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Ted Plumb

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Place of birth:  Reno, Nevada
College  Baylor Bears football
Date of birth:  (1939-08-20) August 20, 1939 (age 77)
Positions  Tight end, Offensive coordinator

Thomas E. "Ted" Plumb (born August 20, 1939) is a former American football coach. He was a member of the Chicago Bears' Super Bowl XX win in 1985, and was the offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1986−1989.

Coaching career

Plumb was an offensive specialist for the Chicago Bears from 1980 to 1985, helping coordinate the offense and coach the receivers. He was part of the staff when the Bears won Super Bowl XX in 1985. When Bears defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan was hired as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles the following season, Plumb was brought along as the team's offensive coordinator. After the 1989 season, which saw the Eagles lose in the first round of the playoffs, Plumb urged head coach Buddy Ryan to hire New York Jets offensive coordinator Rich Kotite as quarterbacks coach for the Eagles. The Eagles' previous quarterbacks coach, Doug Scovil, died from a heart attack shortly before week 14 in 1989. Plumb and Kotite had been friends since 1977, and Plumb was a candidate for the vacant Jets head coaching position before Bruce Coslet was given the job.

Instead, Ryan hired Kotite as offensive coordinator on February 6, 1990, to replace Plumb. Plumb was originally going to stay with the Eagles as a receivers coach, but instead became a receivers coach for the Phoenix Cardinals.

References

Ted Plumb Wikipedia


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