Harland Svare

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Harland Svare
No. 65, 76, 84
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born:(1930-11-15)November 15, 1930
Clarkfield, Minnesota
Died:April 4, 2020(2020-04-04) (aged 89)
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school: North Kitsap (WA)
College: Washington State
NFL Draft: 1953  / Round: 17 / Pick: 204
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Head coaching record
Regular season:21–48 (.304)
Player stats at PFR
Coaching stats at PFR

Harland James Svare (November 25, 1930 – April 4, 2020) [2] was an American professional football player and coach. Svare was a linebacker who played eight seasons with the Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL) from 1953 to 1960. He was the Rams head coach from midway the 1962 season through 1965, and the San Diego Chargers head coach from 1971 through 1973. He was general manager of the Chargers from 1971 to 1976. [2]

During the halftime intermission of a November 1972 game, Chargers owner Eugene V. Klein awarded Svare a five-year coaching contract, an unpopular decision; however, Svare left voluntarily during the following season. [3]

Head coaching record

TeamYearRegular SeasonPost Season
WonLostTiesWin %FinishWonLostWin %Result
LA 1962 051.0837th in NFL Western
LA 1963 590.3576th in NFL Western
LA 1964 572.4295th in NFL Western
LA 1965 4100.2867th in NFL Western
LA Total14313.323
SD 1971 220.5003rd in AFC West
SD 1972 491.3214th in AFC West
SD 1973 161.1884th in AFC West
SD Total7172.308
Total21485.318

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References

  1. http://www.profootballarchives.com/coach/svar00400coach.html
  2. 1 2 Richard, Goldstein (April 27, 2020). "Harland Svare, 89, Giants Linebacker and Young Head Coach, Dies". The New York Times . Archived from the original on 2020-04-28. Retrieved April 28, 2020.
  3. Magee, Jerry (1984-08-28). "As Klein Passes on Chargers, Era Ends in San Diego: Whether Right or Wrong, he 'Ran the Show'". The San Diego Union. p. FOOTBALL. Often, though, history's lesson is that Klein has moved too hastily, as he did in November 1972 when he awarded a new five-year coaching contract to Harland Svare at halftime of a game...That decision signaled the most raucous period the Chargers have experienced. Angry cries of "Five more years!" were heard in Mission Valley until Svare stepped down as coach a year later.