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Potsy Clark

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
10 64-41-12 59.83% 1-0 100.00%

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Potsy Clark was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1931 to 1940, finishing his career as the head coach of the Detroit Lions. Over his ten years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 64-41-12. During his career he was a head coach for ten seasons, first with the Portsmouth Spartans. He led the Spartans for six seasons, compiling a record of 48-19-6. In 1935, the Spartans won the championship against the New York Giants 26-7. His next head coaching stint was with the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1937 to 1939, as he led the team to a 11-17-5 record. His third head coach placement began in 1940 with the Detroit Lions. He coached them for one season and the team had a 5-5-1 record during his tenure. During his entire head coaching career, his three teams combined for a record of 64-41-12 across ten seasons including going 1-0-0 in the playoffs.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1940 Head Coach 5-5-1 0-0
1939 Head Coach 4-6-1 0-0
1938 Head Coach 4-4-3 0-0
1937 Head Coach 3-7-1 0-0
1936 Head Coach 8-4-0 0-0
1935 Head Coach 7-3-2 1-0
1934 Head Coach 10-2-0 0-0
1933 Head Coach 6-5-0 0-0
1932 Head Coach 6-2-4 0-0
1931 Head Coach 11-3-0 0-0

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