|Birth name:||Henry Louis Stram|
|Date of birth:||January 3, 1923|
|Place of birth:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Date of death:||July 4, 2005(aged 82)|
|Place of death:||Covington, Louisiana|
|High school:||Gary (IN) Wallace|
Purdue (1948â€“1955) (assistant)
|Career highlights and awards|
Super Bowl champion (IV)
|Head coaching record|
|Regular season:||131â€“97-10 (.571)|
|Coaching stats at PFR|
Pro Football Hall of Fame
The honor I feel today being inducted into the Hall of Fame is beyond what words can describe. My thanks to the Hall of Fame committee, who saw fit to bestow this great honor upon me today.
When I have the urge to get back to coaching, I lie down and wait until it passes.
Yesterday is a cancelled check. Today is cash on the line. Tomorrow is a promissory note.
You can't win unless you have good people with great attitude. They are the ones who won the games. I didn't win any games. You never saw a coach make a tackle anywhere. My philosophy was to get the best players and then try to do something new with them.
As I matriculate my way down the field of life, I will never forget this moment and you wonderful people who helped make this day possible.
I always felt if you were going to be successful, make sure you get good people. You win with great players. Coaches don't win games. Players win games.
I've lived a charmed life. I married the only girl I ever loved and did the only job I ever loved.