Bill & Bill & Bill & Bill (Belichick, Parcells, Walsh, and Cowher): NFL Coaching Trees.

Bill & Bill & Bill & Bill (Belichick, Parcells, Walsh, and Cowher): NFL Coaching Trees.

Certain NFL Head Coaches have not only experienced substantial success on their own, but they have had numerous assistants also later become Head Coaches (with varying degrees of success). These are often referred to as 'Coaching Trees'. Four great examples of this are Bill Parcells, Bill Belichick, Bill Walsh, and Bill Cowher. Each of them has had numerous assistants later go on to become an NFL Head Coach. Let's see how well you do in examing these NFL 'Family Trees'.

For whom did Dom Capers, Chan Gailey, and Jim Haslett all serve as an assistant before becoming an NFL Head Coach?

Which of these former NFL Head Coaches did NOT previously serve as an assistant to Jon Gruden?

Former NFL Head Coaches Todd Bowles, Anthony Lynn, Mike Zimmer, & Tony Sparano were all assistant coaches with _____.

Before being hired as a Head Coach the 1st time by the Raiders, for whom did Jon Gruden serve as an Offensive Coordinator?

Former NFL Head Coaches Tom Coughlin, Ray Handley, and Eric Mangini were all assistant coaches with _________.

For which former Head Coach did Bill Belichick serve as Defensive Coordinator?

Which of the following NFL Head Coaches was NOT previously an assistant with Andy Reid?

Former NFL Head Coaches Freddie Kitchens, Chris Palmer, Al Groh, & Todd Haley were all assistant coaches with__________.

With what current NFL Head Coach did the current L.A. Charger Head Coach serve previously as an assistant?

Former NFL Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt rose from the ranks of being an assistant under which former NFL Head Coach?

For whom did Chuck Noll, Bill Arnsparger, & Howard Schnellenberger all serve as an assistant before becoming a Head Coach?

Current Indianapolis Head Coach Jeff Saturday is a well-known coaching disciple of which of the following men?

Which of the following current or former NFL Head Coaches did NOT serve as an assistant to Kyle Shanahan?

Before Mike Tomlin became Head Coach of the Steelers, he was an assistant coach with_______________.

Which of these current or former NFL Head Coaches did NOT coach as an assistant with Bill Belichick?

Which of these former NFL Head Coaches did NOT previously serve as an assistant to Andy Reid?

How many former assistants of Mike Tomlin have gone on to become an NFL Head Coach?

Which of the following current or former NFL Head Coaches did NOT serve as an assistant to Mike Shanahan?

Which of the following NFL Head Coaches was NOT previously an assistant with Sean McVay?

Which of the following former NFL Head Coaches had not previously served as an assistant for Bill Belichick?

Which of the following former NFL Head Coaches did NOT previously serve as an assistant to Mike Holmgren?

For whom did Joe Bugel, Dan Henning, & Richie Pettibon all serve as an assistant before becoming an NFL Head Coach?

With which of the following former NFL Head Coaches did Jon Gruden serve as an assistant?

Which of the following former NFL Head Coaches did NOT previously serve as an assistant to Bill Walsh?

Which of the following former Jimmy Johnson assistants later became an NFL Head Coach?

Bill & Bill & Bill & Bill (Belichick, Parcells, Walsh, and Cowher): NFL Coaching Trees.

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