Jonathan Gannon
Arizona Cardinals
Position:Head coach
Personal information
Born: (1983-01-04) January 4, 1983 (age 41)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Career information
High school:Saint Ignatius (OH)
College:Louisville
Career history
As a coach:
As an executive:
Head coaching record
Regular season:4–13 (.235)
Coaching stats at PFR

Jonathan Gannon (born January 4, 1983) is an American football coach who is the head coach for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He also previously served as an assistant coach for the Atlanta Falcons, Tennessee Titans, Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts, and Philadelphia Eagles.

Early years

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Gannon attended Saint Ignatius High School where he was a successful three-sport athlete, winning a state championship in basketball as a point guard, a district champion as a hurdler in track, and won a state championship as a standout wide receiver and defensive back.[1]

Gannon went on to play at the University of Louisville until he suffered a career-ending injury. He remained with the program as a volunteer assistant during the 20032005 seasons.[2] He was a graduate assistant the next season for Louisville.[3]

Coaching career

Atlanta Falcons

In 2007, Gannon was hired by the Atlanta Falcons as a defensive quality control coach, following Bobby Petrino to the National Football League.[4]

St. Louis Rams

In 2009, Gannon was hired by the St. Louis Rams as a college scout. He was promoted to a pro scout in 2010 and left the Rams in 2011.[5]

Tennessee Titans

In 2012, Gannon returned to coaching and was hired by the Tennessee Titans as a defensive quality control coach, a position he served in until 2013.[6]

Minnesota Vikings

In 2014, Gannon was hired by the Minnesota Vikings as their assistant defensive backs and defensive quality control coach.[7] He served in this role for four seasons before leaving the Vikings following the 2017 season.[8]

Indianapolis Colts

In 2018, Gannon was hired by the Indianapolis Colts as their defensive backs and cornerbacks coach under head coach Frank Reich and stayed there until 2020.[9]

Philadelphia Eagles

In 2021, Gannon was hired by the Philadelphia Eagles as the team's defensive coordinator.[10]

Arizona Cardinals

Two days after losing Super Bowl LVII, Gannon was hired by the Arizona Cardinals as their head coach on February 14, 2023.[11][12]

Tampering scandal

On April 27, 2023, it was revealed that Gannon had interviewed with the Cardinals the week after the Eagles won NFC Championship Game, which is a period of impermissible conduct.[13] According to Marcus Hayes of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles front office was furious at Gannon believing that he was distracted prior to the Super Bowl.[13] As a result of the tampering, the Eagles and Cardinals announced they had swapped third round picks in the 2023 NFL Draft and the Cardinals received the Eagles' 2024 fifth round pick.[13]

2023 season

See also: 2023 Arizona Cardinals season

Gannon won his first preseason game 18–17 against the Denver Broncos on August 11, 2023. However, the Cardinals lost in Gannon's regular-season debut against the Washington Commanders by a score of 20-16 on September 10, 2023. On September 24, 2023, Gannon won his first regular-season game as an NFL head coach against the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 28–16.

Head coaching record

Team Year Regular season Postseason
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
ARI 2023 4 13 0 .235 4th in NFC West
Total 4 13 0 .235 0 0

Personal life

Gannon is married and has three children.[14]

References

  1. ^ Franklin, Chris (January 25, 2021). "How a hip injury led to Jonathan Gannon becoming Eagles' new defensive coordinator". NJ.com. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  2. ^ Frank, Reuben (January 24, 2021). "5 Things You Should Know About New Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon". NBC Philadelphia. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  3. ^ Axson, Scooby (February 14, 2023). "Arizona Cardinals to hire former Louisville football player Jonathan Gannon as head coach". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  4. ^ McGavic, Matthew (February 14, 2023). "Report: Former Louisville Safety/Assistant Jonathan Gannon Named Head Coach of Arizona Cardinals". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  5. ^ DaSilva, Cameron (February 16, 2023). "New Cardinals coach Jonathan Gannon has previous ties to the Rams". Rams Wire. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  6. ^ Boclair, David (January 21, 2021). "Three Former Titans Assistants Come Together on NFC Team's Staff". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved May 28, 2021.
  7. ^ "Vikings Announce Full 2014 Coaching Staff". CBS News. February 6, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  8. ^ Root, Jess (February 14, 2023). "Browns QB coach likely OC for Jonathan Gannon, if named Cardinals' HC". Cards Wire. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  9. ^ Zangaro, Dave (January 24, 2021). "Eagles have reportedly found their next defensive coordinator". RSN. Retrieved May 28, 2021.
  10. ^ Shook, Nick (January 24, 2021). "Eagles agree to terms with coach Nick Sirianni, hire Jonathan Gannon as new defensive coordinator". NFL.com. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  11. ^ Urban, Darren (February 14, 2023). "Cardinals Name Jonathan Gannon As New Head Coach". azcardinals.com. Retrieved February 14, 2023.
  12. ^ Edholm, Eric (February 14, 2023). "Cardinals hiring Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon as next head coach". NFL.com. Retrieved February 14, 2023.
  13. ^ a b c Hayes, Marcus (April 29, 2023). "Sources: The Eagles are furious with Jonathan Gannon after tampering case with Cardinals". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  14. ^ Rogers, Joshua (February 15, 2023). "New Arizona Cardinals coach is married to a well-known TV host". HITC. Retrieved February 18, 2023.