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George Allen

Cumulative stats (All positions)

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 until 1977, finishing his career with the Washington Redskins as their head coach. 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 came with the Washington Redskins. He coached the Redskins from 1971 to 1977, leading the team to a 67-30-1 record during his seven seasons as head coach.

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.