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Five Fun Facts About Broncos Head Coach John Fox

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on February 2, 2014

John Fox is a very well like coach in NFL circles. He has been successful at both the coordinator and head coach level. He got his start as a head coach in Carolina with the Panthers, where he stayed for nine seasons, including leading the team to the Super Bowl in 2003. 2011 saw John Fox take over as head coach of the Denver Broncos. Here are five fun facts about this great NFL head coach.

The First Win… The First Loss

John Fox’s first game as head coach of the Broncos was a 23-20 loss to the Raiders on September 12, 2011. He would get his first win with the team a week later when he led Denver to a 24-22 victory over the Bengals.

A Long Road

John Fox got his first opportunity as a head coach at any lefel with the Carolina Panthers in 2002. His coaching career started though back in 1978 as a graduate assistant at San Diego State University. He would also coach in the college level at Boise State, Long Beach State, Utah, Kansas, Iowa State, and Pitt.

His First Pro Job

John Fox’s first coaching job at the professional level came in 1985 when he was the defensive backs coach for the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League (USFL).

How Many Before Him?

When John Fox was hired on January 13, 2011, he was the 14th head coach the Broncos had ever had.

Mentors

Over the years, John Fox has worked on the staffs of six different NFL head coaches: Chuck Noll, Bobby Ross, Art Shell, Mike White, Rich Brooks, and Jim Fassel.


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