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Cleveland Browns
76 Lou Groza Bvld.
Berea, Ohio 44017
Telephone: (440) 891-5000


Paul Brown

Blanton Collier

Nick Skorich

Forrest Gregg

Dick Modzelewski*

Sam Rutigliano

Marty Schottenheimer

Bud Carson

Jim Shofner*

Bill Belichick

Chris Palmer

*Interim Head Coaches
Includes Playoff Games

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s-davis.jpg - 1297 BytesBrowns new Head Coach Butch Davis.


Davis accepted the head coaching position at Miami in 1995 and rebuilt the Hurricanes program back to college football’s elite status. Davis inherited a Miami program following NCAA sanctions that severely reduced the number of available scholarships during his first three years. Under his six years of guidance, Miami totaled a 51-20 record including a 4-0 bowl record, was nationally ranked five times and captured three Big East titles.

The 2000 Hurricanes ranked 2nd in the nation in scoring (42.6 points per game), 5th in total offense (460.8 yards per game), 5th in scoring defense (15.5 points per game), 8th in passing defense (220.6 yards per game) and capped their season by defeating SEC Champion Florida 37-20 in the 2001 Nokia Sugar Bowl.

Prior to joining the Hurricanes, Davis coached six seasons (1989-94) with the Dallas Cowboys including the final two as the club’s defensive coordinator. Davis helped Dallas post one of the most spectacular turnarounds in sports history as the Cowboys went from a 1-15 season in 1989 to consecutive Super Bowl championships in 1992 and 1993. Davis was defensive line coach in the Cowboys’ 52-17 win over Buffalo in Super Bowl XXVII and served as defensive coordinator in the Cowboys’ 30-13 win over Buffalo in Super Bowl XXVIII. As defensive line coach in 1992, Davis helped the Cowboys rank 1st in the NFL in rushing (77.8 yards per game). Davis’ 1993 defensive squad helped the Cowboys capture their second consecutive Super Bowl, set a club record by allowing just 21 total touchdowns in 16 games and allowed one offensive touchdown or less in 12 of 16 games.

He was also defensive coordinator during Barry Switzer’s first season as head coach and helped Dallas reach the NFC Championship Game where eventual Super Bowl champion San Francisco denied their bid for a three-peat. Davis’ 1994 Cowboys’ defense ranked 1st in the NFL in total defense (269.6 yards per game), 1st in pass defense (172.0 yards per game), 3rd in scoring defense (15.5 points per game), 10th in rushing defense (97.6 yards per game) and had three Pro Bowl starters: defensive end Charles Haley, defensive tackle Leon Lett and defensive back Darren Woodson. The three defensive starters were the most for the Cowboys since 1983.

Davis accepted the head coaching position at Miami in 1995 and helped the Hurricanes earn a share of the Big East Conference Championship by winning seven straight games to close the season. Davis again led Miami to a share of the Big East title in 1996 and catapulted the Hurricanes to a top 20 ranking and their first bowl victory in five years with a 31-21 win over Virginia in the Carquest Bowl. He led Miami to a 46-23 win over N.C. State in the 1998 Micron PC Bowl and capped the 1999 season with a 28-13 victory over Georgia Tech in the Toyota Gator Bowl, the Hurricanes first New Year’s Day bowl game under Davis. Miami surpassed the national graduation rate for its football players every year under Davis while receiving recognition from the American Football Coaches Association for exceeding a 70% graduation rate among its football student athletes.

Davis spent five seasons as the defensive line coach for the University of Miami from 1984-88 and helped guide the Hurricanes to the 1987 National Championship. During his first stint at Miami, Davis coached a defensive line corps that sent 15 linemen to the NFL including All-Americans Bill Hawkins, Cortez Kennedy, Russell Maryland, Daniel Stubbs and the late Jerome Brown. Davis’ line was a key part of the Miami defense that finished second in the nation in both scoring defense (9.7 points per game) and total defense (242.0 yards per game) in 1988. The 1986 Hurricanes set a school record with 49 sacks, broke the mark with 50 in 1988, and held opposing rushers to fewer that 2.3 yards per carry in 1987 and 1988.

Davis entered the collegiate coaching ranks on the offensive side of the ball as an assistant on Jimmy Johnson’s Oklahoma State teams from 1979-83. At Oklahoma State, Davis coached receivers and tight ends while also serving as recruiting coordinator. Prior to joining Oklahoma State, Davis was head coach at Rogers High School in Tulsa, Okla., in 1978 after spending time as an assistant at two high schools in Oklahoma and one in Arkansas where he taught biology, anatomy and physiology. Davis played defensive end for Arkansas under Head Coach Frank Broyles and earned his bachelor’s degree in biology in 1974.

