Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve Its History, Promote its Values & Celebrate Excellence Everywhere
Share your pictures, videos, and stories from your visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on our social media. We might even feature you in one of our promotions!
Lane Kiffin (left) became the youngest head coach of the NFL's modern era when the Oakland Raiders selected him to guide the team on January 23, 2007.
At age 31 years, 8 months, Kiffin is three months younger than Harland Svare who earned his first coaching job with the Los Angeles Rams in 1962. In 3 1/2 seasons, Svare compiled a 14-31-3 record with Los Angeles. He later served as the head coach of the San Diego Chargers from 1971 to 1973.
Here is a look at the youngest coaches over the years.