Bob Waterfield

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
6 31-36-3 46.43% 0-1 0.00%

Coaching Tree


Sid Gillman, Hampton Pool


Tom Fears, Harland Svare


Career Summary

Bob Waterfield was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1954 to 1962, finishing his career as the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams. Over his six years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 31-41-4. He was the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams from 1960 until the 1962 season, during which time the Rams went 9-29-2. During his career he was a head coach for three seasons.

Waterfield was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965 after his playing career.

Bob Waterfield Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Waterfield served as an assistant coach for Hampton Pool and Sid Gillman. Two of these years were spent on Gillman's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (Tom Fears and Harland Svare) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 31-69-5 in the regular season and 0-0 in the playoffs during their eight seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1962 Los Angeles Rams Head Coach 1-7-0 0-0
1961 Los Angeles Rams Head Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1960 Los Angeles Rams Head Coach 4-7-1 0-0
1958 Los Angeles Rams Quarterbacks Coach 8-4-0 0-0
1955 Los Angeles Rams Kicking Coach 8-3-1 0-1
1954 Los Angeles Rams Kicking Coach 6-5-1 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Bob Waterfield was the first ever Rookie to win the MVP during his playing days with the Rams.