Jerry Glanville, former head coach of the Atlanta Falcons and Houston Oilers, has joined CBS Sports as an analyst on THE NFL TODAY, the CBS Television Network's NFL pre-game studio show. He will appear along with host Jim Nantz, Randy Cross, Craig James and Marcus Allen.
He was an NFL game analyst for five seasons for FOX Sports. He will continue as co-host of HBO's weekly football series "Inside the NFL" for the fourth season.
Glanville served as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons for four seasons (1990-93). His best season in Atlanta came in 1991 when the team posted an 11-5 mark. He was the head coach of the Houston Oilers from 1986 through 1989, leading them to the playoffs in his last three seasons.
Glanville began his NFL coaching career as a special teams coach and defensive assistant with the Detroit Lions (1974-76). His first stint with the Falcons was from 1977 through 1982, first as coach of their defensive backs, then as the defensive coordinator (1979-82). After a year as the Buffalo Bills' defensive backs coach, he became the Oilers' defensive coordinator in 1984. He held that position until he was tabbed the team's head coach in 1986.
Glanville, who has a passion for riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles, is an avid motor sports fan and participant. His current 1999 race schedule as the driver for the Unifirst Uniforms car, includes the NASCAR Super Truck Series, NASCAR Busch Grand National Series, Winston West Series and Hooters Pro Cup races.
Glanville was born Oct. 14, 1941 in Detroit and was raised in Perrysburg, Ohio. He was graduated in 1964 from Northern Michigan University, where he played linebacker on the football team. He was inducted into the Northern Michigan Hall of Fame and was the 1992 recipient of the university's Distinguished Alumni Award. He earned a master's degree in 1967 from Western Kentucky University, where he also coached and was a roommate of former NFL head coach Joe Bugel.
Glanville resides in Roswell, Ga., with his wife, Brenda, and their son, Justin.
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