Norb Hecker

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
21 162-132-5 55.02% 11-4 73.33%

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Parents:

Vince Lombardi

Children:

Tom Fears


Biography

Career Summary

Norb Hecker was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1959 to 1986, finishing his career as the linebackers coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Over his twenty-one years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 162-132-5. He was the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons from 1966 until the 1968 season, during which time the Falcons went 6-35-1. During his career he was a head coach for three seasons.

Career Awards

During the 1968 season as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons he coached Claude Humphrey to the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Norb Hecker Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Hecker served as an assistant coach for Vince Lombardi, Alex Webster, and Bill Walsh. Eight of these years were spent on Walsh's coaching staff. One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Tom Fears, was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on Norb Hecker's coaching staff, he was the head coach of the New Orleans Saints for four seasons where he combined for a regular season record of 14-40-2 and 0-0 in the playoffs.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1986 San Francisco 49ers Linebackers Coach 10-5-1 0-1
1985 San Francisco 49ers Linebackers Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1984 San Francisco 49ers Linebackers Coach 15-1-0 3-0
1983 San Francisco 49ers Linebackers Coach 10-6-0 1-1
1982 San Francisco 49ers Linebackers Coach 3-6-0 0-0
1981 San Francisco 49ers Linebackers Coach 13-3-0 3-0
1980 San Francisco 49ers Linebackers Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1979 San Francisco 49ers Defensive Backs Coach 2-14-0 0-0
1971 New York Giants Defensive Coordinator 4-10-0 0-0
1970 New York Giants Defensive Coordinator 9-5-0 0-0
1969 New York Giants Defensive Coordinator 6-8-0 0-0
1968 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 2-12-0 0-0
1967 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 1-12-1 0-0
1966 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 3-11-0 0-0
1965 Green Bay Packers Defensive Backs Coach 10-3-1 2-0
1964 Green Bay Packers Defensive Backs Coach 8-5-1 0-0
1963 Green Bay Packers Defensive Backs Coach 11-2-1 0-0
1962 Green Bay Packers Defensive Backs Coach 13-1-0 1-0
1961 Green Bay Packers Defensive Backs Coach 11-3-0 1-0
1960 Green Bay Packers Defensive Backs Coach 8-4-0 0-1
1959 Green Bay Packers Defensive Backs Coach 7-5-0 0-0

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