Raymond Paul Flaherty (September 1, 1903--July 19, 1994) was a professional football player in the National Football League from 1926-1935. He was the head coach of the Boston/Washington Redskins from -, where he won four division titles (1936, 1937, 1940, 1942) and two NFL Championships (1937, 1942). Flaherty served in the United States Navy until 1945. Upon his return, he accepted the head coaching position with the All-America Football Conference's New York Yankees, winning division titles in each of his two full seasons at the helm. He left the Yankees midway through the 1948 season and spent 1949 as coach of the AAFC Chicago Hornets. Among his innovations, Flaherty is credited with inventing the screen pass in 1937. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1976 for his contributions as a coach.
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