Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Football
Inducted: 1998
Country: United States
Born: August 3, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois

Coach Marv Levy led the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowls from 1990 to 1993. Although victory eluded Buffaloat all four Super Bowls, Levy’s teams won six Division titles and four Conference (AFC) championships from 1990 to 1993. UPI named him NFL Coach of the Year in 1988 and 1995, and
AFC Coach of the Year in 1993.

Levy served 17 years as an NFL head coach with Kansas City from 1978 to 1982, and with Buffalo from 1986 to 1997. When he entered his final season in 1997, his 12-year tenure with the same team made him the dean of NFL head coaches. Upon retirement, Levy ranked eleventh on the list of all-time most winning coaches 143–112 (117–68 at Buffalo) and fifth among NFL coaches in post-season victories with 11 wins in 19 games.

A 30-year coaching veteran, Levy was color commentator on Buffalo Bills’ game day telecasts from 1983 to 1986, joining the Buffalo coaching staff in 1986 directly from the press box. In
1984, he took leave of the broadcast booth to coach the Chicago Blitz in the United States Football League.

From 1973 to 1977, Levy coached the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League. The CFL team enjoyed a 50–34–4 record and made the playoffs all five seasons, winning Grey Cup (CFL) Championships in 1974 and 1977. Earlier, Levy was an assistant
coach with the NFL’s Washington Redskins, Los Angeles Rams, and Philadelphia Eagles.

Success was synonymous with Marv Levy as head coach at the College of William and Mary (1964 to 1968), the University of California-Berkeley (1960 to 1963), and the University of New
Mexico (1958 to 1959). He was named Conference Coach of the Year in 1958, 1959, 1964, 1965.

Marvin Daniel Levy was himself a standout running back and sprinter. A Phi Beta Kappa at Coe College in 1950, he earned a master’s degree in English History at Harvard University in 1951.


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