Joe Kuharich

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
12 63-86-4 42.48% 0-0 0.00%

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Jock Sutherland


Mike Nixon


Career Summary

Joe Kuharich was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1946 to 1968, finishing his career as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Over his twelve years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 63-86-4. During his career he was a head coach for eleven seasons, first with the Chicago Cardinals. He led the Cardinals for one season, compiling a record of 4-8-0. His next head coaching stint was with the Washington Redskins from 1954 to 1958, as he led the team to a 26-32-2 record. His third head coach placement began in 1964 with the Philadelphia Eagles. He coached them for five seasons and the team had a 28-41-1 record during his tenure. During his entire head coaching career, his three teams combined for a record of 58-81-3 across eleven seasons.

Joe Kuharich Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Kuharich served as an assistant coach for Jock Sutherland. He spent one years as an assistant coach to Jock Sutherland, finishing as the line coach in 1946. One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Mike Nixon, was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on Joe Kuharich's coaching staff, he was the head coach of the Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers for three seasons where he combined for a regular season record of 6-30-2 and 0-0 in the playoffs.

Personal Information

Kuharich was born on Saturday, April 14, 1917 in South Bend, Indiana. He died on Sunday, January 25, 1981 at the age of 63.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1968 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach 2-12-0 0-0
1967 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach 6-7-1 0-0
1966 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach 9-5-0 0-0
1965 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach 5-9-0 0-0
1964 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach 6-8-0 0-0
1958 Washington Redskins Head Coach 4-7-1 0-0
1957 Washington Redskins Head Coach 5-6-1 0-0
1956 Washington Redskins Head Coach 6-6-0 0-0
1955 Washington Redskins Head Coach 8-4-0 0-0
1954 Washington Redskins Head Coach 3-9-0 0-0
1952 Chicago Cardinals Head Coach 4-8-0 0-0
1946 Pittsburgh Steelers Line Coach 5-5-1 0-0

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