Born October 26, 1911, in Minneapolis, Minnesota,
Sid Gillman played in his first college All-Star game in 1934.
An innovative coach and dynamic administrator, Gillman is recognized
as a leading authority on passing theories and tactics.
was the first to win divisional titles in both NFL and AFL.
The innovative and highly influential Gillman is the only coach
in the college and pro football halls of fame. He won 123 pro
games and led San Diego to an AFL championship as well as leading
college teams at Miami-OH and Cincinnati to combined 81-19-2
record from 1944-54. He coached the LA Rams (1955-59) in NFL,
then led LA-San Diego Chargers to 5 Western titles and 1 league
championship in first six years of AFL.