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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. His first head coaching opportunity came with the Los Angeles Rams. He led the team 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.

Last modified: 5/28/2018

History

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

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Fun Facts

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