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Tony Sparano

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Born: October 7, 1961
College: New Haven

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
2008 47 Miami Dolphins NFL 16 11 5 0 .688 1 0 1 .000 1 4 2
2009 48 Miami Dolphins NFL 16 7 9 0 .438 3 6 3
2010 49 Miami Dolphins NFL 16 7 9 0 .438 3 4 2
2011 50 Miami Dolphins NFL 13 4 9 0 .308 3 1 1 Fired after week 14
4 yrs 61 29 32 0 .475 1 0 1 .000 2.5 15 8

Games over .500: -3
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
2008 MIA 32 6 1 16 18 12 21 1 12 11 9 15 3 21 10 16 2 8 15 9 5 4 10 8 18 10 26 25 9 8 17
2009 MIA 32 21 26 20 20 17 15 19 3 4 1 10 11 14 20 27 23 23 22 25 27 17 18 21 15 29 3 24 18 16 29
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 NYJ 32 23 29 26 23 30 28 30 6 12 13 23 31 25 30 29 28 29 8 20 18 30 26 26 21 8 3 2 10 23 9
4 yrs %tile 51 40 47 48 47 36 57 78 66 58 48 63 44 49 34 58 48 58 61 35 60 73 73 72 29 57 39 63 50 38

Full Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1984 23 College New Haven Offensive Line
1985 24 College New Haven Offensive Line
1986 25 College New Haven Offensive Line
1987 26 College New Haven Offensive Line
1988 27 College Boston University Offensive Line
1989 28 College Boston University Offensive Line
1990 29 College Boston University Offensive Coordinator
1991 30 College Boston University Offensive Coordinator
1992 31 College Boston University Offensive Coordinator
1993 32 College Boston University Offensive Coordinator
1994 33 College New Haven Head Coach
1995 34 College New Haven Head Coach
1996 35 College New Haven Head Coach
1997 36 College New Haven Head Coach
1998 37 College New Haven Head Coach
1999 38 NFL Cleveland Browns Offensive Quality Control
2000 39 NFL Cleveland Browns Offensive Line
2001 40 NFL Washington Redskins Tight Ends
2002 41 NFL Jacksonville Jaguars Tight Ends
2003 42 NFL Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends
2004 43 NFL Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends
2005 44 NFL Dallas Cowboys Offensive Line/Running Game Coordinator
2006 45 NFL Dallas Cowboys Offensive Line/Running Game Coordinator
2007 46 NFL Dallas Cowboys Asst. Head Coach/Offensive Line
2008 47 NFL Miami Dolphins Head Coach
2009 48 NFL Miami Dolphins Head Coach
2010 49 NFL Miami Dolphins Head Coach
2011 50 NFL Miami Dolphins Head Coach
2012 51 NFL New York Jets Offensive Coordinator
2013 52 NFL Oakland Raiders Asst. Head Coach/Offensive Line

