pro Football Reference
Career player statistics (if any)
Coaching record     10-22
'     .454
Playoff appearances     None
Team(s) as a player (if any)
Team(s) as a coach/administrator (if any)









Graduate assistant
William Tennent HS
Head coach
North Penn HS
Head coach
Baltimore Ravens
Coaching assistant
Baltimore Ravens
Assistant defensive line coach
Baltimore Ravens
Outside linebackers coach
New York Jets
Defensive coordinator
Buffalo Bills
Defensive coordinator
Cleveland Browns
Head coach
Green Bay Packers
Defensive coordinator

Michael M. "Mike" Pettine (born September 25, 1966) is an American football coach and former college player who is currently the defensive coordinator of the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He previously was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL) from 2014 to 2015, as well as the defensive coordinator for the NFL's Buffalo Bills and New York Jets.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Pettine earned all-state honors as a quarterback and defensive back at Central Bucks High School West in Doylestown. The head coach was his father, Mike Pettine, Sr., who is renowned in the area for compiling a record of 326–42–4 in 33 seasons and winning four state championships.[1][2]

Pettine played free safety at the University of Virginia,[3] graduating in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in economics.[4]

High school coaching[edit | edit source]

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 under 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.[2]

NFL[edit | edit source]

Baltimore Ravens[edit | edit source]

Pettine joined the Ravens in 2001 and was promoted to OLB's coach in 2005 when Rex Ryan became defensive coordinator.

New York Jets[edit | edit source]

Pettine, as 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.[5]

Buffalo Bills[edit | edit source]

Pettine was hired to be the defensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills on January 9, 2013.[6]

Cleveland Browns[edit | edit source]

Pettine was hired to be the head coach of the Cleveland Browns on January 23, 2014.[7] On January 3, 2016, the same day the Browns lost their last game of the season to finish 3–13, Pettine was fired, along with GM Ray Farmer. Pettine went 10–22 in his two seasons as Cleveland's head coach.

Head coaching record[edit | edit source]

NFL[edit | edit source]

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
CLE 2014 7 9 0 4th AFC North
CLE 2015 3 13 0 4th AFC North
CLE Total 10 22 0 0 0 .000
Total 10 22 0 0 0 .000

Coaching tree[edit | edit source]

NFL head coaches under whom Pettine has served:

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