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Bruce Arians

Born: October 3, 1952 in Paterson, NJ
College: Virginia Tech   (school history)

Coaching Results

Challenges
Year Age Tm Lg G W L T W-L% G plyf W plyf L plyf W-L% Rank Num Won Notes
2013 61 Arizona Cardinals NFL 16 10 6 0 .625 3 6 4
2014 62 Arizona Cardinals NFL 15 11 4 0 .733 1 6 4
2 yrs 31 21 10 0 .677 0 0 0 2.0 12 8

Games over .500: 11
Super Bowl Wins: 0
Overall Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 0
Division Championships: 1

Team's Ranks

Team Ranks in various categories, Lower ALWAYS indicates better performance.
Overall Offense Rushing Off Passing Off Defense Rushing Def Passing Def
Year Tm Tms WL% T/G Pts± Yds± Yds Pts GvA Att Yds TD Y/A FL Att Yds TD Int NY/A Yds Pts TkA Att Yds TD Y/A FR Att Yds TD Int nY/A
2001 CLE 31 16 7 19 30 31 25 19 21 31 26 31 14 25 28 17 23 23 22 15 1 29 29 17 26 27 24 10 11 1 5
2002 CLE 32 11 18 15 21 23 19 19 26 23 23 24 7 15 18 3 25 18 21 10 14 25 27 6 21 15 7 15 13 15 24
2003 CLE 32 23 28 24 25 26 29 26 27 20 26 15 25 21 25 20 18 24 15 12 25 20 23 20 26 29 11 7 3 14 5
2007 PIT 32 7 12 6 3 17 9 6 3 3 22 7 6 31 22 3 6 14 1 2 22 2 3 1 14 10 14 3 15 30 1
2008 PIT 32 2 11 5 2 22 20 15 9 23 11 29 13 20 17 18 16 20 1 1 9 5 2 2 1 18 23 1 2 6 1
2009 PIT 32 11 20 14 6 7 12 12 18 19 20 16 17 18 9 7 12 8 5 12 26 4 3 4 5 17 23 16 14 25 8
2010 PIT 32 3 2 3 2 14 12 4 8 11 8 18 9 27 14 21 4 5 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 5 29 12 3 5 2
2011 PIT 32 5 28 7 1 12 21 20 19 14 15 11 26 19 10 13 17 9 1 1 32 8 8 2 9 30 13 1 2 24 1
2012 IND 32 6 26 21 18 10 18 23 14 22 18 26 15 6 7 16 26 18 26 21 30 17 29 21 31 32 9 21 15 20 21
2013 ARI 32 10 17 10 7 12 16 26 20 23 18 27 9 17 13 15 28 11 6 7 6 2 1 3 2 15 30 14 21 5 6
2014 ARI 32 2 3 16 28 28 24 4 25 30 27 32 5 16 16 22 5 19 24 4 9 6 8 9 19 22 27 30 6 6 24
2 yrs %tile 84 72 63 48 41 41 56 33 20 33 11 81 52 58 45 52 56 56 86 80 91 89 84 70 45 14 34 61 86 56

Full Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
2001 49 NFL Cleveland Browns Offensive Coordinator
2002 50 NFL Cleveland Browns Offensive Coordinator
2003 51 NFL Cleveland Browns Offensive Coordinator
2007 55 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator
2008 56 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator
2009 57 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator
2010 58 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator
2011 59 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator
2012 60 NFL Indianapolis Colts Offensive Coordinator
2013 61 NFL Arizona Cardinals Head Coach

Challenges

Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2013-09-15 3 7 3-7 DET 44 U Carson Palmer pass incomplete deep middle intended for Michael Floyd.
ARI challenged the incomplete pass ruling, and the play was upheld.
2013-09-15 3 5 3-5 CRD 47 O Carson Palmer pass complete short right to Andre Ellington for 6 yards (tackle by Bill Bentley).
ARI challenged the fumble ruling, and the play was overturned: Carson Palmer pass complete short right to Andre Ellington for 6 yards (tackle by Bill Bentley)
2013-10-17 2 8 2-8 SEA 30 O Russell Wilson pass incomplete short left intended for Golden Tate (defended by Patrick Peterson).
ARI challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was overturned: Russell Wilson pass incomplete short left intended for Golden Tate (defended by Patrick Peterson)
2013-10-27 4 4 4-4 CRD 24 O Dave Zastudil punts 51 yards (tackle by Mike Leach).
ARI challenged the runner was in bounds ruling, and the play was overturned: Dave Zastudil punts 51 yards (tackle by Mike Leach)
2013-11-10 3 7 3-7 CRD 41 U Carson Palmer pass complete short left to Andre Ellington for 6 yards (tackle by Shiloh Keo).
ARI challenged the first down ruling, and the play was upheld.
2013-12-01 1 10 1-10 CRD 40 O Carson Palmer pass complete deep right to Andre Roberts for 17 yards (tackle by Bradley Fletcher).
ARI challenged the incomplete pass ruling, and the play was overturned: Carson Palmer pass complete deep right to Andre Roberts for 17 yards (tackle by Bradley Fletcher)
2013Challenges: 6 Overturned: 4 Upheld: 2
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2014-09-08 3 10 3-10 SDG 40 U Philip Rivers pass incomplete deep right intended for Antonio Gates (defended by Jerraud Powers).
ARI challenged the incomplete pass ruling, and the play was upheld.
2014-10-12 3 10 3-10 WAS 30 O Kirk Cousins pass complete short left to Jordan Reed for 10 yards (tackle by Rashad Johnson).
ARI challenged the first down ruling, and the play was overturned: Kirk Cousins pass complete short left to Jordan Reed for 9 yards (tackle by Rashad Johnson)
2014-10-26 1 10 1-10 PHI 21 O Nick Foles pass complete deep middle to Jordan Matthews for 14 yards (tackle by Rashad Johnson). Jordan Matthews fumbles (forced by Rashad Johnson), recovered by Jordan Matthews at PHI-35.
ARI challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was overturned: Nick Foles pass incomplete deep middle intended for Jordan Matthews (defended by Rashad Johnson)
2014-10-26 3 15 3-15 PHI 10 U Nick Foles pass complete deep right to Riley Cooper for 50 yards. Penalty on Tyrann Mathieu: Roughing the Passer, 15 yards.
ARI challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was upheld.
2014-11-16 4 5 4-5 DET 36 O Drew Butler punts 31 yards, returned by Jeremy Ross for 49 yards (tackle by Sam Acho).
ARI challenged the kick touched ruling, and the play was overturned: Drew Butler punts 35 yards
2014-12-07 3 4 3-4 CRD 41 O Alex Smith pass complete short right to Travis Kelce for 19 yards (tackle by Deone Bucannon).
ARI challenged the loose ball recovery ruling, and the play was overturned: Alex Smith pass complete short right to Travis Kelce for 18 yards (tackle by Deone Bucannon). Travis Kelce fumbles (forced by Deone Bucannon), recovered by Justin Bethel at ARI-16
2014Challenges: 6 Overturned: 4 Upheld: 2
TotalChallenges: 12 Overturned: 8 Upheld: 4

Worked For

NFL head coaches this coach worked under in his career.
Name Role
Butch Davis Offensive Coordinator
Chuck Pagano Offensive Coordinator
Mike Tomlin Offensive Coordinator