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  Hank Stram, at 82; Kansas City coach redefined the game of football - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Obituaries - News
Hank Stram, the most successful coach in American Football League history and one of the leading innovators of the game, died yesterday in a suburban New Orleans hospital.
Stram, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was credited with developing the 3-4 defense, the two-tight-end formation, and the moving pocket for the quarterback.
Stram designed the moving pocket and the two-tight-end formation to buy extra time for Dawson, and he devised the 3-4 defense -- referring to three down linemen and four linebackers -- in an era when other coaches were using a 4-3.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/07/05/hank_stram_at_82_kansas_city_coach_redefined_the_game_of_football   (970 words)

  
 Hank Stram -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stram won three (A federation of North American labor unions that merged with the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1955) AFL titles with the Chiefs, more than any other coach in the league's history.
The man who coached the team Stram beat in Super Bowl IV was elected to the (Click link for more info and facts about Pro Football Hall of Fame) Pro Football Hall of Fame nine years before Stram was admitted, adding weight to the contention that the hall of fame selection process is flawed.
Hank Stram was a ten-year head coach in the American Football League, and is a member of the (Click link for more info and facts about American Football League Hall of Fame) American Football League Hall of Fame.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/ha/hank_stram.htm   (342 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Hank Stram   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stram was born Henry Louis Stram in Chicago, Illinois in 1923.
At the Hall of Fame ceremonies, Stram was so weakened by the effects of diabetes that Len Dawson had to push Stram onto the stage in a wheelchair and his induction speech was videotaped.
Hank Stram retired to New Orleans, Louisiana, where he built a home in the town of Covington.
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 Hall of Fame Coach Hank Stram Dies at 82
Hank Stram, who took the Kansas City Chiefs to two Super Bowls and was known for his inventive game plans, died yesterday, his son said.
Hank Stram is carried from the field on Jan.11, 1970, in New Orleans after his team defeated the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV.
Stram was the first coach to wear a microphone during a Super Bowl and his sideline antics, captured by NFL Films, helped bring the league into the video age.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/04/AR2005070400795.html   (458 words)

  
 Hank Stram: Coaching remains in blood of legendary Chiefs coach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stram was an assistant coach at the University of Miami in 1959 when Hunt hired him as the first head coach of the Dallas Texans of the new American Football League.
In 17 seasons as coach of the Texans/Chiefs (1960-1974) and the New Orleans Saints (1976-77), Stram compiled a 131-97-10 regular-season record and was 5-3 in the postseason.
Stram was nominated for the NFL Hall of Fame this year.
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 Hank Stram; Innovative Coach of Kansas City Chiefs
Hank Stram, 82, the most successful coach in the history of the American Football League, and one of the most innovative and colorful personalities in his sport, died July 4 of complications of diabetes at a suburban New Orleans hospital near his home in Covington, La.
Stram was known for his dazzling wardrobe of blazers and ties, often accented by a bright red vest matching the color of the Chiefs' uniforms.
Stram was unflappable and funny, as he goaded officials -- "How in the world can all six of you miss a play like that?" -- and exhorted his players to victory with an easygoing confidence.
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 Hall of Fame coach Hank Stram dead at 82   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stram took over the expansion Dallas Texans of the upstart AFL in 1960 and coached them through 1974, moving with them to Kansas City, where they were renamed the Chiefs in 1963.
Stram was the first coach to wear a microphone during a Super Bowl and Stram's sideline antics, captured by NFL Films, helped bring the league into the video age.
Stram is survived by his wife Phyllis, sons Henry, Dale, Stu and Gary, daughters Julia and Mary Nell, and a sister, Dolly.
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 KBSD 6 | Hank Stram Dies at Age 82   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hall of Fame coach Hank Stram died Monday after a lengthy battle with a variety of illnesses.
Stram led the Chiefs to three American Football League titles and two Super Bowls, including their only world championship, a huge upset victory over the Vikings 1970.
Stram is perhaps best-known for his exuberant style, captured when he wore a microphone on the sidelines during Super Bowl IV.
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 Obituary: Hank Stram / Winningest AFL coach, pro football pioneer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hank Stram, the most successful coach in American Football League history and a TV and radio broadcaster for nearly two decades, died yesterday in a suburban New Orleans hospital.
Stram had a 124-76-10 record with the Chiefs, and in 17 seasons as a head coach was 131-97-10 in the regular season and 5-3 in the postseason.
Stram designed the moving pocket and the two-tight-end formation to buy extra time for his Kansas City quarterback, Len Dawson, and devised the 3-4 defense -- referring to three down linemen and four linebackers -- in an era when other coaches were using a 4-3.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05186/533031.stm   (576 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Obituaries | Hank Stram
On the opposite sideline strutted Hank Stram, of the Kansas City Chiefs, from the upstart American Football League (AFL).
Stram, who has died aged 82, was short and stocky, a gamecock sporting a waistcoat in bright Chiefs' red.
Stram retired from the Chiefs in 1974, but returned in 1976 to coach three seasons with the New Orleans Saints, settling in Lousiana.
www.guardian.co.uk /obituaries/story/0,3604,1571223,00.html   (376 words)

  
 local6.com - Sports - Hall Of Fame Coach Hank Stram Dead At 82
Stram led the Kansas City Chiefs to their only two Super Bowl appearances: In Super Bowl I the Chiefs lost to the Green Bay Packers, and in Super Bowl IV in 1970, the Chiefs defeated the Minnesota Vikings.
Stram was inducted into the National Football League's Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1987.
Stram had been in declining health for several years and was in a wheelchair during his 2003 Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Canton, Ohio.
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 CBC Sports: Hank Stram dead at age 82
Stram, who was elected to the Hall of Fame two years ago, posted a coaching record of 131-97-10 in the AFL and NFL, primarily with the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs.
"Hank was the most important coach in the history of the AFL," stated Chiefs owner and founder Lamar Hunt, who hired Stram as head coach when the AFL franchise began play as the Texans in 1960.
Stram was considered a football pioneer for utilizing such innovations as the "moving pocket" and the two tight-end system on offence as well as the triple-stacked defence.
www.cbc.ca /story/sports/national/2005/07/04/Sports/stram050704.html   (326 words)

