John Michelosen

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
8 48-42-3 53.23% 0-1 0.00%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Jock Sutherland

Children:

Mike Nixon


Biography

Career Summary

John Michelosen was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1940 to 1951, finishing his career as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Over his eight years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 48-42-3. He was the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1948 until the 1951 season, during which time the Steelers went 20-26-2. During his career he was a head coach for four seasons.

John Michelosen Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Michelosen served as an assistant coach for Jock Sutherland. He spent four years as an assistant coach to Jock Sutherland, finishing as the backfield coach/assistant coach in 1947. One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Mike Nixon, was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on John Michelosen'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

Michelosen was born on Sunday, February 13, 1916 in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1951 Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach 4-7-1 0-0
1950 Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach 6-6-0 0-0
1949 Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach 6-5-1 0-0
1948 Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach 4-8-0 0-0
1947 Pittsburgh Steelers Backfield Coach / Assistant Coach 8-4-0 0-1
1946 Pittsburgh Steelers Backfield Coach / Assistant Coach 5-5-1 0-0
1941 Brooklyn Dodgers Backfield Coach / Assistant Coach 7-4-0 0-0
1940 Brooklyn Dodgers Backfield Coach / Assistant Coach 8-3-0 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 4
  • Fifth in winning percentage for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Past teams coached for: Pittsburgh Steelers, Brooklyn Dodgers
  • Date of Birth: Sunday, February 13, 1916 (66 years old), Ambridge, Pennsylvania