Jack Pardee (born April 19, 1936 in Exira, Iowa) is an American former football player and head coach.
As a teenager moved to Christoval, Texas where he excelled as a member of the 6 man football team, was an All-American linebacker at Texas A&M University, a two-time All-Pro with the Los Angeles Rams (1963) and Washington Redskins (1971), a 2-time NFL Coach of Year (1976,79), and winner of 87 games in 11 seasons.
Jack Pardee was head coach for the Chicago Bears, the Washington Redskins, and the Houston Oilers. He is the only man hired as head coach in the NFL, WFL, USFL and CFL. In addition, he coached at the University of Houston. He coached the Birmingham Barracudas of the CFL in the 1995 season.
Jack Pardee was one of the famed Junction Boys, the 1954 Texas A&M preseason camp held in Junction, Texas, by football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. He was part of the 35 left from the hundred-some-odd who went to Junction, Texas. After completing college at Texas A&M, Pardee was drafted in the second round by the Los Angeles Rams as a linebacker, who played for the Rams from 1957-1970, while meanwhile battling Melanoma cancer in 1965, sitting out the season. From 1971-1973, Pardee played for the Washington Redskins, for the remainder of his playing career.
He has been married for 45 years and has 5 children and 12 grandchildren.