Today in Sports History: May 27

In 1968, former professional football coach, George Halas, retired from coaching the Chicago Bears.

Halas finished with a total of 324 wins, 318 regular-season wins, and 6 National Football League titles. Halas coached the Bears for 40 seasons but stepped away from coaching three times to serve in the military. He coached from 1930-32, 1942-45, and 1956-57.

Halas was the first football coach to coach the correct way.
He was the first to hold daily practices, watched films of other teams, and had the Bears games broadcast onto the radio.

Not only did Halas coach, but he played for the Chicago Bears from 1920 until 1928. He played a total of 105 games while rushing 1 touchdown, receiving 6 touchdowns, 1 interception, and 2 fumble recoveries.

Once stepping down from coaching, Halas decided to take part ownership of the team. His son, George Halas Jr. was the president of the Bears from 1963 until 1979 when he unexpectedly passed away due to a heart attack. Halas’s daughter, Virginia, has ownership of the team.

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