The Info List - Jim Haslett

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James Donald Haslett (born December 9, 1955) is an American football coach and former linebacker. He is the linebackers coach for the Cincinnati Bengals. Previously, he was head coach for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League, and the New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
and St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams
in the National Football League.


1 Playing career 2 Coaching career

2.1 University at Buffalo 2.2 NFL assistant coaching positions 2.3 New Orleans Saints 2.4 St. Louis Rams 2.5 Florida Tuskers 2.6 Washington Redskins 2.7 Cincinnati Bengals 2.8 Coaching tree

3 Head coaching record 4 Personal life 5 References 6 External links

Playing career[edit] Haslett attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and was selected in the second round of the 1979 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. He was a linebacker for the Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
until 1985, and played with the New York Jets in 1987. He was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year for 1979. In a 2005 article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Haslett admitted to using steroids while playing for the Buffalo Bills. Haslett went on record saying that "everybody tried it" to gain a competitive advantage against opposing teams.[1] Coaching career[edit] University at Buffalo[edit] Haslett's first coaching position was as an assistant coach at the University at Buffalo. He is the second assistant coach of the Buffalo Bulls to move and become a head coach in the NFL. The first was Buddy Ryan. NFL assistant coaching positions[edit] Haslett began his NFL coaching career as a linebackers coach for the Los Angeles Raiders
Los Angeles Raiders
in 1993. Haslett next coached linebackers for the New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
in 1995 and was promoted to defensive coordinator for the 1996 season. Haslett then coordinated the Pittsburgh Steelers defense for the 1997 through 1999 seasons. New Orleans Saints[edit] In January 2000, Haslett was named head coach of the New Orleans Saints. That season, he guided the Saints to a 10–6 regular-season record, their second NFC West division championship, and the first playoff victory in franchise history (defeating the St. Louis Rams; they lost to the Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
the next week). As a result of the Saints' turnaround from their previous 3–13 season (under his predecessor, Mike Ditka), Haslett was named NFL Coach of the Year. This was the only playoff appearance in Haslett's six years in New Orleans. They would only notch one other winning record in 2002. That year, the Saints started 9-4, but three consecutive losses, including to the 1-14 Cincinnati Bengals, resulted in them missing the playoffs by a single game. In 2005, the Saints crashed to a 3–13 record. The season was marred by Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans. This forced the franchise to temporarily relocate to San Antonio, playing three of their 'home' games in the Alamodome. Another four home games were played in Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge
at LSU's Tiger Stadium, and one took place at Giants Stadium
Giants Stadium
in New Jersey (against the New York Giants). Haslett was fired after the close of the 2005 season and replaced by Sean Payton. St. Louis Rams[edit] Haslett became the St. Louis Rams' defensive coordinator to start the 2006 season. On September 29, 2008 Haslett was named the interim head coach of the Rams after Scott Linehan was fired. The Rams gave Haslett an interim coach's contract, containing a clause that promised him the permanent head coach's job if the team won at least six games that season. Within a few weeks, this clause was nullified by the NFL, because it violated the league's "Rooney Rule". He won his first game as interim head coach of the Rams with a 19-17 victory over the 4-1 Washington Redskins. That win was followed by a 34-14 drubbing of the Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
on 19 October 2008. This brought the Rams to a 2-4 record. The team would lose their final 10 games, leaving Haslett with an interim record of 2-10 on the year. On January 15, 2009, the Rams announced that Haslett was no longer in consideration for the permanent head coaching position and that the team would be going in a "new direction".[2] Florida Tuskers[edit] Haslett coached the Florida Tuskers
Florida Tuskers
of the United Football League during its inaugural season in 2009.[3] The team went 6-0 but were upset in the first-ever UFL Championship Game
by the Las Vegas Locomotives. He won UFL Coach of Year in their inaugural season. Washington Redskins[edit] Haslett was hired as the Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
defensive coordinator on January 12, 2010 under head coach Mike Shanahan. Haslett replaced the retiring Greg Blache.[4] After many speculated he would be fired after the disastrous 2013 season, new head coach Jay Gruden
Jay Gruden
announced Haslett would remain on the team for the upcoming 2014 season. On December 31, 2014, the Redskins announced that Haslett would leave the Redskins by mutual agreement.[5] Cincinnati Bengals[edit] On January 15, 2016, he was hired as linebackers coach for the Cincinnati Bengals.[6] Coaching tree[edit] Coaches Haslett served under:

Kay Stephenson, Sacramento Surge
Sacramento Surge
(1991-1992) Art Shell, Los Angeles Raiders
Los Angeles Raiders
(1993–1994) Jim Mora, New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
(1995–1996) Bill Cowher, Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
(1997–1999) Scott Linehan, St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams
(2006–2008) Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
(2010-2013) Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins

Former Assistant Coaches that became NFL Head Coaches:

Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
(2006-) Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
(2014-) Gruden served as offensive coordinator under Haslett in the UFL's Florida Tusker's 2009 season. Haslett later served as defensive coordinator under Gruden in the NFL's Washington Redskin's 2014 season (see above). Ben McAdoo, New York Giants
New York Giants
(2016-2017) [7] Sean McVay, Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams

Former Assistant Coaches that became NCAA Head Coaches:

Ron Zook, University of Florida
University of Florida
(2002–2004), University of Illinois (2005-2011) John Bunting, University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina
(2001–2006) Mike Riley, Oregon State University
Oregon State University
(2003-2014) Nebraska (2015-Present)

Head coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Postseason

Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result

NO 2000 10 6 0 .625 1st in NFC West 1 1 .500 Lost to Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
in NFC Divisional Game.

