Jeff Fisher Biography
Date of birth : February 25, 1958
Place of birth : Culver City, California
Position(s) : Head Coach
College : USC
NFL Draft : 1981 / Round 7 / Pick 177
Career record : 142-120-0 (Regular season)
Championships won : 1999 AFC Championship
Jeffrey Michael Fisher (Jeff Fisher) is the former head coach of the Tennessee Titans of the NFL. Fisher has a career record of 147-126 as a head coach. His 147 career wins rank 3rd among active NFL head coaches, trailing only Bill Belichick and Mike Shanahan.
Fisher later went on to star at USC under coach John Robinson. During his collegiate career (1977–80), he played alongside such defensive stars as Ronnie Lott, Dennis Smith, and Joey Browner. Fisher's USC teammates also included star offensive lineman Bruce Matthews, whom he would coach years later with the Oilers and Titans. Fisher and the Trojans won a national championship during the 1978 season, and in 1980 he was honored as a Pac-10 All-Academic selection.
Fisher was drafted in the 7th round of the 1981 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. He appeared in 49 games as a defensive back and return specialist in his five seasons with the Bears.
He earned a Super Bowl ring after Chicago’s 1985 Super Bowl season, despite spending the year on injured reserve with an ankle injury that prematurely ended his playing career. In 1983, Fisher had suffered a broken leg on a punt return when he was tackled by then-Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Bill Cowher, the future head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coincidentally the two became rivals as head coaches beginning in the AFC Central in 1995; Fisher's Oilers/Titans squads came out with an 11-7 record against Cowher's Steelers.