Dave McGinnis
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Dave McGinnis

Dave McGinnis
Position:Defensive back
Personal information
Born: (1951-08-07) August 7, 1951 (age 70)
Independence, Kansas
Career information
High school:Snyder (TX)
College:Texas Christian
Career history
As a coach:
Head coaching record
Regular season:17-40 (.298)
Coaching stats at PFR

David McGinnis (born August 7, 1951) is a former National Football League coach and college player who is the color commentator for the Tennessee Titans Radio Network. He was assistant head coach of the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams from 2012 to 2016 and head coach of the Arizona Cardinals from 2000 to 2003.


McGinnis graduated from Snyder High School in Snyder, Texas. He was a three-year starter as a defensive back at Texas Christian University, where he graduated in 1973 with a degree in business management. McGinnis spent 13 years coaching in college football, at Texas Christian University (1973-74, '82), Missouri (1975-77), Indiana State (1978, 1980-81) and Kansas State (1983-85).[1]

From 1986 to 1995, McGinnis was the linebackers coach for the Chicago Bears and defensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals from 1996 to 2000.

McGinnis was the assistant head coach/linebackers coach for the Tennessee Titans in 2004.

In 2017, he replaced Frank Wycheck as the color analyst on the Tennessee Titans Radio Network.[2]

Chicago Bears controversy

In 1999, while McGinnis was coaching for the Cardinals, he interviewed for the head coach position with the Chicago Bears. On Thursday, January 22, Bears team president Mike McCaskey prematurely organized a news conference to announce McGinnis as the 12th head coach of the Bears. The news came as a surprise to McGinnis, who had not reached terms on a contract. The Bears postponed the news conference and Bears chairman Ed McCaskey issued an apology to McGinnis. Upset that the news had reached his family, friends, Cardinals team owner Bill Bidwill and head coach Vince Tobin, McGinnis declined the position and removed his name from consideration.[3]

Head coaching record

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
ARI 2000 1 8 0 .111 5th in NFC East - - - (mid-season replacement)
ARI 2001 7 9 0 .438 4th in NFC East - - -
ARI 2002 5 11 0 .313 4th in NFC West - - -
ARI 2003 4 12 0 .250 4th in NFC West - - - -
ARI Total 17 40 0 .298
Total 17 40 0 .298


  1. ^ "Dave McGinnis, Professional Football Advisor". Social Media Sports Management. Social Media Sports Management. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ Madson, Kyle (August 2, 2017). "Former Titans coach Dave McGinnis to replace Frank Wycheck in radio booth". USA Today. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Isaacson, Melissa (January 23, 1999). "Jan. 22, 1999: Bears wrongly announce Dave McGinnis as the team's head coach". Chicago Tribune. The Tribune Publishing Company. Retrieved 2021.

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