Curly Lambeau Coached the Green Bay Packers For 33 Straight Years

Published on January 25th, 2024 7:09 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

The statue of the man who coached the Packers for over 30 years uninterrupted. George Halas coached a total of 40 years for the Chicago Bears, though his time coaching for the Bears was broken up into four different stints.

The record for longest uninterrupted coaching tenure in the NFL?

That mark belongs to Curly Lambeau, who coached the Green Bay Packers for 33 straight seasons.


Curly Lambeau was one of the co-founders of the Green Bay Packers in 1919.

Lambeau, who Lambeau Field was named after, was everything to the Green Bay Packers in their earliest years.

Not only did Lambeau co-found the Packers, but he also was a player on the team.

Oh - and the head coach!

Lambeau would play for the Packers from 1919 to 1929.

In 1920, Lambeau would become the team's head coach, and would retain that position until 1949.

During that time, Lambeau, as a player and as a coach, won a total of 6 NFL champonships, and was named to both the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.


During his 33 year reign as head coach of the Packers, the team compiled a total record of 226-132-22, giving the club a .624 winning percentage.

In early 1950, Lambeau would resign from the Packers, as the team faced a number of difficult challenges as a result of their tenuous financial situation. Lambeau found investors that required that the team abolish its public ownership structure, and this didn't go down well in Green Bay. The team tried to strip Lambeau of almost all of his power, Lambeau refused, and ultimately tendered his resignation in 1950.

Lambeau would go on to coach in Chicago and Washington before calling it a career.


While things didn't end well in Green Bay, time heals all wounds, and Lambeau is now fondly remembered for his contributions to the Green Bay Packers organization.

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