Bob Sanders (American football coach)

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Bob Sanders
Current position
Title Linebackers coach
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-12-05) December 5, 1953 (age 61)
Place of birth Jacksonville, North Carolina
Career information
Position(s) Defensive Line Coach
College Davidson College
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1978 Georgia Tech
(Part-time Coach)
1980-1982 East Carolina
(Defensive Line/Linebackers)
1983-1984 Richmond
1985-1988 Duke
(Outside Linebackers/Defensive Ends)
1989 Duke
(Co-Defensive Coordinator/Outside Linebackers)
1990 Florida
(Defensive Ends)
1991-1993 Florida
(Ass. Defensive Co-Coordinator/ Banditbacks/Gatorbacks)
1994-1997 Florida
(Ass. Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Ends)
1998 Florida
(Ass. Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Ends/Strong-side Linebackers)
1999 Florida
(Ass. Head Coach/Defensive Ends/Strong-Side Linebackers)
2000 Florida
(Ass. Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers)
2001-2004 Miami Dolphins
2005 Green Bay Packers
(Defensive Ends)
2006-2008 Green Bay Packers
(Defensive Coordinator)
2009 Buffalo Bills
(Defensive Line)
2010-2011 Buffalo Bills
(Outside Linebackers)
2012 Buffalo Bills
2013-2014 Oakland Raiders
2015-present Arizona Cardinals

Bob Sanders is an American football coach, and most recently the linebackers coach for the Oakland Raiders. He previously coached for Buffalo Bills from 2009-2012 after coaching for four years with the Green Bay Packers, four years with the Miami Dolphins, and after 11 years with the Florida Gators. He was let go by the Green Bay Packers following the 2008 season.[1]

Sanders was hired on January 29, 2009 by the Buffalo Bills as defensive line coach.[2] He was dismissed, along with the entire Bills coaching staff on December 31, 2012.[3] Sanders worked under Steve Spurrier for 11 years at Florida. He also worked under veteran defensive coordinator Jim Bates for 5 years, from 2001-2004 at Miami coaching linebackers, and in 2005, as defensive ends coach in Green Bay.

On February 2, 2015, it was announced that Bob Sanders has been hired as the Linebackers Coach with the Arizona Cardinals.


  1. ^ Green Bay Packers Fire Six Coaches, January 5, 2009
  2. ^ Bills Hire Sanders for D-line, January 29, 2009
  3. ^ Gaughan, Mark (31 December 2012). "Bills make it official: Gailey is fired". The Buffalo News. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 

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Preceded by
Jim Bates
Green Bay Packers Defensive Coordinators
Succeeded by
Dom Capers