Douglas Charles Marrone (born July 25, 1964), known as Saint Doug, is
American football player and current head coach of the
Jacksonville Jaguars of the
National Football League
National Football League (NFL). He was
the head coach at
Syracuse University from 2009 to 2012 and the
Buffalo Bills head coach from 2013 to 2014. Before that he served as
offensive coordinator for the
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints from 2006 to 2008.
He is of Italian ancestry.
1 Playing career
2 Coaching career
2.1 Syracuse University
2.2 Buffalo Bills
2.3 Jacksonville Jaguars
3 Head coaching record
4 Coaching tree
6 External links
Marrone was born in the Bronx. He was a three-year letterman at
Syracuse University, playing from 1983-1985 on the offensive line; he
returned to graduate from the university in 1991. He played with
Miami Dolphins in 1987 and with the
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints in 1989,
and was with the
London Monarchs of the World League in 1991.
On December 11, 2008, Marrone was chosen as Syracuse University's head
football coach after the 2008 season by athletic director Daryl
Gross. He is the first Syracuse alumnus to serve as head football
Reaves H. Baysinger in 1948. Prior to being hired at
Syracuse, Marrone served as an assistant coach for numerous
universities and organizations since 1992 including a stint with the
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints as an offensive coordinator from 2006 to 2008.
Reportedly, alumni such as
Tim Green and
Floyd Little wanted Marrone
from the moment the previous coach Greg Robinson was fired, and when
interviewed by Green, it was learned that Marrone had kept a folder of
current high school players in the Syracuse area to get a head start
In Marrone's first season, the Orange finished with four wins, one
more than the previous year. The Orange doubled that output the
following season. The eight wins in 2010 were the most since 2001 for
the Orange. The 2010 season was highlighted with a victory over Kansas
State and a victory in the first ever
Pinstripe Bowl in New York City.
This was the Orange's first bowl win since 2001. In 2011, the team
started 5–2, which included a win over then #11 West Virginia
Mountaineers. After the 5-2 start, the Syracuse Orange failed to win
another game in the season, resulting in a 5–7 record for the
season. In 2012, Marrone coached the Orange to an 8-5 record, and a
share of the Big East title as the result of a four-way tie. Their
38-14 victory in the
Pinstripe Bowl again came against the West
On January 6, 2013, he was chosen to succeed
Chan Gailey as head coach
of the Buffalo Bills. His overall record as head coach of the
Bills was 15–17. During his Bills' tenure, Marrone nicknamed
himself "Saint Doug," referencing the fact that it takes two miracles
to be canonized as a saint (he believed winning at Syracuse was one
miracle and winning at Buffalo would qualify as the other).
In 2014, the Bills finished with a record of 9–7, second place in
AFC East and two wins away from making the playoffs. This was the
Bills' first winning season in 10 years (when the Bills finished 9–7
Mike Mularkey in 2004). At the end of the 2014 season, it was
revealed that Marrone had a three-day out clause in his contract in
the event of an ownership change. Marrone exercised the out clause
and quit on December 31, 2014, and still collected his 2015 salary
in-full. After Marrone quit, several players expressed their
displeasure and disgust with both the decision and the way that he
informed the team; one of the captains and the longest-tenured player
on the team, running back Fred Jackson, said it was "like getting
punched in the stomach." Marrone interviewed with the New York
Jets for their head coaching position; his interview reportedly did
not go well.
Following a two-year stint as the head coach for the Buffalo Bills,
the Jaguars hired Marrone as assistant head coach and offensive line
coach on January 20, 2015.
On December 19, 2016, Marrone was named the interim head coach of the
Jacksonville Jaguars following the firing of former head coach Gus
Bradley. He coached the final two games of the 2016 season.
On January 9, 2017, the Jaguars officially removed the interim tag and
named Marrone the fifth head coach in team history. That same day, the
Jaguars also announced the return of Tom Coughlin, their first head
coach, who was hired as the Executive Vice President of Football
On January 7, 2018, the Jaguars won their first playoff game under
Marrone, their first playoff win in over a decade. The Jaguars
Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card 10–3 and upset the
Pittsburgh Steelers in the Divisional Round, advancing to the AFC
Championship Game, where they were defeated by the New England
Patriots by a score of 24-20.
On February 23, 2018, the Jaguars extended Marrone's contract through
Head coaching record
Syracuse Orange (Big East Conference) (2009–2012)
Conference division title or
championship game berth
†Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP / New Years'
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.
4th in AFC East
2nd in AFC East
4th in AFC South
1st in AFC South
New England Patriots
New England Patriots in AFC Championship Game
* – Interim head coach
Marrone has served under three NFL head coaches:
Herm Edwards (2002–2005)
Sean Payton (2006–2008)
Gus Bradley (2015–2016)
Marrone has served under five collegiate head coaches:
Bill Schmitz (1993)
Barry Gallup (1994)
George O'Leary (1996–1999)
Jim Donnan (2000)
Phillip Fulmer (2001)
Assistant coaches under Marrone who became NCAA or NFL head coaches:
Cleveland Browns (2014–2015)
Scott Shafer: Syracuse (2013–2015)
^ a b "
Doug Marrone turning around SU football worthy of the nickname
'Saint Doug?'". syracuse.com. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
^ a b c Matt Gelb, Marrone Hired As Head Coach Archived December 15,
2008, at the Wayback Machine., The Daily Orange, December 12, 2008,
Accessed December 12, 2008.
^ Fortuna, Matt. "Marrone looking to turn Orange around". The Daily
Collegian. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
^ Anna Stolzenberg, "A Closer Look: Doug Marrone." Bills News, January
^ "Sources: New Orleans offensive coordinator to return to Syracuse".
ESPN. Retrieved December 11, 2008.
^ "Syracuse hires Marrone as football coach".
^ "Orange hires one of its own".
^ "The Mind of Maher: Marrone Madness". Archived from the original on
December 20, 2008.
^ "Bowl champs for first time since 2001".
Doug Marrone new
Buffalo Bills coach, leaves Syracuse Orange,
sources say - ESPN". ESPN. January 7, 2013. Retrieved December 27,
Doug Marrone Record, Statistics, and
Category Ranks -
Pro-Football-Reference.com". Pro-Football-Reference. Retrieved
December 27, 2013.
^ "Marrone, Bills officials have shouting match". SBNation.com.
^ "Buffalo tension boils over in shouting match for Marrone, Bills
officials". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
^ "Marrone can leave, but it's still likely he'll stay". Pro Football
Talk. Retrieved December 31, 2014.
Doug Marrone opts out of Bills deal". ESPN. Retrieved December 31,
^ "Fred Jackson Says
Doug Marrone Text Felt Like Getting Punched in
the Stomach". Syracuse.com. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
^ "In NY Jets interview,
Doug Marrone 'failed to close the deal'
source says, Woody Johnson continues coaching search". NY Daily News.
Retrieved January 6, 2015.
Doug Marrone joins Jags' staff". ESPN. Retrieved January 20,
^ "Jaguars name
Doug Marrone Interim Head Coach". Retrieved December
^ a b "Jaguars hire Coughlin as VP, Marrone as coach". ESPN.com.
Retrieved January 26, 2017.
^ Shook, Nick. "Jags extend Marrone, Caldwell, Coughlin through 2021".
Retrieved February 23, 2018.
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