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:

Knute Rockne

Children:

Hugh Devore, Wayne Millner, Jim Leonard


Biography

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 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.


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 Head Coach 11-0-0 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: 4
  • Championships won: 1940, 1941, 1943, and 1946
  • First in winning percentage for the Chicago Bears.
  • Fourth in winning percentage in NFL history.
  • Past teams coached for: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions
  • Hunk Anderson was the first to utilize Man-Zone hybrid defenses.
  • Hunk Anderson fathered the term "blitzing" and made it a popular defensive idea.