Marvin Lewis was born on September 23, 1958 in McDonald, Pennsylvania. He is the Head Coach for the Cincinnati Bengals and has been coaching in the NFL since 1992.
10 interesting facts about Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis
Marvin Lewis was a walk-on player at Purdue University as a linebacker but because of his play was given a full football scholarship to Idaho State University. He graduated Idaho State with a degree in athletic administration and went years later and got his Masters degree inn the same.
Marvin Lewis is a member of the Idaho State University Hall of Fame since 2001 and was voted the 2012 Idaho State University Alumni of the Year.
Marvin Lewis spent 10 years in the college ranks coaching at Idaho State University, Long Beach State, University of New Mexico, University of Pittsburgh. He was the linebacker coach at every school.
Marvin Lewis in 2005 led the Cincinnati Bengals to their first division title as well as their first winning season since 1990.
Marvin Lewis is behind New England Head Coach Bill Belichick as the second longest tenured coach in the NFL.
Marvin Lewis was named Coach of the Year by The Associated Press in 2009 after winning the AFC North Championship and finishing the season with a 10-6 record.
Marvin Lewis has the record for most wins as a Cincinnati Bengals head coach and has lead them to three consecutive playoff appearances since 2011.
Marvin Lewis first stint in the NFL was with the Pittsburgh Steelers for 4 seasons as their linebacker coach. He was hired in 1996 and spent 6 seasons as the Defensive Coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens. At Baltimore, he excelled to the point that the Ravens demolished the Giants at Super Bowl XXXV by the score, 34-7. The game was an amazing defense showcase by Lewis and the Baltimore defense. The Giants had 16 offensive possessions through the game, they scored once, punted the ball 11 times and were intercepted 4 times.
Marvin Lewis was hired by the Cincinnati Bengals to be heir head coach on January 14, 2003 becoming the Bengals 9th head coach in their franchise history. Through his tenure, the Bengals have a 90-85-1 record with three 1st place AFC North finishes.
Marvin Lewis has served under NFL coaches: Brian Billick, Bill Cowher, Ted Marchibroda, and Steve Spurrier. Marv Lewis has had 4 assistant coaches become head coaches: Leslie Frazier, Hue Jackson, Jay Gruden and Mike Zimmer. After the 2013 season, Marv lost both his offensive and defensive coordinators when Jay Gruden left to become Washington Redskins head coach and Mike Zimmer left to become the Minnesota Vikings head coach.
Sources:Pro Football Reference, Bengals Team Page, NNDB, Famous Birthdays, NFL, TV Guide, Encyclopedia, Cincy Bengals, EVI
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