|Position:||Assistant head coach & offensive line coach|
July 2, 1961 |
|High school:||Longmeadow (MA)|
|College:||Washington & Jefferson|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Head coaching record|
|Regular season:||24–28 (.462)|
Joseph Philbin (born July 2, 1961) is an American football coach who is the offensive line and assistant head coach for the Indianapolis Colts 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 former Offensive Coordinator of the Green Bay Packers, helping the Packers win Super Bowl XLV.
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. He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He pursued a Master of Education in administration and supervision from Tulane University in 1986.
From 1984–2002, Philbin coached at the collegiate level. As the offensive coordinator, he helped win a national 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. He served under Kirk Ferentz at Iowa from 1999–2002.
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.
In January 2012, Philbin was named the tenth head coach of the Miami Dolphins, 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. 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. 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 starting 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, as Philbin's penchant for poor game management, play-calling, and timeout usage cost the Dolphins many games.  Tight ends coach Dan Campbell replaced Philbin as the team's interim head coach.
Head coaching record
|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||—||—||—||—|
NFL head coaches under whom Joe Philbin has served:
|Mike Sherman||Green Bay Packers||2003–2005|
|Mike McCarthy||Green Bay Packers||2006–2011|
|Chuck Pagano||Indianapolis Colts||2016–present|
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. Toxicology results later showed that Michael had been under the influence of alcohol at the time of his death. Philbin and his wife have five other children (Matthew, John, Kevin, Timothy, and Colleen).
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