Head Coaching Matchup: Jack Del Rio And Marvin Lewis


Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis and Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio

Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio

Hometown:Hayward, Calif.

Head Coaching Record:68-71

Coaching Background:

1997 New Orleans Saints Assistant Strength Coach
1998 New Orleans Saints Linebackers
1999-2001 Baltimore Ravens Linebackers
2002 Carolina Panthers Defensive Coordinator
2003-11 Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach
2012-14 Denver Broncos Defensive Coordinator
2013 (Wks. 10-13) Denver Broncos Interim Head Coach
2015 Oakland Raiders Head Coach

Fun Fact:Head Coach Del Rio was a standout catcher at the University of Southern California and was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1981.

Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis

Hometown:McDonald, Pa.

Head Coaching Record:100-90

Coaching Background:

1981-84 Idaho State Assistant Coach
1985-86 Long Beach State Assistant Coach
1987-89 New Mexico Assistant Coach
1990-91 Pittsburgh Assistant Coach
1992-95 Pittsburgh Steelers Assistant Coach
1996-2001 Baltimore Ravens Defensive Coordinator
2002 Washington Redskins Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator
2003-15 Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach

Fun Fact: Entering his 13th season in Cincinnati, Lewis ranks second in the NFL in longest current tenure with one team, trailing only Bill Belichick who is in his 16th straight season with the New England Patriots.

Notable Connection:Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio was the linebackers coach for the Baltimore Ravens from 1999-2001, where he coached on the staff of Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis, who was the defensive coordinator. The two helped the Ravens win Super Bowl XXXV in 2000.

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