Blanton Collier

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
19 182-68-6 72.27% 10-7 58.82%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Paul Brown


Biography

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Career Summary

Blanton Collier was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1946 to 1976, finishing his career as the quarterbacks coach of the Cleveland Browns. Over his nineteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 182-68-6. He was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns from 1963 until the 1970 season, during which time the Browns went 76-34-2. During his career he was a head coach for eight seasons. In 1964, the Browns won the championship against the Baltimore Colts 27-0.

Career Awards

During the 1965 season as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns he coached Jim Brown to the Most Valuable Player.

Blanton Collier Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Collier served as an assistant coach for Paul Brown and Forrest Gregg. Nine of these years were spent on Brown's coaching staff.

Personal Information

Collier was born on Monday, July 2, 1906 in Millersburg, Kentucky.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1976 Cleveland Browns Quarterbacks Coach 9-5-0 0-0
1975 Cleveland Browns Quarterbacks Coach 3-11-0 0-0
1970 Cleveland Browns Head Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1969 Cleveland Browns Head Coach 10-3-1 1-1
1968 Cleveland Browns Head Coach 10-4-0 1-1
1967 Cleveland Browns Head Coach 9-5-0 0-1
1966 Cleveland Browns Head Coach 9-5-0 0-0
1965 Cleveland Browns Head Coach 11-3-0 0-1
1964 Cleveland Browns Head Coach 10-3-1 1-0
1963 Cleveland Browns Head Coach 10-4-0 0-0
1962 Cleveland Browns Offensive Backfield Coach 7-6-1 0-0
1953 Cleveland Browns Backfield Coach 11-1-0 0-1
1952 Cleveland Browns Backfield Coach 8-4-0 0-1
1951 Cleveland Browns Backfield Coach 11-1-0 0-1
1950 Cleveland Browns Backfield Coach 10-2-0 2-0
1949 Cleveland Browns Backfield Coach 9-1-2 2-0
1948 Cleveland Browns Backfield Coach 14-0-0 1-0
1947 Cleveland Browns Backfield Coach 12-1-1 1-0
1946 Cleveland Browns Backfield Coach 12-2-0 1-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 8
  • Championships won: 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, and 1964
  • Second in total wins for the Cleveland Browns.
  • Second in winning percentage for the Cleveland Browns.
  • Past teams coached for: Cleveland Browns
  • Date of Birth: Monday, July 2, 1906 (76 years old), Millersburg, Kentucky