Harland Svare

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Harland Svare
Personal information
Date of birth(1930-11-15) November 15, 1930 (age 84)
Place of birthClarkfield, Minnesota
Career information
Position(s)Linebacker
CollegeWashington State
NFL Draft1953 / Round 17 / Pick 204
Head coaching record
Career record21–48
Stats
Playing statsPro Football Reference
Playing statsDatabaseFootball
Coaching statsPro Football Reference
Coaching statsDatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a player
1953–1954
1955–1960
Los Angeles Rams
New York Giants
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1962–1965
1971–1973
Los Angeles Rams
San Diego Chargers
 
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Harland Svare
Personal information
Date of birth(1930-11-15) November 15, 1930 (age 84)
Place of birthClarkfield, Minnesota
Career information
Position(s)Linebacker
CollegeWashington State
NFL Draft1953 / Round 17 / Pick 204
Head coaching record
Career record21–48
Stats
Playing statsPro Football Reference
Playing statsDatabaseFootball
Coaching statsPro Football Reference
Coaching statsDatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a player
1953–1954
1955–1960
Los Angeles Rams
New York Giants
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1962–1965
1971–1973
Los Angeles Rams
San Diego Chargers

Harland James Svare (born November 25, 1930) is a former American football linebacker who played for eight seasons with the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants from 1953 to 1960 in the National Football League. He was the Rams head coach from midway the 1962 season through 1965, and the San Diego Chargers head coach from 1971 through 1973.

In a November 1972 game, Chargers owner Eugene V. Klein awarded Svare a five-year coaching contract, an unpopular decision; however, Svare voluntarily left during the following season.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

NFL[edit]

TeamYearRegular SeasonPost Season
WonLostTiesWin %FinishWonLostWin %Result
LA1962051.0837th in NFL Western
LA1963590.3576th in NFL Western
LA1964572.4295th in NFL Western
LA19654100.2867th in NFL Western
LA Total14313.323
SD1971220.5003rd in AFC West
SD1972491.3214th in AFC West
SD1973161.1884th in AFC West
SD Total7172.308
Total21485.318

References[edit]

  1. ^ Magee, Jerry (1984-08-28). "As Klein Passes on Chargers, Era Ends in San Diego: Whether Right or Wrong, he 'Ran the Show'". The San Diego Union. p. FOOTBALL. Often, though, history's lesson is that Klein has moved too hastily, as he did in November 1972 when he awarded a new five-year coaching contract to Harland Svare at halftime of a game...That decision signaled the most raucous period the Chargers have experienced. Angry cries of "Five more years!" were heard in Mission Valley until Svare stepped down as coach a year later. 

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