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Weeb Ewbank

Weeb Ewbank
Date of birth May 6, 1907
Place of birth Flag of United States Richmond, Indiana
Date of death November 17, 1998
Position(s) Head Coach
College Miami University (Ohio)
Career Record 130-129-7
Super Bowl
      Wins
1968 Super Bowl III
Championships
      Won
1968 AFL Championship
1959 NFL Championship
1958 NFL Championship
Coaching Stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1954-1962
1963-1973
Baltimore Colts
New York Jets
Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1978

Wilbur "Weeb" Ewbank (May 6, 1907 - November 17, 1998) was an American professional football coach. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Richmond (IPA: ) is a city in east central Indiana, which borders Ohio. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Date January 12, 1969 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Joe Namath, Quarterback Favorite Colts by 18 National anthem Anita Bryant Coin toss Tom Bell Referee Tom Bell Halftime show America Thanks with Florida A&M University Attendance 75,389 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers... From 1960 to 1968, the American Football League determined its champion via a single playoff game between the winners of its two divisions. ... The National Football League has used several different formats to determine their league champions since its founding in 1920. ... The National Football League has used several different formats to determine their league champions since its founding in 1920. ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Robert Wood Johnson IV General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... See also: 1977 in sports, other events of 1978, 1979 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing USAC - A J Foyt won final season championship under USAC. CART, Championship Auto Racing Teams open wheel racing established in the United States. ... May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...

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Early Years

He was born in Richmond, Indiana and lived there through high school. He then attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he played quarterback under head coach Chester Pittser. Miami is sometimes called the "Cradle of Coaches," as eight recipients of the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award for college football coach of the year have worked with school's program, including Woody Hayes, Ara Parseghian, and Bo Schembechler.[1] Richmond (IPA: ) is a city in east central Indiana, which borders Ohio. ... Miami University, founded in 1809, is the second-oldest public university west of the Allegheny Mountains and seventh-oldest public university in the United States. ... Oxford is located in southwestern Ohio in northwestern Butler County in Oxford Township, originally called the College Township. ... Chester M. Pittser was an American football, basketball and baseball coach at the college level. ... The Cradle of Coaches is a nickname given to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for producing star football coaches beginning in 1944 with Earl Blaik and including, Paul Brown, Woody Hayes, Bill Arnsparger, Weeb Ewbank, Sid Gillman, Ara Parseghian, Bo Schembechler, John Pont, Bill Mallory, Jim Tressel, Joe Novak, Ron... The Paul Bear Bryant Award has been given out annually since 1957 to NCAA college footballs coach of the year. ... Wayne Woodrow “Woody” Hayes (February 14, 1913 – March 12, 1987) was a college football coach who is best remembered for his 28-year tenure at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, from 1951-1978. ... Ara Raoul Parseghian (born May 21, 1923 in Akron, Ohio) is a former collegiate football coach who served as head coach for three teams, most notably the University of Notre Dame team from 1964-1974. ... Glenn Edward Bo Schembechler (April 1, 1929 – November 17, 2006) was an American college football coach best known as the head coach at the University of Michigan, where he coached the Wolverines from 1969 until 1989. ...


Ewbank's first football coaching job was in 1928 at Van Wert High School in Van Wert, Ohio. He soon moved back to Oxford, Ohio and took a position to coach all sports at McGuffey High School. McGuffey was a school run by Miami University, separate from Oxford's public high school. In 1939, Ewbank agreed to coach both the McGuffey High School and the Miami University basketball team when Miami’s basketball coach left for another job.[2] Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... It has been suggested that this school-related article be merged to the appropriate locality or school district article. ... Downtown Van Wert. ... Miami University, founded in 1809, is the second-oldest public university west of the Allegheny Mountains and seventh-oldest public university in the United States. ... Miami University, founded in 1809, is the second-oldest public university west of the Allegheny Mountains and seventh-oldest public university in the United States. ...


During World War II Ewbank joined the Navy and was assigned to Naval Station Great Lakes where he was reunited with his Miami teammate Paul Brown who was the base football coach. At Great Lakes, he assisted Brown with the football team and coach the basketball team[3] Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Naval Station Great Lakes is the United States Navys Headquarters Command for training issues, located in North Chicago, Illinois. ... Paul Eugene Brown (September 7, 1908 - August 5, 1991) was an athletics coach of American football and a major figure in the development of the National Football League. ...


From 1947 through 1948 Ewbank was head coach of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri where he compiled a 14–4 record. Ewbank started the 1947 team from scratch since the Bears did not have a football team from 1943 though 1946 due to World War II. His first team started off with 2 loses but rebounded with 5 straight wins before losing the final game to the University of Louisville. The 1948 squad won a school-record nine games while allowing just 77 points while posting a record of 9-1.[4] 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Washington University in St. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. ...

School Year Overall (Conf./place) Bowl game
Washington University 1947 5-3 None
Washington University 1948 9-1 None

A bowl game is a post-season college football game, typically at the Division I-A level. ... Washington University in St. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Washington University in St. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ...

Baltimore Colts

As coach of the Baltimore Colts, Ewbank won the 1958 and 1959 NFL championships. The 1958 game is often referred to as "The Greatest Game Ever Played". By the end of the 1962 NFL season, Colts owner Carroll Rosenbloom thought that the Colts had slipped enough and Ewbank was fired. Rosenbloom hired in his place the then-youngest head coach in NFL history, Don Shula. City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The 1958 National Football League Championship Game was played on December 28, 1958 at Yankee Stadium in New York City. ... The 1962 NFL season was the 43th regular season of the National Football League. ... Carroll Rosenbloom (March 5, 1907 - April 2, 1979) was a colorful football owner of two teams, the Baltimore Colts and the Los Angeles Rams, now the St. ... Donald Francis Shula (born January 4, 1930 in Grand River, Ohio) is a former professional football coach for the National Football League. ...


