Norman "Red" Strader

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
7 53-35-2 60.00% 0-3 0.00%

Coaching Tree


Ray Flaherty


Frankie Albert, Phil Bengtson, Red Hickey, Bill Johnson


Career Summary

Norman "Red" Strader was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1946 to 1955, finishing his career as the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Over his seven years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 53-35-2. During his career he was a head coach for three seasons, first with the New York Yankees. He led the Yankees for one season, compiling a record of 8-4-0. His next head coaching stint was with the New York Yanks for the 1950 season, leading the team to a 7-5-0 record. His third head coach placement began in 1955 with the San Francisco 49ers. He coached them for one season and the team had a 4-8-0 record during his tenure. During his entire head coaching career, his three teams combined for a record of 19-17-0 across three seasons including going 0-1-0 in the playoffs.

Norman "Red" Strader Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Strader served as an assistant coach for Ray Flaherty and Lawrence "Buck" Shaw. Three of these years were spent on Flaherty's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, four assistant coaches, (Frankie Albert, Phil Bengtson, Red Hickey, and Bill Johnson) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 88-86-3 in the regular season and 0-1 in the playoffs during their fourteen seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1955 San Francisco 49ers Head Coach 4-8-0 0-0
1952 San Francisco 49ers Assistant Coach / Chief Scout 7-5-0 0-0
1950 New York Yanks Head Coach 7-5-0 0-0
1949 New York Yankees Head Coach 8-4-0 0-1
1948 New York Yankees Interim Head Coach 5-5-0 0-0
1948 New York Yankees Backfield Coach 1-3-0 0-0
1947 New York Yankees Backfield Coach 11-2-1 0-1
1946 New York Yankees Backfield Coach 10-3-1 0-1

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