Hunk Anderson

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
12 96-34-3 73.31% 5-2 71.43%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

George Halas, Gus Henderson


Biography

Career Summary

Hunk Anderson was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1939 to 1950, finishing his career as the line coach of the Chicago Bears. Over his twelve years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 96-34-3. He was the head coach of the Chicago Bears from 1943 until the 1945 season, during which time the Bears went 17-11-2. During his career he was a head coach for three seasons. In 1943, the Bears won the championship against the Washington Redskins 41-21.

Hunk Anderson Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Anderson served as an assistant coach for Gus Henderson and George Halas. Eight of these years were spent on Halas' coaching staff.

Personal Information

Anderson was born on Thursday, September 22, 1898.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1950 Chicago Bears Line Coach 9-3-0 0-1
1949 Chicago Bears Line Coach 9-3-0 0-0
1948 Chicago Bears Line Coach 10-2-0 0-0
1947 Chicago Bears Line Coach 8-4-0 0-0
1946 Chicago Bears Line Coach 8-2-1 1-0
1945 Chicago Bears Head Coach 3-7-0 0-0
1944 Chicago Bears Head Coach 6-3-1 0-0
1943 Chicago Bears Head Coach 8-1-1 1-0
1942 Chicago Bears Assistant Coach 5-0-0 0-0
1942 Chicago Bears Co-Head Coach 6-0-0 0-1
1941 Chicago Bears Line Coach 10-1-0 2-0
1940 Chicago Bears Line Coach 8-3-0 1-0
1939 Detroit Lions Line Coach 6-5-0 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 3
  • Championships won: 1940, 1941, 1943, and 1946
  • Fourth in winning percentage for the Chicago Bears.
  • Past teams coached for: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions
  • Date of Birth: Thursday, September 22, 1898 (122 years old)
  • Hunk Anderson was the first to utilize Man-Zone hybrid defenses.
  • Hunk Anderson fathered the term "blitzing" and made it a popular defensive idea.