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Hank Stram

Hank StramAKA Henry Louis Stram

Born: 3-Jan-1923
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 4-Jul-2005
Location of death: Covington, LA
Cause of death: Diabetes complications

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Football

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Hall-of-fame NFL coach, KC Chiefs

Under his tutelage, led the Kansas City Chiefs to AFL titles for 1962, 1966, and 1969, and to the superbowl twice, #1 (losing against Green Bay) and #4 (winning against Minnesota, 1970). He was the winningest Texans/Chiefs coach in their history, moving with the team in 1963. Among his innovations were the the two-tight end offense, the stack defense, and the moving pocket. He was the first to wear a microphone on the sidelines, and played to the camera -- being among the first to recognize the importance of television in the game. After retirement from coaching he served as an analyst on Monday Night Football. Stram attended his acceptance into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in a wheelchair, 2003. He died aged 82 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital from diabetes and congestive heart failure.

Sister: Dolly
Wife: Phyllis (four sons, two daughters)
Son: Henry Stram
Son: Dale Stram
Son: Stu Stram
Son: Gary Stram
Daughter: Julia Stram
Daughter: Mary Nell Stram

    University: Purdue University (1948)

    Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1996
    Pro Football Hall of Fame 2003
    Risk Factors: Diabetes

    New Orleans Saints Head Coach (1976-77)
    Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach (1964-74)
    Dallas Texans Head Coach (1960-63)

    Monday Night Football

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