New York Jets

When Sonny Werblin bought the New York Titans franchise of the American Football League in 1963, he changed both the team's name (to the New York Jets) and its coach. Ewbank took over a team that had not had a winning record in its first three years, and made them into a force to be reckoned with. David A. Werblin (March 17, 1907 - November 21, 1991) was an owner of the New York Jets. ... The New York Jets are a National Football League team that plays its home games in East Rutherford, New Jersey, but is based on Long Island. ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Robert Wood Johnson IV General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football...


In 1965, the Jets' signing of Joe Namath added to the arsenal he would eventually pit Ewbank against his former team in the third AFL-NFL World Championship game, Super Bowl III. Joseph William Namath (born May 31, 1943), also known as Broadway Joe, was an American football Hall of Fame quarterback in the American Football League and National Football League during the 1960s and 1970s. ... Below is a list of professional football championship games in the United States, involving: the American Professional Football Association/National Football League, the first professional football league; the All-America Football Conference (AAFC, 1946-1949), the American Football League (AFL, 1960-1969); the World Football League (WFL, 1974); and the... Date January 12, 1969 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Joe Namath, Quarterback Favorite Colts by 18 National anthem Anita Bryant Coin toss Tom Bell Referee Tom Bell Halftime show America Thanks with Florida A&M University Attendance 75,389 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers...


His Jets won the American Football League Championship in 1968 with a victory over the defending AFL champions, the Oakland Raiders. In the third World Championship Game, the Colts (proclaimed by some to be "the greatest pro football team of all time") were heavily favored over the AFL's "overmatched" Jets. But with Ewbank's confident planning the Jets ran a game plan that mystified the Colts and came out with a 16-7 victory. City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... Date January 12, 1969 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Joe Namath, Quarterback Favorite Colts by 18 National anthem Anita Bryant Coin toss Tom Bell Referee Tom Bell Halftime show America Thanks with Florida A&M University Attendance 75,389 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers...


Hall of Fame

Ewbank is the only man ever to coach two different teams to victory in a Championship Game (two NFL Championships in 1958 and 1959 with the Colts, an AFL Championship in 1968 with the Jets, and a World Championship in Super Bowl III in 1969 with the Jets]. Weeb's record in the AFL was 50-42-6 (71-77-6 all-time with the Jets) and his career regular season record in the NFL and AFL was 130-129-7 and his play-off record was 4-1. He coached the Colts and Jets to three world championships. Ewbank was selected as the Head Coach of the All-Time All-AFL team. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... Date January 12, 1969 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Joe Namath, Quarterback Favorite Colts by 18 National anthem Anita Bryant Coin toss Tom Bell Referee Tom Bell Halftime show America Thanks with Florida A&M University Attendance 75,389 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers...


He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1978. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...


Trivia

Weeb Ewbank died 30 years to the day that his Jets lost to the Raiders 43-32, in what would come to be known as the Heidi Game. In American football, the Heidi Game refers to a famous 1968 American Football League (AFL) game between the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders, played on November 17 in Oakland, California. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Redhawk Traditions: Cradle of Coaches, http://muredhawks.cstv.com/trads/mioh-cradle-of-coaches.html, URL accessed June 5, 2006
  2. ^ Kurz, Bob (1983) "Miami of Ohio, the Cradle of Coaches" p. 37 Library of Congress Catalog Card number 83-50645
  3. ^ Kurz, Bob (1983) "Miami of Ohio, the Cradle of Coaches" p. 37 Library of Congress Catalog Card number 83-50645
  4. ^ Washington University Football 2006 media guide p. 86

See also

The following is a list of players that played for the 1960-1969 American Football League. ...

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Preceded by
Keith Molesworth
Baltimore Colts Head Coaches
1954–1962
Succeeded by
Don Shula
Preceded by
Bulldog Turner
New York Jets Head Coaches
1963–1973
Succeeded by
Charley Winner
Preceded by
Vince Lombardi
Super Bowl winning Head Coaches
Super Bowl III, 1969
Succeeded by
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Weeb Ewbank - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (867 words)
Ewbank is the only man ever to coach two different teams to victory in a Championship Game (two NFL Championships in 1958 and 1959 with the Colts, an AFL Championship in 1968 with the Jets, and a World Championship in Super Bowl III in 1969 with the Jets].
Weeb's record in the AFL was 50-42-6 (71-77-6 all-time with the Jets) and his career regular season record in the NFL and AFL was 130-129-7 and his play-off record was 4-1.
Weeb Ewbank died 30 years to the day that his Jets lost to the Raiders 43-32, in what would come to be known as the Heidi Game.
Namath: Ewbank 'like father' (541 words)
National Football League legend Weeb Ewbank - who posted a 130-129-7 record over 20 seasons as a pro coach - was surrounded at his funeral Saturday by the things he cared about most: his family, his friends and the world of football.
Ewbank's flag-covered casket, adorned with flowers and a Miami University football helmet, sat on the stage in the chapel as a parade of mourners came forth to share personal tributes.
Ewbank is survived by his wife, Lucy Ewbank, and three daughters, LouAnn Spenceley of Oxford, Nancy Winner of Fort Myers, Fla., and Jan Hudson of Annapolis, Md.; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
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