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Mike Nolan

Michael Nolan

Born: March 7, 1959 in Baltimore, MD
College: Oregon   (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
2005 46 San Francisco 49ers NFL 16 4 12 0 .250 4 5 2
2006 47 San Francisco 49ers NFL 16 7 9 0 .438 3 11 6
2007 48 San Francisco 49ers NFL 16 5 11 0 .313 3 9 4
2008 49 San Francisco 49ers NFL 7 2 5 0 .286 2 4 0 Fired after Week 7
4 yrs 55 18 37 0 .327 0 0 0 3.0 29 12

Games over .500: -19
Super Bowl Wins: 0
Overall Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 0
Division Championships: 0

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
1993 NYG 28 4 3 6 7 10 18 1 1 1 12 14 2 27 22 17 2 7 5 1 17 2 7 5 19 23 15 10 3 12 10
1994 NYG 28 9 8 16 24 28 22 8 3 10 11 25 1 27 27 24 16 22 11 8 10 15 15 11 20 4 6 8 5 18 18
1995 NYG 30 26 9 23 26 29 24 10 8 13 6 17 21 29 30 28 7 27 17 16 14 27 27 26 25 11 4 4 7 17 15
1996 NYG 30 23 14 20 29 30 28 23 7 21 30 29 14 29 30 25 23 30 14 10 8 22 16 20 7 14 14 15 5 7 16
1997 WAS 30 14 14 11 13 16 15 18 12 21 16 23 2 10 11 9 25 12 16 8 11 26 28 19 26 10 13 3 4 13 6
1998 WAS 30 20 24 27 19 15 17 15 27 18 10 7 21 4 13 10 8 23 24 28 25 28 28 30 28 21 10 5 11 21 10
1999 WAS 31 7 4 8 11 2 2 7 10 9 1 4 11 16 6 4 4 4 30 24 5 19 27 25 31 13 28 26 21 6 16
2000 NYJ 31 13 20 18 11 12 17 29 19 24 21 26 8 1 6 8 30 13 10 13 8 25 23 6 11 11 11 6 9 6 6
2002 BAL 32 20 17 22 27 26 23 22 18 16 26 14 27 25 27 19 9 25 22 19 8 22 13 23 2 32 26 26 4 2 20
2003 BAL 32 8 9 6 10 21 8 30 1 1 5 3 31 32 32 26 21 27 3 6 2 14 6 1 3 2 25 4 13 4 1
2004 BAL 32 10 5 9 23 31 20 9 8 9 17 15 20 26 31 30 3 31 6 6 7 20 8 8 2 9 12 10 1 6 9
2005 SFO 32 26 27 32 32 32 30 27 20 17 25 16 21 31 32 32 27 31 32 30 21 23 18 27 11 23 30 32 31 14 32
2006 SFO 32 21 23 29 27 26 24 23 19 6 18 2 29 30 29 25 15 22 26 32 18 22 19 27 16 10 19 26 27 22 25
2007 SFO 32 25 30 29 32 32 32 23 31 27 25 11 27 22 32 26 17 32 25 20 28 30 22 7 5 18 20 22 20 29 21
2008 SFO 32 22 31 23 23 23 22 32 27 27 25 21 32 18 13 13 26 18 13 23 28 21 13 15 8 28 24 20 21 21 15
2009 DEN 32 16 7 18 13 15 20 7 14 18 22 17 11 9 13 16 7 15 7 12 9 22 26 11 27 6 9 3 8 13 3
2010 MIA 32 17 30 22 11 21 30 21 11 21 29 30 13 13 16 27 25 21 6 14 29 23 7 7 4 24 5 8 9 28 20
2011 MIA 32 23 24 14 22 22 20 18 6 11 19 15 24 28 23 18 8 18 15 6 26 11 3 3 3 32 25 25 16 16 18
2012 ATL 32 1 5 5 14 8 7 7 26 29 13 29 1 8 6 5 12 4 24 5 5 10 21 24 29 13 14 23 1 5 22
2013 ATL 32 26 24 25 26 14 20 21 32 32 21 24 25 3 7 11 19 17 27 27 24 26 31 18 31 11 5 21 29 29 32
2014 ATL 32 21 6 18 23 7 9 10 27 24 15 18 9 4 5 11 14 5 32 25 4 22 18 32 14 5 24 32 5 10 32
4 yrs %tile 30 16 15 14 15 19 21 27 43 30 64 18 24 20 28 37 23 28 21 29 28 47 44 72 41 30 25 26 36 30

