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Coogs
04-27-2009, 07:10 PM
For the Old Timers on the BB like me. RIP Frank.

http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2009/04/27/chiefs_mourn_the_loss_of_former_head_coach_frank_gansz/

Chiefs Mourn the Loss of Former Head Coach Frank Gansz
Apr 27, 2009, 7:32:59 PM


The Kansas City Chiefs were saddened to learn of the death of former head coach Frank Gansz on Monday.

“On behalf of my family and the entire Kansas City Chiefs organization, we are deeply saddened by the loss of Frank Gansz,” Chiefs Chairman Clark Hunt said. “In his over 30 years in football, Frank was a tremendous coach, a beloved teacher and an outstanding person. He will be missed.”

The fifth head coach in the franchise’s history, Gansz served two seasons in that capacity from ‘87-88. He spent two stints as an assistant with Kansas City, originally serving as the tight ends and special teams coach from ‘81-82. He rejoined the Chiefs as the special teams coach in ‘86. Gansz spent 24 seasons as an NFL coach and 38 seasons overall as a coach on the collegiate and NFL levels.

The Altoona, Pennsylvania native most recently served as the special teams coach for SMU in 2008. Gansz concluded his NFL coaching career with a two-year stint as Jacksonville’s Jaguars special teams coordinator (2000-01). He joined the Jaguars after spending three seasons as Dick Vermeil’s special teams coach with St. Louis, where he was part of the Rams team that posted a victory in Super Bowl XXXIV. Gansz also served as the special teams coordinator with Atlanta (’94-96) and Detroit (’89-93). In between his stints with Kansas City, he coached with the Philadelphia Eagles (’83-85). He also spent time with Cincinnati (’79-80) and San Francisco (’78).

Prior to entering the NFL coaching ranks, Gansz had a successful 13-year career on the collegiate level. He enjoyed stops at UCLA (’76-77), Oklahoma State (’73, ‘75), Army (’74), Navy (’69-72) and Colgate (’68). He began his coaching career with the Air Force Academy (’64-66).

Gansz served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force for seven years before entering the coaching ranks. He was inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in ‘99. He played center and linebacker for the Naval Academy from ‘57-60. Gansz’s son, Frank, Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps and served as Kansas City’s special teams coach from 2001-05.

redhed
04-27-2009, 07:11 PM
Good man. RIP

sparkky
04-27-2009, 07:12 PM
I remember.
RIP sir.

mikey23545
04-27-2009, 07:19 PM
Greatest damn special teams coach that ever lived.

RIP, Frank.

Chiefnj2
04-27-2009, 07:24 PM
RIP Mr. Ganz

ChiefsRoyalsMizzou
04-27-2009, 07:51 PM
RIP

Pioli Zombie
04-27-2009, 07:52 PM
Claythan is doing cartwheels
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Mr. Flopnuts
04-27-2009, 07:54 PM
Just came through on Sprint. Chiefsplanet breaks everything Chiefs before NFL Mobile Live.

Braincase
04-27-2009, 08:01 PM
Greatest damn special teams coach that ever lived.

RIP, Frank.

I second these sentiments.

Pioli Zombie
04-27-2009, 09:04 PM
If only Mark Sanchez had been there he would still be alive.
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Rain Man
04-27-2009, 09:08 PM
Greatest damn special teams coach that ever lived.

RIP, Frank.

I was about to say exactly the same thing. His special teams were epic. With Albert Lewis in his arsenal, opposing punts and field goals were actually exciting.

ChiefaRoo
04-27-2009, 09:10 PM
For the Old Timers on the BB like me. RIP Frank.

http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2009/04/27/chiefs_mourn_the_loss_of_former_head_coach_frank_gansz/

Chiefs Mourn the Loss of Former Head Coach Frank Gansz
Apr 27, 2009, 7:32:59 PM


The Kansas City Chiefs were saddened to learn of the death of former head coach Frank Gansz on Monday.

“On behalf of my family and the entire Kansas City Chiefs organization, we are deeply saddened by the loss of Frank Gansz,” Chiefs Chairman Clark Hunt said. “In his over 30 years in football, Frank was a tremendous coach, a beloved teacher and an outstanding person. He will be missed.”

