Jim Hanifan (born September 21, 1933 in Compton, California) is a longtime American football coach and former head coach of the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons. Events 1217 - The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights. Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Compton is a city located in Southern Los Angeles County California, USA, south-southeast of downtown Los Angeles. American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football team based in Glendale Arizona, just outside of Phoenix. The Atlanta Falcons are an American football team based in Atlanta Georgia. He compiled a career record of 39-53-1.
Hanifan played college ball at the University of California, where he was an All-American and led the nation in receiving in 1954. The University of California ( UC) is a Public university system in the state of California. An All-American "team" is an honorary Sports team composed of outstanding Amateur players those considered the best players of a specific season for Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) He played professionally for one season with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. The Canadian Football League (CFL ( Ligue canadienne de football (LCF in
From 1959 to 1965, he coached at the high school and junior college level, he developed a reputation as an outstanding teacher and an offensive line guru.
He was an assistant coach at Utah from 1966-1969, California from 1970-1971, and San Diego State in 1972. The University of Utah (referred to locally as ' The U' or ' the U of U') is a publicly funded Research university in Salt Lake The University of California ( UC) is a Public university system in the state of California. History Established on March 13 1897 San Diego State University first began as the San Diego Normal School intended to educate local future female elementary school teachers During this time Hanifan joined the NFL in 1973, serving as offensive line coach for the St. Louis Cardinals until 1978. The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football team based in Glendale Arizona, just outside of Phoenix. He was recognized as the NFL's Assistant Coach of the Year in 1977. After one year with the San Diego Chargers, Hanifan returned to the Cardinals and was their head coach from 1980-1985. The San Diego Chargers are a professional American football team based in San Diego California.
Hanifan went 39-49-1 in his six season with the Cardinals, leading St. Louis to the 16-team playoff tournament during the strike-shortened 1982 season. The "Gridbirds" went 8-7-1 in 1983 with a victory over the eventual Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Raiders, and in 1984, St. The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football team based in the city of Oakland California. Louis was in position to win the NFC East championship with a victory in the season finale against the Washington Redskins. The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington D But Cardinal kicker Neil O'Donoghue missed a game-winning field goal attempt, giving the Redskins a 29-27 victory and the division title, while St. Cornelis Joseph Dennis "Neil" O'Donoghue (born June 18, 1953 in Dublin Ireland) is a former American football Placekicker Louis was left out of the playoffs despite a 9-7 record. In 1985, St. Louis started the year 3-1 but would win only two of its final 12 games and finish at 5-11, costing Hanifan his job.
Hanifan resumed his coaching career as an assistant coach with the Atlanta Falcons (1987-1989), and he served as the interim head coach when Marion Campbell was fired. The Atlanta Falcons are an American football team based in Atlanta Georgia. Francis Marion Campbell (born May 25, 1929 in Chester South Carolina) is a former American football Defensive lineman and He spent seven season as offensive line coach for the Washington Redskins (1990-1996) and St. Louis Rams (1997-2003) before retiring. The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington D The St Louis Rams are a professional American football team based in St
Since 2004, he has been part of the Rams radio broadcast team and hosts a weekly show on St. Louis station KLOU.
Hanifan wrote an autobiography recounting his career titled "Beyond X's and O's: My Thirty Years in Football. " He also produced a series of instructional videos on offensive line play.
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