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Cowboy-hat-wearing NFL coach who turned around the struggling Houston Oilers in the mid-to-late 1970s. He also coached the New Orleans Saints from 1981 to 1985 and retired with 86 career wins.
He had six children with his wife Helen. His son Wade Phillips coached the Dallas Cowboys from 2007 to 2010. He was married to his second wife, Debbie, at the time of his death.
How did Bum Phillips die?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||90 years|
|Birthday||September 29, 1923|
|Death date||October 18, 2013|
|Place of death||Goliad, Texas, United States|
|Place of burial||Buried in a private ceremony in Goliad|
Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half.Bum Phillips
The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline.Bum Phillips
Two kinds of ballplayers aren’t worth a darn: One that never does what he’s told, and one who does nothin’ except what he’s told.Bum Phillips
How do you win? By getting average players to play good and good players to play great. That’s how you win.Bum Phillips
You don’t know a ladder has splinters until you slide down it.Bum Phillips