Joe Gibbs has decided to step down as head coach and president of the Washington Redskins.
The Redskins said the 67-year-old Hall of Famer will hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon to make it official.
Gibbs has led the Redskins to a 30-34 mark -- 1-2 in the playoffs -- in four seasons after returning to the sidelines in 2004. The Redskins finished 9-7 this season, and dropped a 35-14 decision to
This season was one of the most tumultuous of Gibbs' 16-year coaching career. Pro Bowl safety Sean Taylor was shot and killed in
Gibbs played a crucial role in that loss, drawing a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty for trying to call consecutive timeouts to ice Bills kicker Rian Lindell with eight seconds left. The penalty turned Lindell's 51-yard attempt into a 36-yarder, and the loss dropped
The Redskins rallied down the stretch, though, winning their last four games, led by career backup Todd Collins, who came on after Jason Campbell suffered a dislocated left kneecap in the first half of Washington's December 6 game against Chicago.
The magical ride ended in
Gibbs' second stint as head coach of the Redskins was decidedly less successful than his first. He amassed a 124-60 mark during the regular season from 1981 to 1992, and a 16-5 record in the postseason as he led
Gibbs will finish with an overall regular season record of 154-94, the winningest mark in Redskins history. His combined regular and postseason mark of 171-101 is good for 10th in NFL history.