Mike Pettine Trivia

Answer these trivia questions about Browns head coach Mike Pettine.


  1. Pettine earned All-State honors playing what positions for Central Bucks High School West in Pennsylvania under the tutelage of his father, Mike Pettine, Sr., who enjoyed great success as the head coach there for 33 years?

  2. For what ACC school was Pettine a free safety in 1986 and ‘87?

    a. North Carolina

    b. Virginia

    c. Wake Forest

    d. Duke

  3. Pettine was Virginia’s team leader in interceptions in 1986. True or false?

  4. The lone bowl game Pettine played in was on Dec. 22, 1987, in Birmingham, Alabama, also his final collegiate game. Pettine and his Virginia teammates defeated Brigham Young 22–16 at Legion Field. What bowl game was it? (Clue: This bowl game no longer exists.)

  5. After five seasons as an assistant coach to his father at Central Bucks High School West, for what ACC (then Big East) school was Pettine a graduate assistant in 1993 and ’94?

  6. After Pettine spent seven years as a high school head coach in Pennsylvania, he got his first NFL gig in 2002 with what AFC North team?

    a. Pittsburgh

    b. Cincinnati

    c. Baltimore

    d. Cleveland

  7. For what “Big Apple” team was Pettine the defensive coordinator from 2009–12?

  8. For what AFC East team was Pettine the defensive coordinator in 2013?

  9. Pettine was hired as the Browns’ head coach on ________ 23rd, 2014.

    a. January

    b. February

    c. March

    d. April

  10. The Browns’ 5–3 record at the halfway point of the 2014 season made Pettine the fourth head coach in team history to have a winning record in his first eight games as Browns boss. The other three were Paul Brown (7–1 in 1946), Blanton Collier (7–1 in 1963) and ________?

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