Harland Svare

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
12 68-89-9 43.67% 0-1 0.00%


Career Summary

Harland Svare was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1960 to 1972, finishing his career as the head coach of the San Diego Chargers. Over his twelve years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 68-89-9. During his career he was a head coach for four seasons, first with the Los Angeles Rams. He led the Rams for three seasons, compiling a record of 14-26-2. His next head coaching stint was with the San Diego Chargers for the 1972 season, leading the team to a 4-9-1 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 18-35-3 across four seasons.

Harland Svare Coaching Tree

During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (Bill Austin and Jack Patera) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 52-95-3 in the regular season and 0-0 in the playoffs during their eleven seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1972 San Diego Chargers Head Coach 4-9-1 0-0
1971 San Diego Chargers Interim Head Coach / General Manager 6-8-0 0-0
1970 Washington Redskins Defensive Coordinator 6-8-0 0-0
1969 Washington Redskins Defensive Coordinator 7-5-2 0-0
1968 New York Giants Defensive Coordinator 7-7-0 0-0
1967 New York Giants Defensive Coordinator 7-7-0 0-0
1965 Los Angeles Rams Head Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1964 Los Angeles Rams Head Coach 5-7-2 0-0
1963 Los Angeles Rams Head Coach 5-9-0 0-0
1962 Los Angeles Rams Defensive Line Coach / Interim Head Coach 1-12-1 0-0
1961 New York Giants Defensive Coach 10-3-1 0-1
1960 New York Giants Defensive Coordinator 6-4-2 0-0

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