|New York Jets|
|Date of birth:||November 18, 1963|
|Place of birth:||Elizabeth, New Jersey|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||203 lb (92 kg)|
|High school:||Elizabeth (NJ)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Head coaching record|
|Regular season:||12–7 (.632)|
|Coaching stats at PFR|
Todd Robert Bowles (born November 18, 1963) is an American football head coach for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played eight seasons in the NFL as a safety, mainly for the Washington Redskins, and started in Super Bowl XXII. Bowles was the interim defensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012, and then for the Arizona Cardinals in 2013 and 2014. He was the interim head coach for the Miami Dolphins for the final three games of the 2011 season with a 2-1 record after the firing of Tony Sparano.
After retiring as a player, Bowles was a member of the Green Bay Packers' player personnel staff from 1995–1996. He was the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Morehouse College in 1997, and the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Grambling State from 1998–1999. He was the defensive backs coach for the New York Jets in 2000, Cleveland Browns in 2004, and Dallas Cowboys from 2005–2007. He was the Browns' defensive nickel package coach from 2001–2003.
Bowles was hired by the Miami Dolphins as the team's secondary coach and assistant head coach on January 23, 2008. After nearly four seasons as the secondary coach and assistant head coach, he was named the interim head coach on December 12, 2011, following the firing of head coach Tony Sparano. Bowles' first game as interim head coach of the Dolphins came on December 18, on the road against the Buffalo Bills. The Dolphins won the game 30-23. The Dolphins finished 2–1 under Bowles in 2011.
The Philadelphia Eagles hired Bowles as the team's secondary coach on January 30, 2012. The Eagles announced on October 16, 2012 that they dismissed defensive coordinator Juan Castillo from his duties and named Todd Bowles as their new defensive coordinator. Under Bowles, the Eagles finished the season ninth in pass defense and twenty-third in rushing defense.
On January 18, 2013, Bowles was hired as defensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals. On January 31, 2015, he was voted Associated Press (AP)'s Assistant Coach of the Year for his efforts in the 2014 season. Bowles received 22 of the 50 media members' votes, winning the inaugural award.
New York Jets
Days after the releasing of Rex Ryan, the New York Jets named Bowles their new head coach and signed him to a 4-year deal on January 14, 2015. On July 28, 2015, it was revealed that Bowles underwent a partial knee replacement surgery.
Head coaching record
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|Won||Lost||Ties||Win %||Finish||Won||Lost||Win %||Result|
|MIA||2011||2||1||0||.667||3rd in AFC East||–||–||–||–|
|NYJ||2015||10||6||0||.625||2nd in AFC East||–||–||–||–|
NFL head coaches under whom Todd Bowles has served:
|Al Groh||New York Jets||2000|
|Butch Davis||Cleveland Browns||2001–2004|
|Terry Robiskie||Cleveland Browns||2004|
|Bill Parcells||Dallas Cowboys||2005–2006|
|Wade Phillips||Dallas Cowboys||2007|
|Tony Sparano||Miami Dolphins||2008–2011|
|Andy Reid||Philadelphia Eagles||2012|
|Bruce Arians||Arizona Cardinals||2013–2014|
- Todd Bowles, Database Football. Accessed September 19, 2007.
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- Sessler, Marc (January 31, 2015). "Todd Bowles wins Assistant Coach of the Year award". National Football League. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
- Lange, Randy (January 14, 2015). "Jets Name Todd Bowles Head Coach". New York Jets. Archived from the original on January 14, 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
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