Steve Sidwell (American football)

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Steve Sidwell
Position: Defensive coordinator
Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-08-30) August 30, 1944 (age 71)
Place of birth: Winfield, Kansas
Career information
College: Colorado
Career history
As coach:

Steve Sidwell (born August 30, 1944) is a former American football coach. He coached in the National Football League for 22 years and was a college football coach for 16 years.

Coaching career[edit]

Sidwell worked as the New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator from 1986 to 1994.[1] In this nine-year span, the Saints led the league twice in fewest points allowed (1991, '92), in rushing defense ('89) and in passing defense ('92, '93). He has also held jobs as defensive coordinator of the Houston Oilers, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, and most recently, the Seattle Seahawks.


  1. ^ 2009 New Orleans Saints Media Guide. p. 429. Retrieved February 12, 2010. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Wade Phillips
New Orleans Saints Defensive coordinator
Succeeded by
Monte Kiffin
Preceded by
Jeff Fisher
Houston/Tennessee Oilers Defensive coordinator
Succeeded by
Gregg Williams
Preceded by
Al Groh
New England Patriots Defensive coordinator
Succeeded by
Romeo Crennel
Preceded by
Jim Lind
Seattle Seahawks Defensive coordinator
Succeeded by
Ray Rhodes