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Hunk Anderson

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
7 52-20-2 71.62% 4-1 80.00%

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Hunk Anderson was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1939 to 1945, finishing his career as the head coach of the Chicago Bears. Over his seven years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 52-20-2. He was the head coach of the Chicago Bears from 1942 until the 1945 season, during which time the Bears went 28-11-2. During his career he was a head coach for four seasons.Throughout Anderson's coaching career his teams led the league in victories twice, most recently in 1942.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1945 Head Coach 3-7-0 0-0
1944 Head Coach 6-3-1 0-0
1943 Head Coach 8-1-1 1-0
1942 Head Coach 11-0-0 0-1
1941 Line Coach 10-1-0 2-0
1940 Line Coach 8-3-0 1-0
1939 Line Coach 6-5-0 0-0

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Fun Facts

  • Hunk Anderson was the first to utilize Man-Zone hybrid defenses.
  • Hunk Anderson fathered the term "blitzing" and made it a popular defensive idea.