Nick Saban’s career highlights: Things to know

Seven national titles highlight sterling resume of retiring Alabama coach
Nick Saban on the sideline during the 2022 College Football Playoff championship game against Georgia. (Hyosub Shin / AJC )

Credit: AJC file photo/Hyosub Shin

Credit: AJC file photo/Hyosub Shin

Nick Saban on the sideline during the 2022 College Football Playoff championship game against Georgia. (Hyosub Shin / AJC )

Nick Saban’s coaching history includes seven national championships, six of them at Alabama. He is retiring after 28 seasons after winning more than 80% of his games as a head coach.

Career highlights of Nick Saban, the Alabama coach who has reportedly decided to retire.

HEAD COACHING RECORD (Toledo, Michigan State, LSU, Alabama): 297-71-1 (.806 winning percentage, 28 seasons).

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: 2003 (LSU), 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2020 (Alabama).

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS: Mid-American (1), Southeastern (11).

AP COACH OF THE YEAR: Twice (2003, 2008).

NFL: Miami Dolphins (head coach 2005-06, 15-17 record); Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator (1991-94).

FIRST-ROUND NFL PICKS COACHED (at Alabama, through 2023): 44.

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