5 former Vikings coaches who won a Super Bowl with another team
By Adam Patrick
Positions with Vikings:
- Tight ends coach (1992-1993)
- Offensive coordinator (1993-1998)
Super Bowl Team:
- Baltimore Ravens (2000)
Known as the architect of the most explosive offense in Vikings history, Brian Billick got his start with the organization as a tight ends coach in 1992.
Before he joined Minnesota, Billick was on Dennis Green’s coaching staff at the University of Stanford from 1989 to 1991. When Green was hired by the Vikings in 1992, he brought Billick along with him.
Billick took over as Minnesota’s offensive coordinator in 1993 and that’s a role that he held for the remainder of his tenure with the team. In his six years as the Vikings’ offensive coordinator, the team’s offense finished among the NFL’s top-10 in scoring three times and they had a top-10 passing attack four times.
After the 1998 season in which Minnesota’s offense exploded for a then-league record 556 points (34.8 per game), Billick left in 1999 to become the head coach of the Ravens.
While he wasn’t able to help Baltimore’s offense reach any of the heights that the Vikings achieved during his time in the Twin Cities, Billick did manage to lead the Ravens to a Super Bowl victory in just his second season with the team.