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Buddy Parker

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
23 143-129-9 52.49% 4-2 66.67%

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Biography

Buddy Parker was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1943 to 1978, finishing his career as the special assistant coach of the St. Louis Cardinals. Over his twenty-three years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 143-129-9. During his career he was a head coach for fifteen seasons, first with the Chicago Cardinals. He led the Cardinals for one season, compiling a record of 6-5-1. His next head coaching stint was with the Detroit Lions from 1951 to 1956, as he led the team to a 47-23-2 record. During his time leading the Lions the team won the championship in 1952 and 1953. His third head coach placement 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.


History

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

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Fun Facts

  • Buddy Parker popularized the 2 Minute offense.