On This Date 5/27/1968
George Halas announces his retirement as coach of the Chicago Bears. One of the league’s founders, Halas, was the franchise’s first coach in 1920 when they were the Decatur Staleys. Halas previously stepped down as coach after his playing days ended in 1955 but returned in 1958 to coach another ten seasons. In total, Halas coached 40 seasons, compiling a record of 324-154-31. Jim Dooley would be named his successor.