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Mike Pettine

Mike Pettine
Pettine at 2014 Browns training camp.
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Cleveland Browns
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-09-25) September 25, 1966
Place of birth Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma mater University of Virginia
Team(s) as a coach/administrator








University of Pittsburgh
(Graduate Assistant)
William Tennent High School
(Head Coach)
North Penn High School
(Head Coach)
Baltimore Ravens
(Coaching Assistant)
Baltimore Ravens
(Ass't Defensive Line Coach)
Baltimore Ravens
(Outside Linebackers Coach)
New York Jets
(Defensive Coordinator)
Buffalo Bills
(Defensive Coordinator)
Cleveland Browns
(Head Coach)

Michael Pettine, Jr. (born September 25, 1966) is an American football coach, who is currently the head coach of the NFL's Cleveland Browns. He was formerly the defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills, New York Jets and the outside linebackers coach for the Baltimore Ravens.

Pettine is the son of famous Pennsylvania high school football coach Mike Pettine Sr. who compiled a record of 326–42–4 in 33 seasons, including four AAAA state championships, as head coach at Central Bucks High School West.[1]

Playing career

Pettine played free safety at the University of Virginia,[2] graduating in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in economics.[3] He also played high school football on his father's Central Bucks West team, earning all-state honors as a quarterback and defensive back.[4]

High school coaching

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 for his father, at Central Bucks West High School. In 1999, ESPN documented the Central Bucks West football season in a film titled The Season. The film followed the team behind the scenes during the 1999 season and highlighted the rivalry between North Penn and Central Bucks West, coached at the time by Pettine's father, Mike Pettine Sr.[1]


Baltimore Ravens

Pettine joined the Ravens in 2001 and was promoted to OLB's coach in 2005 when Ryan became defensive coordinator.

New York Jets

Pettine, 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.[5]

Buffalo Bills

Pettine was hired to be the defensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills on January 9, 2013.[6]

Cleveland Browns

Pettine was hired to be the head coach of the Cleveland Browns on January 23, 2014.[7]

Head coaching record


Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
CLE 2014 7 6 0 .538 AFC North
CLE Total 7 6 0 .538 0 0 .000
Total 7 6 0 .538 0 0 .000


  1. ^ a b , Wednesday, January 19, 2011.The New York TimesCaldwell, Dave. "Coach Inhabits Ryan's Shadow on Defense,"
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  5. ^ Martin, Kimberly (8 January 2012). "Jets have to hire two coordinators as Tony Sparano, Mike Pettine won't be back".  
  6. ^ Gantt, Darin (9 January 2013). "Bills hire Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator".  
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External links

  • Buffalo Bills bio of then DC Mike Pettine
  • bio of HC Mike Pettine at Cleveland Browns official website
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bob Sutton
New York Jets Defensive Coordinators
Succeeded by
Dennis Thurman
Preceded by
Dave Wannstedt
Buffalo Bills Defensive Coordinators
Succeeded by
Jim Schwartz
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