Hank Kuhlmann

Hank Kuhlmann
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1937-10-06) October 6, 1937
Webster Groves, Missouri
Playing career
1956–1958 Missouri
Position(s) Fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1962 Missouri (GA)
1963–1970 Missouri (assistant)
1971–1974 Green Bay Packers (assistant)
1975–1978 Notre Dame (assistant)
1978–1982 Chicago Bears (assistant)
1986–1987 St. Louis Cardinals (assistant)
1988–1989 Phoenix Cardinals (assistant)
1989 Phoenix Cardinals
1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (OC)
1994–1995 Indianapolis Colts (ST)
Head coaching record
Overall 0-5

Henry N. "Hank" Kuhlmann (born October 6, 1937) is a former American football coach, and was the interim head coach for the National Football League's Phoenix Cardinals for part of the 1989 season. He assumed the position after Gene Stallings resigned in November.[1] Kuhlmann finished with an 0-5 record, and was replaced by Joe Bugel before the start of the following season.[2]

Kuhlmann played fullback for the Missouri Tigers football team from 1956 to 1958 under coaches Don Faurot, Frank Broyles, and Dan Devine.[3] He led the Tigers in rushing and in scoring the 1956 and 1957 seasons and also led the team in interceptions in 1956.[4] Kuhlmann received All-Big Eight Conference honors in 1957.[3]

Kuhlmann also played catcher for the Missouri Tigers baseball team.[3] In 1958, he was named to the All College World Series team, helping the Tigers to a national runner-up finish.[3]

Upon graduation from Missouri, Kuhlmann signed with the St. Louis Cardinals, spending four years in the minor leagues.[3] He then returned to Missouri, where he served as an assistant coach under Devine before accompanying Devine to the Green Bay Packers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish.[3]

In 2010, Kuhlmann was inducted into the University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame.[3]


  1. Associated Press (November 21, 1989). "Cardinals Fire Stallings to Avoid Any Disruption". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
  2. Associated Press (February 6, 1990). "Phoenix Hires Redskin Asst. Coach Joe Bugel". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "Class of Six Chosen For MU Athletics Hall of Fame". mutigers.com. December 15, 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
  4. "Missouri Tigers Football Record Book" (PDF). mutigers.com. Retrieved 5 April 2012.

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