Former Cleveland Browns HC Mike Pettine in 2014 postgame press conference
|Date of birth||September 25 1966|
|Place of birth||Doylestown, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
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|High school||Central Bucks (PA) West|
|Coaching stats||Pro Football Reference|
|Career player statistics (if any)|
|Team(s) as a player (if any)|
|Team(s) as a coach/administrator (if any)|
William Tennent HS
North Penn HS
Assistant defensive line coach
Outside linebackers coach
New York Jets
Green Bay Packers
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.
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.
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.
Buffalo Bills[edit | edit source]
Pettine was hired to be the defensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills on January 9, 2013.
Cleveland Browns[edit | edit source]
Pettine was hired to be the head coach of the Cleveland Browns on January 23, 2014. 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||–||–||–||–|
Coaching tree[edit | edit source]
NFL head coaches under whom 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)
References[edit | edit source]
- 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 on 9 January 2013.
- Gantt, Darin (9 January 2013). Bills hire Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator. NBC Sports. Retrieved on 9 January 2013.
- "Mike Pettine hired as Cleveland Browns' next coach", 23 January 2014. Retrieved on 1 August 2015.