Bob Hollway

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
20 131-153-7 46.22% 3-6 33.33%

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Parents:

Bud Grant

Children:

Leeman Bennett


Biography

Career Summary

Bob Hollway was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1967 to 1986, finishing his career as the football operations/special assistant of the Minnesota Vikings. Over his twenty years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 131-153-7. He was the head coach of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1971 until the 1972 season, during which time the Cardinals went 8-18-2. During his career he was a head coach for two seasons.

Bob Hollway Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Hollway served as an assistant coach for Bud Grant, Don McCafferty, Rick Forzano, Dick Nolan, Jack Patera, Les Steckel, and Jerry Burns. Eleven of these years were spent on Grant's coaching staff. One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Leeman Bennett, was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on Bob Hollway's coaching staff, he was the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers for eight seasons where he combined for a regular season record of 50-69-0 and 1-3 in the playoffs.

Personal Information

Hollway was born on Friday, January 29, 1926 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He died on Saturday, March 13, 1999 at the age of 73.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1986 Minnesota Vikings Football Operations / Special Assistant 9-7-0 0-0
1985 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
1984 Minnesota Vikings Quality Control Coach 3-13-0 0-0
1983 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator 8-8-0 0-0
1982 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator 5-4-0 1-1
1981 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
1980 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator 9-7-0 0-1
1979 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
1978 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator 8-7-1 0-1
1977 Seattle Seahawks Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs Coach 5-9-0 0-0
1976 Seattle Seahawks Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs Coach 2-12-0 0-0
1975 San Francisco 49ers Defensive Line Coach 5-9-0 0-0
1974 Detroit Lions Defensive Backfield Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1973 Detroit Lions Defensive Backfield Coach 6-7-1 0-0
1972 St. Louis Cardinals Head Coach 4-9-1 0-0
1971 St. Louis Cardinals Head Coach 4-9-1 0-0
1970 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator 12-2-0 0-1
1969 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator 12-2-0 2-1
1968 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator 8-6-0 0-1
1967 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator 3-8-3 0-0

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