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Rod Rust

Rodney A. Rust

Born: August 2, 1928 in Webster City, IA
College: Iowa St.   (school history)

Coaching Results

Year Age Tm Lg G W L T W-L% G plyf W plyf L plyf W-L% Rank Notes
1990 62 New England Patriots NFL 16 1 15 0 .063 5
1 yr 16 1 15 0 .063 0 0 0 5.0

Games over .500: -14
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
1978 KAN 28 26 11 26 17 15 24 4 2 2 5 2 15 25 27 27 1 26 20 22 24 21 18 24 18 24 4 17 14 19 27
1979 KAN 28 18 12 18 25 27 26 9 9 13 10 12 16 28 28 28 7 28 12 5 17 11 6 1 6 22 27 22 20 10 11
1980 KAN 28 14 2 16 26 28 14 5 9 18 14 28 17 28 27 23 3 24 18 19 6 18 21 17 21 12 21 10 22 3 6
1981 KAN 28 10 13 11 16 17 12 22 2 3 4 3 27 28 25 27 13 18 17 10 5 13 3 17 2 5 27 23 6 6 15
1982 KAN 28 21 1 15 20 25 16 1 16 21 27 24 1 21 21 16 2 22 10 18 14 16 19 9 11 11 8 10 17 14 18
1983 NWE 28 13 16 15 20 13 24 11 10 5 5 1 20 26 25 21 5 15 20 3 17 20 21 1 16 9 17 17 6 23 13
1984 NWE 28 9 18 12 11 14 10 5 19 11 14 8 10 13 16 6 3 15 9 18 25 15 12 8 9 28 14 12 20 20 10
1985 NWE 28 4 7 6 6 9 10 23 4 6 15 12 20 25 14 15 14 6 7 6 3 11 6 12 4 2 19 9 2 9 6
1986 NWE 28 5 2 5 12 13 2 1 18 28 20 28 6 6 4 3 2 6 16 10 9 20 24 24 23 2 6 6 3 13 13
1987 NWE 28 10 4 9 20 23 15 5 5 20 17 26 7 23 24 13 11 19 11 9 7 18 14 13 7 4 26 15 5 10 6
1988 KAN 28 25 17 21 18 22 23 10 22 22 26 19 4 10 16 18 20 21 10 15 21 28 28 28 24 18 1 1 1 16 11
1989 PIT 28 10 3 21 28 28 24 7 11 18 6 21 23 28 28 28 3 28 19 15 3 21 19 19 18 3 22 16 8 9 13
1990 NWE 28 28 18 28 28 26 28 19 23 25 28 27 19 10 20 24 17 28 27 27 12 28 28 28 27 5 1 13 15 20 28
1992 NYG 28 18 12 17 21 22 13 3 9 6 2 4 11 22 25 24 2 25 18 26 26 17 25 25 25 18 3 16 22 23 26
1996 ATL 30 28 29 29 26 17 19 28 30 27 19 5 8 4 9 5 29 16 29 30 26 20 26 25 28 2 4 27 25 30 30
1 yr %tile 4 39 4 4 11 4 36 21 14 4 7 36 68 32 18 43 4 7 7 61 4 4 4 7 86 100 57 50 32 4

Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1978 50 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator
1979 51 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator
1980 52 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator
1981 53 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator
1982 54 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator
1983 55 NFL New England Patriots Defensive Coordinator
1984 56 NFL New England Patriots Defensive Coordinator
1985 57 NFL New England Patriots Defensive Coordinator
1986 58 NFL New England Patriots Defensive Coordinator
1987 59 NFL New England Patriots Defensive Coordinator
1988 60 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator
1989 61 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator
1990 62 NFL New England Patriots Head Coach
1992 64 NFL New York Giants Defensive Coordinator
1996 68 NFL Atlanta Falcons Defensive Coordinator

Worked For

NFL head coaches this coach worked under in his career.
Name Role
Raymond Berry Defensive Coordinator
Frank Gansz Defensive Coordinator
Ray Handley Defensive Coordinator
June Jones Defensive Coordinator
Marv Levy Defensive Coordinator
Ron Meyer Defensive Coordinator
Chuck Noll Defensive Coordinator