NO 2001 7 9 0 .438 3rd in NFC West - - - -

NO 2002 9 7 0 .563 3rd in NFC South - - - -

NO 2003 8 8 0 .500 2nd in NFC South - - - -

NO 2004 8 8 0 .500 2nd in NFC South - - - -

NO 2005 3 13 0 .188 4th in NFC South - - - -

NOR total 45 51 0 .469

1 1 .500

STL 2008* 2 10 0 .167 4th in NFC West - - - -

STL total 2 10 0 .167

- - -

Total[8] 47 61 0 .435

1 1 .500

*Interim head coach Personal life[edit] Haslett once owned a horse ranch in Gasport, New York, called the "Double Nickel", named after his playing number, #55. He is married to Beth; the couple have three children; Kelsey, Chase & Libby. References[edit]

^ Bouchette, Ed (March 24, 2005). "Haslett admits to using steroids". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  ^ Rams Remove Haslett From Search SI.com, January 15, 2009 ^ Haslett to Coach UFL Team SI.com, March 11, 2009 ^ Thomas, Jim (January 12, 2010). "Haslett headed to Washington as Redskins defensive coordinator". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Archived from the original on January 14, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-12.  ^ Jones, Mike (December 31, 2014). "Redskins announce mutual parting with defensive coordinator Jim Haslett". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2014-12-31.  ^ http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/nfl/bengals/2016/01/15/jim-haslett-joins-cincinnati-bengals-linebackers-coach/78848696/ ^ https://nypost.com/2017/12/05/fatal-flaws-that-brought-down-ben-mcadoo-and-jerry-reese/ ^ Jim Haslett Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks - Pro-Football-Reference.com

External links[edit]

Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins

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New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
head coaches

Tom Fears
Tom Fears
(1967–1970) J. D. Roberts (1970–1972) John North (1973–1975) Ernie Hefferle
Ernie Hefferle
# (1975) Hank Stram
Hank Stram
(1976–1977) Dick Nolan (1978–1980) Dick Stanfel
Dick Stanfel
# (1980) Bum Phillips
Bum Phillips
(1981–1985) Wade Phillips
Wade Phillips
# (1985) Jim E. Mora (1986–1996) Rick Venturi # (1996) Mike Ditka
Mike Ditka
(1997–1999) Jim Haslett (2000–2005) Sean Payton
Sean Payton
(2006–2011, 2013– ) Aaron Kromer # (2012) Joe Vitt # (2012)

Pound sign (#) denotes interim head coach.

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Cleveland / St. Louis / Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
head coaches

Damon Wetzel (1936) Hugo Bezdek (1937–1938) Art Lewis
Art Lewis
# (1938) Dutch Clark
Dutch Clark
(1939–1942) No team (1943) Aldo Donelli (1944) Adam Walsh (1945–1946) Bob Snyder (1947) Clark Shaughnessy
Clark Shaughnessy
(1948–1949) Joe Stydahar
Joe Stydahar
(1950–1952) Hamp Pool (1952–1954) Sid Gillman
Sid Gillman
(1955–1959) Bob Waterfield
Bob Waterfield
(1960–1962) Harland Svare (1962–1965) George Allen (1966–1970) Tommy Prothro
Tommy Prothro
(1971–1972) Chuck Knox (1973–1977) Ray Malavasi (1978–1982) John Robinson (1983–1991) Chuck Knox (1992–1994) Rich Brooks (1995–1996) Dick Vermeil
Dick Vermeil
(1997–1999) Mike Martz (2000–2005) Joe Vitt # (2005) Scott Linehan (2006–2008) Jim Haslett # (2008) Steve Spagnuolo
Steve Spagnuolo
(2009–2011) Jeff Fisher
Jeff Fisher
(2012–2016) John Fassel # (2016) Sean McVay
Sean McVay
(2017– )

Pound sign (#) denotes interim head coach.

