BUM PHILLIPS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 52578
Sale Price $126.00
The head coach of the Houston Oilers is shown sitting at a desk in this black and white photograph.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Bill Wood/Bum Phillips", B/w 8x10. Bum Phillips(1923-2013) started his career as defensive coordinator of the San Diego Chargers before going to the Houston Oilers in 1974. He started with the Oilers as defensive coordinator under then head coach Sid Gillman. The team had just suffered through consecutive 1-13 seasons, but Bum created a defense that turned the team around. They finished the season 7-7 with more victories than the three previous Oiler teams combined. In 1975, Phillips was named head coach and general manager of the Oilers. The team went 10-4, defeating every team on their schedule except Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. Phillips served as the Oilers' head coach through 1980 andwas the winningest coach in franchise history with a 55-35 record. He became the head coach for the New Orleans Saints in 1981, remaining with the club through 1985. His son Wade Phillips was head coach of the Dallas Cowboys from 2007 to 2010. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso. Mounting residue on verso. Lightly soiled. Slightly worn at edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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