|Years Coached||Record||Win %||Playoff record||Playoff win %|
Walt Kiesling was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1937 to 1961, finishing his career as the assistant coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Over his twenty-five years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 113-164-11. He was the head coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1939 until the 1956 season, during which time the Pirates went 23-42-3. During his career he was a head coach for six seasons.
Kiesling was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1966 after his playing career.
Walt Kiesling Coaching Tree
Before he was a head coach, Kiesling served as an assistant coach for Johnny McNally, Bert Bell, Greasy Neale, Curly Lambeau, John Michelosen, Joe Bach, and Buddy Parker. Five of these years were spent on Parker's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, three assistant coaches, (Jim Leonard, Nick Skorich, and Bill McPeak) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 68-102-8 in the regular season and 0-2 in the playoffs during their thirteen seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.
Kiesling was born on Wednesday, May 27, 1903 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He died on Friday, March 2, 1962 at the age of 58.
|1961 Pittsburgh Steelers||Assistant Coach||6-8-0||0-0|
|1960 Pittsburgh Steelers||Assistant Coach||5-6-1||0-0|
|1959 Pittsburgh Steelers||Assistant Coach||6-5-1||0-0|
|1958 Pittsburgh Steelers||Assistant Coach||7-4-1||0-0|
|1957 Pittsburgh Steelers||Advisory Coach||6-6-0||0-0|
|1956 Pittsburgh Steelers||Head Coach||5-7-0||0-0|
|1955 Pittsburgh Steelers||Head Coach||4-8-0||0-0|
|1954 Pittsburgh Steelers||Head Coach / Assistant Coach||5-7-0||0-0|
|1953 Pittsburgh Steelers||Assistant Coach||6-6-0||0-0|
|1952 Pittsburgh Steelers||Assistant Coach||5-7-0||0-0|
|1951 Pittsburgh Steelers||Assistant Coach||4-7-1||0-0|
|1950 Pittsburgh Steelers||Assistant Coach||6-6-0||0-0|
|1949 Pittsburgh Steelers||Assistant Coach||6-5-1||0-0|
|1948 Green Bay Packers||Line Coach||3-9-0||0-0|
|1947 Green Bay Packers||Line Coach||6-5-1||0-0|
|1946 Green Bay Packers||Line Coach||6-5-0||0-0|
|1945 Green Bay Packers||Line Coach||6-4-0||0-0|
|1944 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers||Co-Head Coach||0-10-0||0-0|
|1943 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers||Co-Head Coach||5-4-1||0-0|
|1942 Pittsburgh Steelers||Head Coach||7-4-0||0-0|
|1941 Pittsburgh Steelers||Interim Head Coach||1-2-1||0-0|
|1940 Pittsburgh Steelers||Head Coach||2-7-2||0-0|
|1939 Pittsburgh Pirates||Head Coach||0-9-1||0-0|
|1938 Pittsburgh Pirates||Assistant Coach||2-9-0||0-0|
|1937 Pittsburgh Pirates||Assistant Coach||4-7-0||0-0|
Coach history guide
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- Years as head coach: 6
- Named the interim head coach during the 1941 season for the Pittsburgh Steelers
- Fifth in total wins for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- Past teams coached for: Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers, Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers
- Date of Birth: Wednesday, May 27, 1903 (58 years old), Saint Paul, Minnesota