Capers is the only head coach to lead two different NFL expansion teams during their first seasons. A defensive assistant for most of his coaching career, Capers held his first defensive coordinator position with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1992. He left Pittsburgh to become the Panthers head coach in 1995, where he guided the team to a 7–9 record, the best finish for an NFL expansion franchise in their inaugural season.
Dom Capers enters his first season as senior defensive assistant for the Denver Broncos in 2022. He was hired by the club on Feb. 8. Capers has 48 years of cumulative coaching experience, including 35 years in the NFL with 10 teams. He has served as head coach or defensive coordinator for 24 years across six clubs and has coached 29 different players to 14 Associated Press All-Pro teams and 46 Pro Bowl selections.
The Lions announced Friday they have hired former Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans head coach Dom Capers as the team's senior defensive assistant. Capers' 35th season coaching in the NFL...
Lions hire former Super Bowl-winning defensive coordinator Dom Capers as a senior defensive assistant Capers recently served in that same role in Jacksonville and Minnesota By Bryan DeArdo
Dom Capers is back in the NFC North. A decade after serving as a defensive coordinator on the Packers ' Super Bowl XLV championship team, the longtime NFL coach was tabbed as the Vikings' new ...
Senior Editor EAGAN, Minn. — Mike Zimmer and Dom Capers have admired each other's careers from afar for decades. The mutual respect between two defensive gurus who rose through the ranks as...
Dominic Capers. Born: August 7 in Cambridge, OH (Age: 72-163d) College: Mount Union. More bio, uniform, draft, salary info. 1996 AP Coach/Year. 2x PFWA Asst. Coach/Year. 2x PFWA Coach/Year. 1996 SN Coach/Year.
Football coach who was the 1996 AP NFL Coach of the Year while leading the Carolina Panthers. Before Fame He began his coaching career in 1972 as a graduate assistant at Kent State, and made his NFL debut in 1986 as defensive backs coach for the New Orleans Saints. Trivia He won Super Bowl XLV as defensive coordinator of the Green Bay Packers.
Minnesota had already moved on from its special teams coordinator this offseason and the team announced two more changes on Friday. The Vikings said on Twitter that the team will not be renewing the contracts of defensive assistant Dom Capers and Director of Competition Development Mark Uyeyama. Capers was most notably the defensive coordinator for the Packers the last time the team won the Super Bowl.
Senior defensive assistant Dom Capers’ influence will be seen through different coverages and blitzes, helping to evolve a well-established playbook under coach Mike Zimmer.