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Encyclopedia > Dave Wannstedt
Dave Wannstedt
Date of birth May 21, 1952 (1952-05-21) (age 55)
Place of birth Flag of the United States Baldwin, Pennsylvania
Position(s) Head Coach
Defensive coordinator
Offensive tackle
College Pittsburgh
NFL Draft 1974 / Round 15/ Pick 376
Career Record NFL
80-83-0 (Regular Season)
2-3 (Postseason)
82-86-0 (Overall)
NCAA
16-19-0
Coaching Stats Pro Football Reference
Coaching Stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a player
1974 Green Bay Packers IR
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1975-1978
1979-1982
1983-1985
1986-1988
1989-1992
1993-1998
2000-2004
2005-present
University of Pittsburgh
Oklahoma State
USC
University of Miami
Dallas Cowboys
Chicago Bears
Miami Dolphins
University of Pittsburgh

Dave Wannstedt (born May 21, 1952 in Baldwin, Pennsylvania), is the current head coach of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers football team. Previously, Wannstedt was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins of the NFL from 2000 to 2004, and he coached the Chicago Bears from 1993 to 1998. He also was a long-time assistant to Jimmy Johnson with the Dallas Cowboys, Miami Hurricanes, and Oklahoma State Cowboys as well as an equal with Johnson when both were assistants at Pittsburgh in the 1970s. is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Baldwin is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. ... 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City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. 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Early years

Wannstedt was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended Baldwin High School. He won an athletic scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh playing offensive tackle and blocking for future Heisman Trophy winner Tony Dorsett. After a successful career with the Panthers, he was chosen in the 1974 NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers, but spent his only NFL season on Injured Reserve with a neck injury. Pittsburgh redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Brennan redirects here. ... Anthony Tony Drew Dorsett (born April 7, 1954 in Rochester, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos. ... The 1974 NFL Draft Round 1 Categories: | | ... Packers redirects here. ...


Coaching career

First college coaching career

In 1975, Pitt coach Johnny Majors hired him as a graduate assistant coach. He was on the staff when the Panthers won the 1976 NCAA Division I-A national football championship with a victory over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. In 1977, Jimmy Johnson joined the staff of the Pitt Panthers and the two would forge a long lasting personal and professional bond. When Johnson left to become the head coach of the Oklahoma State Cowboys in 1979, he invited Wannstedt to join his staff. Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Johnny Majors was a longtime College Football Head Coach and alumnus of the University of Tennessee. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NCAA Division I-A national football championship is the only Division I NCAA-sponsored sport without an organized tournament to determine its champion; in fact, while various other organizations (as described below) designate a national champion at the Division I level, the NCAA itself does not award a championship... The Sugar Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Oklahoma State Cowboys (Cowgirls for womens teams) are the athletic teams that represent Oklahoma State University. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


Wannstedt served as defensive line coach for the Oklahoma State Cowboys for the 1979 and 1980 seasons and was promoted to defensive coordinator in 1981, a spot he held for two seasons. He moved on to USC in 1983 and served as the defensive line coach for the Trojans for three years. In 1986, Wannstedt became defensive coordinator for the Miami Hurricanes under friend and mentor Jimmy Johnson. Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... A defensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at other levels of American football) who is in charge of the defense. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ...


Dallas Cowboys

When Johnson was hired as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys in 1989, Wannstedt joined Dallas' staff as defensive coordinator. The Cowboys defense was considered one of the best in the NFL under Wannstedt's leadership and he became a prime candidate to become an NFL head coach. When Chuck Noll retired as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, in 1992, Wannstedt was one of the finalists for the job, but was ultimately edged out by Bill Cowher. Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Charles Henry Chuck Noll (born January 5, 1932) is a former American football coach, having served as the coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League from 1969 to 1991. ... Steelers redirects here. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... William Laird Cowher (born May 8, 1957) is a former American football coach and player. ...


Chicago Bears

On January 19, 1993, he was hired as the head coach of the Chicago Bears replacing legendary coach Mike Ditka. Wannstedt's tenure at Chicago was tumultuous. He led the Bears to only one postseason appearance in his 6 years at Chicago and compiled a 41-57 record. After posting back-to-back 4-12 seasons, Bears owner Michael McCaskey fired Wannstedt on December 28, 1998, a day when five NFL head coaches (one sixth of the league) lost their jobs. is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Michael Keller Ditka, Jr. ... Michael McCaskey is the current Chairman of the Chicago Bears in the National Football League. ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Miami Dolphins

In 1999, Wannstedt again joined Jimmy Johnson's staff, this time as defensive coordinator and assistant head coach of the Miami Dolphins. When the 56 year old Johnson suddenly announced his retirement on January 16, 2000, Wannstedt was the obvious choice to replace him and he was immediately named Johnson's successor. This article is about the year. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


The 2000 football season went well for the Dolphins as they went 11-5 and won the AFC East title for the first time since 1994. Wannstedt, however, was highly criticized after a 27-0 blowout loss in the second round of the playoffs against the Oakland Raiders. The week before, in a game against Indianapolis Colts, Wannstedt had run the ball with Lamar Smith forty times in an overtime victory. This rendered Smith barely able to walk the next day, and virtually useless for their next game against the Raiders. Wannstedt would end up doing this several times in Miami before he would resign. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames The Horseshoes Team colors Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001... Lamar Seeligson Smith (born November 19, 1947) is a politician from the state of Texas. ...


