Nick Skorich

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
20 143-117-8 54.85% 4-6 40.00%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Walt Kiesling, Ray McLean, Lawrence "Buck" Shaw

Children:

Forrest Gregg, Jerry Williams


Biography

Career Summary

Nick Skorich was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1954 to 1974, finishing his career as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns. Over his twenty years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 143-117-8. During his career he was a head coach for seven seasons, first with the Philadelphia Eagles. He led the Eagles for three seasons, compiling a record of 15-24-3. His next head coaching stint was with the Cleveland Browns from 1971 to 1974, as he led the team to a 30-24-2 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 45-48-5 across seven seasons including going 0-2-0 in the playoffs.

Nick Skorich Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Skorich served as an assistant coach for Walt Kiesling, Ray McLean, Lawrence "Buck" Shaw, and Blanton Collier. Seven of these years were spent on Collier's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (Jerry Williams and Forrest Gregg) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 88-112-4 in the regular season and 2-2 in the playoffs during their fourteen seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

Personal Information

Skorich was born on Sunday, June 26, 1921 in Bellaire, Ohio.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1974 Cleveland Browns Head Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1973 Cleveland Browns Head Coach 7-5-2 0-0
1972 Cleveland Browns Head Coach 10-4-0 0-1
1971 Cleveland Browns Head Coach 9-5-0 0-1
1970 Cleveland Browns Assistant Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1969 Cleveland Browns Assistant Coach 10-3-1 1-1
1968 Cleveland Browns Assistant Coach 10-4-0 1-1
1967 Cleveland Browns Assistant Coach 9-5-0 0-1
1966 Cleveland Browns Assistant Coach 9-5-0 0-0
1965 Cleveland Browns Assistant Coach 11-3-0 0-1
1964 Cleveland Browns Assistant Coach 10-3-1 1-0
1963 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach 2-10-2 0-0
1962 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach 3-10-1 0-0
1961 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach 10-4-0 0-0
1960 Philadelphia Eagles Line Coach 10-2-0 1-0
1959 Philadelphia Eagles Line Coach 7-5-0 0-0
1958 Green Bay Packers Offensive Line Coach 1-10-1 0-0
1956 Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Line Coach 5-7-0 0-0
1955 Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Line Coach 4-8-0 0-0
1954 Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Line Coach 5-7-0 0-0

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