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Jets fire offensive coordinator Sparano

Jets fire offensive coordinator Sparano

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Tony Sparano was fired as the New York Jets' offensive coordinator, the NFL team said Tuesday.
Miami Dolphins to be on 'Hard Knocks'

Miami Dolphins to be on 'Hard Knocks'

DAVIE, Fla., May 29 (UPI) -- HBO has chosen the Miami Dolphins to be featured on this season's "Hard Knocks," which gives an in-depth look at an NFL team's pre-season preparations.

Dolphins hire Philbin as head coach

MIAMI, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Miami Dolphins announced Friday the team has hired Green Bay offensive coordinator Joe Philbin as their new head coach.
Tony Sparano hired by Jets

Tony Sparano hired by Jets

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Tony Sparano, fired as head coach of the Miami Dolphins, was named Wednesday as offensive coordinator of the New York Jets.

NFL: Miami 30, Buffalo 23

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Reggie Bush rambled for 203 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries Sunday, propelling the Miami Dolphins to a 30-23 victory over Buffalo.
Struggling Dolphins fire coach Sparano

Struggling Dolphins fire coach Sparano

MIAMI, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Miami Dolphins head Coach Tony Sparano has been fired after the team stumbled to a 4-9 record this season, team owner Stephen Ross said Monday.
Dolphins coach Sparano says house too big

Dolphins coach Sparano says house too big

MIAMI, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano says his house is on the market because it is more space than he and his wife need now that his daughter is in college.
Report: Dolphins contact Cowher

Report: Dolphins contact Cowher

MIAMI, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The Miami Dolphins have been in touch with former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher about coaching the Dolphins, CBSSports.com reported.
Dolphins lose QB for the season

Dolphins lose QB for the season

MIAMI, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The Miami Dolphins said Thursday quarterback Chad Henne had been lost for the season with a shoulder injury.
Report: Sparano will coach next game

Report: Sparano will coach next game

MIAMI, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Tony Sparano will coach 0-4 Miami in its next game amid speculation about his future with the Dolphins, a source told the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Dolphins name Daboll offensive coordinator

MIAMI, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Brian Daboll, who ran Cleveland's offense the past two seasons, was hired Wednesday as offensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins.

Dolphins sign Sparano to 2-year extension

MIAMI, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Miami Dolphins head Coach Tony Sparano has received a two-year extension with increased say in personnel decisions, the team announced Saturday.

Dolphins QB Pennington out for year

MIAMI, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Pennington is done for the season, sidelined by a shoulder injury, Coach Tony Sparano said Monday.
Pennington to get start for Dolphins

Pennington to get start for Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Chad Pennington has been given the start at quarterback for the Miami Dolphins in their Sunday game against Tennessee, Miami Coach Tony Sparano said.
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Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano watches his team defeat the San Diego Chargers at Dolphin Stadium in Miami on October 5, 2008. The Dolphins defeated the Chargers 17-10. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Anthony "Tony" Sparano III (born October 7, 1961(1961-10-07), in West Haven, Connecticut) is the current head coach for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. At age 17, Sparano had an incident which burnt his eyes, which is why he always wears his signature sunglasses even at night. Sparano is the only National Football League head coach to lead a one-win team to the playoffs the following year, which he accomplished in his first season with the Dolphins.

Sparano was a four-year letterman for Division II University of New Haven, starting at center for the New Haven Chargers and graduating in 1986.

Sparano began his coaching career at his alma mater, serving as New Haven's offensive line coach for four seasons before joining the staff at Division I-AA Boston University. After one year as the team's offensive line coach, Sparano served five seasons as the Terriers' offensive coordinator.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Tony Sparano."
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