Joe Bach

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
11 45-77-3 37.20% 0-0 0.00%


Career Summary

Joe Bach was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1935 to 1953, finishing his career as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Over his eleven years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 45-77-3. He was the head coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1935 until the 1953 season, during which time the Pirates went 21-27-0. During his career he was a head coach for four seasons.

Joe Bach Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Bach served as an assistant coach for Gus Dorais, Clipper Smith, and Charley Ewart. Five of these years were spent on Dorais' coaching staff.

Personal Information

Bach was born on Thursday, January 17, 1901 in Tower, Minnesota. He died on Monday, October 24, 1966 at the age of 65.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1953 Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach 6-6-0 0-0
1952 Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach 5-7-0 0-0
1949 New York Bulldogs Line Coach 1-10-1 0-0
1948 Boston Yanks Line Coach 3-9-0 0-0
1947 Detroit Lions Line Coach 3-9-0 0-0
1946 Detroit Lions Line Coach 1-10-0 0-0
1945 Detroit Lions Line Coach 7-3-0 0-0
1944 Detroit Lions Line Coach 6-3-1 0-0
1943 Detroit Lions Line Coach 3-6-1 0-0
1936 Pittsburgh Pirates Head Coach 6-6-0 0-0
1935 Pittsburgh Pirates Head Coach 4-8-0 0-0

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