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Marv Levy

Pro Football Hall of Fame Head Coach

Marv Levy is a member of the 2001 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame remembered for his incredible contributions to the Buffalo Bills. A NFL head coach from 1978 to 1997, he led the Bills to four straight Super Bowl appearances - an unprecedented NFL record.
Levy’s storied career is rooted in his first coaching job at Coe College, his alma mater, where he served as assistant coach from 1953-54. After one season, he joined the coaching staff at the University of New Mexico, where he was named head coach in 1958. In two seasons as head coach, he guided the Lobos to a 14-6 record and earned Skyline Conference Coach of the Year honors both years. He was announced as the new head coach of the Cal Bears for the following year, and ended his college coaching career with a five-year stint as the head coach of College of William and Mary where he earned Southern Conference Coach of the Year Honors in two separate seasons.
He entered the world of professional football in 1969 as kicking teams coach for the Philadelphia Eagles and soon became the special teams coach for the Los Angeles Rams under head coach George Allen in 1970.
After taking a two-year hiatus from the NFL to coach in the USFL, Levy was named the head coach of the Buffalo Bills. He nursed the relatively unsuccessful Bills team back to full health, and won the first of six AFC Eastern Division titles in his third season in Buffalo. From 1988 through 1997, the Bills were the first in the AFC in winning percentage and second in the NFL. Levy became with winningest coach in Bills’ history, recording a 112-70 regular season record and went 11-8 in the playoffs during 11 seasons with the team. He was named 1988 NFL Coach of the Year and earned AFC Coach of the Year honors in 1988, 1993, and 1995. He and the Bills were the only team in NFL history to go to four straight Super Bowls, making the trip each year from 1991 to 1994.
Levy retired from coaching in 1997 and became an analyst for NFL.com. He then worked as a local broadcaster for the Bills’ pre-season games until 2006 when he was appointed the team’s general manager. The football legend retired from working in 2007 and has since authored two books: Game Changers: The Greatest Plays in Buffalo Bills Football History and the fictional novel Between the Lies.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Head Coach

Marv Levy is a member of the 2001 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame remembered for his incredible contributions to the Buffalo Bills. A NFL head coach from 1978 to 1997, he led the Bills to four straight ...
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