|Position:||Coach, Offensive Guard (College)|
|Born:||March 21, 1913|
|Died:||September 24, 1994 81) (aged|
|High school:||Shaker Heights (OH), John Adams (OH)|
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Joseph Charles Madro (March 21, 1913 - September 24, 1994) was an American football coach who was a coach in the NFL for 25 seasons, mainly for the Los Angeles Chargers. He played offensive guard at Ohio State.
Joe Madro was born on March 21, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio. He went to high school at Shaker Heights (OH), and John Adams (OH).
He played offensive guard at Ohio State. He later coached the offensive line.
He was the Cincinnati Bearcats offensive line coach from 1949 to 1954.
From 1955 to 1957, he was the Los Angeles Rams Offensive Line Coach.He was the defensive line coach in 1958, and the offensive backs coach in 1959.
In 1960, he went to the Los Angeles Chargers to be with their head coach Sid Gillman. He had been with Gillman since he was in college. He was their offensive line coach for 12 seasons, from 1960 to 1972.He won the 1963 AFL championship with the Chargers.
In 1972, he went to the Houston Oilers to become line coach. He was there for 3 seasons.
He did not coach in 1975 or in 1976. In 1977, he became an Assistant Coach for the Oakland Raiders.He was there from 1977 to 1982. He won the Super Bowl in 1980.
He was Sid Gillman's presenter when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1983.He died on September 24, 1994 in Alameda, California. He was 81 at the time of his death.
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