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Dave Wannstedt

David Raymond Wannstedt

Born: May 21, 1952 in Pittsburgh, PA
College: Pittsburgh   (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
1993 41 Chicago Bears NFL 16 7 9 0 .438 4
1994 42 Chicago Bears NFL 16 9 7 0 .563 2 1 1 .500 4
1995 43 Chicago Bears NFL 16 9 7 0 .563 3
1996 44 Chicago Bears NFL 16 7 9 0 .438 3
1997 45 Chicago Bears NFL 16 4 12 0 .250 5
1998 46 Chicago Bears NFL 16 4 12 0 .250 5
2000 48 Miami Dolphins NFL 16 11 5 0 .688 2 1 1 .500 1 3 1
2001 49 Miami Dolphins NFL 16 11 5 0 .688 1 0 1 .000 2 9 3
2002 50 Miami Dolphins NFL 16 9 7 0 .563 3 7 3
2003 51 Miami Dolphins NFL 16 10 6 0 .625 2 5 2
2004 52 Miami Dolphins NFL 9 1 8 0 .111 4 9 2 Fired after week 9
11 yrs 169 82 87 0 .485 5 2 3 .400 3.3 33 11
6 yrs CHI 96 40 56 0 .417 2 1 1 .500 4.0
5 yrs MIA 73 42 31 0 .575 3 1 2 .333 2.4 33 11

Games over .500: -5
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
1989 DAL 28 28 28 28 26 27 28 25 27 24 27 15 15 14 27 24 25 26 20 24 28 27 18 21 6 26 9 20 14 28 24
1990 DAL 28 15 16 21 20 28 26 17 22 23 14 22 2 14 27 28 26 27 10 15 16 20 18 23 15 2 11 2 2 25 2
1991 DAL 28 5 14 10 13 9 7 5 16 13 12 14 4 14 8 14 4 7 17 17 25 7 8 12 14 21 25 23 11 22 20
1992 DAL 28 2 7 2 1 4 2 4 4 5 2 9 2 12 5 5 6 3 1 5 18 1 1 11 3 13 16 5 8 17 4
1993 CHI 28 18 14 14 26 28 24 11 7 19 15 25 16 28 28 28 13 26 4 3 14 19 17 10 15 18 13 3 2 12 2
1994 CHI 28 9 20 18 15 23 24 9 6 15 20 26 6 20 21 16 12 19 13 10 25 10 24 8 28 22 9 5 5 22 5
1995 CHI 30 9 9 9 12 9 8 8 6 9 11 15 22 21 12 4 1 2 19 22 18 8 5 5 5 15 24 27 23 17 24
1996 CHI 30 19 14 19 14 21 26 10 11 16 19 18 4 10 19 17 15 21 12 12 18 9 11 18 16 20 12 14 13 16 17
1997 CHI 30 26 26 29 11 17 28 27 7 16 12 24 28 3 15 26 25 26 12 29 11 8 19 27 27 2 4 11 25 21 20
1998 CHI 30 25 22 24 18 21 25 24 14 17 22 20 30 20 23 23 5 17 14 23 17 18 19 14 14 7 3 15 25 19 27
1999 MIA 31 9 23 21 6 20 13 21 13 22 25 28 18 4 13 17 24 20 5 19 20 10 8 2 7 21 4 5 7 14 7
2000 MIA 31 5 5 8 20 26 16 9 8 14 7 23 2 31 27 24 18 16 6 3 4 10 14 6 18 13 14 5 5 1 4
2001 MIA 31 6 26 9 12 21 8 27 8 23 9 29 30 29 19 12 18 4 5 11 16 17 17 7 14 20 3 1 19 14 10
2002 MIA 32 11 15 5 7 15 12 17 1 2 3 4 22 31 26 24 12 13 3 4 11 8 5 4 6 25 10 8 13 5 7
2003 MIA 32 8 10 12 19 24 17 27 8 17 14 27 25 30 26 20 21 17 10 3 6 11 5 10 2 5 24 19 2 7 16
2004 MIA 32 30 29 26 25 29 28 32 29 31 19 32 27 3 21 20 32 29 8 20 23 32 31 13 18 22 1 2 13 19 6
2012 BUF 32 23 27 25 22 19 21 28 13 6 13 4 29 23 25 13 22 20 22 26 23 25 31 32 30 20 11 10 17 20 14
11 yrs %tile 53 46 51 49 33 38 44 72 50 58 30 40 36 32 39 52 46 71 61 54 58 53 67 54 53 68 70 60 57 62
6 yrs CHI 43 44 39 48 35 27 53 75 51 47 30 44 45 36 38 63 40 62 48 45 62 49 57 43 55 66 61 51 43 50
5 yrs MIA 65 49 65 51 30 52 32 69 48 70 30 36 24 28 40 39 53 83 77 65 54 58 78 66 49 70 81 70 74 76

