Feb 9, 1960

  • After several days of negotiations, the team hired St Mary’s College graduate and former Navy coach Eddie Erdelatz to be their first head coach
In Print

“What We Need”, Robert H. Bolman, Oakland Tribune

Tags: letter

“Pros Name Erdelatz Coach”, Scotty Stirling, Oakland Tribune

Subhead: “Oakland Gets Top Mentor”

Tags: Eddie Erdelatz (quote), Chet Soda (quote), Marv Levy, Harvey Binns (quote), Don Blessing (quote)

“Erdelatz One of Top U.S. Coaches”, Ed Schoenfeld, Oakland Tribune

Tags: Eddie Erdelatz (quote), Buck Shaw (quote), Marv Levy, Knute Rockne (quote), column, Slip Madigan, George Malley, Red Strader

“Ed Erdelatz Head Coach of Oakland Pros”, Oakland Tribune

Tags: Eddie Erdelatz, Chet Soda, Marv Levy

“Oakland Due to Name Erdelatz”, Art Rosenbaum, San Francisco Chronicle

Subhead: “Soda Picked as General Manager”

Tags: Chet Soda (quote), Eddie Erdelatz, Phil Bengtson, Vince Lombardi, Buck Shaw, Marv Levy, Robert Osborne, Wayne Valley

“Oakland Name Contest Beset by Smart Alecks”, Prescott Sullivan, San Francisco Examiner

Tags: column, nickname

“Soda Gets Bay Grid Position”, San Francisco Examiner

Tags: Chet Soda, Robert Osborne, Wayne Valley, Eddie Erdelatz, Red Blaik

Eddie ErdelatzHead CoachHired Feb 9, 1960