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Buddy Parker

Cumulative stats (All positions)

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
23 143-130-9 52.30% 4-2 66.67%

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Biography

Buddy Parker was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1943 until 1978, finishing his career with the St. Louis Cardinals as their special assistant coach. Over his twenty-three years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 143-130-9. During his career he was a head coach for fifteen seasons. His first head coaching opportunity came with the Chicago Cardinals. He led the team for one season, compiling a record of 6-5-1. His next head coaching stint came with the Detroit Lions. He coached the Lions from 1951 to 1956, leading the team to a 47-23-2 record during his six seasons as head coach. During his time leading the Lions the team won the championship in 1952 and 1953. His third opportunity as head coach began in 1957 with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He coached them for eight seasons and the team had a 51-47-6 record during his tenure with the team.

Last modified: 12/3/2017

History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1978 St. Louis Cardinals Special Assistant Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1964 Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach 5-9-0 0-0
1963 Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach 7-4-3 0-0
1962 Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach 9-5-0 0-0
1961 Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach 6-8-0 0-0
1960 Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach 5-6-1 0-0
1959 Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach 6-5-1 0-0
1958 Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach 7-4-1 0-0
1957 Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach 6-6-0 0-0
1956 Detroit Lions Head Coach 9-3-0 0-0
1955 Detroit Lions Head Coach 3-9-0 0-0
1954 Detroit Lions Head Coach 9-2-1 0-1
1953 Detroit Lions Head Coach 10-2-0 1-0
1952 Detroit Lions Head Coach 9-3-0 2-0
1951 Detroit Lions Head Coach 7-4-1 0-0
1950 Detroit Lions Backfield Coach / Interim Coach 6-6-0 0-0
1949 Chicago Cardinals Head Coach 6-5-1 0-0
1948 Chicago Cardinals Assistant Coach 11-1-0 0-1
1947 Chicago Cardinals Assistant Coach 9-3-0 1-0
1946 Chicago Cardinals Assistant Coach 6-5-0 0-0
1945 Chicago Cardinals Assistant Coach 1-9-0 0-0
1944 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers Backfield Coach 0-10-0 0-0
1943 Chicago Cardinals Assistant Coach 0-11-0 0-0

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Fun Facts

  • Buddy Parker popularized the 2 Minute offense.