The NFL is the highest level of sporting competition in the United States. To lead an NFL team, one has to be more than just experienced. But to coach a team, experience matters above all else. Here are the oldest coaches in NFL history.
He is currently 73 years old and has been coaching teams since 1947. He was recently named as the interim head coach of the Houston Texans. Before being appointed as interim head coach, Crennel has served in various coaching positions for the Houston Texans since 2014.
Geroge Halas, also known as Papa Bear, is one legendary name in the NFL. He has been one of the NFL’s founders. Halas has six championships as a head coach and a whopping 324 total wins, the second highest in all of NFL history. In 1967, he retired at the age of 72.
He began coaching professional football in 1951 as a special teams coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. Between working with different teams in the NFL, Levy spent some seasons coaching in the United States Football League and the Canadian Football League. When he retired in 1997, he was 72 years old.
Until very recently, Al Saunders was working as the senior offensive assistant coach for the Cleveland Browns. However, after Freddie Kitchens took over as head coach on January 12, 2019, it was announced that Saunders would not be returning. Before Kitchens was named head coach, Saunders was appointed as the interim head coach for the Browns during the 2018 regular season.
Gunther Cunningham spent most of his coaching career in the NFL as an assistant coach, a special teams coach, or a defensive coordinator. Cunningham did briefly serve as a head coach for the Kansas City Chiefs during 1999 and 2000 seasons.