Paddy Driscoll

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
23 172-79-11 67.75% 5-3 62.50%

Coaching Tree

Children:

Bulldog Turner


Biography

Career Summary

Paddy Driscoll was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1920 to 1963, finishing his career as the vice president of the Chicago Bears. Over his twenty-three years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 172-79-11. During his career he was a head coach for five seasons, first with the Racine/Chicago Cardinals. He led the Cardinals for three seasons, compiling a record of 17-8-4. In 1922, the Cardinals won the championship against the Chicago Bears 9-0. His next head coaching stint was with the Chicago Bears from 1956 to 1957, as he led the team to a 14-9-1 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 31-17-5 across five seasons including going 0-1-0 in the playoffs.

Paddy Driscoll Coaching Tree

One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Bulldog Turner, was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on Paddy Driscoll's coaching staff, he was the head coach of the New York Titans for one season where he combined for a regular season record of 5-9-0 and 0-0 in the playoffs.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1963 Chicago Bears Vice President 11-1-2 1-0
1959 Chicago Bears Administrative Vice President 8-4-0 0-0
1957 Chicago Bears Head Coach 5-7-0 0-0
1956 Chicago Bears Head Coach 9-2-1 0-1
1955 Chicago Bears Assistant Coach 8-4-0 0-0
1954 Chicago Bears Assistant Coach 8-4-0 0-0
1953 Chicago Bears Assistant Coach 3-8-1 0-0
1952 Chicago Bears Assistant Coach 5-7-0 0-0
1951 Chicago Bears Assistant Coach 7-5-0 0-0
1950 Chicago Bears Assistant Coach 9-3-0 0-1
1949 Chicago Bears Assistant Coach 9-3-0 0-0
1948 Chicago Bears Assistant Coach 10-2-0 0-0
1947 Chicago Bears Assistant Coach 8-4-0 0-0
1946 Chicago Bears Assistant Coach 8-2-1 1-0
1945 Chicago Bears Assistant Coach 3-7-0 0-0
1944 Chicago Bears Assistant Coach 6-3-1 0-0
1943 Chicago Bears Assistant Coach 8-1-1 1-0
1942 Chicago Bears Assistant Coach 11-0-0 0-1
1941 Chicago Bears Assistant Coach 10-1-0 2-0
1936 Chicago Bears Assistant Coach 9-3-0 0-0
1922 Chicago Cardinals Head Coach 8-3-0 0-0
1921 Racine/Chicago Cardinals Head Coach 3-3-2 0-0
1920 Racine/Chicago Cardinals Head Coach 6-2-2 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Paddy Driscoll tied for the record with 4 drop kick field goals in one game during his playing career.