Ernie Nevers

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Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
5 17-34-5 34.82% 0-0 0.00%

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Phil Handler


Career Summary

Ernie Nevers was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1927 to 1946, finishing his career as the backfield coach of the Chicago Rockets. Over his five years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 17-34-5. During his career he was a head coach for three seasons, first with the Duluth Eskimos. He led the Eskimos for one season, compiling a record of 1-8-0. His next head coaching stint was with the Chicago Cardinals from 1930 to 1939, as he led the team to a 6-16-2 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 7-24-2 across three seasons.

Nevers was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963 after his playing career.

Ernie Nevers Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Nevers served as an assistant coach for Roy Andrews, Pat Boland, and Dick Hanley. During this time, he coached for one year for Roy Andrews, Pat Boland, and Dick Hanley. One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Phil Handler, was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on Ernie Nevers's coaching staff, he was the head coach of the Chicago Cardinals for two seasons where he combined for a regular season record of 1-19-0 and 0-0 in the playoffs.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1946 Chicago Rockets Backfield Coach 5-6-3 0-0
1939 Chicago Cardinals Head Coach 1-10-0 0-0
1931 Chicago Cardinals Interim Head Coach 5-3-0 0-0
1931 Chicago Cardinals Assistant Coach 0-1-0 0-0
1930 Chicago Cardinals Head Coach 5-6-2 0-0
1927 Duluth Eskimos Head Coach 1-8-0 0-0

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