Bud Grant was the Head Coach for the Vikings from 1967-1983 and in 1985. He came to the Vikings after a 10-year tenure (102-56-2) with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Canadian Football League. He led the Blue
Bombers to 6 Western Conference championships and to 6 Grey Cups. Prior to coaching, he played 6 years of professional football, 2 with Philadelphia Eagles (1951-52) and 4 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1953-1956).
In 28 seasons as a head coach, Grant won a total of 290 football games. His NFL regular season coaching record is 158-96-5. He led the Vikings to 11 NFC/NFL divisional championships, claiming titles in 1968-71, 1973-78, and 1980. His Vikings teams played in Super Bowls IV, VIII, IX, XI. He is the first person to be elected to both the Pro Football Hall of Fame (July 30, 1994) and the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame (May 13, 1983). Coach Grant was inducted into the Vikings Ring of Honor on November 8, 1998.