Bum Phillips’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)


Death Date

October 18, 2013

Age of Death

90 years

Cause of Death



Football Coach

The football coach Bum Phillips died at the age of 90 . Below is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Cowboy-hat-wearing NFL coach who turned around the struggling Houston Oilers in the mid-to-late 1970s. He also coached the New Orleans Saints from 1981 to 1985 and retired with 86 career wins.

He had six children with his wife Helen. His son Wade Phillips coached the Dallas Cowboys from 2007 to 2010. He was married to his second wife, Debbie, at the time of his death.



“Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half.” (Bum Phillips)


“Two kinds of ballplayers aren’t worth a darn: One that never does what he’s told, and one who does nothin’ except what he’s told.” (Bum Phillips)


“You don’t know a ladder has splinters until you slide down it.” (Bum Phillips)


“How do you win? By getting average players to play good and good players to play great. That’s how you win.” (Bum Phillips)