Mike Singletary has accomplished a lot of great things in his football career. He was a Hall of Fame linebacker with the Bears, most notably playing on the vaunted 1985 defense that led Chicago to a Super Bowl championship. But his coaching career hasn’t quite panned out the way he hoped.
The Dallas Morning News reported last week that Singletary resigned from his head coaching duties at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas. In two seasons at TCA, Singletary compiled a 1-21 record, including a winless 0-11 season in 2019. The school’s athletic director, Donald English, told the Morning News that Singletary has been focused on motivational speaking and consulting since his resignation.
Going 1-21 at a high school program is a far cry from coaching in the NFL, which Singletary did for 12 seasons. He started out as a linebackers coach for the Ravens in 2003. Two seasons later, he joined Baltimore defensive coordinator Mike Nolan in heading to the 49ers.
When Nolan was fired as head coach midway through the 2008, San Francisco named Singletary interim head coach. He remained at the helm for two more seasons, amassing an 18-22 record in two and a half before being dismissed heading into the final week of the 2010 season.
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Singletary went on to work as an assistant with the Vikings and Rams before more recently moving on to the AAF and high school football.
Between his time at the NFL, AAF and high school levels, Singletary has compiled a head coaching record of 21-49 (.300).