After Rymkus's brief stint as the first head coach of the AFL's Houston Oilers in 1960 (the team won the league's first championship, but Rymkus was fired by Oilers owner Bud Adams after a slow start in 1961), he held numerous football jobs, including as the coach of a high school team in Louisiana and an assistant with the Detroit Lions. Rymkus was a finalist for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988 but was not elected. He died of a stroke on October 31, 1998 in Houston, Texas, where he lived for most of his later life.
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