  
 TVgameshows.net: NFL Legend, Sports Challenge Player Hank Stram Dies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hank Stram, the flamboyant coach who led the Kansas City Chiefs to an upset win over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV, died Monday in Covington, La. He was 82.
Stram's accomplishment in 1970 was often overshadowed by the dramatic upset by the New York Jets over the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III, which established the upstart American Football League's parity with the NFL.
Stram was the subject of a number of game show questions over the years but also played the most successful sports game show of all time.
www.tvgameshows.net /hankstramobit.htm   (599 words)

  
 Stram's Hall presence a 'perfect gift' - Pro Football Hall of Fame
But Hank Stram had waited 25 years for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and he wasn't going to miss his moment in the sun, even if it was hiding behind a thick layer of clouds.
And when we hear Hank Stram, we think of that round, beefy face; those natty suit jackets, vests and ties; the energetic way he stalked the sidelines as coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Lamar Hunt, the Chiefs' owner, calls Stram "the essence of the American Football League from a coaching standpoint." Hunt, the AFL founder, isn't merely referring to the fact that Stram is the winningest coach in AFL history with 87 victories.
www.profootballhof.com /hof/release.jsp?release_id=67   (681 words)

  
 Kansas City Chiefs - CHIEFS MOURN THE LOSS OF HALL OF FAME COACH HANK STRAM
Jul 04, 2005, 5:19:58 PM The Kansas City Chiefs were saddened to learn of the death of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Hank Stram on Monday.
Stram compiled a 124-76-10 (.614) regular season record during his tenure with the Texans/Chiefs, the most victories of any coach in franchise history.
Known as “The Mentor,” Stram was honored as either the AFL or AFC Coach of the Year four times: 1962, 1966, 1968 and 1970.
www.kcchiefs.com /news/2005/07/04/chiefs_mourn_the_loss_of_hall_of_fame_coach_hank_stram   (940 words)

  
 Former Boilermaker Hank Stram Enshrined In Pro Football Hall Of Fame :: Joins Len Dawson and Bob Griese as Hall of ...
Stram, a running back for the Boilermakers in 1942, 1946 and 1947 and then an assistant coach from 1948 to 1955, joined quarterbacks Len Dawson and Bob Griese, who were inducted in 1987 and 1990.
Stram was introduced by Dawson, reversing their roles of 16 years ago when Dawson was enshrined and bringing full circle their 50-year relationship.
Stram was elected as a seniors candidate, a separate category for nominees who completed 70 percent of their career more than 25 years ago.
purduesports.collegesports.com /sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/080403aaa.html   (695 words)

  
 Hall of Fame coach Hank Stram dead at 82: 7/ 5/ 2005
Hank Stram, shown at his home in Covington, La, in this 2002 file photo, took the Kansas City Chiefs to two Super Bowls and was known for his inventive game plans.
NEW ORLEANS -- Hall of Fame coach Hank Stram, who took the Kansas City Chiefs to two Super Bowls and was known for his inventive game plans and exuberance on the sideline, died yesterday, his family said.
Stram made his mark in the booth by consistently telling the audience what would happen before it did.
www.southcoasttoday.com /daily/07-05/07-05-05/c01sp106.htm   (726 words)

  
 Northwest Indiana News: nwitimes.com
"Hank was not only a remarkable tactician, but a great a 'mediator,' which was needed in the '60s because you had a lot of fl players who had never showered with white players, let alone had to share lockers or be roommates," said Williamson.
Stram, a 1941 Lew Wallace grad, died at 11:15 a.m.
Stram was the Chiefs' first and winningest coach, losing 35-10 to Green Bay in Super Bowl I, then beating Minnesota 23-7 in Super Bowl IV.
www.nwi.com /articles/2005/07/05/news/top_news/b6a57c4d87789bc586257035000a6916.txt   (529 words)

  
 New York Daily News - Sports - The End Zone: Remembering The Mentor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hank Stram, the former Kansas City Chiefs coach who died on the Fourth of July at age 82 in suburban New Orleans, has been widely heralded as a key player in the success of the upstart American Football League and its eventual merger with the more-established NFL.
Stram's once radical approach to the game is now standard fare in football circles, and his offensive and defensive schemes - and his passion for the game - breathed new life into a stagnant sport, turning the NFL into a true national pastime and a television-ratings powerhouse.
Stram was one of the first NFL coaches to understand that football should be entertainment - and he cast himself in a leading role.
www.nydailynews.com /sports/story/326631p-279270c.html   (1572 words)

  
 Hank Stram, 1923-2005 - Pro Football Hall of Fame
Hank Stram, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2003, passed away today at the age of 82.
Hank was, and the memory of his life and accomplishments will always be, an inspiration to us all.
Stram was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on January 25, 2003 and formally enshrined on August 3 of that year.
www.profootballhof.com /hof/release.jsp?release_id=1519   (241 words)

  
 NFL.com - NFL News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The reason Hank got the job is probably because he had been an assistant coach at SMU for one year when Hunt was on the team.
Hank got beat by one stroke by former Packers tight end Paul Coffman, and he was livid afterward.
Bobby called Hank, who used to coach at Purdue, and asked if he could contact Indiana athletic director Bill Orwig, who was perceived as being a football man and not really familiar with basketball coaches.
www.nfl.com /news/story/8622543   (1040 words)

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