The Dolphins went 11-5 again in 2001, and again melted down in the playoffs. They were again dominated, this time by the Baltimore Ravens 20-3. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore...


In 2002, arguably the most controversial season for Wannstedt, the Dolphins finished 9-7 without an appearance in the playoffs. During the offseason, Wannstedt had traded two first-round draft picks to the New Orleans Saints for running back Ricky Williams. Through week 15, the Dolphins seemed to be in prime position for a playoff spot at 9-5, needing only one more victory to clinch. The Dolphins blew an 11 point lead over the New England Patriots in the 4th quarter to lose out on the playoffs. Many believed that Wannstedt was simply out-coached by Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Some Miami fans called for his resignation after this loss. Also see: 2002 (number). ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Gold and black Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference... For the former Indianapolis Colts running back, see Ricky Antwan Williams. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... William Stephen Belichick (born April 16, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee) is the American football head coach for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ...


The Dolphins started 2003 with a loss against the lowly Houston Texans, even though Miami was highly favored in the game. This game turned out to be the epitome of the Dolphins season this year, losing at very costly times. The team ended up 10-6, but still out of the playoffs. Again, Wannstedt was kept on even after a guarantee pre-season by owner Wayne Huizenga that he would fire Wannstedt if the team again missed the playoffs. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... Harry Wayne Huizenga (born on December 29, 1937 in Evergreen Park, Illinois) Huizenga graduated from the Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1955 and is an alumnus of Calvin College located in Grand Rapids, MI. He is the owner of the National Football Leagues Miami Dolphins. ...


The 2004 season turned out to be a disaster from the beginning. Star running back Ricky Williams retired from football in the face of drug abuse charges and fear of being over-used as he was in the previous season, Randy McMichael was arrested for domestic abuse, and newly acquired receiver David Boston injured himself in training camp and was lost for the season. Many believed that most, if not all of the things that happened that offseason were a direct result of Wannstedt's lack of discipline and overall knowledge of the game. The offense sputtered and the team would post just one win in its first nine games, the worst record in the NFL. Wannstedt became the focus of intense criticism for his leadership and fell under immense pressure from fans and Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga. Wannstedt resigned as Dolphins head coach on November 9, 2004 and was replaced by interim coach Jim Bates. The team finished 4-12. The following offseason, the team would eventually hire Nick Saban as head coach. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... For the former Indianapolis Colts running back, see Ricky Antwan Williams. ... Comparison of the perceived harm for various psychoactive drugs from a poll among medical psychiatrists specialized in addiction treatment[1] This article is an overview of the nontherapeutic use of alcohol and drugs of abuse. ... Randy McMichael (born June 28, 1979 in Griffin, Georgia) is an American football player who currently plays tight end for the Miami Dolphins of the NFL. He was drafted by the Dolphins out of the University of Georgia with the 16th pick in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL... David Boston (born August 19, 1978) is an American Football wide receiver and is currently a free agent in the National Football League (NFL). ... Harry Wayne Huizenga (born on December 29, 1937 in Evergreen Park, Illinois) Huizenga graduated from the Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1955 and is an alumnus of Calvin College located in Grand Rapids, MI. He is the owner of the National Football Leagues Miami Dolphins. ... is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jim Bates (born May 31, 1946, in Pontiac, Michigan) is an American football coach. ... Nicholas Lou Saban (born October 31, 1951 in Fairmont, West Virginia) is an American college football coach and the current head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide. ...


Some people criticized Wannstedt was for his decisions regarding the team off the field. Many of his offseason trades were arguably poorly scouted and put together, including trading a 2nd round draft choice to the Philadelphia Eagles for third-string quarterback A.J. Feeley. As projected by most of the media and fans, Feeley was unable to produce in Miami. That same year, he also traded a 3rd round choice for running back Lamar Gordon in haste, who would only play three games for the team before being injured and lost for the season. Wannstedt also had a series of very poor draft picks, including 2001 1st round pick Jamar Fletcher, and 2003 2nd round pick Eddie Moore. He worked as an NFL on FOX game analyst while looking for a coaching job after being fired from the Miami Dolphins. He eventually took the University of Pittsburgh football coaching job. City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... Adam Joshua Feeley (born May 16, 1977 in Caldwell, Idaho) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Lamar DeShawn Gordon (Born January 7, 1980 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a National Football League player who is currently a free agent. ... Jamar Mondell Fletcher (born August 28, 1979 in St. ... Eddie Deon Moore (born July 5, 1980 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) is an American football player who currently plays linebacker for the New Orleans Saints. ... NFL on FOX is the brand name of the Fox Broadcasting Companys coverage of the National Football Leagues National Football Conference games, produced by Fox Sports. ...