Full Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1981 22 College Oregon Graduate Assistant
1982 23 College Stanford Linebackers/Defensive Backs
1983 24 College Stanford Linebackers/Defensive Backs
1984 25 College Rice Linebackers/Defensive Backs
1985 26 College Rice Linebackers/Defensive Backs
1986 27 College Louisiana State Linebackers
1987 28 NFL Denver Broncos Special Teams/Linebackers
1988 29 NFL Denver Broncos Special Teams/Linebackers
1989 30 NFL Denver Broncos Special Teams/Linebackers
1990 31 NFL Denver Broncos Special Teams/Linebackers
1991 32 NFL Denver Broncos Special Teams/Linebackers
1992 33 NFL Denver Broncos Special Teams/Linebackers
1993 34 NFL New York Giants Defensive Coordinator
1994 35 NFL New York Giants Defensive Coordinator
1995 36 NFL New York Giants Defensive Coordinator
1996 37 NFL New York Giants Defensive Coordinator
1997 38 NFL Washington Redskins Defensive Coordinator
1998 39 NFL Washington Redskins Defensive Coordinator
1999 40 NFL Washington Redskins Defensive Coordinator
2000 41 NFL New York Jets Defensive Coordinator
2001 42 NFL Baltimore Ravens Wide Receivers
2002 43 NFL Baltimore Ravens Defensive Coordinator
2003 44 NFL Baltimore Ravens Defensive Coordinator
2004 45 NFL Baltimore Ravens Defensive Coordinator
2005 46 NFL San Francisco 49ers Head Coach
2006 47 NFL San Francisco 49ers Head Coach
2007 48 NFL San Francisco 49ers Head Coach
2008 49 NFL San Francisco 49ers Head Coach
2009 50 NFL Denver Broncos Defensive Coordinator
2010 51 NFL Miami Dolphins Defensive Coordinator
2011 52 NFL Miami Dolphins Defensive Coordinator
2012 53 NFL Atlanta Falcons Defensive Coordinator
2013 54 NFL Atlanta Falcons Defensive Coordinator

