|Born:||November 4, 1957|
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||242 lb (110 kg)|
|High school:||Pine Bluff (AR)|
|College:||Central Arkansas (1975–1978)|
|NFL Draft:||1979 / Round: 11 / Pick: 289|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Head coaching record|
|Regular season:||40–71 (.360)|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Monte Leon Coleman (born November 4, 1957) is a former American football linebacker who played for sixteen seasons with the Washington Redskins from 1979 to 1994. He was the head football coach for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
Coleman played college football at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, then a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school. He played safety his first three years before being converted to the linebacker position as a senior. He set a school record with 22 interceptions and became the first player from Central Arkansas drafted in the NFL when the Redskins chose him in the 11th of the 12 rounds of the 1979 NFL draft with the 289th overall selection.
Coleman played for the Redskins in parts of three decades: the 1970s, the 1980s, and the 1990s. On the all-time list of games played as a Redskin, Monte Coleman is currently second having played in 217 games, Darrell Green is first. He is one of only three men to play at least 16 seasons with the franchise, along with quarterback Sammy Baugh (16) and Green (20). Coleman’s 56.5 sacks are the team's fourth-highest all-time total.
Coleman played in the Super Bowl four times, winning three: Super Bowl XVII, Super Bowl XVIII, Super Bowl XXII, and Super Bowl XXVI.
Monte Coleman made “the all Madden Team” in 1993.
He selected by Washingtonian Magazine as the Washingtonian of the Year Award in 1996. Coleman was inducted to the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.
In 2003, he was named one of the 70 Greatest Redskins.
Won 2007 Elijah Pitts Award (named after the Conway, Arkansas, native and Green Bay Packer legend) for Conway athletic lifetime achievement.
Enshrined to the Washington Redskins Ring of Fame on December 20, 2015.
Coleman was employed at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff as a linebacker coach and team chaplain. On November 26, 2007, Coleman was named head football coach at the university. On December 8, 2012, Coleman coached the Arkansas–Pine Bluff to a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) conference championship by defeating Jackson State, 24–21, in the SWAC Championship Game at Birmingham, Alabama.
Coleman currently lives in Pine Bluff, Arkansas with his wife, Yvette, and their three children. His son, Kyle Coleman, played for the Los Angeles Chargers.
|Arkansas–Pine Bluff Golden Lions (Southwestern Athletic Conference) (2008–2017)|
|2008||Arkansas–Pine Bluff||3–9||2–5||4th (West)|
|2009||Arkansas–Pine Bluff||5–5||3–4||T–4th (West)|
|2010||Arkansas–Pine Bluff||5–6||4–5||4th (West)|
|2011||Arkansas–Pine Bluff||6–5||5–4||T–2nd (West)|
|2012||Arkansas–Pine Bluff||10–2||8-1||1st (West)||W SWAC Championship Game|
|2013||Arkansas–Pine Bluff||2–9||2–7||T–3rd (West)|
|2014||Arkansas–Pine Bluff||4–7||3–6||T–4th (West)|
|2015||Arkansas–Pine Bluff||2–9||1–8||5th (West)|
|2016||Arkansas–Pine Bluff||1–10||1–8||5th (West)|
|2017||Arkansas–Pine Bluff||2–9||1–6||5th (West)|