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Sacramento Surge

Founded in 1991 Folded in 1992 Based in Sacramento, California




Hughes Stadium Hornet Stadium

Important figures

David Archer Ben Bennett Eddie Brown Bill Goldberg Mike Jones Mike Pringle Michael Sinclair

Key personnel

Owner: Fred Anderson General Manager: Michael F. Keller Head Coach: Kay Stephenson Defensive Coordinator: Charlie Sumner (1991) Jim Haslett (1992)

World Bowl appearances (1)


League championships (1)

World Bowl II: Sacramento 21, Orlando Thunder 17 (at Montreal)

WLAF seasons (2)

1991 1992

See also

Sacramento Gold Miners

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Virginia Destroyers

Formerly the Florida Tuskers Founded in 2009 Based in Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Franchise

Franchise Players


Tropicana Field Citrus Bowl Virginia Beach Sportsplex

Head Coaches

Haslett Gruden M. Schottenheimer K. Schottenheimer

Key Personnel

Head Coach/General Manager: Kurt Schottenheimer

UFL Championships (1)


UFL Championship Game
Appearances (3)

2009 2010 2011

Seasons (4)

2009 2010 2011 2012

Current League Affiliation

United Football League

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Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award winners

1967: Barney 1968: Humphrey 1969: Greene 1970: B. Taylor 1971: Robertson 1972: Buchanon 1973: Chambers 1974: Lambert 1975: Brazile 1976: Haynes 1977: Duhe 1978: Baker 1979: Haslett 1980: Curry & A. Richardson 1981: L. Taylor 1982: Banks 1983: Maxwell 1984: Maas 1985: Bickett 1986: O'Neal 1987: Conlan 1988: McMillan 1989: Thomas 1990: Carrier 1991: Croel 1992: Carter 1993: Stubblefield 1994: Bowens 1995: Douglas 1996: Rice 1997: Boulware 1998: Woodson 1999: Kearse 2000: Urlacher 2001: Bell 2002: Peppers 2003: Suggs 2004: Vilma 2005: Merriman 2006: Ryans 2007: Willis 2008: Mayo 2009: Cushing 2010: Suh 2011: Miller 2012: Kuechly 2013: S. Richardson 2014: Donald 2015: Peters 2016: Bosa 2017: Lattimore

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Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year Award winners

1957: Wilson 1958: Ewbank 1959: Lombardi 1960: Shaw 1961: Sherman 1962: Sherman 1963: Halas 1964: Shula 1965: Halas 1966: Landry 1967: Allen & Shula 1968: Shula 1969: Grant 1970: Nolan 1971: Allen 1972: Shula 1973: Knox 1974: Coryell 1975: Marchibroda 1976: Gregg 1977: Miller 1978: Patera 1979: Pardee 1980: Knox 1981: Walsh 1982: Gibbs 1983: Gibbs 1984: Knox 1985: Ditka 1986: Parcells 1987: Mora 1988: Ditka 1989: Infante 1990: Johnson 1991: Fontes 1992: Cowher 1993: Reeves 1994: Parcells 1995: Rhodes 1996: Capers 1997: Fassel 1998: Reeves 1999: Vermeil 2000: Haslett 2001: Jauron 2002: Reid 2003: Belichick 2004: Schottenheimer 2005: L. Smith 2006: Payton 2007: Belichick 2008: M. Smith 2009: Lewis 2010: Belichick 2011: Harbaugh 2012: Arians 2013: Rivera 2014: Arians 2015: Rivera 2016: Garrett 2017: McVay

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Current linebackers coaches of the National Football League

American Football Conference

AFC East AFC North AFC South AFC West

Bob Babich (Buffalo Bills) Frank Bush (Miami Dolphins) Brian Flores (New England Patriots) Mike Caldwell & Kevin Greene
Kevin Greene
(New York Jets)

Don Martindale (Baltimore Ravens) Jim Haslett (Cincinnati Bengals) Blake Williams (Cleveland Browns) Jerry Olsavsky & Joey Porter
Joey Porter
(Pittsburgh Steelers)

John Pagano & Bobby King (Houston Texans) Jim Herrmann (Indianapolis Colts) Mark Collins (Jacksonville Jaguars) Shane Bowen & Tyrone McKenzie (Tennessee Titans)

Reggie Herring (Denver Broncos) Gary Gibbs (Kansas City Chiefs) Richard Smith (Los Angeles Chargers) David Lippincott (Oakland Raiders)

National Football Conference

NFC East NFC North NFC South NFC West

Ben Bloom (Dallas Cowboys) Bill McGovern (New York Giants) Ken Flajole (Philadelphia Eagles) Kirk Olivadotti & Chad Grimm (Washington Redskins)

Glenn Pires & Brandon Staley (Chicago Bears) Al Golden
Al Golden
(Detroit Lions) Winston Moss (Green Bay Packers) Adam Zimmer (Minnesota Vikings)

Jeff Ulbrich
Jeff Ulbrich
(Atlanta Falcons) Al Holcomb (Carolina Panthers) Mike Nolan
Mike Nolan
(New Orleans Saints) Mark Duffner (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Bob Sanders (Arizona Cardinals) Joe Barry
Joe Barry
(Los Angeles Rams) Johnny Holland (San Francisco 49ers) Micheal Barrow (Seattle Seahawks)

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Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
1979 NFL draft selections

Tom Cousineau Jerry Butler Fred Smerlas Jim Haslett Jon Borchardt Ken Johnson Jeff Nixon Rod Kush Dan Manucci Mike Burrow Rod Stewart Tom Mullady Keven Baker Dave Marler Paul