Adam Gase

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Adam Gase
Miami Dolphins
Position:Head coach
Personal information
Born: (1978-03-29) March 29, 1978 (age 40)
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Career information
High school:Marshall (MI)
College:Michigan State
Career history
As coach:
  • LSU (2000)
    Graduate assistant
  • LSU (2001–2002)
    Recruiting assistant
  • Detroit Lions (2003–2007)
    - Scouting assistant (2003–2004)
    - Offensive assistant (2005–2006)
    - Quarterbacks coach (2007)
  • San Francisco 49ers (2008)
    Offensive assistant
  • Denver Broncos (2009–2014)
    - Wide receivers coach (2009–2010)
    - Quarterbacks coach (2011–2012)
    - Offensive coordinator (2013–2014)
  • Chicago Bears (2015)
    Offensive coordinator
  • Miami Dolphins (2016–present)
    Head coach
Head coaching record
Regular season:23–23 (.500)
Postseason:0–1 (.000)
Career:23–24 (.489)
Coaching stats at PFR

Adam Gase (born March 29, 1978) is an American football coach who is the head coach of the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). Gase has also coached for the LSU Tigers, Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears. Gase was the offensive coordinator for the Broncos when they broke the New England Patriots scoring record for a single season in 2013, scoring an NFL record 606 points.

Coaching career[edit]

Before becoming head coach of the Miami Dolphins, Gase's career included work with coaching and NFL greats including Mike Martz, John Fox, and Peyton Manning.

Michigan State[edit]

Gase began his coaching career in Michigan State while as an undergraduate student at Michigan State. He was an assistant to the coaching staff.[1]


When Gase graduated from Michigan State, he followed Saban to LSU for the 2000 season. In Gase's first season with LSU, he worked as a defensive graduate assistant and worked with recruiting. For the next two seasons, Gase worked full-time as a recruiting assistant for the Tigers.[2]

Detroit Lions[edit]

Gase left LSU and the college ranks to become a scouting assistant for the Detroit Lions. He was hired by Steve Mariucci. Gase worked as a scouting assistant from 2003 to 2005. He also added the role of offensive assistant for the 2005 season.

Gase stayed with the Lions under new head coach Rod Marinelli and was promoted to the team's offensive quality control coach for the 2006 season. In 2007, Mike Martz promoted Gase to the team's quarterbacks coach.

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

In 2008, Gase joined Mike Martz as the offensive assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers.[3]

Denver Broncos[edit]

As the offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos under John Fox, Gase contributed to Peyton Manning's record-breaking passing season in 2013. After the successful 2013 season, Gase stayed on as the offensive coordinator for the 2014 season.[4]

Chicago Bears[edit]

After the Chicago Bears hired John Fox as their new head coach, Gase came over to the team to be Fox's offensive coordinator once again.[5] In Gase's only season as the Bears offensive coordinator, the team finished 18th in total offense, while also recording 5,514 total net yards[6] and 344.6 per game.[7]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

The Miami Dolphins announced that Gase would be the 12th head coach in franchise history on January 9, 2016.[8] The Dolphins started the season with a 1–4 record, but would follow that up with a six-game winning streak. Gase finished his first season as head coach with a 10–6 record leading Miami to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Miami finished second in the AFC East behind the eventual Super Bowl LI champion New England Patriots. In Gase's first career playoff game as head coach, the Dolphins lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 30–12 in the Wild Card round.

Personal life[edit]

Gase is married to Jennifer, the daughter of former New Orleans Saints linebackers coach Joe Vitt.[9]

Head coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
MIA 2016 10 6 0 .625 2nd in AFC East 0 1 .000 Lost to Pittsburgh Steelers in AFC Wild-Card Game.
MIA 2017 6 10 0 .375 3rd in AFC East
MIA 2018 7 7 0 .500
Total 23 23 0 .500 0 1 .000

Coaching tree[edit]

NFL head coaches under whom Gase has served:

Assistant coaches under Gase who became NFL head coaches:


  1. ^ Perkins, Chris. "Bio box: Get to know new Dolphins coach Adam Gase".
  2. ^ "Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase has Nick Saban in his DNA".
  3. ^ "Adam Gase Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks -".
  4. ^ "Adam Gase - Pro Football".
  5. ^ Biggs, Brad (July 28, 2015). "Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase a coaching wunderkind". Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  6. ^ Poupart, Alain (January 11, 2016). "INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Adam Gase". Miami Dolphins. Archived from the original on 2016-01-12. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  7. ^ Mayer, Larry (January 22, 2016). "Bears offense in NFL Rankings". Chicago Bears. Archived from the original on 2016-01-24. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  8. ^ Sessler, Marc (January 9, 2016). "Miami Dolphins hire Adam Gase as new head coach". Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  9. ^ "NFL News".

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