Former Oilers head coach Ed Biles dies


HOUSTON – Former Houston Oilers coach Ed Biles died early Sunday morning at the age of 88.

Biles was the Oilers’ head coach from 1981 to 1983 and scored 10-31.

In a Facebook post, his son Mike Biles said his father was “at peace and comfortable” and plans for a memorial would be forthcoming.

Biles held various defensive coaching positions with the Oilers from 1974 to 1980 before becoming head coach.

In total, he was a coach from 1969 to 1983 for Xavier University, then for the Saints, the Jets and finally the Oilers.

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