View Full Version : Former Oiler GM Mike Holovak dies

01-27-2008, 05:47 PM
From the Chronicle (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/5489371.html):

Former Oilers general manager Mike Holovak (http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=1989_637114) died early today in Sun City Center, Fla.

Holovak, 88, was in hospice care suffering from complications from pneumonia. He was with his wife, Pauline at the time of his death.

Holovak, a Lansford, Penn., native, who was the first employee hired by Boston Patriots owner Billy Sullivan in 1959, joined the Oilers in 1981 as personnel director and worked his way up to general manager in 1989.

During his 19 years with the Oilers/Titans, Holovak oversaw drafts that produced guards Mike Munchak (1982) and Bruce Matthews (83), both whom are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Holovak was instrumental in the scouting and signing of quarterback Warren Moon, another member of the Hall of Fame.

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01-27-2008, 06:00 PM
Better man than he was a GM & he was a great GM.

I wish Bud had let him hire his own head coach instead of Glanville.

Second Honeymoon
01-28-2008, 08:03 AM
One of the best GMs of all time. easily the greatest Houston GM of all time.

01-28-2008, 08:32 AM
One of the great Gentlemen of the league and one of the premiere talent scouts of the NFL...He was one of the reasons we had good teams loaded with talent here despite Bud....RIP