The son of the great Buddy Ryan, he coached the New York Jets to two consecutive AFC championship games in 2009 and 2010, but a rough 4-year stretch after that led to his firing after the 2014 season. He was then hired to coach the Buffalo Bills prior to the 2015 season.In 2008, as the assistant head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, he helped lead the team to the AFC title game.He named Mark Sanchez his starting quarterback on the Jets in 2009, Sanchez's rookie year, but the quarterback soon began to struggle and lose the faith of both his fan-base and his coach.BEFORE FAME
He played college football as a defensive end for Southwestern Oklahoma State University.PERSONAL LIFE
Married his wife, Michelle, in 1987, and the couple later had two sons.The meaning of the name Ryan: Descendant Of The King FUN FACTS
Coach Rex Ryan were born on Thursday, birthstone is Turquoise, the seaon was Fall in the Chinese year of Tiger, it is 344 days until Rex Ryan next birthday.