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Sid Gillman

Cumulative stats (All positions)

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
19 138-111-7 55.27% 2-6 25.00%

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Biography

Sid Gillman was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1955 until 1974, finishing his career with the Houston Oilers as their head coach. Over his nineteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 138-111-7. During his career he was a head coach for seventeen seasons, first with the Los Angeles Rams. He led the Rams for five seasons, compiling a record of 28-31-1. His next head coaching stint came with the Los Angeles Chargers. He coached the Chargers from 1960 to 1971, leading the team to a 92-56-6 record during his eleven seasons as head coach. In 1963, the Chargers won the championship against the Boston Patriots 51-10. His third opportunity as head coach began in 1974 with the Houston Oilers. He coached them for one season and the team had a 7-7-0 record during his tenure with the team.Throughout Gillman's coaching career his teams led the league in victories during the 1961 season.

During the 1963 season as the head coach of the San Diego Chargers he coached Tobin Rote to the AP AFL Player of the Year.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1974 Head Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1973 Interim Head Coach 1-13-0 0-0
1972 Special Assistant Coach 10-4-0 1-1
1971 Head Coach 6-8-0 0-0
1969 Head Coach 8-6-0 0-0
1968 Head Coach 9-5-0 0-0
1967 Head Coach 8-5-1 0-0
1966 Head Coach 7-6-1 0-0
1965 Head Coach 9-2-3 0-1
1964 Head Coach 8-5-1 0-1
1963 Head Coach 11-3-0 1-0
1962 Head Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1961 Head Coach 12-2-0 0-1
1960 Head Coach 10-4-0 0-1
1959 Head Coach 2-10-0 0-0
1958 Head Coach 8-4-0 0-0
1957 Head Coach 6-6-0 0-0
1956 Head Coach 4-8-0 0-0
1955 Head Coach 8-3-1 0-1

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Fun Facts

  • Sid Gillman was the first to study game film extensively.