clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Ken Whisenhunt, former Steelers coach, fired by Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals have fired former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Ken Whisenhunt.

USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals decided to relieve Ken Whisenhunt of his responsibilities as head coach on Monday.

Whisenhunt led the team since 2007, when he replaced former head coach Dennis Green. During six seasons with the team, Whisenhunt compiled an overall record of 45-51 in the regular season and a 4-2 record in the postseason, which included a trip to the Super Bowl in 2008.

After leading the team to the playoffs in two of his first three seasons, Whisenhunt struggled over the course of the last three years. The Cardinals have not compiled a winning record or made a playoff appearance since reaching Super Bowl XLIII.

Prior to accepting the position in Arizona, Whisenhunt spent several years as an assistant with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Taking over as the club's tight ends coach in 2001, he was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2004.

In 2005, the Steelers won Super Bowl XL with Whisenhunt acting as offensive coordinator.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.