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)
Stats
Coaching stats Pro Football Reference
Coaching stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1964
1966
1969-1971
1972-1974
1975-1976
1977-1979
1980-1982
1983-1988
1989-1996
1999-2001
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 record[edit | edit source]

National Football League[edit | edit source]

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
SF 1989 14 2 0 .875 1st in NFC West 3 0 1.000 Super Bowl XXIV Champions.
SF 1990 14 2 0 .875 1st in NFC West 1 1 .500 Lost to New York Giants in NFC Championship Game.
SF 1991 10 6 0 .625 3rd in NFC West - - - -
SF 1992 14 2 0 .875 1st in NFC West 1 1 .500 Lost to Dallas Cowboys in NFC Championship Game.
SF 1993 10 6 0 .625 1st in NFC West 1 1 .500 Lost to Dallas Cowboys in NFC Championship Game.
SF 1994 13 3 0 .813 1st in NFC West 3 0 1.000 Super Bowl XXIX Champions.
SF 1995 11 5 0 .688 1st in NFC West 0 1 .000 Lost to Green Bay Packers in NFC Divisional Game.
SF 1996 12 4 0 .750 2nd in NFC West 1 1 .500 Lost to Green Bay Packers in NFC Divisional Game.
SFO Total 98 30 0 .766 10 5 .667
CAR 1999 8 8 0 .500 2nd in NFC West - - - -
CAR 2000 7 9 0 .438 3rd in NFC West - - - -
CAR 2001 1 15 0 .062 5th in NFC West - - - -
CAR Total 16 32 0 .333 - - -
Total [1] 114 62 0 .648 10 5 .667

College[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

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