Pop Ivy

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
9 44-71-3 38.56% 0-1 0.00%

Coaching Tree


Neill Armstrong, Wally Lemm


Career Summary

Pop Ivy was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1958 to 1971, finishing his career as the offensive line coach of the New York Giants. Over his nine years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 46-71-3. During his career he was a head coach for six seasons, first with the Chicago Cardinals. He led the Cardinals for four seasons, compiling a record of 17-31-2. His next head coaching stint was with the Houston Oilers from 1962 to 1963, as he led the team to a 17-11-0 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 34-42-2 across six seasons including going 0-1-0 in the playoffs.

Pop Ivy Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Ivy served as an assistant coach for Allie Sherman and Alex Webster. Two of these years were spent on Sherman's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (Wally Lemm and Neill Armstrong) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 85-98-7 in the regular season and 0-3 in the playoffs during their thirteen seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1971 New York Giants Offensive Line Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1966 New York Giants Defensive Coordinator 1-12-1 0-0
1965 New York Giants Defensive Coordinator 7-7-0 0-0
1963 Houston Oilers Head Coach 6-8-0 0-0
1962 Houston Oilers Head Coach 11-3-0 0-1
1961 St. Louis Cardinals Head Coach 5-7-0 0-0
1960 St. Louis Cardinals Head Coach 6-5-1 0-0
1959 Chicago Cardinals Head Coach 2-10-0 0-0
1958 Chicago Cardinals Head Coach 2-9-1 0-0

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