Joe Philbin

Joseph Anthony Philbin (born July 2, 1961) is an American football coach of the National Football League (NFL). He was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, a position he held from 2012 to 2015. Philbin was also the offensive coordinator of the Packers from 2007 to 2011, helping them win Super Bowl XLV over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Most recently, Philbin served as interim head coach of the Green Bay Packers for the final four games of the 2018 NFL season after serving as the offensive coordinator for the first part of the season.

Joe Philbin
Personal information
Born:July 2, 1961 (age 57)
Springfield, Massachusetts
Career information
High school:Longmeadow (MA)
College:Washington & Jefferson
Career history
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Head coaching record
Regular season:26–30 (.464)
Career:26–30 (.464)

Early life

Philbin was born in Springfield, Massachusetts to Paul and Mary Philbin. He attended Longmeadow High School and did a post-grad year at Worcester Academy. He graduated from Washington & Jefferson College in 1984, where he obtained a B.A. in sociology and played one year on the football team.[1] He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.[2] He pursued a Master of Education in administration and supervision from Tulane University in 1986.[3]

Coaching career


From 1984 to 2002, Philbin coached at the collegiate level. As the offensive coordinator, he helped win an NCAA Division III Football Championship with Allegheny College in 1990. In 1998, he was offered the position of head football coach at his alma mater, Washington & Jefferson, but turned down the position to coach at Iowa.[4] He served under Kirk Ferentz at Iowa from 1999–2002.[5]

Green Bay Packers

In 2003, Philbin joined the Green Bay Packers coaching staff. He spent nine years in Green Bay. During his tenure as offensive coordinator (2007–2011), the Packers offense ranked in the top 10 in the NFL for points scored and total yards every year, including their Super Bowl season.[6]

Miami Dolphins

In January 2012, Philbin was named the tenth head coach of the Miami Dolphins,[7] beating out interim coach Todd Bowles and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, who were the other two finalists for the job. Philbin praised the Dolphins as a team with a "strong nucleus to build around," and the "passion" of the fans, players and management. Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross stated that Philbin has all of the attributes that he was looking for in a head coach.[8] Philbin guided the team to a 24–28 record during his time as the Dolphins head coach, unable to lead it to a winning record or make the playoffs.[9] Through his first three seasons, the offense improved from a ranking of 27 to 11, but the defense slid from 7th to 20th. Philbin was fired by the Dolphins after a 1–3 start to the 2015 season. Reaction about the end of Philbin's tenure was met favorably by most fans and media alike. Tight ends coach Dan Campbell replaced Philbin as the team's interim head coach.[10]

Indianapolis Colts

Philbin was hired by the Colts as offensive line and assistant head coach ahead of the 2016 season.[11] He replaced Hal Hunter, who was let go following the 2015 campaign.[12]

Return to Packers

On January 10, 2018, Philbin was hired by the Green Bay Packers to once again serve as offensive coordinator, which he previously did from 2007 until 2011 when he was hired as the Dolphins head coach.[13]

On December 2, 2018, after a 17–20 Packers home loss to the 2–9 Arizona Cardinals, Philbin was named interim head coach of the Packers, after Mike McCarthy was fired.[14]

Head coaching record

Team Year Regular season Postseason
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
MIA 2012 7 9 0 .438 2nd in AFC East
MIA 2013 8 8 0 .500 3rd in AFC East
MIA 2014 8 8 0 .500 3rd in AFC East
MIA 2015 1 3 0 .250 (fired)
MIA Totals 24 28 0 .462 0 0 .000
GB* 2018 2 2 0 .500
GB Totals 2 2 0 .500
Total 26 30 0 .464 0 0 .000

* – Interim head coach

Coaching tree

NFL head coaches under whom Joe Philbin has served:

Coach Team Year(s)
Mike Sherman Green Bay Packers 2003–2005
Mike McCarthy Green Bay Packers 2006–2011, 2018
Chuck Pagano Indianapolis Colts 2016

Assistant coaches under Joe Philbin who have become NFL head coaches:

Coach Team Year(s)
Zac Taylor Cincinnati Bengals 2019–present

Personal life

Philbin is married to Diane Marie Philbin (née Donahue). Their son, Michael, was reported missing on January 8, 2012. The following evening, a body pulled from the Fox River in Oshkosh was confirmed to be 21-year-old Michael Philbin.[15] Toxicology results later showed that Michael had been under the influence of alcohol at the time of his death.[16]

In 2014 in Florida, Matthew Philbin crashed his vehicle into another car and fled the scene of the accident.[17]


