Alex Gibbs is widely considered the father of the outside zone running scheme. Three of his assistants from his pre-Washington days Art Shell, Gary Kubiak and Anthony Lynn went on to be NFL head coaches. Although he never won an NFL Championship, his Giants were consistently one of the best teams in the NFL prior to the Super Bowl erawhere they went 15-26-1 across three seasons. During his time as head coach, seven assistant coaches, (Art Shell, Gary Kubiak, Anthony Lynn, Matt LaFleur, Sean McVay, Kyle Shanahan, and Mike McDaniel) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. All have some sort of stem to the Mike Shanahan coaching tree and, to an extent, Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay. Shanahan finished his first two seasons with a disappointing 11-21 record, but a seven-game win streak won the Redskins the 2010 NFC East division title, the teams first since 1999. But with Matt Nagys dismissal in Chicago, plus the addition of OConnell and McDaniel as head coaches next season, that means theres a new sheriff in town. Shanahans biggest influence is his father, Mike, for whom he worked for four seasons in Washington. Kyle Shanahan coaching tree: 49ers head coach has budding branches, following in dad's footsteps Joe Rivera 3 min read (Getty Images) The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. McVay was a key member of a strong offensive staff assembled by then-Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan. In the clip, you can see Packers free safety Adrian Amos (No. Rick Forzano, just three. In 2017, Kyle Shanahans colleague from their days with the Washington Football Team, Sean McVay, was signed by the Los Angeles Rams to be their head coach. The Los Angeles Rams are coached by Sean McVay, who was Mike Shanahans tight ends coach in Washington. Apologies for the whiners site. NFL head coaches under whom Mike Shanahan has served: Barry Switzer, University of Oklahoma (1975) Dan Reeves, Denver Broncos (19841987, 1991) George Seifert, San Francisco 49ers (19921994) Assistant coaches under Mike Shanahan who became NFL head coaches: OConnell and McDaniels emergence as head coaches means that 25% of the NFLs head coaching jobs will be occupied by this particular coaching tree. He began his football career as quarterback in a wishbone offense in high school. Skip forward two decades, and Mike Shanahans coaching tree is finally starting to blossom. But hes able to get up and sprint to the end zone for the touchdown. The passing offense and its concepts are still very much influenced by Walsh. Not one other coach has above a .500 record. Terms at draftkings.com/sportsbook. He led the Raiders for two seasons, compiling a record of 15-17-0. Shanahan would spend a total of four seasons in With what these young, hotshot head coaches have accomplished in the NFL in a short amount of time, its easy to understand why the Vikings and Dolphins wanted in. McDaniel worked under Shanahan, McVay, and Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur during their time together in Washington from 2011-13. But even they cant hide the cracked branches, off-color pedestal, and broken ornaments littered throughout the rest of the tree. In fact, Parcells managed to produce two other elite head coaches Sean Payton and Tom Coughlin. The Packers The next head coach of the Vikings linked up with McVay for the first time before the 2020 season. During this stretch of time, the 49ers went 37-11, with one Super Bowl victory (1994) and two more appearances in the NFC championship game. He accepted the position of wide receivers coach in 1984. In 2017, the 49ers and Rams hired Kyle Shanahan and McVay, respectively, as head coaches. Still, Sherman managed a career 57-51 record as well as three postseason appearances (basically just conference championship appearances) in eight seasons as a head coach. The Vikings Will Benefit From Their Revamped Team Culture, Theres One Ideal Way To Deal With Danielle Hunters Contract, Kyle Shanahan San Francisco 49ers head coach, former Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator, 3 Conference Championship game appearances, 2 Conference Championship game appearances, Zac Taylor Cincinnati Bengals head coach, 1 Conference Championship game appearance, Matt LaFleur Green Bay Packers head coach, Brandon Staley Los Angeles Chargers head coach, No postseason appearances (despite having a generational quarterback), Mike McDaniel Miami Dolphins head coach, Kevin OConnell Minnesota Vikings head coach, Andy Reid Kansas City Chiefs head coach, former Philadelphia Eagles head coach, 9 Conference Championship game appearances, John Harbaugh Baltimore Ravens head coach, Bill Belichick New England Patriots head coach, former Cleveland Browns head coach, 13 Conference Championship game appearances, Josh