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:

1997New Orleans SaintsAssistant Strength Coach
1998New Orleans SaintsLinebackers
1999-2001Baltimore RavensLinebackers
2002Carolina PanthersDefensive Coordinator
2003-11Jacksonville JaguarsHead Coach
2012-14Denver BroncosDefensive Coordinator
2013 (Wks. 10-13)Denver BroncosInterim Head Coach
2015Oakland RaidersHead 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:

1981-84Idaho StateAssistant Coach
1985-86Long Beach StateAssistant Coach
1987-89New MexicoAssistant Coach
1990-91PittsburghAssistant Coach
1992-95Pittsburgh SteelersAssistant Coach
1996-2001Baltimore RavensDefensive Coordinator
2002Washington RedskinsAssistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator
2003-15Cincinnati BengalsHead 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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