Todd Bowles

Todd Bowles
New York Jets
Position: Head coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-11-18) November 18, 1963
Place of birth: Elizabeth, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: Elizabeth (NJ)
College: Temple
Undrafted: 1986
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
As player
As coach
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 117
Games started: 20
Interceptions: 15
Player stats at
Head coaching record
Regular season: 15–14 (.517)
Coaching stats at PFR

Todd Robert Bowles (born November 18, 1963) is an American football head coach for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played eight seasons in the NFL as a safety, mainly for the Washington Redskins, and started in Super Bowl XXII. Bowles was the interim defensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012, and then for the Arizona Cardinals in 2013 and 2014. He was the interim head coach for the Miami Dolphins for the final three games of the 2011 season with a 2-1 record after the firing of Tony Sparano.

Early years

Bowles attended Elizabeth High School in Elizabeth, New Jersey.[1] He played college football at Temple University for current Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians.

Coaching career

After retiring as a player, Bowles was a member of the Green Bay Packers' player personnel staff from 1995–1996. He was the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Morehouse College in 1997, and the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Grambling State from 1998–1999. He was the defensive backs coach for the New York Jets in 2000, Cleveland Browns in 2004, and Dallas Cowboys from 2005–2007. He was the Browns' defensive nickel package coach from 2001–2003.

Miami Dolphins

Bowles was hired by the Miami Dolphins as the team's secondary coach and assistant head coach on January 23, 2008. After nearly four seasons as the secondary coach and assistant head coach, he was named the interim head coach on December 12, 2011, following the firing of head coach Tony Sparano. Bowles' first game as interim head coach of the Dolphins came on December 18, on the road against the Buffalo Bills. The Dolphins won the game 30-23. The Dolphins finished 2–1 under Bowles in 2011.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles hired Bowles as the team's secondary coach on January 30, 2012. The Eagles announced on October 16, 2012 that they dismissed defensive coordinator Juan Castillo from his duties and named Todd Bowles as their new defensive coordinator. Under Bowles, the Eagles finished the season ninth in pass defense and twenty-third in rushing defense.[2]

Arizona Cardinals

On January 18, 2013, Bowles was hired as defensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals. On January 31, 2015, he was voted Associated Press (AP)'s Assistant Coach of the Year for his efforts in the 2014 season.[3] Bowles received 22 of the 50 media members' votes, winning the inaugural award.[4]

New York Jets

Days after the releasing of Rex Ryan, the New York Jets named Bowles their new head coach and signed him to a 4-year deal on January 14, 2015.[5] On July 28, 2015, it was revealed that Bowles underwent a partial knee replacement surgery. In the 2015-2016 season, the Jets won 10 games under Bowles' first year leading the team. [6]

Head coaching record

Team Year Regular season Post season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
MIA 2011 2 1 0 .667 3rd in AFC East -
MIA Total 2 1 0 .667
NYJ 2015 10 6 0 .625 2nd in AFC East
NYJ 2016 3 7 0 .300 -
NYJ Total 13 13 0 .500
Total[7] 15 14 0 .517 0 0 .000

Coaching tree

NFL head coaches under whom Todd Bowles has served:

Coach Team Year(s)
Al Groh New York Jets 2000
Butch Davis Cleveland Browns 2001–2004
Terry Robiskie Cleveland Browns 2004
Bill Parcells Dallas Cowboys 2005–2006
Wade Phillips Dallas Cowboys 2007
Tony Sparano Miami Dolphins 2008–2011
Andy Reid Philadelphia Eagles 2012
Bruce Arians Arizona Cardinals 2013–2014


  1. Todd Bowles, Database Football. Accessed September 19, 2007.
  3. Lange, Randy (February 1, 2015). "Todd Bowles, Ron Wolf Receive 'NFL Honors'". New York Jets. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  4. Sessler, Marc (January 31, 2015). "Todd Bowles wins Assistant Coach of the Year award". National Football League. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  5. Lange, Randy (January 14, 2015). "Jets Name Todd Bowles Head Coach". New York Jets. Archived from the original on January 14, 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  6. Slater, Darryl. "Jets coach Todd Bowles recently had partial knee replacement surgery.". New Jersey News. Retrieved July 28, 2015. External link in |website= (help)
  7. "Todd Bowles". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved January 14, 2015.

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