Jim Haslett, who led the Saints through the disastrous 3-13 Katrina season in 2005, was hired on this day in 2000.
In his first season at the helm, Haslett led the Saints to a 10-6 record and the team’s first-ever playoff win. Haslett was named NFL Coach of the Year.
The former Saints defensive coordinator (1996) was fired at the conclusion of the 2005 season after compiling a 45-51 record. Haslett is currently the defensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins.