Chuck Studley

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Chuck Studley
Biographical details
Born (1929-01-17) January 17, 1929 (age 94)
Maywood, Illinois
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1952–1954Alton HS (IL)
1955–1959Illinois (line)
1969–1978Cincinnati Bengals (DL)
1979–1982San Francisco 49ers (DC)
1983Houston Oilers (DC)
1983Houston Oilers (interim)
1984–1986Miami Dolphins (DC)
1987–1988Miami Dolphins (LB)
1989–1991Cincinnati Bengals (DL)
Head coaching record
Overall34–35 (college)
2–8 (NFL)
Accomplishments and honors
1 Yankee (1960)
2 MVC (1963–1964)
First-team All-Big Ten (1951)
Missouri Valley Coach of the Year (1964)

Charles B. Studley (born January 17, 1929) is a former American football coach. He served as head coach at University of Cincinnati from 1961 to 1966 and interim head coach of the Houston Oilers in 1983. Studley finished with a 2–8 record in his only job as an NFL head coach.[1]

Prior to joining the Oilers as a defensive coordinator in 1983, Studley served as defensive coordinator with the San Francisco 49ers. He was in charge of the defense under Bill Walsh and was responsible for the 49ers being able to hold off the Cincinnati Bengals' rally in Super Bowl XVI. Studley subsequently served from 1984 to 1986 as defensive coordinator with the Miami Dolphins.[2] Following a tenure as the Dolphins' linebackers coach, he joined the Cincinnati Bengals from 1989 to 1991 as a defensive line coach.

Studley played guard on the 1952 Rose Bowl team at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

Studley now resides with his family in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
UMass Redmen (Yankee Conference) (1960)
1960 UMass 7–2 3–1 T–1st
UMass: 7–2 3–1
Cincinnati Bearcats (Missouri Valley Conference) (1961–1966)
1961 Cincinnati 3–7 1–2 3rd
1962 Cincinnati 2–8 1–2 3rd
1963 Cincinnati 6–4 3–1 T–1st
1964 Cincinnati 8–2 4–0 1st
1965 Cincinnati 5–5 2–2 3rd
1966 Cincinnati 3–7 2–2 3rd
Cincinnati: 27–33 13–9
Total: 34–35
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


Team Year Regular Season Postseason
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
HOI 1983 2 8 0 .200 4th in AFC Central
HOI Total 2 8 0 .200
Total 2 8 0 .200


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  2. ^ Roberts, Rich (January 17, 1985). "In This Super Bowl, Chuck Studley Will Be Working Against the 49ers". Los Angeles Times.