Norm Van Brocklin

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
13 67-108-7 38.74% 0-0 0.00%

Coaching Tree


Marion Campbell, Harry Gilmer


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Career Summary

Norm Van Brocklin was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1961 to 1974, finishing his career as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. Over his thirteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 67-108-7. During his career he was a head coach for twelve seasons, first with the Minnesota Vikings. He led the Vikings for six seasons, compiling a record of 29-51-4. His next head coaching stint was with the Atlanta Falcons from 1969 to 1974, as he led the team to a 36-45-3 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 65-96-7 across twelve seasons.

Brocklin was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971 after his playing career.

Career Awards

During the 1968 season as the interim head coach of the Atlanta Falcons he coached Claude Humphrey to the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Norm Van Brocklin Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Brocklin served as an assistant coach for Norb Hecker. He spent one years as an assistant coach to Norb Hecker, finishing as the interim head coach in 1968. During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (Harry Gilmer and Marion Campbell) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 46-97-3 in the regular season and 0-0 in the playoffs during their ten seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

Personal Information

Brocklin was born on Monday, March 15, 1926. He died on Monday, May 2, 1983 at the age of 57.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1974 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 3-11-0 0-0
1973 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 9-5-0 0-0
1972 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1971 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 7-6-1 0-0
1970 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 4-8-2 0-0
1969 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 6-8-0 0-0
1968 Atlanta Falcons Interim Head Coach 2-12-0 0-0
1966 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 4-9-1 0-0
1965 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1964 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 8-5-1 0-0
1963 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 5-8-1 0-0
1962 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 2-11-1 0-0
1961 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 3-11-0 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 12
  • Named the interim head coach during the 1968 season for the Atlanta Falcons
  • Most Valuable Player: 1960
  • Fifth in total wins for the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Past teams coached for: Atlanta Falcons, Minnesota Vikings
  • Date of Birth: Monday, March 15, 1926 (57 years old)
  • Norm Van Brocklin once threw for a record 554 yards in a game during his playing career with the Rams.