3. Mike Munchak
After Fisher’s departure in 2011, the Titans found their next coach from within, promoting offensive line coach Mike Munchak as the team’s full-time head coach. During Munchak’s first season at the helm, he helped Tennessee turn in a winning season for the first time since their 13-3 run in 2008.
Munchak and the Titans reached 9-7 in their first year, but struggled to find their footing going into year two. The 2012 season saw Tennessee finish 6-10, but the Titans were outclassed by much of the league on both sides of the ball. The Tennessee offense finished 23rd in points per game, while placing dead last in points allowed per game.
The Titans improved in Munchak’s third year, finishing better in both scoring defense and offense at 16th and 19th, respectively. Tennessee’s record also got a boost in 2013, going from 6-10 to 7-9 with a second-place finish in the AFC South.
However, the overall improvement wasn’t enough to secure Munchak’s job going forward. After finishing with a 22-26 record through three seasons as head coach, Mike Munchak was let go before the 2014 season.
Despite finishing in Tennessee with a losing record, Munchak was able to keep the Titans from completely bottoming out, and produced the first of many 9-7 seasons for the Titans during the decade.