McDaniels Las Vegas Raiders head coach, former Denver Broncos head coach, Brian Daboll New York Giants head coach, Spent 2000-06 and 2013-16 working under Belichick in New England. Throughout the 21st Century, the NFLs most popular coaching trees came from either Bill Belichick or Andy Reid. Shanahans tree is the only tree to not have a single coach with a sub-.500 record. McVay was a key member of a strong offensive staff assembled by then-Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan. Mike Shanahan was born in Oak Hill, Illinois on August 24, 1952 to a homemaker and an electrician. The lack of longevity is what keeps them out of the top two though. Yes, definitely. After his year-long stint with the Sooners, Shanahan moved on to Northern Arizona University as the teams running backs coach. And most of them went for big plays or touchdowns. * 21+ (19+ CA-ONT) (18+ NH/WY). For his expertise in that magical scheme, Shanahan was hired as the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers on February 6, 2017. The corner falls, and the safety is step for step with Sanders, but Garoppolos pass is a bit of a floater, and Sanders turns to adjust to it. Fresh off a Super Bowl victory on Sunday over the Cincinnati Bengals, Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator and soon-to-be Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin OConnell is riding a tidal wave of momentum to Minneapolis. It stopped his heart for 30 seconds and a priest performed his Last Rites. Web25% of the NFL has a Head Coach that derives from the Mike Shanahan coaching tree. WebKyle Michael Shanahan (born December 14, 1979) is an American football coach who is the head coach for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). The Gators went 0-10-1 the year before Shanahan was hired, the worst in school history. I do think that if McVay wants to return to key offensive concepts that he learned he might try to return to people he knows who can teach that system. The Shanahan influence/coaching tree is dominating the NFL divisional round if you take a close look. Web25% of the NFL has a Head Coach that derives from the Mike Shanahan coaching tree. While its true he has a multitude of great disciples John Harbaugh, Sean McDermott, Ron Rivera, Doug Pederson who are still making an impact in the NFL today, hes also created a multitude of duds. He had an impact on defensive coaches, too. All three will be coaching in the divisional round and have a chance at winning a Lombardi Trophy this season. In 1980, Shanahan, as the offensive coordinator, helped the team to an 8-4 record and a fourth-place finish in the SEC. The coaching tree has combined for two championships, most recently in 2021 by the Los Angeles Rams, led by Sean McVay. He led the Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl championships in the 1997 and 1998 seasons, during which time the Broncos set a then-record for victories in two seasons. While the star on top may draw attention away from the light, that flicker will always be in the back of the viewers minds, nagging at them, reminding them that the tree isnt perfect. They were not fooled by the jet motion and covered the crossing routes pretty easily. To counter that, Shanahan became Elway's lifting and running partner prior to the 1984 season. The two clips above in the video are two staple running plays in the Shanahan lineage: the wide zone toss strong, and the wide zone toss weak. Unfortunately, many of his children could start experiencing darker days as their coaching careers progress. It's safe to say that those coaches under Mike Shanahan's tutelage ended up having success early on in their head-coaching careers. In order to effectively lead a locker room of men from all different walks of life, you have to prioritize a player-driven culture that relies on building genuine relationships throughout the building. What set the Shanahan lineage of coaches apart was the addition of the wide/outside-zone running scheme. When the going got tough, Landrys children, more often than not, crumbled under the pressure. In 2019, Kubiak took over as an offensive consultant with the Vikings and became the offensive coordinator in 2020 with Kevin Stefanskis departure to the Cleveland Browns (yet another team implementing the same scheme). Great coach. Defenders caught in the mix have to turn and locate the receivers after running full speed for 7-8 yards. It starts with Gary Kubiak, a longtime colleague of Mike Shanahan, giving Kyle Shanahan his first job as an NFL position coach in 2006. WebHis coaching tree has combined for a record of 329-262-0 in the regular season and 20-14 in the playoffs during their thirty-seven seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs. That said, even with his presence, Walshs tree