Full Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1975 23 College Pitt Graduate Assistant
1976 24 College Pitt Graduate Assistant
1977 25 College Pitt Graduate Assistant
1978 26 College Pitt Graduate Assistant
1979 27 College Oklahoma State Defensive Line
1980 28 College Oklahoma State Defensive Line
1981 29 College Oklahoma State Defensive Line
1982 30 College Oklahoma State Defensive Line
1983 31 College Southern California Defensive Line
1984 32 College Southern California Defensive Line
1985 33 College Southern California Defensive Line
1986 34 College Miami-FL Defensive Coordinator
1987 35 College Miami-FL Defensive Coordinator
1988 36 College Miami-FL Defensive Coordinator
1989 37 NFL Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator
1990 38 NFL Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator
1991 39 NFL Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator
1992 40 NFL Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator
1993 41 NFL Chicago Bears Head Coach
1994 42 NFL Chicago Bears Head Coach
1995 43 NFL Chicago Bears Head Coach
1996 44 NFL Chicago Bears Head Coach
1997 45 NFL Chicago Bears Head Coach
1998 46 NFL Chicago Bears Head Coach
1999 47 NFL Miami Dolphins Defensive Coordinator
2000 48 NFL Miami Dolphins Head Coach
2001 49 NFL Miami Dolphins Head Coach
2002 50 NFL Miami Dolphins Head Coach
2003 51 NFL Miami Dolphins Head Coach
2004 52 NFL Miami Dolphins Head Coach
2005 53 College Pitt Head Coach
2006 54 College Pitt Head Coach
2007 55 College Pitt Head Coach
2008 56 College Pitt Head Coach
2009 57 College Pitt Head Coach
2010 58 College Pitt Head Coach
2011 59 NFL Buffalo Bills Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers
2012 60 NFL Buffalo Bills Defensive Coordinator
2013 61 NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers Special Teams

