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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:

1997 New Orleans Saints Assistant Strength Coach
1998 New Orleans Saints Linebackers
1999-2001 Baltimore Ravens Linebackers
2002 Carolina Panthers Defensive Coordinator
2003-11 Jackonsville 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 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

1979-80 Missouri Assistant
1981-82 Weber State Defensive Backs
1983-88 Weber State Defensive Coordinator
1989-93 Washington State Defensive Coordinator
1994-99 Dallas Cowboys Defensive Backs
2000-06 Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator
2007 Atlanta Falcons Defensive Coordinator
2008-13 Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Coordinator
2014-15 Minnesota Vikings Head 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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