Jerry Glanville was an American football coach for the Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons. His Glanville Motor Sports Inc. team have spent the last 10 years racing in various NASCAR series, while drag racing in the NHRA and Fun Ford.
Jerry Glanville was born in Perrysburg, Ohio is a career American football coach. During his time in the National Football League, he coached the Houston Oilers (now known as the Tennessee Titans) (1985-1989), and the Atlanta Falcons (1990-1993). He became infamous to some fans for trading the now superstar quarterback Brett Favre to the Green Bay Packers in 1991; less remembered is the fact that Favre was an erratic, rookie back-up as a Falcon. Glanville has also worked as an analyst on HBO's Inside the NFL, CBS's The NFL Today and FOX's coverage of the NFL. He is currently the defensive coordinator for the University of Hawaii's football team. While still coaching in the NFL, Glanville was famous for often leaving tickets for games at the 'will call' for the late Elvis Presley, wearing all-black in honor of Johnny Cash, and driving replicas of vehicles driven by James Dean.
Prior to coaching, he was a linebacker for Northern Michigan University.
He is also an avid motor-sports fan and participant, Glanville races in three NASCAR series: Busch Grand National, Super Trucks and Winston West. Glanville also races in the ARCA Series and drag races in the NHRA, NMRA, B&M, Fun Ford and Super GAS Series. In 1991, Glanville was inducted into the Atlanta Country Hall of Fame.
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