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:

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.

Cleveland Browns Head Coach Mike Pettine

Hometown:Doylestown, Pa.

Head Coaching Record:8-10

Coaching Background:

1988-91 Central Bucks West HS Assistant Coach
1993-94 University of Pittsburgh Def. Grad. Assistant
1995-96 William Tennant HS Head Coach
1997-01 North Penn HS Head Coach
2002 Baltimore Ravens Coaching and Video Asst.
2003 Baltimore Ravens Coaching Asst./Quality Control
2004 Baltimore Ravens Defensive Assistant
2005-08 Baltimore Ravens Outside Linebackers
2009-12 New York Jets Defensive Coordinator
2013 Buffalo Bills Defensive Coordinator
2014-15 Cleveland Browns Head 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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