Buster Ramsey

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
14 90-81-7 52.53% 5-1 83.33%

Coaching Tree


Curly Lambeau, Buddy Parker, George Wilson


Harvey Johnson


Career Summary

Buster Ramsey was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1951 to 1964, finishing his career as the defensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Over his fourteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 90-81-7. He was the head coach of the Buffalo Bills from 1960 until the 1961 season, during which time the Bills went 11-16-1. During his career he was a head coach for two seasons.

Buster Ramsey Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Ramsey served as an assistant coach for Curly Lambeau, Buddy Parker, and George Wilson. Eight of these years were spent on Parker's coaching staff. One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Harvey Johnson, was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on Buster Ramsey's coaching staff, he was the head coach of the Buffalo Bills for one season where he combined for a regular season record of 1-13-0 and 0-0 in the playoffs.

Personal Information

Ramsey was born on Tuesday, March 16, 1920 in Townsend, Tennessee. He died on Sunday, September 16, 2007 at the age of 87.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1964 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator 5-9-0 0-0
1963 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator 7-4-3 0-0
1962 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator 9-5-0 0-0
1961 Buffalo Bills Head Coach 6-8-0 0-0
1960 Buffalo Bills Head Coach 5-8-1 0-0
1959 Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator 3-8-1 0-0
1958 Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator 4-7-1 0-0
1957 Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator 8-4-0 2-0
1956 Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator 9-3-0 0-0
1955 Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator 3-9-0 0-0
1954 Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator 9-2-1 0-1
1953 Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator 10-2-0 1-0
1952 Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator 9-3-0 2-0
1951 Chicago Cardinals Defense 3-9-0 0-0

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