|Position:||Senior defensive assistant|
|Born:||November 22, 1971|
|High school:||Council Rock North|
(Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
|As a coach:|
|Coaching stats at PFR|
Paul Guenther (born November 22, 1971) is an American football coach who is a senior defensive assistant for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as the defensive coordinator for the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders from 2018 to 2020 and the Cincinnati Bengals from 2014 to 2017. He was the head coach of Ursinus College from 1997 to 2000.
Guenther was hired by the Washington Redskins as an assistant coach in 2002.
In 2005, Guenther was hired by the Cincinnati Bengals as an assistant coach. He served as a coach of other positions before being promoted to defensive coordinator on January 15, 2014 after Mike Zimmer left to become head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.
Oakland / Las Vegas Raiders
In 2018, Guenther was hired by the Oakland Raiders as their defensive coordinator serving under head coach Jon Gruden. On December 13, 2020, Guenther was fired by the Raiders following a 44–27 loss against the Indianapolis Colts.
On February 10, 2021, Guenther was hired by the Minnesota Vikings as a senior defensive assistant, reuniting with head coach Mike Zimmer, whom Guenther worked under when Zimmer was defensive coordinator in Cincinnati.
Head coaching record
|Ursinus Bears (Centennial Conference) (1997–2000)|
|1999||Ursinus||10–2||6–1||2nd||L NCAA Division III Second Round|
|2000||Ursinus||8–3||5–2||3rd||L ECAC South|
- Guenther Resigns At Ursinus He Coached The Bears' Football Team For Four Years, Posting A 25-18 Record, Third Best In The College's History.
- Paul Guenther is Bengals' choice to replace Zimmer
- Patra, Kevin (February 10, 2021). "Vikings hiring Paul Guenther as senior defensive assistant". NFL.com. Retrieved February 11, 2021.