Chicago Hornets History

The Chicago Hornets were a professional football team from 1946 until 1949, playing their final season in Chicago, Illinois.

Chicago Hornets by the Decades


The Chicago Hornets' inaugural season was 1946 as the Chicago Rockets. During the decade, the Rockets had a record of 11-40-3 during the regular season and not a single game in the playoffs. They won zero division titles. The Rockets ranked 8th in the West division with a win percentage of 20%. In 1949, the Rockets changed their name from the Chicago Rockets to the Chicago Hornets.

Chicago Hornets Head Coaching History

Head Coach Years Record Win percentage Playoff record
Ray Flaherty 1949 4-8-0 33.3% 0-0
Ed McKeever 1948 1-13-0 7.1% 0-0
Jim Crowley 1947 1-13-0 7.1% 0-0
Hampton Pool 1947 1-13-0 7.1% 0-0
Pat Boland 1946 2-3-1 41.7% 0-0
Dick Hanley 1946 1-1-1 50.0% 0-0

Franchise history

Franchise history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship