Fontes, Wayne Howard Joseph
Born: February 2, 1940 New Bedford, MA
High School: Wareham (MA); McKinley (Canton, OH)
1958Michigan State
1959Michigan StateRoster
1960Michigan StateLettered
1961Michigan StateLettered
Relatives: Brother of John Fontes; brother of Len Fontes; brother of Len Fontes
Playing Record
Draft: 22nd round (173rd overall) 1961 New York Titans; 9th round (126th overall) 1961 Philadelphia Eagles
Record Key
1991 Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year
1991 Pro Football Writers of America NFL Coach of the Year
YEAR TEAMConferenceDivisionPositionSeqFinishGWLTPCT
1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)AmericanWesternDefensive Secondary5140140.000
1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)NationalCentralDefensive Secondary5142120.143
1978 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)NationalCentralDefensive Secondary5165110.313
1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)NationalCentralDefensive Secondary1161060.625
1980 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)NationalCentralDefensive Secondary4165101.344
1981 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)NationalCentralDefensive Secondary116970.563
1982 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)NationalDefensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs79540.556
1983 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)NationalCentralDefensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs5162140.125
1984 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)NationalCentralAssistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Secondary3166100.375
1985 Detroit Lions (NFL)NationalCentralDefensive Coordinator416790.438
1986 Detroit Lions (NFL)NationalCentralDefensive Coordinator3165110.313
1987 Detroit Lions (NFL)NationalCentralDefensive Coordinator5154110.267
1988 Detroit Lions (NFL)NationalCentralDefensive Coordinator4164120.250
1988 Detroit Lions (NFL)NationalCentralHEAD COACH2/24/45230.400
1989 Detroit Lions (NFL)NationalCentralHEAD COACH316790.438
1990 Detroit Lions (NFL)NationalCentralHEAD COACH3166100.375
1991 Detroit Lions (NFL)NationalCentralHEAD COACH1161240.750
1992 Detroit Lions (NFL)NationalCentralHEAD COACH5165110.313
1993 Detroit Lions (NFL)NationalCentralHEAD COACH1161060.625
1994 Detroit Lions (NFL)NationalCentralHEAD COACH316970.563
1995 Detroit Lions (NFL)NationalCentralHEAD COACH2161060.625
1996 Detroit Lions (NFL)NationalCentralHEAD COACH5165110.313
9 Years (NFL)HEAD COACH13366670.496
13 Years (NFL)Assistant Coach196641311.329
1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)NationalCentralDefensive Secondary211.500
1981 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)NationalCentralDefensive Secondary101.000
1982 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)NationalDefensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs101.000
1991 Detroit Lions (NFL)NationalCentralHEAD COACH211.500
1993 Detroit Lions (NFL)NationalCentralHEAD COACH101.000
1994 Detroit Lions (NFL)NationalCentralHEAD COACH101.000
1995 Detroit Lions (NFL)NationalCentralHEAD COACH101.000
3 Years (NFL)Assistant Coach413.250
4 Years (NFL)HEAD COACH514.200
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