ESPN.com has reported that Bum Phillips, a former Houston Oilers head coach and father of Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, has died at the age of 90.
Wade Phillips Tweeted the following message from Kansas City, where the Texans are playing their game this week. Wade Phillips’ Twiiter name is @sonofbum:
Wade Phillips also tweeted:
Bum Phillips is best known for coaching the former Houston Oilers.
In the ESPN.com article it spoke about his trademark Stelston, as he would wear it at all games, but not during indoor games as he felt it was disrespectful to wear a hat indoors, with Bum Phillips saying from the ESPN article:
“Mama always said that if it can’t rain on you, you’re indoors.”
Bum Phillips coached the Oilers from 1975-1980, going to two AFC Championships games, both losses to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle wrote in an article with the headline, “Houston icon Bum Phillips dies:”
“He will be remembered as the personification of a time, a place and a team that remains deep in the hearts of everyone who saw them play.”
Bum was born on Sept, 23, 1923. He also coached the New Orleans Saints from 1981-85.