Robert Saleh Bio
|📲 Coach||Robert Saleh|
|✅ Team||New York Jets|
|➡️ Title||Head Coach|
|🎂 DOB||Jan. 31, 1979|
|🇺🇸 Hometown||Dearborn, MI|
|🎓 High School||Fordson HS (MI)|
|🏫 College||Northern Michigan|
|📛 NFL Entrance||Hired by HOU (2005) as Intern|
|❗️ Jets Entrance||Hired by NYJ (2021) as HC|
Robert Saleh is the New York Jets leader who’s all gas and no brake.
Saleh, the fiery defensive mind whose San Francisco 49ers defense helped bring his name into the NFL mainstream, was Joe Douglas’s top choice in the 2021 offseason.
After a disappointing 4-13 record in 2021, Saleh’s Jets got out to a hot start in 2022. Once the head coach started taking receipts, New York burst out of the season gate with an encouraging 5-2 record.
Unfortunately, once Breece Hall and Alijah Vera-Tucker went down for the season in Denver, Saleh’s Jets couldn’t recover, ultimately finishing 7-10.
Robert Saleh and the young New York Jets enter the 2023 NFL season with real Super Bowl aspirations—courtesy of quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Robert Saleh says his Jets have ’embarrassed’ opposing QBs
After his New York Jets stunned the Philadelphia Eagles, 20-14, in Week 6, head coach Robert Saleh put opposing elite quarterbacks on notice.
While admitting his team hasn’t been able to defeat all of them (i.e. Patrick Mahomes), Saleh did say that his defense has been able to “embarrass” all of them—Josh Allen and Jalen Hurts included.
Robert Saleh HC Record
|GAMES||WINS||LOSSES||WIN%||CHALLENGES||CHALLENGES WON||SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS|
|Regular Season||45||15||30||.333||8||4||1 (SEA)|
Robert Saleh’s HC record and ranks span several NFL organizations. Of course, only his head coaching record with the New York Jets counts towards his official win-loss mark, but considering his defensive prowess, he can claim excellent league rankings via some of his previous stops.
HC RECORD BY SEASON
|Year||Tm||G||W||L||T||W-L%||G plyf||W plyf||L plyf||W-L% plyf||Division Rank||Challenges||Challenges Won|
Robert Saleh Coaching History
|2002||Michigan State||Defensive Assistant||College (FBS)||23|
|2003||Michigan State||Defensive Assistant||College (FBS)||24|
|2004||Central Michigan||Defensive Assistant||College (FBS)||25|
|2005||Georgia||Defensive Assistant||College (FBS)||26|
|2005||Houston Texans||Defensive Intern||NFL||26|
|2006||Houston Texans||Defensive Quality Control||NFL||27|
|2007||Houston Texans||Defensive Quality Control||NFL||28|
|2008||Houston Texans||Defensive Quality Control||NFL||29|
|2009||Houston Texans||Asst. Linebackers||NFL||30|
|2010||Houston Texans||Asst. Linebackers||NFL||31|
|2011||Seattle Seahawks||Defensive Quality Control||NFL||32|
|2012||Seattle Seahawks||Defensive Quality Control||NFL||33|
|2013||Seattle Seahawks||Defensive Quality Control||NFL||34|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||Defensive Coordinator||NFL||38|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||Defensive Coordinator||NFL||39|
|2019||San Francisco 49ers||Defensive Coordinator||NFL||40|
|2020||San Francisco 49ers||Defensive Coordinator||NFL||41|
|2021||New York Jets||Head Coach||NFL||42|
|2022||New York Jets||Head Coach||NFL||43|
|2023||New York Jets||Head Coach||NFL||44|
Robert Saleh’s coaching history began in his home state of Michigan. At some point after his playing career ended, Saleh joined Michigan State as a defensive assistant in 2002.
Just three years later, Dom Capers brought Robert Saleh into the Houston Texans organization as a defensive intern, which Saleh parlayed into an assistant linebackers position in 2009.
He took his talents to the Seattle Seahawks in 2011 as a defensive quality control coach, which paid off in 2013 when the organization won the Super Bowl—at MetLife Stadium. After a three-year stint as the Jacksonville Jaguars linebackers coach, the San Francisco 49ers brought him aboard as the defensive coordinator in 2017.
Of course, Saleh and Kyle Shanahan reached the heights of the Super Bowl, almost coming away with a championship ring.
These days, the New York Jets head coach is targeting another Super Bowl victory—this time as the head coach.
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