With Jon Gruden returning to Oakland and becoming the head coach of the Raiders, NFL Research takes a look at some of the most notable stats from Gruden's coaching career.
Fast facts about Gruden
-54 years old
-11 seasons of NFL head coaching experience
-18 seasons of NFL coaching experience
Gruden's head-coaching record
-95-81 record overall in 11 seasons
-Six winning seasons in 11 seasons as head coach (Five division titles)
How has Gruden fared in the playoffs?
-Gruden has made the playoffs five times in his 11 seasons as a head coach
Is there any precedent for what Gruden is doing?
-Jon Gruden is returning to the NFL after not coaching for nine straight seasons
-The success rate of head coaches hired after a nine-plus season span between head-coaching jobs has been a mixed bag
---->Pete Carroll was away from the NFL for 11 years, and has been 79-48 since returning as head coach
---->Chan Gailey was also away from the NFL for 11 years, and he posted a 16-32 record as Bills head coach from 2010-2012
---->Joe Gibbs posted a 30-34 record with the Redskins from 2004-2007, after taking 12 seasons off from coaching
---->Dick Vermeil spent 15 years between head-coaching gigs, and he compiled a 66-62 record when he returned
One stat that stands out about Gruden
-No coach in NFL history has ever returned to a team after being away from that team for 17 years
-It's the longest gap of any coach returning to former team in NFL history
-None of the seven previous head coaches to return to a team after 10+ years away had a winning record in their second stint