The fifth head coach in the franchise’s history, Gansz served two seasons in that capacity from ‘87-88. He spent two stints as an assistant with Kansas City, originally serving as the tight ends and special teams coach from ‘81-82. He rejoined the Chiefs as the special teams coach in ‘86. Gansz spent 24 seasons as an NFL coach and 38 seasons overall as a coach on the collegiate and NFL levels.

The Altoona, Pennsylvania native most recently served as the special teams coach for SMU in 2008. Gansz concluded his NFL coaching career with a two-year stint as Jacksonville’s Jaguars special teams coordinator (2000-01). He joined the Jaguars after spending three seasons as Dick Vermeil’s special teams coach with St. Louis, where he was part of the Rams team that posted a victory in Super Bowl XXXIV. Gansz also served as the special teams coordinator with Atlanta (’94-96) and Detroit (’89-93). In between his stints with Kansas City, he coached with the Philadelphia Eagles (’83-85). He also spent time with Cincinnati (’79-80) and San Francisco (’78).

Prior to entering the NFL coaching ranks, Gansz had a successful 13-year career on the collegiate level. He enjoyed stops at UCLA (’76-77), Oklahoma State (’73, ‘75), Army (’74), Navy (’69-72) and Colgate (’68). He began his coaching career with the Air Force Academy (’64-66).

Gansz served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force for seven years before entering the coaching ranks. He was inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in ‘99. He played center and linebacker for the Naval Academy from ‘57-60. Gansz’s son, Frank, Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps and served as Kansas City’s special teams coach from 2001-05.

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HemiEd
04-27-2009, 09:46 PM
I was about to say exactly the same thing. His special teams were epic. With Albert Lewis in his arsenal, opposing punts and field goals were actually exciting.

yep, and it was about the only thing exciting at the time. RIP Frank ,thanks for the memories.

KChiefs1
04-27-2009, 09:49 PM
I remember the player uprising that led to Mackovic getting canned & Gansz rising to power.

RIP Crash.

T-post Tom
04-27-2009, 11:22 PM
Complications from knee replacement surgery? Weird.

Ohmylord
04-28-2009, 04:09 PM
Very sad news. One of the best special teams coaches ever. And a lot of fun to watch on the sidelines.

mikey23545
04-28-2009, 04:29 PM
I was about to say exactly the same thing. His special teams were epic. With Albert Lewis in his arsenal, opposing punts and field goals were actually exciting.

I'll never forget the game against Pittsburgh in 1986 that clinched a playoff spot for the Chiefs...In a 24-19 win, the Chiefs blocked a punt for a TD, blocked a FG for a TD, and returned a kickoff for a TD...All 3 touchdowns they scored that day came from the special teams!

Deberg_1990
04-28-2009, 04:30 PM
I'll never forget the game against Pittsburgh in 1986 that clinched a playoff spot for the Chiefs...In a 24-19 win, the Chiefs blocked a punt for a TD, blocked a FG for a TD, and returned a kickoff for a TD...All 3 touchdowns they scored that day came from the special teams!

The Special Teams carried the team that year. The offense was horrendous.

mikey23545
04-28-2009, 05:01 PM
The Special Teams carried the team that year. The offense was horrendous.

Yep....no argument there.

whoman69
04-28-2009, 10:08 PM
First I heard about this was going on KCChiefs.com. I wonder why Vermeil didn't bring him back here when he came over?

Ebolapox
04-28-2009, 10:43 PM
RIP

crash finally crashed.

KCinNY
04-28-2009, 10:45 PM
I'll never forget the game against Pittsburgh in 1986 that clinched a playoff spot for the Chiefs...In a 24-19 win, the Chiefs blocked a punt for a TD, blocked a FG for a TD, and returned a kickoff for a TD...All 3 touchdowns they scored that day came from the special teams!

Yep.

Although he was a total disaster as HC, his ST unit single-handedly got the Chiefs into the playoffs that year.

RIP Coach.