The Vikings announced today that they have relieved Brad Childress of his duties and have named Leslie Frazier the interim head coach. Childress was hired in 2006 and finishes his Vikings tenure with a 39-35 (.527) regular season record – including back-to-back division titles – and a 1-2 mark in the postseason.
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf and Frazier will address the media at 3 p.m. CT Monday at Winter Park.
Frazier was originally hired by the Vikings before the 2007 season as defensive coordinator to replace Mike Tomlin, who left the team to take the head coaching job in Pittsburgh. The Vikings promoted Frazier to assistant head coach/defensive coordinator before the 2008 season. Frazier’s defenses have been stout against the run and improving against the pass since ’07. They led the NFL in 2009 with 48 sacks and the team ranks 3rd in the NFL with 131 sacks since ’07.
With the unique perspective of a Super Bowl winner as a player and coach, Frazier has a proven track record of success. Hist first title came as a starting CB with the 1985 Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XX and he also won a title as a member of Tony Dungy’s staff in Indianapolis.
The 2010 season is Frazier’s 4th with the Vikings, his 12th in the NFL and his 23rd overall in coaching.
1977-80 – Alcorn State (DB)
1981-86 – Chicago Bears (DB)
1988-96 – Trinity International University
1997-98 – University of Illinois
1999-02 – Philadelphia Eagles
2003-04 – Cincinnati Bengals
2005-06 – Indianapolis Colts
2007-Present – Minnesota Vikings
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