George Seifert
Personal information
Date of birth (1940-01-22) January 22, 1940 (age 80)
Place of birth San Francisco, California, U.S.
Career information
Position(s) Head Coach
College Utah
Head coaching record
Regular season 114–62–0 (.648)
Postseason 10–5 (.667)
Career record 124–67–0 (.649)
Super Bowl wins 1989 XXIV
1994 XXIX
Championships won NFC (1989, 1994)
Coaching stats Pro Football Reference
Coaching stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
University of Utah (GA)
University of Iowa (GA)
University of Oregon (DB)
Stanford University (DB)
Cornell University
Stanford University (DB)
San Francisco 49ers (DB)
San Francisco 49ers (DC)
San Francisco 49ers
Carolina Panthers

George Seifert (born January 22, 1940) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head coach for the San Francisco 49ers [1] and the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL).[2] Seifert joined the 49ers' coaching staff under Bill Walsh in 1980 as defensive backs coach and served as the team's defensive coordinator from 1983 to 1988.

As a 49er assistant, his defenses finished in the top ten in fewest points allowed in each of his six seasons in that capacity: fourth in 1983, first in 1984, second in 1985, third in 1986 and 1987, and eighth in 1988. His final two defenses, 1987 and 1988, finished first and third in fewest yards allowed, respectively. In 1989, he was elevated to head coach, He is one of only thirteen NFL head coaches with more than one Super Bowl victory, winning in convincing fashion during both the 1989 and 1994 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. In all, Seifert coached on five Super Bowl champion teams with the 49ers.

Seifert also coached at the college level, leading Westminster College[3] and Cornell University's football teams.[4] He was also an assistant at the University of Utah (his alma mater), Stanford University, the University of Oregon and the University of Iowa.

Head coaching recordEdit

National Football LeagueEdit

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
WonLostTiesWin %Finish Won Lost Win % Result
SF1989 1420.8751st in NFC West 3 0 1.000 Super Bowl XXIV Champions.
SF1990 1420.8751st in NFC West 1 1 .500 Lost to New York Giants in NFC Championship Game.
SF1991 1060.6253rd in NFC West - - - -
SF1992 1420.8751st in NFC West 1 1 .500 Lost to Dallas Cowboys in NFC Championship Game.
SF1993 1060.6251st in NFC West 1 1 .500 Lost to Dallas Cowboys in NFC Championship Game.
SF1994 1330.8131st in NFC West 3 0 1.000 Super Bowl XXIX Champions.
SF1995 1150.6881st in NFC West 0 1 .000 Lost to Green Bay Packers in NFC Divisional Game.
SF1996 1240.7502nd in NFC West 1 1 .500 Lost to Green Bay Packers in NFC Divisional Game.
SFO Total98300.766105.667
CAR1999 880.5002nd in NFC West - - - -
CAR2000 790.4383rd in NFC West - - - -
CAR2001 1150.0625th in NFC West - - - -
CAR Total16320.333 - - -
Total [1]114620.648 10 5 .667


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Westminster Parsons (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) (1965)
1965 Westminster 3–3
Westminster: 3–3
Cornell Big Red (Ivy League) (1975–1976)
1975 Cornell 1–8 0–7 8th
1976 Cornell 2–7 2–5 T–5th
Cornell: 3–15 2–12
Total: 6–18


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