ranks eighth in regular season win percentage and sixth in postseason win percentage. On a per-season basis, Walshs tree is pretty middle of the pack, ranking sixth among all trees on this list in seasons per conference championship (11.5), and seventh in seasons per Super Bowl title (23). WebWhat makes this coaching tree successful? Gruden was the coach that first allowed him to become a coordinator. As bright as Reid is, he doesnt eradicate Marty Mornhinweg, who went 5-27 (.156) across two seasons as Detroits head coach. However, the Rams offense stalled for much of the game after losing one of their more critical offensive weapons, Odell Beckham Jr., in the second quarter. WebShanahan's success with the 49ers earned him a head coaching spot once more, this time back in Denver with the Broncos beginning in 1995. Unfortunately, Berrys Patriots had to go up against Ditkas Bears losing 46-10, the second-most lopsided Super Bowl in history. His The team improved, finishing 7-9 with a third place finish in the AFC West. When a third-down pass interference penalty on Kupp gave the Rams new life, the Super Bowl MVP had a touchdown called back after off-setting penalties. After sitting out one season, Shanahan came back with the Washington Redskins as the teams head coach and vice president of football operations. If #1 is outside the tight end, but #2 has worked back inside, hell bang between them. This tree has some very high highs and some very low lows, but the former drastically outweighs the latter. Longevity? We know the Niners are determined to build through the trenches. The only coaches with worse than a .500 record who managed to stick around for more than five seasons were Lindy Infante and Herm Edwards, and even Edwards still managed to reach the postseason in half of his seasons as a head coach. Kyle Shanahan, San Francisco 49ers. What set the Shanahan lineage of coaches apart was the addition of the wide/outside-zone running scheme. And while regular-season accolades are important, were going to dissect how these coaching trees have fared in the postseason. The 49ers ran corner post for 2 big plays last season. I do think that if McVay wants to return to key offensive concepts that he learned he might try to return to people he knows who can teach that system. This Christmas I wanted to find the best coaching trees in NFL history, the types of trees that would draw all attention in the living room on Christmas Eve. He came to prominence as the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons, whose offense in 2016 led the league in points scored and helped the team reach Super Bowl LI.Shanahan became WebCoaching Tree. On the very next play, McVay called Kupps number yet again on a speed out at the pylon drawing another pass interference. Re: Old article on the coaching tree of Mike Shanahan -link. WebKyle Shanahan Coaching Tree. Seasons: 65 sixth among the other HCs on this list. Mike Shanahan knew how to coach _ and how to hire and develop his staff. Walshs tree was full of solid head coaches, but nobody who really carries the tree like others on this list has. In Shanahans final year at Florida, 1983, the team enjoyed the most success in his time in Gainesville. The Watts have Derek. Coaching tree. The Rams will face the Buccaneers on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. EST in the NFC Divisional Round of the playoffs. Regardless of who Skoliders were cheering for on Super Bowl Sunday, itd be pretty tough not to be fired up at the thought of OConnell leaning on Justin Jefferson in critical moments the way the Rams relied on Kupp when they needed him most. According to Finlay, McVay has gone on the record to say he's a product of Gruden's coaching tree, not Shanahan's. Shanahans top protg, Mike McDaniel, brings arguably the leagues best offense featuring a host of former 49ers to town on Sunday in what figures to be an extremely entertaining matchup. The naked boot compliments the outside zone well because the defense is flowing laterally toward the sideline instead of vertically north and south. His players have no choice but to shut up and get in line simply because Belichicks track record speaks for itself. Im willing to look past that discrepancy. Kyle Shanahan and Mike McDaniel are both on track to make the postseason this year, and who knows what will happen then. AZ, CO, CT, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, (select parishes), MD, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, VA, WV, WY, CA-ONT only.Eligibility restrictions apply. Shanahan would spend a total of four seasons in If the #1 read is inside the tight end, the runner will bounce it outside. Despite this, the team missed the playoffs. Its the best tree the NFL has ever seen, perhaps the greatest the league will ever see.