Found October 19, 2013 on The Farm Club:
According to his son, Wade Phillips, on Twitter, Former Houston Oilers head coach Bum Phillips has passed away.  https://twitter.com/sonofbum/status/391398788864425984 Bum Phillips was born in Orange, Texas, a town approximately two hours from Houston, on September 29th, 1923. After serving his country in World War II, Phillips came back to the states and pursued a career as a football coach. In the mid 1970′s, Bum became the head coach and general manager of the Houston Oilers, his home state team. Phillips was known for being able to take an ailing Houston Texans team and leading them to the AFC championship game in both 1978 and 1979, both of which were lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He would be fired by Oilers’ owner Bud Adams after the 1980 season. He would continue coaching for five more years for the New Orleans Saints, but would not see the same success he did in his tenure in Houston. After coaching, Phillips served as an analyst for both television and radio, and lived in Goliad, Texas until his death on October 18, 2013. His legacy lives on through his son, Wade, who is the defensive coordinator for the Houston Texans.   The post Former NFL Head Coach And GM Bum Phillips Passes Away At Age 90 appeared first on The Farm Club.
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