Steve Owen

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
25 158-116-18 57.19% 2-8 20.00%

Coaching Tree

Children:

Ray Flaherty, Allie Sherman


Biography

Career Summary

Steve Owen was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1931 to 1957, finishing his career as the assistant coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Over his twenty-five years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 158-116-18. He was the head coach of the New York Giants from 1931 until the 1953 season, during which time the Giants went 151-100-17. During his career he was a head coach for twenty-three seasons. During his time leading the Giants the team won the championship in 1934 and 1938. Owen was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1966 after his playing career.

Steve Owen Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Owen served as an assistant coach for Hugh Devore. He spent two years as an assistant coach to Hugh Devore, finishing as the assistant coach in 1957. During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (Ray Flaherty and Allie Sherman) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 142-93-9 in the regular season and 2-7 in the playoffs during their nineteen seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs. The coaching tree has combined for two championships, most recently in 1942 by the Washington Redskins, led by Ray Flaherty.

Personal Information

Owen was born on Thursday, April 21, 1898 in Cleo Springs, Oklahoma.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1957 Philadelphia Eagles Assistant Coach 4-8-0 0-0
1956 Philadelphia Eagles Assistant Coach 3-8-1 0-0
1953 New York Giants Head Coach 3-9-0 0-0
1952 New York Giants Head Coach 7-5-0 0-0
1951 New York Giants Head Coach 9-2-1 0-0
1950 New York Giants Head Coach 10-2-0 0-1
1949 New York Giants Head Coach 6-6-0 0-0
1948 New York Giants Head Coach 4-8-0 0-0
1947 New York Giants Head Coach 2-8-2 0-0
1946 New York Giants Head Coach 7-3-1 0-1
1945 New York Giants Head Coach 3-6-1 0-0
1944 New York Giants Head Coach 8-1-1 0-1
1943 New York Giants Head Coach 6-3-1 0-1
1942 New York Giants Head Coach 5-5-1 0-0
1941 New York Giants Head Coach 8-3-0 0-1
1940 New York Giants Head Coach 6-4-1 0-0
1939 New York Giants Head Coach 9-1-1 0-1
1938 New York Giants Head Coach 8-2-1 1-0
1937 New York Giants Head Coach 6-3-2 0-0
1936 New York Giants Head Coach 5-6-1 0-0
1935 New York Giants Head Coach 9-3-0 0-1
1934 New York Giants Head Coach 8-5-0 1-0
1933 New York Giants Head Coach 11-3-0 0-1
1932 New York Giants Head Coach 4-6-2 0-0
1931 New York Giants Head Coach 7-6-1 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 23
  • Championships won: 1934 and 1938
  • First in total wins for the New York Giants.
  • Third in winning percentage for the New York Giants.
  • Past teams coached for: Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants
  • Date of Birth: Thursday, April 21, 1898 (66 years old), Cleo Springs, Oklahoma
  • Steve Owen invented the "A" formation, a variation of the Single-Wing formation.