Jim Lee Howell

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
33 219-230-10 48.80% 8-8 50.00%

Coaching Tree

Children:

Tom Landry, Vince Lombardi, Allie Sherman, Harland Svare


Biography

Career Summary

Jim Lee Howell was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1954 to 1986, finishing his career as the consultant/special scout of the New York Giants. Over his thirty-three years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 219-230-10. He was the head coach of the New York Giants from 1954 until the 1960 season, during which time the Giants went 53-27-4. During his career he was a head coach for seven seasons. In 1956, the Giants won the championship against the Chicago Bears 47-7.

Jim Lee Howell Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Howell served as an assistant coach for Ray Perkins and Bill Parcells. Four of these years were spent on Parcells' coaching staff. During his time as head coach, four assistant coaches, (Tom Landry, Vince Lombardi, Allie Sherman, and Harland Svare) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 421-282-19 in the regular season and 29-20 in the playoffs during their fifty-one seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs. The coaching tree has combined for seven championships, most recently in 1977 by the Dallas Cowboys, led by Tom Landry.

Personal Information

Howell was born on Sunday, September 27, 1914 in Lonoke, Arkansas.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1986 New York Giants Consultant / Special Scout 14-2-0 3-0
1985 New York Giants Consultant / Special Scout 10-6-0 1-1
1984 New York Giants Consultant / Special Scout 9-7-0 1-1
1983 New York Giants Consultant / Special Scout 3-12-1 0-0
1982 New York Giants Consultant / Special Scout 4-5-0 0-0
1981 New York Giants Consultant / Special Scout 9-7-0 1-1
1980 New York Giants Consultant / Special Scout 4-12-0 0-0
1979 New York Giants Director of Player Personnel 6-10-0 0-0
1978 New York Giants Director of Player Personnel 6-10-0 0-0
1977 New York Giants Director of Player Personnel 5-9-0 0-0
1976 New York Giants Director of Player Personnel 3-11-0 0-0
1975 New York Giants Director of Player Personnel 5-9-0 0-0
1974 New York Giants Director of Player Personnel 2-12-0 0-0
1973 New York Giants Director of Player Personnel 2-11-1 0-0
1972 New York Giants Director of Player Personnel 8-6-0 0-0
1971 New York Giants Director of Player Personnel 4-10-0 0-0
1970 New York Giants Director of Player Personnel 9-5-0 0-0
1969 New York Giants Director of Player Personnel 6-8-0 0-0
1968 New York Giants Director of Player Personnel 7-7-0 0-0
1967 New York Giants Director of Player Personnel 7-7-0 0-0
1966 New York Giants Director of Player Personnel 1-12-1 0-0
1965 New York Giants Director of Player Personnel 7-7-0 0-0
1964 New York Giants Director of Player Personnel 2-10-2 0-0
1963 New York Giants Director of Player Personnel 11-3-0 0-1
1962 New York Giants Director of Player Personnel 12-2-0 0-1
1961 New York Giants Director of Player Personnel 10-3-1 0-1
1960 New York Giants Head Coach / Director of Player Personnel 6-4-2 0-0
1959 New York Giants Head Coach 10-2-0 0-1
1958 New York Giants Head Coach 9-3-0 1-1
1957 New York Giants Head Coach 7-5-0 0-0
1956 New York Giants Head Coach 8-3-1 1-0
1955 New York Giants Head Coach 6-5-1 0-0
1954 New York Giants Head Coach 7-5-0 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 7
  • Championships won: 1956 and 1986
  • Conference Championships won: 1986
  • First in winning percentage for the New York Giants.
  • Past teams coached for: New York Giants
  • Date of Birth: Sunday, September 27, 1914 (80 years old), Lonoke, Arkansas