Ed Chlebek

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Ed Chlebek
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1940-02-09) February 9, 1940 (age 77)
Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1959–1961 Western Michigan
1963 New York Jets
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1974 Detroit Wheels (assistant)
1974–1975 Notre Dame (assistant)
1976–1977 Eastern Michigan
1978–1980 Boston College
1981–1982 Kent State
1983 Toronto Argonauts (OC)
1984 Oklahoma Outlaws (OC)
Head coaching record
Overall 26–51
Accomplishments and honors
MAC Coach of the Year (1977)

Edward S. Chlebek (born February 9, 1940) is a former American and Canadian football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Eastern Michigan University (1976–1977), Boston College (1978–1980), and Kent State University (1981–1982), compiling a career college football record of 26–51.

Playing career[edit]

Chlebek played college football as a quarterback at Western Michigan University from 1959 to 1961. He passed for 2,290 yards in his career with the Western Michigan Broncos, including 1,109 as a senior in 1961.[1] In 1963, Chlebek played for the New York Jets of the American Football League.

Coaching career[edit]

Chlebek came to Eastern Michigan from the University of Notre Dame, where he was an assistant under Dan Devine and coached future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana. At Eastern Michigan, he compiled a 10–12 record from 1976 to 1977. At Boston College, he tallied a 12–21 mark and coached the only winless season in the program's history, a 0–11 campaign in 1978. From 1981 to 1982, he coached Kent State to a 4–18 record. He ended his college career on a 12-game losing streak. From Kent State he went to the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League as the offensive coordinator in 1983. The Argonauts won the Grey Cup in 1983.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Eastern Michigan Hurons (Mid-American Conference) (1976–1977)
1976 Eastern Michigan 2–9 1–5 9th
1977 Eastern Michigan 8–3 4–3 T–4th
Eastern Michigan: 10–12 5–8
Boston College Eagles (NCAA Division I-A independent) (1978–1980)
1978 Boston College 0–11
1979 Boston College 5–6
1980 Boston College 7–4
Boston College: 12–21
Kent State Golden Flashes (Mid-American Conference) (1981–1982)
1981 Kent State 4–7 3–6 7th
1982 Kent State 0–11 0–9 10th
Kent State: 4–18 3–15
Total: 26–51

Coaching tree[edit]

Assistants under Ed Chlebek who have become NCAA or NFL head coaches:


  1. ^ "2010 Western Michigan Football" (PDF). p. 58. Retrieved December 29, 2010. 

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