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Hank Stram

Cumulative stats (All positions)

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
13 101-73-8 57.69% 4-3 57.14%

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Hank Stram was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1964 until 1977, finishing his career with the New Orleans Saints as their head coach. Over his thirteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 101-73-8. During his career he was a head coach for thirteen seasons. His first head coaching opportunity came with the Kansas City Chiefs. He led the team for eleven seasons, compiling a record of 94-52-8. In 1969, the Chiefs won the Super Bowl against the Minnesota Vikings 23-7. His next head coaching stint came with the New Orleans Saints. He coached the Saints from 1976 to 1977, leading the team to a 7-21-0 record during his two seasons as head coach.


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

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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.