Steve Sidwell
Defensive coordinator
Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-08-30) August 30, 1944 (age 75)
Place of birth: Winfield, Kansas
Career information
College: Colorado
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As coach:
* University of Colorado (1966–1973)
Linebackers Coach
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A

Steve Sidwell (born August 30, 1944 in Winfield, Kansas) is a former American football coach. He coached in the National Football League for 22 years and was a college football coach for 16 years.

Coaching careerEdit

Sidwell worked as the New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator from 1986 to 1994.[1] In this nine year span, the Saints led the league twice in fewest points allowed (1991, '92), in rushing defense ('89) and in passing defense ('92, '93). He has also held jobs as defensive coordinator of the Houston Oilers, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, and most recently, the Seattle Seahawks.


Preceded by
Wade Phillips
New Orleans Saints Defensive coordinator
Succeeded by
Monte Kiffin
Preceded by
Jeff Fisher
Houston/Tennessee Oilers Defensive coordinator
Succeeded by
Gregg Williams
Preceded by
Al Groh
New England Patriots Defensive coordinator
Succeeded by
Romeo Crennel
Preceded by
Fritz Shurmur
Seattle Seahawks Defensive coordinator
Succeeded by
Ray Rhodes

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