Steve Sidwell (American football)

Steve Sidwell (born August 30, 1944) is a former American football coach. He coached in the National Football League (NFL) for 22 years and was a college football coach for 16 years.

Steve Sidwell
Personal information
Born: (1944-08-30) August 30, 1944 (age 75)
Winfield, Kansas
Career information
Career history
As coach:

Coaching careerEdit

Sidwell worked as the New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator from 1986 to 1994.[1] In this nine-year span, the Saints led the league twice in fewest points allowed (1991, 1992), in rushing defense (1989) and in passing defense (1992, 1993); this era of Saints defenses was nicknamed the Dome Patrol. He has also held jobs as defensive coordinator of the Houston Oilers, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, and most recently, the Seattle Seahawks.


  1. ^ 2009 New Orleans Saints Media Guide. p. 429. Retrieved February 12, 2010.