Ed Biles

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
15 96-118-1 44.88% 4-3 57.14%

Coaching Tree


Weeb Ewbank, Tom Fears, Sid Gillman, Bum Phillips


Table of Contents

Career Summary

Ed Biles was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1969 to 1983, finishing his career as the head coach of the Houston Oilers. Over his fifteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 96-118-1. He was the head coach of the Houston Oilers from 1981 until the 1983 season, during which time the Oilers went 10-31-0. During his career he was a head coach for three seasons.

Career Awards

During the 1975 season as the defensive coordinator of the Houston Oilers he coached Robert Brazile to the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Ed Biles Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Biles served as an assistant coach for Tom Fears, Weeb Ewbank, Sid Gillman, and Bum Phillips. Six of these years were spent on Phillips' coaching staff.

Personal Information

Biles was born on Sunday, October 18, 1931 in Reading, Ohio. He died on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at the age of 88.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1983 Houston Oilers Head Coach 2-14-0 0-0
1982 Houston Oilers Head Coach 1-8-0 0-0
1981 Houston Oilers Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1980 Houston Oilers Defensive Coordinator 11-5-0 0-1
1979 Houston Oilers Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers Coach 11-5-0 2-1
1978 Houston Oilers Defensive Coordinator 10-6-0 2-1
1977 Houston Oilers Defensive Coordinator 8-6-0 0-0
1976 Houston Oilers Defensive Coordinator 5-9-0 0-0
1975 Houston Oilers Defensive Coordinator 10-4-0 0-0
1974 Houston Oilers Defensive Assistant Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1973 New York Jets Defensive Backs Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1972 New York Jets Defensive Backs Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1971 New York Jets Scout 6-8-0 0-0
1970 New Orleans Saints Defensive Backs Coach 2-11-1 0-0
1969 New Orleans Saints Defensive Backs Coach 5-9-0 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 3
  • Years as a coordinator: 6
  • Past teams coached for: Houston Oilers, New York Jets, New Orleans Saints
  • College Attended: Miami of Ohio Redhawks
  • Date of Birth: Sunday, October 18, 1931 (88 years old), Reading, Ohio