Charley Winner

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
25 180-152-8 54.12% 4-4 50.00%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Weeb Ewbank, Don Shula

Children:

Leeman Bennett, Rick Forzano, Red Miller, Sam Rutigliano, Buddy Ryan


Biography

Career Summary

Charley Winner was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1954 to 1979, finishing his career as the defensive backs (secondary) coach of the Cincinnati Bengals. Over his twenty-five years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 180-152-8. During his career he was a head coach for seven seasons, first with the St. Louis Cardinals. He led the Cardinals for five seasons, compiling a record of 35-30-5. His next head coaching stint was with the New York Jets from 1974 to 1975, as he led the team to a 10-18-0 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 45-48-5 across seven seasons.

Career Awards

During the 1974 season as the head coach of the New York Jets he coached Joe Namath to the Comeback Player of the Year.

Charley Winner Coaching Tree

During his time as head coach, five assistant coaches, (Leeman Bennett, Rick Forzano, Red Miller, Sam Rutigliano, and Buddy Ryan) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 216-222-1 in the regular season and 3-11 in the playoffs during their twenty-nine seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1979 Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach 4-12-0 0-0
1978 Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach 4-12-0 0-0
1977 Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach 8-6-0 0-0
1976 Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach 10-4-0 0-0
1975 New York Jets Head Coach 3-11-0 0-0
1974 New York Jets Head Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1972 Washington Redskins Defensive Backs Coach 11-3-0 2-1
1971 Washington Redskins Defensive Backs Coach 9-4-1 0-1
1970 St. Louis Cardinals Head Coach 8-5-1 0-0
1969 St. Louis Cardinals Head Coach 4-9-1 0-0
1968 St. Louis Cardinals Head Coach 9-4-1 0-0
1967 St. Louis Cardinals Head Coach 6-7-1 0-0
1966 St. Louis Cardinals Head Coach 8-5-1 0-0
1965 Baltimore Colts Defensive Coordinator 10-3-1 0-1
1964 Baltimore Colts Defensive Coordinator 12-2-0 0-1
1963 Baltimore Colts Defensive Coordinator 8-6-0 0-0
1962 Baltimore Colts Defensive Backs Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1961 Baltimore Colts Defensive Backs Coach 8-6-0 0-0
1960 Baltimore Colts Defensive Backs Coach 6-6-0 0-0
1959 Baltimore Colts Defensive Backs Coach 9-3-0 1-0
1958 Baltimore Colts Defensive Backs Coach 9-3-0 1-0
1957 Baltimore Colts Defensive Backs Coach 7-5-0 0-0
1956 Baltimore Colts Defensive Backs Coach 5-7-0 0-0
1955 Baltimore Colts Defensive Backs Coach 5-6-1 0-0
1954 Baltimore Colts Defensive Backs Coach 3-9-0 0-0

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