Ray Flaherty

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
12 89-40-5 68.28% 2-5 28.57%

Coaching Tree


Steve Owen


Turk Edwards, Norman "Red" Strader


Career Summary

Ray Flaherty was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1935 to 1949, finishing his career as the head coach of the Chicago Hornets. Over his twelve years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 94-45-5. During his career he was a head coach for eleven seasons, first with the Boston Redskins. He led the Redskins for seven seasons, compiling a record of 54-21-3. During his time leading the Redskins the team won the championship in 1937 and 1942. His next head coaching stint was with the New York Yankees from 1946 to 1948, as he led the team to a 27-13-2 record. His third head coach placement began in 1949 with the Chicago Hornets. He coached them for one season and the team had a 4-8-0 record during his tenure. During his entire head coaching career, his three teams combined for a record of 85-42-5 across eleven seasons including going 2-4-0 in the playoffs.

Flaherty was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1976 after his playing career.

Ray Flaherty Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Flaherty served as an assistant coach for Steve Owen. He spent one years as an assistant coach to Steve Owen, finishing as the assistant coach in 1935. During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (Turk Edwards and Norman "Red" Strader) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 28-30-1 in the regular season and 0-1 in the playoffs during their five seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

Personal Information

Flaherty was born on Tuesday, September 1, 1903 in Spokane, Washington. He died on Tuesday, July 19, 1994 at the age of 90.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1949 Chicago Hornets Head Coach 4-8-0 0-0
1948 New York Yankees Head Coach 1-3-0 0-0
1947 New York Yankees Head Coach 11-2-1 0-1
1946 New York Yankees Head Coach 10-3-1 0-1
1942 Washington Redskins Head Coach 10-1-0 1-0
1941 Washington Redskins Head Coach 6-5-0 0-0
1940 Washington Redskins Head Coach 9-2-0 0-1
1939 Washington Redskins Head Coach 8-2-1 0-0
1938 Washington Redskins Head Coach 6-3-2 0-0
1937 Washington Redskins Head Coach 8-3-0 1-0
1936 Boston Redskins Head Coach 7-5-0 0-1
1935 New York Giants Assistant Coach 9-3-0 0-1

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 11
  • Championships won: 1937 and 1942
  • First in total wins for the New York Yankees.
  • Third in total wins for the Washington Commanders.
  • First in winning percentage for the New York Yankees.
  • First in winning percentage for the Washington Commanders.
  • Most playoff wins in New York Yankees history (0)
  • Past teams coached for: Chicago Hornets, New York Yankees, Boston Redskins/Washington Redskins, New York Giants
  • Date of Birth: Tuesday, September 1, 1903 (90 years old), Spokane, Washington