University of Pittsburgh

When University of Pittsburgh head coach Walt Harris announced that he was leaving Pitt to become head coach at Stanford, Wannstedt, a Pittsburgh native and Pitt graduate with NFL experience and a proven college recruiting record, immediately became a leading candidate to replace him. Wannstedt was initially interested in the job but pulled back over salary issues and concerns about his ability to keep a quality staff. After working out several issues with the Pitt athletic department including pay raises for assistant coaches, Wannstedt agreed to Pitt's offer and was named head coach on December 23, 2004. Walt Harris (born November 9, 1946 in South San Francisco, California) is a college football coach. ... Stanford redirects here. ... is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Wannstedt said that recruiting will be a top priority under his leadership. Harris had been roundly criticized during his tenure for not recruiting top high school talent, especially in the crucial western Pennsylvania area. Wannstedt retained some of Harris' staff including Paul Rhoads, the defensive coordinator, but made several key changes including bringing in former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh, Wannstedt's college teammate at Pitt, to run the offense. Both men had been in the running for the head coaching job. For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... An offensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at others levels of American football) who is in charge of the offense. ... Matthew Andrew Cavanaugh (born October 27, 1956 in Youngstown, Ohio) is a former American football quarterback in the NFL who played from 1979 to 1991. ...


Wannstedt's tenure at Pittsburgh has been rocky. Pitt, which won the Big East and played in the Fiesta Bowl the previous year under Harris, was ranked 21 in the first AP Poll of 2005. However, the team got blown out by Notre Dame in their first game, lost in overtime to unranked and unheralded Ohio University, lost 7-6 to Nebraska, and lost to Rutgers University to go 0-4 in Division I-A games going into October. Pittsburgh finished the season at 5-6 after being blown out by West Virginia University in the final game of the season, and Pitt's losing record made them ineligible for a bowl game. Given how poorly Pitt's season went, Peter King of Sports Illustrated and HBO's Inside the NFL wrote in his "Monday Morning Quarterback" column that one of his miscalculations for the 2005 college football season was to say that Pitt's hiring of Wannstedt would prove to be one of the best college coaching hires ever.[citation needed] The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips (a Frito-Lay product), is a United States college football game played annually since 1971. ... The Associated Press (AP) Poll, along with the USA Today Coaches Poll, ranks the top 25 NCAA Division I college football and basketball teams, weekly. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ... Ohio University (OU) is a public university located in Athens, Ohio that is situated on a 1,800 acre (7. ... The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a state-supported institution of higher learning located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Often referred to as simply Nebraska or UNL, it is the flagship and largest campus of the University of Nebraska system. ... “Rutgers” redirects here. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... West Virginia University is an institution of higher learning based in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. Other campuses include: West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg; West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery; Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a clinical campus for the Universitys... A bowl game is a post-season college football game, typically at the Division I-A level. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... ‹The template below has been proposed for deletion. ...


Wannstedt's recruiting prowess led Scout.com analysts to rate the Panthers' class of 2006 #11 in the country. The Panthers finished 6-6, sixth in the eight-team Big East, and again failed to reach a bowl game.


Wannstedt followed his tauted 2006 class by bringing in the #8 recruiting class as ranked by Scout in 2007. The class includes blue-chip players such as RB LeSean McCoy, QB Pat Bostick, and OG Chris Jacobson. The Pittsburgh Panthers finished the 2007 season at 5-7 and failed to reach a bowl game for the third consecutive season. On December 1, 2007, Wannstedt was given a contract extension through 2012. [1]He had previously been signed through 2009. On December 2, 2007 Wannstedt coached his team to a 13-9 upset victory over West Virginia University, upsetting the Mountaineers chance to appear in the NCAA BCS Championship game. LeSean Shady McCoy is a 5 foot 11, 200 pound running back with the University of Pittsburgh Panthers. ...


References

  • Scout.com Class of 2006 Recruiting Rankings
  • Scout.com Class of 2007 Recruiting Rankings

External links

Preceded by
Walt Harris
University of Pittsburgh Football Coaches
2005–Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Jimmy Johnson
Miami Dolphins Head Coaches
2000–2004
Succeeded by
Jim Bates
Preceded by
Mike Ditka
Chicago Bears Head Coaches
1993–1998
Succeeded by
Dick Jauron

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Dave Wannstedt at AllExperts (1564 words)
Previously, Wannstedt was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins of the NFL from 2000 to 2004, and he coached the Chicago Bears from 1993 to 1998.
Wannstedt served as defensive line coach for the Oklahoma State Cowboys for the 1979 and 1980 seasons and was promoted to defensive coordinator in 1981, a spot he held for two seasons.
Wannstedt, however, was highly criticized after a 0-27 blowout loss in the second round of the playoffs against the Oakland Raiders.
Player Bio: Dave Wannstedt :: Football (2737 words)
Wannstedt is the 34th head football coach in Pitt history and the ninth graduate of the school to lead the Panthers' football program.
Wannstedt additionally was among the top three finishers for NFL Coach of the Year honors that season by The Associated Press, Pro Football Writers, The Sporting News, Pro Football Weekly and Football Digest.
Wannstedt is a 1974 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.
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