Sidney Gillman (October 26, 1911 – January 3, 2003) was an American football player, coach and executive. Gillman's insistence on stretching the football field by throwing deep downfield passes , instead of short passes to running backs or wide receivers at the sides of the line of scrimmage , was instrumental in making football into the modern game that it is today.
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Gillman’s first pro coaching job came in 1955 when he became the Los Angeles Rams head coach. In his first year he led the team to a division crown. Five years later, when the AFL was founded, Gillman became the head coach and general manager of the Chargers, who played in Los Angeles in 1960 before settling in San Diego the next year.
Hall of Fame coach Sid Gillman passed away early Friday morning at his home in California. Gillman, who recently had been in poor health, was 91. "We at the Pro Football Hall of Fame were saddened by the news of the passing of our friend and Hall of Fame member Sid Gillman," commented Executive Director John Bankert.
The Sid Gillman coaching tree is documented in the chart below, followed by a feature on Gillman and short biographies of his many disciples. This package also includes features on the Chuck Noll...
Sid Gillman. Sidney Gillman Born: October 26, 1911 in Minneapolis, MN. Died: January 3, 2003 in Carlsbad, CA. College: Ohio St. College Coaching: View Records. High School: North As Exec: 12 Yrs (Full Record) More bio, uniform, draft, salary info
After the team finished 1-13 in 1973, Gillman called Phillips -- who had worked for Gillman as the Chargers defensive coordinator in the late 1960s and, by then, was an Oklahoma State assistant ...
Sid Gillman. b. October 26, 1911 - d. July 3, 2003 Years at Miami: 1944-1947. Alma Mater: Ohio State (1933) Career Record: 200-129-9 (62.0%) Sid Gillman is considered by many to be the “Father of the Modern Passing Game.” His principles and ideas were ahead of their time and are still widely used from the high school level to the NFL.
Sid Gillman, the longtime professional and college football coach who was considered a master of the passing game, died yesterday morning in Los Angeles. He was 91.
Sid Gillman was the first head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers and he is widely considered the father of the modern passing game in pro football. The brilliance of Gillman is well documented. He was a college head coach for a number of years before becoming head coach of the Los Angeles Rams from 1955-59, and then he became the head coach of the Chargers for the entirety of their years in the AFL, from 1960-69.