Harry Gilmer

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
26 157-188-14 45.68% 0-2 0.00%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Buddy Parker, Norm Van Brocklin

Children:

John North, Joe Schmidt


Biography

Career Summary

Harry Gilmer was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1957 to 1982, finishing his career as the quarterbacks coach of the St. Louis Cardinals. Over his twenty-six years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 157-188-14. He was the head coach of the Detroit Lions from 1965 until the 1966 season, during which time the Lions went 10-16-2. During his career he was a head coach for two seasons.

Harry Gilmer Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Gilmer served as an assistant coach for Buddy Parker, Norm Van Brocklin, Charley Winner, Don Coryell, Bud Wilkinson, and Jim Hanifan. Nine of these years were spent on Brocklin's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (John North and Joe Schmidt) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 55-64-7 in the regular season and 0-1 in the playoffs during their nine seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

Personal Information

Gilmer was born on Wednesday, April 14, 1926 in Birmingham, Alabama.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1982 St. Louis Cardinals Quarterbacks Coach 5-4-0 0-1
1981 St. Louis Cardinals Quarterbacks Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1980 St. Louis Cardinals Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1979 St. Louis Cardinals Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1978 St. Louis Cardinals Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1977 St. Louis Cardinals Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1976 St. Louis Cardinals Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 10-4-0 0-0
1975 St. Louis Cardinals Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 11-3-0 0-1
1974 Atlanta Falcons Wide Receivers Coach 3-11-0 0-0
1973 Atlanta Falcons Wide Receivers Coach 9-5-0 0-0
1972 Atlanta Falcons Wide Receivers Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1971 Atlanta Falcons Wide Receivers Coach 7-6-1 0-0
1970 Atlanta Falcons Wide Receivers Coach 4-8-2 0-0
1969 St. Louis Cardinals Quarterbacks Coach 4-9-1 0-0
1968 St. Louis Cardinals Quarterbacks Coach 9-4-1 0-0
1967 St. Louis Cardinals Quarterbacks Coach 6-7-1 0-0
1966 Detroit Lions Head Coach 4-9-1 0-0
1965 Detroit Lions Head Coach 6-7-1 0-0
1964 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Backs Coach 8-5-1 0-0
1963 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Backs Coach 5-8-1 0-0
1962 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Backs Coach 2-11-1 0-0
1961 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Backs Coach 3-11-0 0-0
1960 Pittsburgh Steelers Assistant Coach 5-6-1 0-0
1959 Pittsburgh Steelers Assistant Coach 6-5-1 0-0
1958 Pittsburgh Steelers Assistant Coach 7-4-1 0-0
1957 Pittsburgh Steelers Assistant Coach 6-6-0 0-0

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