Neill Armstrong

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
22 186-137-1 57.56% 9-12 42.86%

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Parents:

Bud Grant


Biography

Neill Armstrong was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1962 to 1989, finishing his career as the research and development of the Dallas Cowboys. Over his twenty-two years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 186-137-1. He was the head coach of the Chicago Bears from 1978 until the 1981 season, during which time the Bears went 30-34-0. During his career he was a head coach for four seasons.

During the 1971 season as the defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings he coached Alan Page to the Most Valuable Player and AP Defensive Player of the Year.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1989 Dallas Cowboys Research and Development 1-15-0 0-0
1988 Dallas Cowboys Research and Development 3-13-0 0-0
1987 Dallas Cowboys Research and Development 7-8-0 0-0
1986 Dallas Cowboys Research and Development 7-9-0 0-0
1985 Dallas Cowboys Research and Development 10-6-0 0-1
1984 Dallas Cowboys Research and Development 9-7-0 0-0
1983 Dallas Cowboys Research and Development 12-4-0 0-1
1982 Dallas Cowboys Research and Development 6-3-0 2-1
1981 Chicago Bears Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1980 Chicago Bears Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1979 Chicago Bears Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1978 Chicago Bears Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1977 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator 9-5-0 1-1
1976 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator 11-2-1 2-1
1975 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator 12-2-0 0-1
1974 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator 10-4-0 2-1
1973 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator 12-2-0 2-1
1972 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator 7-7-0 0-0
1971 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator 11-3-0 0-1
1970 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Backs Coach 12-2-0 0-1
1963 Houston Oilers Defensive Coach 6-8-0 0-0
1962 Houston Oilers Defensive Coach 11-3-0 0-1

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Coach facts

  • Neill Armstrong one of two coaches to to both coach AND play in both the NFL and CFL