Challenges

Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2008-10-12 3 2 3-2 MIA 43 U Chad Pennington pass complete short right to Casey Cramer for 1 yard (tackle by Morlon Greenwood).
MIA challenged the first down ruling, and the play was upheld.
2008-11-09 3 2 3-2 MIA 28 O Chad Pennington sacked by Brandon Mebane for 0 yards. Chad Pennington fumbles (forced by Brandon Mebane), recovered by Darryl Tapp at MIA-28 and returned for 3 yards (tackle by Jake Long).
MIA challenged the fumble ruling, and the play was overturned: Chad Pennington sacked by Brandon Mebane for -1 yards
2008-11-30 3 5 3-5 MIA 30 U Marc Bulger pass complete short right to Torry Holt for 7 yards (tackle by Joey Thomas).
MIA challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was upheld.
2008-12-07 3 12 3-12 MIA 22 O J.P. Losman pass complete short right to James Hardy for 12 yards (tackle by Will Allen). James Hardy fumbles (forced by Will Allen), recovered by Josh Reed at MIA-10.
MIA challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was overturned: J.P. Losman pass incomplete short right intended for James Hardy (defended by Will Allen)
2008Challenges: 4 Overturned: 2 Upheld: 2
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2009-09-13 3 3 3-3 MIA 43 O Chad Pennington pass incomplete short left intended for Greg Camarillo.
MIA challenged the incomplete pass ruling, and the play was overturned: Chad Pennington pass complete short left to Greg Camarillo for 15 yards (tackle by Chris Houston)
2009-10-04 2 5 2-5 BUF 5 U Ronnie Brown right guard for 4 yards (tackle by Jairus Byrd).
MIA challenged the runner broke the plane ruling, and the play was upheld.
2009-10-12 3 21 3-21 MIA 35 O Mark Sanchez pass complete deep left to Braylon Edwards for 35 yards, touchdown. Penalty on Vontae Davis: Illegal Contact (Declined).
MIA challenged the runner broke the plane ruling, and the play was overturned: Mark Sanchez pass complete deep left to Braylon Edwards for 34 yards (tackle by Gibril Wilson). Penalty on Vontae Davis: Illegal Contact (Declined)
2009-10-25 3 11 3-11 MIA 16 U Chad Henne pass incomplete deep left intended for Ted Ginn Jr. is intercepted by Darren Sharper at MIA-42 and returned for 42 yards, touchdown.
MIA challenged the incomplete pass ruling, and the play was upheld.
2009-11-08 1 10 1-10 NWE 39 O Chad Henne sacked by Tully Banta-Cain for -6 yards. Chad Henne fumbles (forced by Tully Banta-Cain), recovered by Adalius Thomas at NWE-41 and returned for 59 yards, touchdown.
MIA challenged the fumble ruling, and the play was overturned: Chad Henne pass incomplete
2009-12-27 1 10 1-10 MIA 34 U Matt Schaub pass incomplete deep left intended for Jacoby Jones (defended by Vontae Davis).
MIA challenged the incomplete pass ruling, and the play was upheld.
2009Challenges: 6 Overturned: 3 Upheld: 3
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2010-09-26 1 10 1-10 MIA 38 O Ricky Williams for 4 yards (tackle by David Harris). Ricky Williams fumbles (forced by David Harris), recovered by Eric Smith at MIA-42.
MIA challenged the fumble ruling, and the play was overturned: Ricky Williams up the middle for 4 yards (tackle by David Harris)
2010-10-17 4 1 4-1 GNB 27 U Ronnie Brown up the middle for no gain (tackle by Charlie Peprah).
MIA challenged the first down ruling, and the play was upheld.
2010-10-24 3 2 3-2 MIA 2 O Ben Roethlisberger for 2 yards, touchdown.
MIA challenged the runner broke the plane ruling, and the play was overturned: Ben Roethlisberger up the middle for 1 yard (tackle by Chris Clemons). Ben Roethlisberger fumbles (forced by Chris Clemons)
2010-12-26 3 6 3-6 DET 31 U Shaun Hill pass complete short left to Calvin Johnson for 16 yards (tackle by Tyrone Culver).
MIA challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was upheld.
2010Challenges: 4 Overturned: 2 Upheld: 2
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2011-09-12 1 2 1-2 NWE 2 O Chad Henne pass complete short right to Reggie Bush for 1 yard (tackle by Jerod Mayo).
MIA challenged the runner broke the plane ruling, and the play was overturned: Chad Henne pass complete short right to Reggie Bush for 2 yards, touchdown
2011Challenges: 1 Overturned: 1 Upheld: 0
TotalChallenges: 15 Overturned: 8 Upheld: 7

Worked For

NFL head coaches this coach worked under in his career.
Name Role
Dennis Allen Asst. Head Coach/Offensive Line
Tom Coughlin Tight Ends
Chris Palmer Offensive Quality Control, Offensive Line
Bill Parcells Tight Ends, Offensive Line/Running Game Coordinator
Wade Phillips Asst. Head Coach/Offensive Line
Rex Ryan Offensive Coordinator
Marty Schottenheimer Tight Ends