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|Date of birth:||January 18, 1943|
|Place of birth:||Bedford, Indiana|
|College:||Kentucky, Western Kentucky|
|NFL Draft:||1965 / Round: 7 / Pick: 97|
|AFL draft:||1965 / Round: Red Shirt 6 / Pick: 44
(By the New York Jets)
|Career NFL statistics|
Phillip Dale Lindsey (born January 18, 1943) is a former American football linebacker and coach in the National Football League. He also spent time as a coach in the Canadian Football League and the United States Football League. He is the current head coach at the University of San Diego.
After high school, Lindsey signed with the University of Kentucky, where he was part of the infamous Thin Thirty team, but quit the team in the spring of his freshman year. He then transferred to Western Kentucky University, where he starred on WKU's undefeated 1963 team that won the Tangerine Bowl.
As a player
As a coach
After his playing career, Lindsey was a coach for several different NFL teams, including the Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears and the San Diego Chargers. He was also a coach for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League and the Boston Breakers and the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League.
In 1988, Coach Lindsey joined Forrest Gregg at SMU. As the Defensive Coordinator, he helped to revitalize the historic SMU football program after the NCAA executed its one and only death penalty for a college football program. Based upon the devastation of this cruel and unusual penalty, the NCAA spared the Florida Gators, the next program whose violations warranted the penalty. During the 1989 season, SMU's first season back after 1987, Coach Lindsey's defense was instrumental in SMU's wins over UConn and North Texas.
He was terminated as the linebackers coach for the Washington Redskins on January 16, 2007. This was his second stint with Washington. He was one of several former NFL coordinators serving as a position coach on the Redskins' coach staff.
Lindsey, now a resident of San Diego, California, lost his home in the wildfires of October 2007.
Head coaching record
|San Diego Toreros (Pioneer Football League) (2013–present)|
|2014||San Diego||9–3||7–1||T–1st||L FCS First Round|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|