Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Out With The Old ... Part II

Philly's mid-season head coaching changes.

Out With The Old ... Part II

 (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
(David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

Now that Juan Castillo has been shown the door, Eagles Nation wonders whether Andy Reid may be approaching the day when he calls his last ill-timed timeout.

We thought you’d like to take a look at the town’s midseason head-coach changes. There have been 24 since 1968.

Click here to see "Out With The Old ... Part I".

 

 Date  Team  Out-Going Coach  Replaced By
 June 15, 1968
 Phillies 
 Gene Mauch (27-27)
 George Myatt/Bob Skinner (49-59) 
 Oct. 6, 1971
 Eagles  Jerry Williams (0-3)
 Ed Khayat (6-4-1)
 July 10, 1972
 Phillies  Frank Lucchesi (26-50)
 Paul Owens (33-47)
 Jan. 23, 1973
 Sixers  Roy Rubin (4-47)
 Kevin Loughery (5-26)
 Nov. 4, 1977
 Sixers  Gene Shue (2-4)
 Bill Cunningham (53-23)
 Jan. 30, 1979
 Flyers  Bob McCammon (22-17-11) 
 Pat Quinn (18-8-4)
 Aug. 31, 1979
 Phillies  Danny Ozark (65-67)
 Dallas Green (19-11)
 March 19, 1982 
 Flyers  Pat Quinn (34-29-9)
 Bob McCammon (4-2-2)
 July 18, 1983
 Phillies  Pat Corrales (43-42)
 Paul Owens (47-30)
 Dec. 16, 1985
 Eagles  Marion Campbell (6-9)
 Fred Bruney (1-0)
 June 18, 1987
 Phillies  John Felske (29-32)
 Lee Elia (51-50)
 Feb. 8, 1988
 Sixers  Matt Guokas (20-23)
 Jim Lynam (16-23)
 Sept. 23, 1988
 Phillies  Lee Elia (60-92)
 John Vukovich (5-4)
 April 23, 1991
 Phillies  Nick Leyva (4-9)
 Jim Fregosi (74-75)
 Dec. 4, 1991
 Flyers  Paul Holmgren (8-14-2)
 Bill Dineen (24-23-9)
 March 7, 1993
 Sixers  Doug Moe (19-37)
 Fred Carter (7-19)
 March 9, 1998
 Flyers  Wayne Cashman (32-20-9)
 Roger Neilson (10-9-2)
 Feb. 2, 2000
 Flyers  Roger Neilson* (29-17-11)
 Craig Ramsay (16-8-1)
 Dec. 10, 2000
 Flyers  Craig Ramsay (12-12-4)
 Bill Barber (31-16-7)
 Feb. 10, 2004
 Sixers  Randy Ayers (21-31)
 Chris Ford (12-18)
 Oct. 2, 2004
 Phillies  Larry Bowa (85-75)
 Gary Varsho (1-1)
 Oct. 22, 2006
 Flyers  Ken Hitchcock (1-6-1)
 John Stevens (21-42-11)
 Dec. 13, 2008
 Sixers  Maurice Cheeks (9-14)
 Tony DiLeo (32-27)
 Dec. 4, 2009
 Flyers  John Stevens (13-11-1)
 Peter Laviolette (28-24-5)
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