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Bud Grant

Cumulative stats (All positions)

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
22 196-121-5 61.65% 13-15 46.43%

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Biography

Bud Grant was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1967 until 1989, finishing his career with the Minnesota Vikings as their consultant. Over his twenty-two years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 196-121-5. During his career he was the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings from 1967 until the 1985 season. The Vikings went 158-96-5 during their eighteen seasons with Grant as head coach. Throughout Grant's coaching career his teams led the league in victories during the 1970 season. Grant won the NFL's Coach of the Year award in 1969 after guiding the Vikings to a 12-2-0 record and a berth in the championship game. As the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings he coached multiple players to award-winning seasons: Alan Page, Most Valuable Player in 1971; Alan Page, AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1971; Chuck Foreman, AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1973; Fran Tarkenton, Most Valuable Player in 1975; Fran Tarkenton, AP Offensive Player of the Year in 1975; Sammy White, AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1976.

Last modified: 8/6/2018

History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1989 Minnesota Vikings Consultant 10-6-0 0-1
1988 Minnesota Vikings Consultant 11-5-0 1-1
1987 Minnesota Vikings Consultant 8-7-0 2-1
1986 Minnesota Vikings Consultant 9-7-0 0-0
1985 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1983 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1982 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 5-4-0 1-1
1981 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1980 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 9-7-0 0-1
1979 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1978 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 8-7-1 0-1
1977 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 9-5-0 1-1
1976 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 11-2-1 2-1
1975 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 12-2-0 0-1
1974 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 10-4-0 2-1
1973 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 12-2-0 2-1
1972 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1971 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 11-3-0 0-1
1970 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 12-2-0 0-1
1969 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 12-2-0 2-1
1968 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 8-6-0 0-1
1967 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 3-8-3 0-0

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Fun Facts

  • Bud Grant is one of two coaches to both a coach AND play in the NFL and CFL.