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The Titans have played in the LP Field since 1999.

The Tennessee Titans, previously known as the Houston Oilers, are a professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee. They are a member of the South Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Tennessee Titans have had 15 head coaches in its franchise history. As the Houston Oilers based in Houston, Texas, the team began playing in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). The Oilers won one AFL championship before joining the NFL as part of the AFL-NFL merger. The team relocated to Tennessee in 1997 and played in Memphis for one season before moving to Nashville. For two seasons, the team was known as the Tennessee Oilers before changing its name to the Titans in 1999.[1]

There have been 15 head coaches for the Titans franchise. Jeff Fisher is the team's current head coach. He served as the Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator for one season and the defensive backs coach for the San Francisco 49ers before he joined the Titans in 1994, when the team was called the Houston Oilers.[2] Fisher has the longest tenure as head coach with one team among active head coaches in the NFL.[3] Sid Gillman, who coached the Oilers from 1973 to 1974, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983.[4] The team's winningest coach is Lou Rymkus, who has a winning percentage of .611. Rymkus is also the team's first coach, who held the position from 1960 to 1961. Bill Peterson, the team's least winningest coach, has a winning percentage of .053. In 1961, after Rymkus left the Oilers, Wally Lemm briefly coached the team and led it to nine straight victories.[5] Rymkus, Lemm, and Gillman have won the UPI NFL Coach of the Year award.[1][4]

Contents

Key

# Number of coaches[N 1]
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
T Ties
Win% Winning percentage
* Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Spent entire professional head coaching career with the Oilers/Titans

Coaches

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2008 NFL season.

# Name Term[N 2] Regular Season Playoffs Achievements Reference
GC W L T Win% GC W L
Houston Oilers
1 Lou Rymkus 19601961 19 11 7 1 .611 1 1 0 UPI NFL Coach of the Year (1960)
AFL Championship (1960)
[1][6]
2 Pop Ivy 19621963 28 17 11 0 .607 1 0 1 [7]
3 Sammy Baugh 1964 14 4 10 0 .286 [8]
4 Hugh Taylor 1965 14 4 10 0 .286 [9]
5 Wally Lemm 19661970 79 37 38 4 .493 3 1 2 UPI NFL Coach of the Year (1961) [1][10]
6 Ed Hughes 1971 14 4 9 1 .308 [11]
7 Bill Peterson 19721973 19 1 18 0 .053 [12]
8 Sid Gillman* 19731974 23 8 15 0 .348 UPI NFL Coach of the Year (1974) [4][13]
9 Bum Phillips 19751980 90 55 35 0 .611 7 4 3 [14]
10 Ed Biles 19811983 31 8 23 0 .258 [15]
11 Chuck Studley 1983 10 2 8 0 .200 [16]
12 Hugh Campbell 19841985 30 8 22 0 .267 [17]
13 Jerry Glanville 19851989 65 33 32 0 .508 5 2 3 [18]
14 Jack Pardee 19901994 74 43 31 0 .581 5 1 4 [19]
15 Jeff Fisher 19941996 38 16 22 0 .368 [20]
Tennessee Oilers[N 3]/Tennessee Titans
Jeff Fisher 1997–present 192 112 80 0 .583 11 5 6 [20]

Notes

  1. ^ A running total of the number of Oilers/Titans head coaches. Thus, any head coach who has two or more separate terms is only counted once.
  2. ^ Each year is linked to an article about that particular NFL season.
  3. ^ The Titans were known as the Tennessee Oilers from 1997 to 1998 before being renamed to the Tennessee Titans.[21]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "History". Tennessee Titans. http://www.titansonline.com/history/. Retrieved 2008-05-25.  
  2. ^ "Jeff Fisher". NFL. http://www.nfl.com/teams/coaches?coaType=head&team=TEN. Retrieved 2008-11-10.  
  3. ^ "Jeff Fisher". Tennessee Titans. http://www.titansonline.com/team/administration/staff.php?PRKey=18. Retrieved 2008-11-10.  
  4. ^ a b c "Legendary Coach Sid Gillman Dies at 91". Pro Football Hall of Fame. 2003-01-03. http://www.profootballhof.com/history/release.jsp?release_id=651. Retrieved 2008-05-25.  
  5. ^ "Woody Paige". The Hartford Courant. 2005-04-11.  
  6. ^ "Lou Rymkus Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/RymkLo0.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-01.  
  7. ^ "Pop Ivy Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/IvyxPo0.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-01.  
  8. ^ "Sammy Baugh Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/BaugSa0.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-01.  
  9. ^ "Hugh Taylor Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/TaylHu0.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-01.  
  10. ^ "Wally Lemm Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/LemmWa0.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-01.  
  11. ^ "Ed Hughes Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/HughEd0.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-01.  
  12. ^ "Bill Peterson Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/PeteBi0.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-01.  
  13. ^ "Sid Gillman Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/GillSi0.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-01.  
  14. ^ "Bum Phillips Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/PhilBu0.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-01.  
  15. ^ "Ed Biles Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/BileEd0.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-01.  
  16. ^ "Chuck Studley Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/StudCh0.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-01.  
  17. ^ "Hugh Campbell Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/CampHu0.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-01.  
  18. ^ "Jerry Glanville Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/GlanJe0.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-01.  
  19. ^ "Jack Pardee Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/PardJa0.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-01.  
  20. ^ a b "Jeff Fisher Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/FishJe0.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-01.  
  21. ^ "Calm amid Turmoil". The Hartford Courant. 2000-01-29.  
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