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Jerry Glanville          

Former American Football Player and Coach, former NASCAR Driver and Owner, and Sportscaster

Jerry Glanville began his NFL career as a special teams coach and defensive assistant with the Detroit Lions from 1974 to 1976. He joined the Atlanta Falcons in 1977 as a defensive back coach and then server as defense coordinator (1979-82), and was responsible for the Falcons' dogged defense, nicknamed the "Grits Blitz."

Glanville joined the Buffalo Bills for one season and then joined the Houston Oilers in 1984 as defensive coordinator, becoming their head coach in 1986. Glanville turned the Houston Astrodome into "The House of Pain." He remained head coach until 1989, leading his team to the playoffs for three consecutive years.His success in Houston brought him back to Atlanta in 1990, this time as head coach. After a disappointing first-year record of 5-11, Glanville turned the team around with a career-high record of 11-5 in 1991.

An avid motor-sports fan and participant, Glanville races in three NASCAR series: Busch Grand National, Super Trucks and Winston West. Glanville also races in the ARCA Series and drag races in the NHRA, NMRA, B&M, Fun Ford and Super GAS Series. In 1991, Glanville was inducted into the Atlanta Country Hall of Fame.

Born Oct 14, 1941, in Detroit, Jerry Glanville was raised in Perrysburg, Ohio. A graduate of Northern Michigan University, where he played linebacker on the football team, he was inducted into the Northern Michigan University Hall of Fame in 1992 and is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. He later received a master's degree from Western Kentucky University.

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Ex-Falcons coach Jerry Glanville holding 'living estate sale'

May 16, 2014 ... Former Atlanta Falcons and Houston Oilers head coach Jerry Glanville is holding 'living estate sale' at his lake home in Dawsonville this week.

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Sep 12, 2013 ... Recruiting - When Jerry Glanville was at Hawaii, who do you think brought in Colt Brennan, Davone Bess, Ikaika Alama-Francis, Samson ...

Jerry Glanville On UGA: “Two Words – Attitude Adjustment” « CBS ...

Jan 2, 2014 ... By Rob Hamilton / 92-9 The Game / CBS Atlanta Former Falcons Coach Jerry Glanville stopped in to the 92-9 The Game Studios to visit with his ...

Former NFL Head Coach Jerry Glanville to Offer Football, Racing ...

Apr 30, 2014 ... ATLANTA, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Jerry Glanville, the former NFL head coach and NASCAR owner and driver, will be holding a ...

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