Cecil Isbell

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
6 18-49-1 27.21% 0-1 0.00%


Career Summary

Cecil Isbell was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1947 to 1952, finishing his career as the backfield coach of the Dallas Texans. Over his six years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 19-56-1. He was the head coach of the Baltimore Colts from 1947 until the 1949 season, during which time the Colts went 10-29-1. During his career he was a head coach for three seasons.

Cecil Isbell Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Isbell served as an assistant coach for Curly Lambeau and Jimmy Phelan. Two of these years were spent on Lambeau's coaching staff.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1952 Dallas Texans Backfield Coach 1-11-0 0-0
1951 Chicago Cardinals Interim Head Coach / Backfield Coach 3-9-0 0-0
1950 Chicago Cardinals Backfield Coach 5-7-0 0-0
1949 Baltimore Colts Head Coach 0-4-0 0-0
1948 Baltimore Colts Head Coach 7-7-0 0-1
1947 Baltimore Colts Head Coach 2-11-1 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 3
  • Named the interim head coach during the 1951 season for the Chicago Cardinals
  • First in total wins for the Baltimore Colts.
  • First in winning percentage for the Baltimore Colts.
  • Most playoff wins in Baltimore Colts history (0)
  • Past teams coached for: Dallas Texans, Chicago Cardinals, Baltimore Colts