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Hank Stram

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
16 126-90-8 58.04% 5-3 62.50%

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Biography

Hank Stram was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1960 to 1977, finishing his career as the head coach of the New Orleans Saints. Over his sixteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 126-90-8. During his career he was a head coach for sixteen seasons, first with the Dallas Texans. He led the Texans for fourteen seasons, compiling a record of 119-69-8. During his time leading the Texans the team won the championship in 1962 and 1969. His next head coaching stint was with the New Orleans Saints from 1976 to 1977, as he led the team to a 7-21-0 record.

During the 1960 season as the head coach of the Dallas Texans he coached Abner Haynes to the AP AFL Player of the Year.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1977 Head Coach 3-11-0 0-0
1976 Head Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1974 Head Coach 5-9-0 0-0
1973 Head Coach 7-5-2 0-0
1972 Head Coach 8-6-0 0-0
1971 Head Coach 10-3-1 0-1
1970 Head Coach 7-5-2 0-0
1969 Head Coach 11-3-0 3-0
1968 Head Coach 12-2-0 0-1
1967 Head Coach 9-5-0 0-0
1966 Head Coach 11-2-1 1-1
1965 Head Coach 7-5-2 0-0
1964 Head Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1962 Head Coach 11-3-0 1-0
1961 Head Coach 6-8-0 0-0
1960 Head Coach 8-6-0 0-0

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Fun Facts

  • Hank Stram invented the moving pocket to help his quarterback Len Dawson locate passing lanes.
  • Hank Stram was the first Pro Coach to use the I-Formation and the Two Tight End formation.
  • Hank Stram is largely responsible for Gatorade being introduced to the NFL sidelines due to his relationship with the University of Florida. For Gatorade on the sidelines during games.