Bill Austin

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
23 170-145-6 53.89% 3-6 33.33%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Vince Lombardi, Harland Svare

Children:

Mike McCormack


Biography

Career Summary

Bill Austin was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1959 to 1985, finishing his career as the offensive line coach of the New York Jets. Over his twenty-three years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 170-145-6. During his career he was a head coach for four seasons, first with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He led the Steelers for three seasons, compiling a record of 11-28-3. His next head coaching stint was with the Washington Redskins for the 1970 season, leading the team to a 6-8-0 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 17-36-3 across four seasons.

Bill Austin Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Austin served as an assistant coach for Vince Lombardi, Harland Svare, Jim Dooley, Bob Hollway, George Allen, Ray Perkins, and Joe Walton. Six of these years were spent on Lombardi's coaching staff. One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Mike McCormack, was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on Bill Austin's coaching staff, he was the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Colts for five seasons where he combined for a regular season record of 25-48-1 and 0-0 in the playoffs.

Personal Information

Austin was born on Thursday, October 18, 1928 in San Pedro, California.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1985 New York Jets Offensive Line Coach 11-5-0 0-1
1982 New York Giants Offensive Line Coach 4-5-0 0-0
1981 New York Giants Offensive Line Coach 9-7-0 1-1
1980 New York Giants Offensive Line Coach 4-12-0 0-0
1979 New York Giants Offensive Line Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1977 Washington Redskins Offensive Line Coach 9-5-0 0-0
1976 Washington Redskins Offensive Line Coach 10-4-0 0-1
1975 Washington Redskins Offensive Line Coach 8-6-0 0-0
1974 Washington Redskins Offensive Line Coach 10-4-0 0-1
1973 Washington Redskins Offensive Line Coach 10-4-0 0-1
1972 St. Louis Cardinals Running Game Coordinator / Offensive Line Coach 4-9-1 0-0
1971 Chicago Bears Offensive Line Coach 6-8-0 0-0
1970 Washington Redskins Head Coach 6-8-0 0-0
1968 Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach 2-11-1 0-0
1967 Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach 4-9-1 0-0
1966 Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach 5-8-1 0-0
1965 Los Angeles Rams Line Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1964 Green Bay Packers Offensive Line Coach 8-5-1 0-0
1963 Green Bay Packers Offensive Line Coach 11-2-1 0-0
1962 Green Bay Packers Offensive Line Coach 13-1-0 1-0
1961 Green Bay Packers Offensive Line Coach 11-3-0 1-0
1960 Green Bay Packers Offensive Line Coach 8-4-0 0-1
1959 Green Bay Packers Offensive Line Coach 7-5-0 0-0

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