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Ryan, James David (Buddy)

Born: 1931 AD
Currently alive, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Football Coach


1934 - Born on February 17th in Frederick, Oklahoma. American football coach and coordinator.

1978 - James "Buddy" Ryan began his career as Bears defensive coordinator after being brought on by head coach Neill Armstrong for the season.

1985 - Fiery coach best known for masterminding the revolutionary "46" defense for the  Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears.

1986 - He was the head coach of Philadelphia Eagles.

1993 - The defensive coordinator of Houston Oilers.

1994 - He was the head coach of Arizona Cardinals.


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