Born in Tahlequah, Okla., on November 17, 1951, Davis and his wife, Tammy, have a son, Andrew, 8.

Pete Garcia, Assistant Coach-Football Development

Pete Garcia, Miami's recruiting coordinator and academic adviser, said that he also would be joining Davis in Cleveland. It is believed Garcia will get an administrative position with the Browns.

Foge Fazio , Def.Coordinator

Fazio has 34 years of coaching experience and comes to Cleveland after serving one year as linebackers coach for the Washington Redskins. The Redskins ranked 4th in the NFL in total defense (279.6 yards per game) in 2000 after ranking 30th (356.6 yards per game) in 1999 the year before Fazio’s arrival. Fazio was instrumental in the development of rookie linebacker Lavar Arrington.

Phil Banko,Defensive Assistant

Banko joins the Browns from the University of Miami, where he was a graduate assistant for the last three seasons. Banko served as graduate assistant at Miami from 1998-2000 and helped the Hurricanes to three consecutive bowl appearances including a 2001 Sugar Bowl victory over Florida and a consensus No. 2 national ranking

Todd Bowles, Defensive Assistant

Ray Hamilton, Defensive Line Coach

Keith Butler, Linebackers Coach

born May 16, 1956, Anniston, Ala., lives in Cleveland. Linebacker Memphis 1974-77. Pro linebacker Seattle 1978-1987. College coach: Memphis 1990-97, Arkansas State 1998. Pro coach: Joined Browns in 1999.

Chuck Pagano, Defensive Backs Coach

Pagano joins the Browns with 17 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level. Pagano, 40, spent the previous six years with Davis at the University of Miami where he was secondary coach and coordinator of special teams. During the 2000 season, his defensive secondary was tabbed the nation’s best by the Football News. The Hurricanes ranked 5th in the nation in scoring defense (15.5 points per game), 8th in passing defense (220.6 yards per game) and capped their season by defeating Florida, 37-20, in the 2001 Nokia Sugar Bowl.

BRUCE ARIANS, Offensive Coordinator;

Arians joins the Browns with 26 years of coaching experience at the professional and collegiate level, including eight seasons with the NFL. He spent the previous three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts as quarterbacks coach and was instrumental in the development of Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.

Terry Robiskie,Wide Receivers Coach

Robiskie spent the last seven years with the Washington Redskins and concluded the 2000 season as the Redskins Head Coach for the final three games of the regular season following the departure of Norv Turner.

Larry Zierlein,Offensive Line Coach

Zierlein joins the Browns with 31 years of coaching experience on the professional, collegiate and high school levels. Zierlein spent the last four seasons as offensive line coach for the University of Cincinnati. Zierlein also served as the Bearcats’ running game coordinator during the 2000 season.

Carl Smith, Quarterbacks Coach

Smith joins the Browns after spending three seasons as an assistant coach for the New England Patriots from 1997-99 where he was assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach (1997) and tight ends coach (1998-99).

Tony Sparano, offensive line coach;

born October 7, 1961, West Haven, Conn., lives in Cleveland. Center New Haven 1978-1981. No pro playing experience. College coach: New Haven 1984-87, 1994-98 (head coach 1994-98), Boston 1988-93. Pro coach: Joined Browns in 1999.

Todd McNair, Running Backs Coach

Steve Hagen, Tight Ends Coach

Steve Hagen will coach the Browns tight ends this season. He was an offensive coordinator at the University of California last year.

Jerry Rosburg, Special Teams Coach

Jerry Rosburg, Notre Dame's special teams coach the past two years. Rosburg has no NFL experience, but he's worked as a college assistant the past 20 years. The Irish were ranked among the national leaders in kickoff returns (No. 3), net punting (10) and punt returns (12) last season under Rosburg.

Tim Jorgensen, Strength Coach;

born April 21, 1955, St. Louis, Mo., lives in Cleveland. Guard Southwest Missouri State 1974-76. No pro playing experience. College coach: Southwest Missouri State 1977-78, Alabama 1979, Louisiana State 1980-83. Pro coach: Philadelphia Eagles 1984-86, Atlanta Falcons 1987-98, joined Browns in 1999.

Rob Phillips,Assistant Strength Coach