Wally Lemm

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
12 74-83-7 47.26% 1-2 33.33%

Coaching Tree


Pop Ivy, Ray Richards, Lou Rymkus


Career Summary

Wally Lemm was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1956 to 1970, finishing his career as the head coach of the Houston Oilers. Over his twelve years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 74-83-7. During his career he was a head coach for nine seasons, first with the St. Louis Cardinals. He led the Cardinals for four seasons, compiling a record of 27-26-3. His next head coaching stint was with the Houston Oilers from 1966 to 1970, as he led the team to a 28-38-4 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 55-64-7 across nine seasons including going 0-2-0 in the playoffs.

Wally Lemm Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Lemm served as an assistant coach for Ray Richards, Pop Ivy, and Lou Rymkus. During this time, he coached for one year for Ray Richards, Pop Ivy, and Lou Rymkus.

Personal Information

Lemm was born on Thursday, October 23, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois. He died on Sunday, October 2, 1988 at the age of 68.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1970 Houston Oilers Head Coach 3-10-1 0-0
1969 Houston Oilers Head Coach 6-6-2 0-1
1968 Houston Oilers Head Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1967 Houston Oilers Head Coach 9-4-1 0-1
1966 Houston Oilers Head Coach 3-11-0 0-0
1965 St. Louis Cardinals Head Coach 5-9-0 0-0
1964 St. Louis Cardinals Head Coach 9-3-2 0-0
1963 St. Louis Cardinals Head Coach 9-5-0 0-0
1962 St. Louis Cardinals Head Coach 4-9-1 0-0
1960 Houston Oilers Assistant Coach 10-4-0 1-0
1959 Chicago Cardinals Assistant Coach 2-10-0 0-0
1956 Chicago Cardinals Assistant Coach 7-5-0 0-0

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