Challenges

Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2000-10-23 1 5 1-5 MIA 14 O Vinny Testaverde pass complete to Richie Anderson for 14 yards, touchdown.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Vinny Testaverde pass complete to Richie Anderson for 13 yards (tackle by Brock Marion)
2000-11-05 U Two Point Attempt: Stoney Case pass complete to Johnnie Morton, conversion succeeds.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2000-12-17 2 9 2-9 CLT 43 U Peyton Manning pass complete to Marvin Harrison for 8 yards (tackle by Patrick Surtain). Sam Madison fumbles (forced by Patrick Surtain), recovered by Steve McKinney at MIA-43 (tackle by Jerry Wilson).
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2000Challenges: 3 Overturned: 1 Upheld: 2
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2001-09-09 2 7 2-7 MIA 8 U Lamar Smith right tackle for 3 yards (tackle by Josh Evans and Blaine Bishop). Lamar Smith fumbles (forced by Josh Evans), recovered by Bobby Myers at MIA-14 and returned for 14 yards, touchdown.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2001-10-28 3 6 3-6 MIA 37 U Jay Fiedler pass complete to James McKnight for 7 yards (tackle by Ike Charlton). James McKnight fumbles (forced by Ike Charlton), recovered by Reggie Tongue at MIA-46 and returned for 23 yards (tackle by Chris Chambers).
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2001-10-28 3 1 3-1 SEA 1 O Lamar Smith right tackle for no gain (tackle by Levon Kirkland and Chad Brown).
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Lamar Smith right tackle for 1 yard, touchdown
2001-11-04 3 3 3-3 MIA 23 O Jay Fiedler pass incomplete intended for Oronde Gadsden.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Jay Fiedler pass complete to Oronde Gadsden for 6 yards
2001-11-18 2 2 2-2 NYJ 37 U Jay Fiedler sacked by Ray Mickens for -6 yards. Jay Fiedler fumbles (forced by Ray Mickens), recovered by Eric Ogbogu at NYJ-40.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2001-12-22 1 10 1-10 MIA 33 U Jay Fiedler pass complete to Jed Weaver for 19 yards (tackle by Tebucky Jones). Jed Weaver fumbles (forced by Tebucky Jones), recovered by Otis Smith at NWE-48.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2001-12-22 4 7 4-7 NWE 10 U Jay Fiedler pass complete to Lamar Smith for 7 yards (tackle by Tebucky Jones). Lamar Smith fumbles (forced by Tebucky Jones), recovered by Roman Phifer at NWE-2 (tackle by Tim Ruddy).
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2001-12-30 2 10 2-10 ATL 28 O Chris Chandler pass complete to Shawn Jefferson for 10 yards (tackle by Brock Marion).
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Chris Chandler pass complete to Shawn Jefferson for 9 yards (tackle by Brock Marion)
2002-01-06 4 3 4-3 MIA 27 U Matt Turk punts 56 yards.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2001Challenges: 9 Overturned: 3 Upheld: 6
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2002-09-29 2 9 2-9 KAN 30 U Jay Fiedler pass complete to Ricky Williams for 29 yards (tackle by Greg Wesley).
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2002-11-10 1 10 1-10 NYJ 30 O Ray Lucas pass incomplete intended for Chris Chambers.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Ray Lucas pass complete to Chris Chambers for 14 yards (tackle by Donnie Abraham)
2002-11-10 2 1 2-1 NYJ 1 U Ricky Williams left tackle for -1 yards (tackle by Marvin Jones). Ricky Williams fumbles (forced by Marvin Jones), recovered by Sam Garnes at NYJ-2 (tackle by Ricky Williams).
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2002-12-01 3 2 3-2 MIA 2 U Drew Bledsoe up the middle for 2 yards, touchdown.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2002-12-09 3 7 3-7 MIA 16 O Jay Fiedler pass complete to Chris Chambers for 6 yards (tackle by Jerry Azumah). Chris Chambers fumbles (forced by Jerry Azumah), ball out of bounds at MIA-22.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Jay Fiedler pass complete to Chris Chambers for 8 yards (tackle by Jerry Azumah). Chris Chambers fumbles (forced by Jerry Azumah), ball out of bounds at MIA-24
2002-12-09 3 8 3-8 MIA 34 O Jim Miller pass complete to Marty Booker for 21 yards (tackle by Brock Marion).
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Jim Miller pass incomplete intended for Marty Booker
2002-12-15 1 10 1-10 MIA 11 U Ricky Williams left tackle for 2 yards (tackle by Eric Barton). Ricky Williams fumbles (forced by Eric Barton), recovered by Anthony Dorsett at MIA-13.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2002Challenges: 7 Overturned: 3 Upheld: 4
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2003-11-09 1 10 1-10 MIA 25 O Steve McNair pass complete to Tyrone Calico for 25 yards, touchdown.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Steve McNair pass incomplete intended for Tyrone Calico
2003-11-27 1 10 1-10 MIA 18 U Quincy Carter pass complete to Antonio Bryant for 18 yards, touchdown.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2003-12-15 2 10 2-10 PHI 25 U Donovan McNabb pass complete to Chad Lewis for 15 yards (tackle by Brock Marion).
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2003-12-21 2 9 2-9 MIA 35 O Jay Fiedler sacked for -10 yards. Jay Fiedler fumbles, recovered by Jay Fiedler at MIA-21.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Jay Fiedler pass incomplete
2003-12-21 2 7 2-7 MIA 43 U Jay Fiedler sacked by Ryan Denney for -6 yards. Jay Fiedler fumbles (forced by Ryan Denney), recovered by Sam Adams at MIA-38.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2003Challenges: 5 Overturned: 2 Upheld: 3
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2004-09-11 3 4 3-4 MIA 33 U Steve McNair pass complete to Derrick Mason for 16 yards (tackle by Antuan Edwards).
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2004-09-11 3 1 3-1 MIA 40 U Steve McNair pass complete to Antowain Smith for 1 yard (tackle by Zach Thomas).
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2004-09-26 1 7 1-7 MIA 7 U Ben Roethlisberger pass complete to Hines Ward for 7 yards, touchdown.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2004-09-26 1 10 1-10 PIT 29 U A.J. Feeley sacked by Joey Porter for -10 yards. A.J. Feeley fumbles (forced by Joey Porter), recovered by James Farrior at PIT-36.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2004-10-03 3 11 3-11 NYJ 28 O Jay Fiedler right end for 9 yards (tackle by Shaun Ellis). Jay Fiedler fumbles (forced by Shaun Ellis), recovered by Derrick Strait at NYJ-19 (tackle by Jay Fiedler).
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Jay Fiedler right end for 9 yards (tackle by Shaun Ellis)
2004-10-03 2 6 2-6 MIA 38 U Chad Pennington pass incomplete intended for Anthony Becht.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2004-10-17 3 9 3-9 MIA 36 U Jay Fiedler pass complete to Randy McMichael for 8 yards (tackle by Aaron Schobel).
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2004-10-24 3 8 3-8 MIA 33 U Jay Fiedler pass complete to Sammy Morris for 7 yards (tackle by Pisa Tinoisamoa).
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2004-10-24 2 9 2-9 RAM 48 O Jay Fiedler pass complete to Chris Chambers for 12 yards (tackle by Jerametrius Butler). Chris Chambers fumbles (forced by Jerametrius Butler), recovered by Travis Fisher at STL-34.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Jay Fiedler pass incomplete intended for Chris Chambers (defended by Jerametrius Butler)
2004Challenges: 9 Overturned: 2 Upheld: 7
TotalChallenges: 33 Overturned: 11 Upheld: 22

Worked For

NFL head coaches this coach worked under in his career.
Name Role
Chan Gailey Defensive Coordinator, Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers
Jimmy Johnson Defensive Coordinator
Greg Schiano Special Teams