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Lou Saban

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
16 104-112-8 48.21% 2-2 50.00%

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Biography

Lou Saban was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1960 to 1976, finishing his career as the head coach of the Buffalo Bills. Over his sixteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 104-112-8. During his career he was a head coach for sixteen seasons, first with the Boston Patriots. He led the Patriots for two seasons, compiling a record of 14-13-1. His next head coaching stint was with the Buffalo Bills from 1962 to 1965, as he led the team to a 36-17-3 record. During his time leading the Bills the team won the championship in 1964 and 1965. His third head coach placement began in 1967 with the Denver Broncos. He coached them for five seasons and the team had a 22-45-3 record during his tenure. His last opportunity as head coach began in 1972 with the Buffalo Bills. He coached them for five seasons and the team had a 32-37-1 during his tenure with the team.

As the head coach of the Buffalo Bills he coached three players to award-winning seasons: Cookie Gilchrist, AP AFL Player of the Year in 1962; Jack Kemp, AP AFL Player of the Year in 1965; O.J. Simpson, AP Offensive Player of the Year in 1973; O.J. Simpson, Most Valuable Player in 1973.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1976 Head Coach 2-12-0 0-0
1975 Head Coach 8-6-0 0-0
1974 Head Coach 9-5-0 0-1
1973 Head Coach 9-5-0 0-0
1972 Head Coach 4-9-1 0-0
1971 Head Coach 4-9-1 0-0
1970 Head Coach 5-8-1 0-0
1969 Head Coach 5-8-1 0-0
1968 Head Coach 5-9-0 0-0
1967 Head Coach 3-11-0 0-0
1965 Head Coach 10-3-1 1-0
1964 Head Coach 12-2-0 1-0
1963 Head Coach 7-6-1 0-1
1962 Head Coach 7-6-1 0-0
1961 Head Coach 9-4-1 0-0
1960 Head Coach 5-9-0 0-0

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Fun Facts

  • Lou Saban served as Yankee's Team President as a favor to his friend George Steinbrunner (1982)