Tom Lovat
Biographical details
Born (1938-12-28) December 28, 1938 (age 83)
Bingham, Utah
Playing career
Position(s)Guard, linebacker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1967Utah (DL)
1968–1970Idaho State (OL)
1971Saskatchewan Roughriders (DC)
1972–1973Utah (assistant)
1977–1979Stanford (OL)
1980Green Bay Packers (asst. OL)
1981–1984St. Louis Cardinals (OL)
1985–1988Indianapolis Colts (OL)
1989Wyoming Cowboys (OL)
1990–1991Phoenix Cardinals (OL)
1992–1998Green Bay Packers (OL)
1999–2003Seattle Seahawks (OL)
2007Cologne Centurions (OL)
Head coaching record

Thomas Lovat (born December 28, 1938) is an American former gridiron football coach.

Lovat started coaching at his alma mater Utah as the defensive line coach in 1967. Next he went to Idaho State University (1968–70) and worked with the defensive secondary and offensive line. Then Lovat moved on to the Canadian Football League (CFL) as the defensive coordinator for the Saskatchewan Roughriders (1971), and then went back to Utah as an assistant in 1972 under Bill Meek,[1] was promoted to head coach in 1974,[2] and lasted three seasons.[3]

Next Lovat coached offensive line at Stanford University from 1977 to 1979 under Bill Walsh. Then he moved up to the National Football League (NFL), hired by Bart Starr of the Green Bay Packers as the assistant offensive line coach in 1980, and then to St. Louis Cardinals under Jim Hanifan from 1981 to 1984, as line coach. Then he coached the Indianapolis Colts from 1985 to 1988; and back to the Cardinals when the team moved to Phoenix, coaching under Joe Bugel, as his line coach from 1990 to 1991. Then he was hired by new head coach Mike Holmgren with the Packers in 1992,[3] moved with him to the Seattle Seahawks in 1999, and retired after the 2003 season at age 65.

His son, Mark Lovat, is currently a strength and conditioning assistant for the Green Bay Packers.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Utah Utes (Western Athletic Conference) (1974–1976)
1974 Utah 1–10 1–5 7th
1975 Utah 1–10 1–4 6th
1976 Utah 3–8 3–3 4th
Utah: 5–28 5–12
Total: 5–28



  1. ^ Ferguson, George (January 25, 1974). "Lovat, Riehlman top Ute list". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. D1.
  2. ^ "Lovat gets Utah's grid post". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). January 26, 1974. p. 6A.
  3. ^ a b Rock, Brad (January 24, 1997). "Lovat, like U. football, moved to better days". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. D1.
  4. ^ "Tom Lovat Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved October 21, 2009.