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George Allen

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
21 185-93-8 66.08% 3-7 30.00%

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Biography

George Allen was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1957 to 1977, finishing his career as the head coach of the Washington Redskins. Over his twenty-one years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 185-93-8. During his career he was a head coach for twelve seasons, first with the Los Angeles Rams. He led the Rams for five seasons, compiling a record of 49-17-4. His next head coaching stint was with the Washington Redskins from 1971 to 1977, as he led the team to a 67-30-1 record.

Allen won the NFL's Coach of the Year award two times throughout his career, most recently in 1967 after guiding the Rams to a 11-1-2 record and a berth in the playoffs. As the head coach of the Washington Redskins he coached three players to award-winning seasons: Roman Gabriel, Most Valuable Player in 1969; Larry Brown, AP Offensive Player of the Year in 1972; Larry Brown, Most Valuable Player in 1972; Mike Thomas, AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1975.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1977 Head Coach 9-5-0 0-0
1976 Head Coach 10-4-0 0-1
1975 Head Coach 8-6-0 0-0
1974 Head Coach 10-4-0 0-1
1973 Head Coach 10-4-0 0-1
1972 Head Coach 11-3-0 2-1
1971 Head Coach 9-4-1 0-1
1970 Head Coach 9-4-1 0-0
1969 Head Coach 11-3-0 0-1
1968 Head Coach 10-3-1 0-0
1967 Head Coach 11-1-2 0-1
1966 Head Coach 8-6-0 0-0
1965 Defensive Coordinator / Head of Player Personnel 9-5-0 0-0
1964 Defensive Coordinator / Head of Player Personnel 5-9-0 0-0
1963 Defensive Coordinator / Head of Player Personnel 11-1-2 1-0
1962 Defensive Coordinator / Head of Player Personnel 9-5-0 0-0
1961 Assistant Coach / Head of Player Personnel 8-6-0 0-0
1960 Assistant Coach / Head of Player Personnel 5-6-1 0-0
1959 Assistant Coach / Head of Player Personnel 8-4-0 0-0
1958 Consultant / Head of Player Personnel 8-4-0 0-0
1957 Offensive Ends Coach 6-6-0 0-0

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Fun Facts

  • George Allen was one of the first coaches to use two-a-days and emphasize special teams. He would be fired during his last head coaching stint because his players thought these pracices were to extreme.
  • George Allen popularized the 16 hour coaching day.
  • George Allen has the highest winning percentage of any coach who has not won a championship (Minimum two seasons)
  • George Allen never coached a team to a losing record.
  • George Allen , as the head coach of the Rams, was the first head coach to hire a Special Teams coach.