Glanville Wins Head Coaching Job With Oilers

Jerry Glanville, who took charge of the Houston Oilers on an interim basis for the final two games of the 1985 season, Monday was named head coach of the National Football League team.

Glanville, 44, was chosen over two other finalists--San Francisco 49er quarterback coach Paul Hackett and Dick Coury, former head coach of the United States Football League's Portland Breakers.

Glanville, an NFL assistant coach for 12 years, signed a five-year contract. The 13th head coach in the 27-year history of the franchise, he replaces Hugh Campbell, who was fired Dec. 9 with two games left in the 1985 season.

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