Challenges

Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2005-09-11 1 10 1-10 SFO 29 U Tim Rattay sacked by Leonard Little for -8 yards. Tim Rattay fumbles (forced by Leonard Little), recovered by Anthony Hargrove at SFO-28 (tackle by Jonas Jennings).
SFO challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2005-09-25 3 9 3-9 DAL 45 O Tim Rattay pass complete to Arnaz Battle for 12 yards. Arnaz Battle fumbles, recovered by Roy Williams at DAL-33 (tackle by Arnaz Battle).
SFO challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Tim Rattay pass incomplete intended for Arnaz Battle
2005-11-20 3 1 3-1 SFO 41 U Shaun Alexander right guard for 1 yard (tackle by Bryant Young).
SFO challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2005-11-20 1 10 1-10 SFO 13 O Matt Hasselbeck pass complete to Joe Jurevicius for 13 yards, touchdown.
SFO challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Matt Hasselbeck pass complete to Joe Jurevicius for 12 yards (tackle by Brandon T. Moore)
2005-12-04 1 10 1-10 SFO 45 U Frank Gore left end for -1 yards (tackle by Darnell Dockett). Frank Gore fumbles (forced by Darnell Dockett), recovered by Adrian Wilson at SFO-44 (tackle by Eric Heitmann).
SFO challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2005Challenges: 5 Overturned: 2 Upheld: 3
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2006-09-17 3 7 3-7 RAM 11 O Alex Smith pass complete to Arnaz Battle for 8 yards (tackle by Travis Fisher). Arnaz Battle fumbles (forced by Travis Fisher), recovered by O.J. Atogwe at STL-0.
SFO challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Alex Smith pass complete to Arnaz Battle for 8 yards (tackle by Travis Fisher)
2006-09-24 3 1 3-1 PHI 1 U Frank Gore up the middle for -1 yards (tackle by Brian Dawkins). Frank Gore fumbles (forced by Brian Dawkins), recovered by Mike Patterson at PHI-2 and returned for 98 yards, touchdown.
SFO challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2006-10-15 3 2 3-2 SFO 38 U Bryan Gilmore left end for 9 yards (tackle by Terrence Kiel). Bryan Gilmore fumbles (forced by Terrence Kiel), recovered by Terrence Kiel at SFO-47 and returned for 16 yards (tackle by Frank Gore). Penalty on SDG: Unsportsmanlike Conduct, 15 yards.
SFO challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2006-11-12 1 10 1-10 SFO 39 U Jon Kitna pass complete short middle to Kevin Jones for 23 yards (tackle by Bryant Young).
SFO challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2006-12-03 1 1 1-1 SFO 1 U Reggie Bush left guard for 1 yard, touchdown.
SFO challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2006-12-03 3 2 3-2 SFO 10 U Reggie Bush left end for 10 yards, touchdown.
SFO challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2006-12-10 3 9 3-9 SFO 38 O Brett Favre pass complete deep right to Greg Jennings for 33 yards.
SFO challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Brett Favre pass incomplete deep right intended for Greg Jennings
2006-12-10 3 5 3-5 GNB 6 O Alex Smith for 4 yards (tackle by A.J. Hawk).
SFO challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Alex Smith up the middle for 5 yards (tackle by A.J. Hawk)
2006-12-14 3 12 3-12 SFO 36 O Matt Hasselbeck pass complete deep right to Jerramy Stevens for 25 yards (tackle by Chad Williams).
SFO challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Matt Hasselbeck pass incomplete intended for Jerramy Stevens
2006-12-31 2 10 2-10 DEN 28 O Jay Cutler pass complete short right to Tatum Bell for 15 yards (tackle by Brandon Moore). Tatum Bell fumbles (forced by Brandon Moore), recovered by Tatum Bell at DEN-43.
SFO challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Jay Cutler pass complete short right to Tatum Bell for 15 yards (tackle by Shawntae Spencer). Tatum Bell fumbles (forced by Shawntae Spencer), recovered by Walt Harris at DEN-43 (tackle by Tatum Bell)
2006-12-31 3 7 3-7 DEN 40 O Alex Smith pass complete to Taylor Jacobs for 7 yards (tackle by Karl Paymah). Taylor Jacobs fumbles (forced by Karl Paymah), recovered by Karl Paymah at DEN-33.
SFO challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Alex Smith pass incomplete intended for Taylor Jacobs
2006Challenges: 11 Overturned: 6 Upheld: 5
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2007-09-23 1 10 1-10 SFO 18 O Ben Roethlisberger pass complete short right to Heath Miller for 16 yards (tackle by Hannibal Navies).
SFO challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was overturned: Ben Roethlisberger pass incomplete short right intended for Heath Miller
2007-09-23 3 13 3-13 PIT 32 O Alex Smith pass complete to Vernon Davis for 22 yards (tackle by Troy Polamalu). Vernon Davis fumbles (forced by Troy Polamalu), recovered by Ryan Clark at PIT-10 and returned for 43 yards (tackle by Frank Gore).
SFO challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was overturned: Alex Smith pass incomplete deep middle intended for Vernon Davis (defended by Troy Polamalu)
2007-09-30 3 6 3-6 SEA 24 U Matt Hasselbeck pass complete short right to Deion Branch for 31 yards (tackle by Michael Lewis).
SFO challenged the runner was in bounds ruling, and the play was upheld.
2007-10-28 2 6 2-6 SFO 23 U Drew Brees pass complete short right to Devery Henderson for 15 yards (tackle by Michael Lewis).
SFO challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was upheld.
2007-10-28 3 6 3-6 SFO 15 U Drew Brees pass complete short left to Marques Colston for 15 yards, touchdown.
SFO challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2007-11-18 3 7 3-7 RAM 43 O Marc Bulger pass complete short middle to Torry Holt for 7 yards (tackle by Walt Harris).
SFO challenged the first down ruling, and the play was overturned: Marc Bulger pass complete short middle to Torry Holt for 6 yards (tackle by Walt Harris)
2007-12-09 3 10 3-10 SFO 44 U Tarvaris Jackson pass complete short left to Chester Taylor for 10 yards (tackle by Patrick Willis).
SFO challenged the first down ruling, and the play was upheld.
2007-12-23 1 10 1-10 TAM 18 U Luke McCown pass complete short left to Alex Smith for 9 yards (tackle by Michael Lewis).
SFO challenged the fumble ruling, and the play was upheld.
2007-12-30 1 10 1-10 SFO 32 O Chris Weinke pass incomplete is intercepted by Leigh Bodden at SFO-36 and returned for 1 yard (tackle by Larry Allen).
SFO challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was overturned: Chris Weinke pass incomplete short left intended for Frank Gore
2007Challenges: 9 Overturned: 4 Upheld: 5
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2008-09-07 1 10 1-10 CRD 20 U J.T. O'Sullivan sacked by Bertrand Berry for -7 yards. J.T. O'Sullivan fumbles (forced by Bertrand Berry), recovered by Antonio Smith at ARI-21 and returned for 16 yards (tackle by Vernon Davis).
SFO challenged the fumble ruling, and the play was upheld.
2008-09-28 1 10 1-10 NOR 44 U Drew Brees pass complete short left to Mark Campbell for 6 yards (tackle by Takeo Spikes).
SFO challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was upheld.
2008-10-12 3 5 3-5 SFO 33 U Donovan McNabb pass complete deep left to DeSean Jackson for 27 yards (tackle by Tarell Brown). Penalty on Tully Banta-Cain: Defensive Offside (Declined).
SFO challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was upheld.
2008-10-12 4 6 4-6 SFO 20 U David Akers 38 yard field goal good.
SFO challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2008Challenges: 4 Overturned: 0 Upheld: 4
TotalChallenges: 29 Overturned: 12 Upheld: 17

Worked For

NFL head coaches this coach worked under in his career.
Name Role
Brian Billick Wide Receivers, Defensive Coordinator
Al Groh Defensive Coordinator
Josh McDaniels Defensive Coordinator
Dan Reeves Special Teams/Linebackers, Defensive Coordinator
Mike Smith Defensive Coordinator
Tony Sparano Defensive Coordinator
Norv Turner Defensive Coordinator