· Is in his 45th year as a coach and 24th in the NFL. Career includes head coaching stints at both the college and pro levels, including advancing the Oakland Raiders to Super Bowl XXXVII.
· Helped his teams lead the NFL in rushing in 2000 (Raiders) and 2009 (Jets) and passing in 2002 (Raiders). Has been a member of an offensive staff that finished in the top five in the NFL in rushing or passing 13 times, including each of his seasons with the Browns (third in rushing in 2020 and fourth in rushing in 2021).
· Helped 14 offensive linemen combine for 32 Pro Bowl selections during his career.
· Been a part of 21 career NFL postseason contests.
· During his first season with the Browns, helped the club finish third in the league in rushing with an average of 148.4 yards per game (the team's best since 1978). Helped RT Jack Conklin earn first team AP All-Pro honors and G Joel Bitonio and G Wyatt Teller earn second team honors. Bitonio was also selected to the Pro Bowl, while first-round pick LT Jedrick Wills Jr. was voted the NFL Pepsi Zero Sugar Rookie of the Week for Week 10, becoming just the fourth offensive lineman to win the award since its inception in 2002 and first since 2013.
· Helped the Browns lead the NFL in rushing average in 2021 with a 5.09 mark, the highest average by a Browns team since 1966. The offensive line opened holes for RB Nick Chubb, who finished second in the league in rushing yards. Helped Bitonio and Teller to Pro Bowl selections in 2021, marking the first time a pair of Browns guards made the Pro Bowl since 1967. In addition, Bitonio was an AP first team All-Pro honoree and Teller was named to the second team.
· Spent five seasons (2015-19) in Washington working mostly with the offensive line and serving as interim head coach for the final 11 games in 2019. In 2016, his offensive line helped the Redskins set single-season team records in yards per game (403.4), yards per play (6.40), net passing yards (4,758), completions (407) and passing first downs (226). The blocking and protection provided by the unit allowed eight different Redskins players to finish the season with at least 500 yards from scrimmage, tying the 2011 New Orleans Saints for the most in a single season in NFL history.
· As offensive coordinator with the Cowboys (2012-14), DeMarco Murray led the league in rushing and set a Dallas franchise record with 1,845 yards.
· Served as head coach at the University of Nebraska from 2004-07, leading the Cornhuskers to a Big 12 Conference Championship Game appearance in 2006 and two bowl invitations in four seasons.
· Spent six seasons with the Oakland Raiders (1998-2003), serving as offensive coordinator for four years before becoming the 13th head coach in Raiders history from 2002-03. In 2002, Oakland's offense set a team record for total offense with an NFL-best 6,237 yards and led the NFL in passing yards (4,689) en route to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXVII. He became the fourth rookie head coach in NFL history to earn a Super Bowl berth.
· Started at quarterback for three seasons (1975-77) at Illinois Benedictine (Lisle, Ill.) where he earned honorable-mention All-America honors in 1976 and 1977 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1978. Inducted into the Benedictine University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004.
· Born in Chicago, where he attended Mendel Catholic High School.
· Callahan and his wife, Valerie, have four children: daughters Cathryn and Jaclyn, and sons Brian and Daniel. Brian serves as the offensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Bill Callahan's Coaching Background:
1978 Oak Lawn High School, assistant coach
1979 De La Salle High School, assistant coach
1980-81 University of Illinois, associate coach
1982-83 University of Illinois, special teams/tight ends coach
1984-85 University of Illinois, offensive line coach
1986 University of Illinois, quarterbacks coach
1987-88 Northern Arizona University, offensive line coach
1989 Southern Illinois University, offensive coordinator
1990-94 University of Wisconsin, offensive line coach
1995-97 Philadelphia Eagles, offensive line coach
1998 Oakland Raiders, offensive coordinator/tight ends coach
1999-2001 Oakland Raiders, offensive coordinator/offensive line coach
2002-03 Oakland Raiders, head coach
2004-07 University of Nebraska, head coach
2008-11 New York Jets, assistant head coach/offensive line coach
2012-14 Dallas Cowboys, offensive coordinator/offensive line coach
2015-16 Washington Redskins, offensive line coach
2017-19 Washington Redskins, assistant head coach/offensive line coach
2019 Washington Redskins, interim head coach (final 11 games)
2020- Cleveland Browns, offensive line coach