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Saints Coach Bum Phillips Dies PDF Print
Written by Staff Reports   
Saturday, 19 October 2013 11:20

Former New Orleans Saints Coach Bum Phillips is dead. His son, Wade Phillips, tweeted the news Friday night.

Bum Phillips was 90 years old. The Saints hired Bum Phillips was the eighth coach in team history in 1981. The Saints went 4-12 in 1981, 4-5 in the strike-shortened '82 season, 8-8 in '83, 7-9 in '84 and 4-8 in 1985 before Phillips resigned.

His son replaced him. Phillips also coached the Houston Oilers. He lead the Oilers to their first of three-straight playoff appearances, and to a pair of American Football Conference championship games in 1978 and 1979.


Photo Courtesy: Bum Phillips, PHOTO SUBMITTED


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