Phil Handler

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
32 173-197-14 46.88% 2-2 50.00%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Jimmy Conzelman, Milan Creighton, Ernie Nevers

Children:

Buddy Parker


Biography

Career Summary

Phil Handler was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1936 to 1967, finishing his career as the offensive line coach of the Chicago Bears. Over his thirty-two years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 173-197-14. He was the head coach of the Chicago Cardinals from 1943 until the 1945 season, during which time the Cardinals went 1-19-0. During his career he was a head coach for two seasons.

Phil Handler Coaching Tree

One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Buddy Parker, was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on Phil Handler's coaching staff, he was the head coach of the Chicago Cardinals, Detroit Lions, and Pittsburgh Steelers for fifteen seasons where he combined for a regular season record of 104-75-9 and 3-1 in the playoffs. His also coached the 1952 Lions and 1953 Lions to the NFL championship.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1967 Chicago Bears Offensive Line Coach 7-6-1 0-0
1966 Chicago Bears Offensive Line Coach 5-7-2 0-0
1965 Chicago Bears Offensive Line Coach 9-5-0 0-0
1964 Chicago Bears Offensive Line Coach 5-9-0 0-0
1963 Chicago Bears Offensive Line Coach 11-1-2 1-0
1962 Chicago Bears Offensive Line Coach 9-5-0 0-0
1961 Chicago Bears Offensive Line Coach 8-6-0 0-0
1960 Chicago Bears Offensive Line Coach 5-6-1 0-0
1959 Chicago Bears Offensive Line Coach 8-4-0 0-0
1958 Chicago Bears Defensive Line Coach 8-4-0 0-0
1957 Chicago Bears Line Coach 5-7-0 0-0
1956 Chicago Bears Line Coach 9-2-1 0-1
1955 Chicago Bears Line Coach 8-4-0 0-0
1954 Chicago Bears Line Coach 8-4-0 0-0
1953 Chicago Bears Line Coach 3-8-1 0-0
1952 Chicago Bears Line Coach 5-7-0 0-0
1951 Chicago Cardinals Line Coach 3-9-0 0-0
1950 Chicago Cardinals Line Coach 5-7-0 0-0
1949 Chicago Cardinals Co-Head Coach 6-5-1 0-0
1948 Chicago Cardinals Line Coach 11-1-0 0-1
1947 Chicago Cardinals Line Coach 9-3-0 1-0
1946 Chicago Cardinals Line Coach 6-5-0 0-0
1945 Chicago Cardinals Head Coach 1-9-0 0-0
1944 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers Co-Head Coach 0-10-0 0-0
1943 Chicago Cardinals Head Coach 0-10-0 0-0
1942 Chicago Cardinals Assistant Coach 3-8-0 0-0
1941 Chicago Cardinals Assistant Coach 3-7-1 0-0
1940 Chicago Cardinals Assistant Coach 2-7-2 0-0
1939 Chicago Cardinals Assistant Coach 1-10-0 0-0
1938 Chicago Cardinals Assistant Coach 2-8-0 0-0
1937 Chicago Cardinals Assistant Coach 5-5-1 0-0
1936 Chicago Cardinals Assistant Coach 3-8-1 0-0

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