Don Coryell

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Published: October 2, 2009

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Don Coryell
Head Coach
Saint Louis Cardinals
San Diego Chargers
1973-1986
14 Seasons
111 Wins
First Coach With 100 Wins In Pro And College Football
Only Coach To Lead NFL In Passing 6 Straight Years
5 Division Titles


Donald David Coryell played college football at the University of Washington for three years from 1949 to 1951 as a defensive back. He then went into coaching, and became a head coach at Whittier College in 1957. He succeeded George Allen, who became a Hall Of Fame coach in the NFL.

He spent three years as the head coach of the Poets. While there, he led the team to win the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title in each of his three seasons. He had a record of 21-5-1 wh...

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