Head Coaching Matchup: Jack Del Rio and Mike Pettine


Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio and Browns Head Coach Mike Pettine

Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio

Hometown:Hayward, Calif.

Head Coaching Record:72-73

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.

Cleveland Browns Head Coach Mike Pettine

Hometown:Doylestown, Pa.

Head Coaching Record:8-10

Coaching Background:

1988-91Central Bucks West HSAssistant Coach
1993-94University of PittsburghDef. Grad. Assistant
1995-96William Tennant HSHead Coach
1997-01North Penn HSHead Coach
2002Baltimore RavensCoaching and Video Asst.
2003Baltimore RavensCoaching Asst./Quality Control
2004Baltimore RavensDefensive Assistant
2005-08Baltimore RavensOutside Linebackers
2009-12New York JetsDefensive Coordinator
2013Buffalo BillsDefensive Coordinator
2014-15Cleveland BrownsHead Coach

Fun Fact:Prior to joining the NFL ranks, Pettine was the head coach at North Penn High School in Towamencin, Pa., from 1997-2001. He led the school to 45 wins in five seasons, including an 11-2 record in 1999. He also served as the head coach for two years at William Tennent High School in Warminster, Pa., where he led the team to a school-record nine wins in 1996.

Both head coaches served linebackers coaches for the Baltimore Ravens under Brian Billick – Head Coach Del Rio from 1999-2001 and Head Coach Pettine from 2005-08.**

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