|Date of birth||September 25, 1966|
|Alma mater||University of Virginia|
|Team(s) as a coach/administrator|
|University of Pittsburgh
William Tennent High School
North Penn High School
(Ass't Defensive Line Coach)
(Outside Linebackers Coach)
New York Jets
Michael Anthony Pettine, Jr. (born September 25, 1966) is an American football coach who is currently the defensive coordinator for the National Football League's Buffalo Bills. He was formerly the defensive coordinator for the New York Jets and the outside linebackers coach for the Baltimore Ravens.
Pettine is the son of famous Pennsylvania high school football coach Mike Pettine Sr. who went 326-42-4 record in 33 seasons and won the AAAA state championship four times at Central Bucks High School West.
High school coaching
Pettine coached high school football in Pennsylvania at North Penn and William Tennent high schools after working as a graduate assistant at the University of Pittsburgh (1993–1994). He also spent four years as an assistant coach for his father, at Central Bucks West High School. In 1999, ESPN documented the North Penn football season in a film titled The Season. The film followed the team behind the scenes during the 1999 season and highlighted the rivalry between North Penn and Central Bucks West, coached at the time by Pettine's father, Mike Pettine Sr.
Pettine joined the Ravens in 2001 and was promoted to OLB's coach in 2005 when Ryan became defensive coordinator.
New York Jets
Pettine, Rex Ryan's "right hand man", reportedly received a three year deal to lead the Jets defense. Pettine has been credited with contributing strongly to the Jets number one defense in the NFL in 2009. His tenure with the Jets ended after the 2012 season, with the expiration of his contract.
Pettine was hired to be the Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator on January 9th, 2013.
- Caldwell, Dave. "Coach Inhabits Ryan's Shadow on Defense," The New York Times, Wednesday, January 19, 2011.
- Martin, Kimberly (8 January 2012). "Jets have to hire two coordinators as Tony Sparano, Mike Pettine won't be back". Newsday. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
- Gantt, Darin (9 January 2013). "Bills hire Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator". NBC Sports. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
|New York Jets Defensive Coordinators