Robert Saleh Teams Coached

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Robert Saleh
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Robert Saleh is a football coach from America. He is the present head coach of the New York Jets in the National Football League (NFL). He has 18 years of experience coaching different football teams.


Born in Dearborn, Michigan, United States on January 31, 1979, he initially used to play football as a tight end for the Northern Michigan Wildcats. However, his brother’s experience during the September 11 attacks of 2001 gave him the encouragement to follow his dreams of becoming a football coach. He started his coaching career with college football teams before switching to the NFL. He won the Super Bowl XLVIII as a coach for the Seattle SeaHawks. He has proved to be an important and reliable coach for any team that he has joined.


Saleh’s head coaching win-loss record is 11 wins and 23 losses so far for the regular season. He also has a win percentage of .324 in the regular season. He is yet to gain any record in the postseason. Nevertheless, he will be crucial in guiding the New York Jets in the 2023 NFL season.


Teams Coached by Robert Saleh

Robert Saleh has coached both college and NFL teams in his career till now. Here is a look at all the teams that he coached.

College

Robert Saleh started his coaching career in college football. He first joined Michigan State University. There, he worked as an offensive assistant for the Tight ends in 2002 and a defensive assistant for the Defensive ends in 2003.

He then joined Central Michigan University and worked as a defensive assistant for the Defensive ends in 2004.

His final college coaching was at University of Georgia in 2005 where he was a defensive assistant for Linebackers.

Houston Texans

This was Robert Saleh’s debut in the NFL. In 2005, he joined the Houston Texans as an intern coach and learned from the senior coaches back then. Then in 2006, he began to work under Richard Smith, the defense coordinator of the Houston Texans as a defensive assistant after he was retained by Gary Kubiak. He continued in this position till 2008. In 2009, the team promoted him to be the assistant coach for the Linebackers of the team. He remained the coach for the Linebackers from 2009-2010.

Seattle Seahawks

Robert Saleh next found himself with the Seattle Seahawks. In 2011, he was hired by the team for the role of a defensive quality control and working under Pete Carroll. Under his guidance, the defensive unit of the team was called the “Legion of Boom.” His coaching helped the team become the 2013 NFL champions at Super Bowl XLVIII. He stayed with the team from 2011-2013.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The third NFL team in Robert Saleh’s coaching career. He joined the team in 2014 and worked as a coach for the Linebackers under Gus Bradley, the head coach back then. He helped coach the Linebackers till 2016 when Gus Bradley was fired and Doug Marrone was introduced as the new head coach. Subsequently, Saleh was also let go of his position from the team.

San Francisco 49ers.

The next stop in Robert Saleh’s NFL coaching career. Head coach Kyle Shanahan brought him in as a defensive coordinator in 2017. Under his guidance, the team managed to be 6th in forced turnovers, 1st in passing defense, 6th in total defense and 4th in sacks during the NFL season of 2019. They also ranked in the top 10 in both yards and scoring per game since 2003.

Moreover, Saleh also helped the team reach Super Bowl LIV, where unfortunately, they were defeated by the Kansas City Chiefs. He left the team after 2020.

New York Jets

Robert Saleh became the head coach for the first time when he signed a 5-year contract with the New York Jets on January 14, 2021. His first win as the head coach came on October 3, 2021 when the New York Jets beat the Tennessee Titans in an overtime game with a score of 27-24. Unfortunately, he tested Covid-19 positive and was not able to coach his team much resulting in his team having a win-loss record of 4-13. In the 2022 season, they achieved a win-loss record of 7-10. His team has missed the playoffs for 12 consecutive years. He hopes to rectify that in the 2023 NFL season.

FAQs

A. Robert Saleh’s age is 44 years.

A. Robert Saleh became the Super Bowl XLVIII XChampion with his team Seattle Superhawks.

A. Robert Saleh is currently the head coach for the New York Jets in the NFL.

A. Robert Saleh as a head coach has a win-loss record of 11-23. His winning percentage is .324.

A. Robert Saleh has 18 years of coaching experience.

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