George Halas

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
40 316-148-31 66.97% 6-3 66.67%

Coaching Tree

Children:

George Allen, Hunk Anderson, Jim Dooley, Abe Gibron, Gene Ronzani, Bulldog Turner, George Wilson


Biography

Career Summary

George Halas was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1920 to 1967, finishing his career as the head coach of the Chicago Bears. Over his forty years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 322-148-31. He was the head coach of the Decatur Staleys from 1920 until the 1967 season, during which time the Staleys went 322-148-31. During his career he was a head coach for forty seasons. During his time leading the Staleys the team won the championship in 1933, 1940, 1941, 1946, and 1963. Halas was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame three times. His first entry into the hall was in 1963 as a coach. His second entry into the hall was in 1963 as a owner. His third entry into the hall was in 1963 as a player.

Career Awards

Halas won the NFL's Coach of the Year award two times throughout his career, most recently in 1965 after guiding the Bears to a 9-5-0 record and four-win improvement over the previous season.

George Halas Coaching Tree

During his time as head coach, seven assistant coaches, (Hunk Anderson, George Wilson, Gene Ronzani, Bulldog Turner, George Allen, Jim Dooley, and Abe Gibron) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 249-243-16 in the regular season and 5-7 in the playoffs during their thirty-nine seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs. The coaching tree has combined for two championships, most recently in 1957 by the Detroit Lions, led by George Wilson.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1967 Chicago Bears Head Coach 7-6-1 0-0
1966 Chicago Bears Head Coach 5-7-2 0-0
1965 Chicago Bears Head Coach 9-5-0 0-0
1964 Chicago Bears Head Coach 5-9-0 0-0
1963 Chicago Bears Head Coach 11-1-2 1-0
1962 Chicago Bears Head Coach 9-5-0 0-0
1961 Chicago Bears Head Coach 8-6-0 0-0
1960 Chicago Bears Head Coach 5-6-1 0-0
1959 Chicago Bears Head Coach 8-4-0 0-0
1958 Chicago Bears Head Coach 8-4-0 0-0
1955 Chicago Bears Head Coach 8-4-0 0-0
1954 Chicago Bears Head Coach 8-4-0 0-0
1953 Chicago Bears Head Coach 3-8-1 0-0
1952 Chicago Bears Head Coach 5-7-0 0-0
1951 Chicago Bears Head Coach 7-5-0 0-0
1950 Chicago Bears Head Coach 9-3-0 0-1
1949 Chicago Bears Head Coach 9-3-0 0-0
1948 Chicago Bears Head Coach 10-2-0 0-0
1947 Chicago Bears Head Coach 8-4-0 0-0
1946 Chicago Bears Head Coach 8-2-1 1-0
1942 Chicago Bears Head Coach 5-0-0 0-0
1941 Chicago Bears Head Coach 10-1-0 2-0
1940 Chicago Bears Head Coach 8-3-0 1-0
1939 Chicago Bears Head Coach 8-3-0 0-0
1938 Chicago Bears Head Coach 6-5-0 0-0
1937 Chicago Bears Head Coach 9-1-1 0-1
1936 Chicago Bears Head Coach 9-3-0 0-0
1935 Chicago Bears Head Coach 6-4-2 0-0
1934 Chicago Bears Head Coach 12-0-0 0-1
1933 Chicago Bears Head Coach 10-2-1 1-0
1929 Chicago Bears Head Coach 4-9-2 0-0
1928 Chicago Bears Head Coach 7-5-1 0-0
1927 Chicago Bears Head Coach 8-3-2 0-0
1926 Chicago Bears Head Coach 12-1-3 0-0
1925 Chicago Bears Head Coach 9-5-3 0-0
1924 Chicago Bears Head Coach 6-1-4 0-0
1923 Chicago Bears Head Coach 9-2-1 0-0
1922 Chicago Bears Head Coach 9-3-0 0-0
1921 Chicago Staleys Head Coach 9-1-1 0-0
1920 Decatur Staleys Head Coach 10-1-2 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 40
  • Championships won: 1921, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1946, and 1963
  • Coach of the Year: 1963, 1965
  • Led the league in wins: 1920, 1921, 1926, 1934, 1937, 1941, 1942, 1963
  • First in total wins for the Chicago Bears.
  • Second in winning percentage for the Chicago Bears.
  • Second in total wins in NFL history.
  • Most playoff wins in Chicago Bears history (6)
  • Past teams coached for: Chicago Bears/Chicago Staleys/Decatur Staleys
  • George Halas has the most games coached (497) of any coach. They were all with the Bears