Bert Bell

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
6 10-45-2 19.30% 0-0 0.00%

Coaching Tree

Children:

Aldo Donelli


Biography

Career Summary

Bert Bell was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1936 to 1941, finishing his career as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Over his six years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 11-52-3. During his career he was a head coach for six seasons, first with the Philadelphia Eagles. He led the Eagles for five seasons, compiling a record of 10-43-2. His next head coaching stint was with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 1941 season, leading the team to a 1-9-1 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 11-52-3 across six seasons. Bell was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963. Bell spent 1946 through 1959 as the NFL commissioner, after spending time as the owner of the Eagles and co-owners of the Steelers.

Bert Bell Coaching Tree

One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Aldo Donelli, was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on Bert Bell's coaching staff, he was the head coach of the Cleveland Rams for one season where he combined for a regular season record of 4-6-0 and 0-0 in the playoffs.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1941 Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach 0-2-0 0-0
1940 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach 1-10-0 0-0
1939 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach 1-8-1 0-0
1938 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach 5-6-0 0-0
1937 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach 2-8-1 0-0
1936 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach 1-11-0 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Bert Bell during his time as the 2nd commisioner of the NFL, he instituted the NFL draft.