While only four of the players have Super Bowl experience, many of the coaches have been there. Some as a player, but most made it as coaches. I will be going through each teams coaching staff and letting you know when they have been to the Super Bowl, if they won, and what their job was.
Lets start with the Denver Broncos. Head coach John Fox has participated in two Super Bowls, unfortunately, he lost them both. His first was as defensive coordinator of the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV when they were crushed by the Baltimore Ravens. His second loss came in the final seconds of Super Bowl XXXVIII as head coach of the Carolina Panthers when they lost to the New England Patriots 32-29.
Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio was also a coach in Super Bowl XXXV as a linebackers coach for the Ravens. The defense played legendary that day and he soon became the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Broncos secondary coach Cory Undlin was a defensive coaching assistant for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX.
Assistant secondary coach Sam Garnes played on John Fox’s defense in their loss to the Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV.
Alex Gibbs, the Broncos offensive line consultant has been apart of four Broncos Super Bowl teams including winning Super Bowl’s XXXII and XXXIII.
Now onto the Seattle Seahawks. Some of there coaches have won national championships so I will also mention those.
Head coach Pete Carroll won two national championships at USC in 2003 and 2004. One of them was vacated. This is his first Super Bowl appearance.
Seahawks quarterback coach Carl Smith was with Carroll at USC in 2004 when they won a championship.
Tight ends coach Pat McPherson worked in Denver and was an assistant on their Super Bowl XXXIII team.
Rocky Seto is currently the Seahawks defensive passing game coordinator. He used to be a safeties and linebackers coach at USC under Carroll when they won the 2003 and 2004 national championships.
Defensive line coach Travis Jones has won as a college and pro assistant. In 2003 he was the defensive line coach for LSU’s national championship squad and in Super Bowl XLIV he was the New Orleans Saints assistant defensive line coach.
Linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. was a pretty good player. As a linebacker he was a member of the Dallas Cowboys for their Super Bowl XXVII and XXVIII wins and he also won Super Bowl XXIX as a player for the San Francisco 49ers. Along with a few of the other assistants, he was also on coach Carroll’s staff at USC for the 2004 championship.
The final coach with Super Bowl experience is Nick Sorensen who is the Seahawks assistant special teams coach. Back in Super Bowl XXXVI, Sorensen was a safety on the St. Louis Rams in there loss to the Patriots.