Head Coaching Matchup: Jack Del Rio and Mike Zimmer


Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio and Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer

Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio

Hometown:Hayward, Calif.

Head Coaching Record:75-76

Coaching Background:

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

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

Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer

Hometown:Peoria, Ill.

Head Coaching Record:13-11

1981-82Weber StateDefensive Backs
1983-88Weber StateDefensive Coordinator
1989-93Washington StateDefensive Coordinator
1994-99Dallas CowboysDefensive Backs
2000-06Dallas CowboysDefensive Coordinator
2007Atlanta FalconsDefensive Coordinator
2008-13Cincinnati BengalsDefensive Coordinator
2014-15Minnesota VikingsHead Coach

Fun Fact:Zimmer was voted the winner of the Halas Award for the 2009 season, an annual award presented to the individual in the NFL that overcame the most adversity to succeed.

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