Head Coaches: NCAA to NFL (Since 1970)

Can you name the head coaches who have jumped directly from the NCAA to the NFL since 1970?

NCAA TenureHead CoachNFL Tenure
Missouri (1958-1970)Packers (1971-1974)
UCLA (1965-1970)Rams (1971-1972)
Rice (1971)Oilers (1972-1973)
Stanford (1963-1971)Broncos (1972-1976)
San Diego State (1961-1972)Cardinals (1973-1977)
Oklahoma (1967-1972)Patriots (1973-1978)
NC State (1972-1975)Jets (1976)
USC (1960-1975)Buccaneers (1976-1984)
UCLA (1974-1975)Eagles (1976-1982)
Stanford (1977-1978)49ers (1979-1988)
SMU (1976-1981)Patriots (1982-1984)
USC (1976-1982)Rams (1983-1991)
Indiana (1983)Bengals (1984-1991)
Arizona State (1980-1984)Lions (1985-1988)
Alabama (1983-1986)Buccaneers (1987-1990)
Miami, FL (1984-1988)Cowboys (1989-1993)
Houston (1987-1989)Oilers (1990-1994)
Syracuse (1981-1990)Patriots (1991-1992)
NCAA TenureHead CoachNFL Tenure
Stanford (1989-1991)Vikings (1992-2001)
Georgia Tech (1987-1991)Chargers (1992-1996)
Boston College (1991-1993)Jaguars (1995-2002)
Oregon (1977-1994)Rams (1995-1996)
Miami, FL (1989-1994)Seahawks (1995-1998)
California (1996)49ers (1997-2002)
Oregon State (1997-1998)Chargers (1999-2001)
Miami, FL (1995-2000)Browns (2001-2004)
Florida (1990-2001)Redskins (2002-2003)
Oregon State (1999-2002)49ers (2003-2004)
LSU (2000-2004)Dolphins (2005-2006)
Louisville (2003-2006)Falcons (2007)
USC (2001-2009)Seahawks (2010-present)
Stanford (2007-2010)49ers (2011-2014)
Rutgers (2001-2011)Buccaneers (2012-2013)
Oregon (2009-2012)Eagles (2013-present)
Syracuse (2009-2012)Bills (2013-2014)
Penn State (2012-2013)Texans (2014-present)
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  • Some of the coaches were the head coach for more than than one NCAA team before jumping to the NFL. In these cases, I am only listing the NCAA team coached immediately before the jump. Also, some of these coaches were the head coach for numerous NFL teams after making the jump. In these cases, I am only listing the NFL team coached immediately after the jump.
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Last Updated: Feb 16, 2017

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