  1. ^ "W&J Grad Named Head Coach of Miami Dolphins". Washington & Jefferson College. January 21, 2012. Archived from the original on February 3, 2012. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
  2. ^ Lichtenauer, Tad (March 2011). "Super Bowl Champion Coach". Cross and Crescent. Lambda Chi Alpha. Retrieved February 2, 2010.
  3. ^ "Former WPI Football Assistant Joe Philbin Named Miami Dolphins Head Coach". WPI Athletics. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  4. ^ Jackson, Barry (January 29, 2010). "Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin wants aggressive, creative offense". The Miami Herald. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
  5. ^ "'Master teacher' Joe Philbin returns to his roots with the Colts". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  6. ^ NFL website
  7. ^ Miami Herald report on the Miami Dolphins
  8. ^ Smith, Jason. "Dolphins hire Packers OC Philbin to be next head coach". Wire Reports. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  9. ^ Walker, James. "Dolphins fire coach Joe Philbin after team stumbles to 1–3 start". ESPN. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  10. ^ Stites, Adam. "Joe Philbin fired by Miami Dolphins". SB Nation. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  11. ^
  12. ^ "Colts hire Joe Philbin as new offensive line coach". USA TODAY. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  13. ^ "Packers hire Joe Philbin, Mike Pettine as coordinators".
  14. ^ "Packers fire McCarthy after loss to Cardinals". Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  15. ^ Rymer, Zachary D. (January 9, 2012). "Son of Packers Offensive Coordinator Joe Philbin Found Dead". Bleacher Report. Retrieved January 9, 2012.
  16. ^ Gould, Izzy (August 5, 2012). "Philbin issues statement in response to death of Andy Reid's son". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  17. ^

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2012 Miami Dolphins season

The 2012 Miami Dolphins season was the franchise's 43rd season in the National Football League (NFL), and the 47th overall in the American Football Conference Eastern Division (AFC East). The season concluded with the Dolphins finishing second in the AFC Eastern Division with a 7–9 record, and no postseason play for the fourth consecutive season.

The Dolphins entered the season under new head coach Joe Philbin, with hopes of revitalizing the franchise from three consecutive losing seasons under head coach Tony Sparano. The team started with drafting quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the first round of the NFL draft, to compete for the starting job against incumbent Matt Moore and free agent David Garrard. Tannehill was eventually named the team's regular season starter heading in the second preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. The team finished the preseason with an 0–4 record for the third time in franchise history.The Dolphins opened the regular season with a disappointing 10–30 loss against the Houston Texans, but a week later ended up with an impressive 35–13 win over the Oakland Raiders. Following the win, the Dolphins lost two close overtime games against the Arizona Cardinals and division rival New York Jets. However, Miami was able to come back and win three consecutive games including a blow out rematch with the New York Jets, but after close critical loses to the Indianapolis Colts, division rival Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots, the Dolphins were unable to achieve a winning season.

Ryan Tannehill became the first rookie quarterback in Dolphins history to complete a full season as the team's starting quarterback. During the week four game against the Arizona Cardinals, Tannehill broke former Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino's single-game rookie passing record with 431 passing yards and came one yard short of breaking Cam Newton's NFL rookie single-game passing record. In the same game wide receiver Brian Hartline broke the Dolphins single-game receiving record with 12 receptions for 253 yards.

2013 Miami Dolphins season

The 2013 Miami Dolphins season was the franchise's 44th season in the National Football league (NFL), and the 48th overall in the American Football Conference Eastern Division (AFC East). The season concluded with the Dolphins finishing third in the AFC Eastern Division with an 8–8 record, and no postseason play for the fifth consecutive season. The Dolphins allowed a league-high 58 sacks.The Dolphins entered the season under second-year head coach Joe Philbin.

2014 Miami Dolphins season

The 2014 Miami Dolphins season was the franchise's 45th season in the National Football League, the 49th overall and the third under head coach Joe Philbin. The team had a new general manager for the first time since 2007 after Jeff Ireland was fired on January 7, 2014. The Dolphins equaled their 8–8 record from 2013 and missed the playoffs for a sixth consecutive season.

2015 Miami Dolphins season

The 2015 Miami Dolphins season was the franchise's 46th season in the National Football League and the 50th overall. The Dolphins looked to improve on their 8-8 record from 2014 and return to the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons. However, Miami failed to clinch a playoff berth for the seventh consecutive season after a Week 14 loss to the Giants.

The Dolphins entered 2015 with Joe Philbin as their head coach for a fourth season. After the team started 1-3, Philbin was fired by the Dolphins. Dan Campbell, the team's tight ends coach, served as the interim head coach for the remainder of the season and recorded a 5-7 record.

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Four different coaches have won NFL championships with the Packers: Earl Louis "Curly" Lambeau in 1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, and 1944; Vince Lombardi in 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, and 1967; Mike Holmgren in 1996; and Mike McCarthy in 2010. Lambeau is the franchise leader in career games (334) and career wins (209), while Lombardi has the best winning percentage (.754). Ray (Scooter) McLean has the worst winning percentage (.077). Four Packers coaches—Lambeau, Lombardi, Bart Starr and Forrest Gregg—have been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, although Starr and Gregg are recognized as players. Lombardi and Lindy Infante have both been named the league's coach of the year by major news organizations.

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List of Miami Dolphins seasons

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