Johnny McNally

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
3 6-25-1 20.31% 0-0 0.00%

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Walt Kiesling


Career Summary

Johnny McNally was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1937 to 1939, finishing his career as the assistant coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Over his three years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 6-25-1. He was the head coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1937 until the 1938 season, during which time the Pirates went 6-16-0. During his career he was a head coach for two seasons.

Johnny McNally Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, McNally served as an assistant coach for Walt Kiesling. He spent one years as an assistant coach to Walt Kiesling, finishing as the assistant coach in 1939. One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Walt Kiesling, was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on Johnny McNally's coaching staff, he was the head coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Steelers for six seasons where he combined for a regular season record of 23-42-3 and 0-0 in the playoffs.

Personal Information

McNally was born on Friday, November 27, 1903 in New Richmond, Wisconsin. He died on Thursday, November 28, 1985 at the age of 82.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1939 Pittsburgh Pirates Assistant Coach 0-9-1 0-0
1938 Pittsburgh Pirates Head Coach 2-9-0 0-0
1937 Pittsburgh Pirates Head Coach 4-7-0 0-0

Coach history guide

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Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 2
  • Past teams coached for: Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Date of Birth: Friday, November 27, 1903 (82 years old), New Richmond, Wisconsin