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The Dolphins have played their home games in Sun Life Stadium since 1987.

The Miami Dolphins are a professional American football franchise based in Miami Gardens, Florida. They are members of the East Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team began playing in 1966 as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL), and joined the NFL as part of the AFL–NFL merger. The team has played their home games at Dolphin Stadium, originally known as Joe Robbie Stadium, since 1987.[1] The Dolphins are currently owned by Wayne Huizenga and Stephen M. Ross, and Jeff Ireland is their general manager.[2]

There have been eight head coaches for the Dolphins franchise. The team's first head coach was George Wilson, who coached for four complete seasons.[3] Don Shula, who coached the Dolphins for 26 consecutive seasons, is the franchise's all-time leader for the most regular-season games coached (455), the most regular-season game wins (257), the most playoff games coached (31), and the most playoff-game wins (17). Shula is also the only Dolphins head coach to win a Super Bowl with the team, winning two. He was named the United Press International (UPI) NFL Coach of the Year twice during his tenure with the Dolphins.[4] Shula is also the only Dolphins coach to have been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach. Sparano has been the head coach of the Dolphins since 2008.[5]

KeyEdit

# Number of coaches
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
T Ties
Win% Winning percentage
* Spent entire NFL head coaching career with the Dolphins
Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach

CoachesEdit

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2010 NFL season.

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# Name Term Regular Season Playoffs Achievements Reference
GC W L T Win% GC W L Win%
1 George Wilson 19661969 56 15 39 2 .268 [3]
2 Don Shula 19701995 455 257 196 2 .565 31 17 14 .548 2 Super Bowl championships (1972, 1973)
5 AFC championships (1971, 1972, 1973, 1982, 1982)
1970, 1972 UPI NFL Coach of the Year
[4][6]
3 Jimmy Johnson 19961999 64 36 28 0 .563 5 2 3 .400 [7]
4 Dave Wannstedt 20002004 73 42 31 0 .575 3 1 2 .333 [8]
5 Jim Bates* 2004 7 3 4 0 .429 [9]
6 Nick Saban* 20052006 32 15 17 0 .469 [10]
7 Cam Cameron* 2007 16 1 15 0 .063 [11]
8 Tony Sparano* 2008–present 48 25 23 0 .521 1 0 1 1 AFC East Division Champion (2008) [12]

Notes Edit

ReferencesEdit

General
Specific
  1. "History". Dolphin Stadium. http://www.dolphinstadium.com/content/history.aspx. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  2. "Contacts - Administration". Miami Dolphins. NFL Enterprises LLC. http://www.miamidolphins.com/newsite/contacts/administration/administration.asp. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "George Wilson Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/WilsGe0.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-14.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hickok, Ralph (2008-04-17). "NFL Coach of the Year Award". http://www.hickoksports.com/history/nflcoy.shtml. Retrieved 2008-05-29.
  5. "Miami Dolphins Franchise Encyclopedia". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/mia/. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  6. "Don Shula Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/ShulDo0.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-14.
  7. "Jimmy Johnson Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/JohnJi0.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-14.
  8. "Dave Wannstedt Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/WannDa0.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-14.
  9. "Jim Bates Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/BateJi0.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-14.
  10. "Nick Saban Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/SabaNi0.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-14.
  11. "Cam Cameron Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/CameCa0.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-14.
  12. "Tony Sparano Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/SparTo0.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-14.

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