Friday, January 19, 2007
I want to try and start tracking the history of NFL coaching trees. I will need help filling in some gaps. I also need to figure a way to do a graphic representation of the tree.
For instance, New Orleans' Sean Payton worked on the staffs of Bill Parcells and Jim Fassel before getting his first head coaching job in the NFL, so he would have uplines to both coaches.
However, Eric Mangini only worked on the Bill Belichick staff, so he would have just one upline.
my biggest challenge: where does it stop!
everyone learned from somewhere, IE is bill walsh the start of a tree or is his mentor, Paul Brown? Or is it paul browns mentor?