Top Ten Best NFL Coaches of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Bill Belichick Bill Belichick William Stephen Belichick is an American football coach and the long-time head coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League.

Keeps his head in the game whe er questioned about a specific player

Sorry Vince... Time to step aside.


Goat he was defensive coordinatior for the giants whenever they had Lawrence taylor and greatest of all time he makes the patriots defense good

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2 Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi was 9 and 1 in the post season and never had a losing season as a head coach. He won 5 championships in a 7 year span and won three titles in a row.

Vince Lombardi is the best coach ever! He has a trophy named after him and his team,the Green Bay Packers, won the 1st 2 super-bowls.

It isn't called the Lombardi trophy for nothing.

He was a great coach. He really new how to get his players to play at their best. He did not settle for anything other than putting out your best effort all the time - practice, games and every day of your life, he did not want his players to settle for mediocrity.

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3 Bill Walsh

Lombardi won in a very depleted league. Walsh won in a better league and changed the game. There are no lasting legacies from Lombardi other than winning. (Remember his most lasting legacy was "blocking and tackling." Walsh was first to script plays, constructed the west coast offense, first to pay attention to managing the salary cap, first to draft on offense, defense and special teams, and was better than most in drafting and managing a roster. Lombardi had no legacy coaches. Walsh had Seifert (2 rings) Shanahan (2 rings), Holmgren (1 ring), Green, Gruden (1 ring), Billick (1 ring), and Reid. Ten rings! No other coach in NFL history has changed and influenced the game the way Walsh did. The best textbook on football (Finding the Winning Edge) was written by Walsh.

He changed the game completely

Around 1980 He changed the game, along with Montana put San Francisco on the "map."

Come on Shanahan and Dungy before Walsh?
Hello, is this thing on?

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4 Don Shula

How is Don Shula no number one he coached the only team that went undefeated

Best winning record duh

If you are truly objective, how can Don Shula not be number one?

He coached the only perfect team to win it all including the super bowl in nfl history something the patriots couldn't do with tom brady throwing 50 tds and randy moss having 23 tds

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5 Mike Shanahan

Broncos never should have fired him.

Good but NOT great!

6 Tony Dungy Tony Dungy Anthony Kevin "Tony" Dungy is a former professional American football player and coach in the National Football League.

What joke that is

7 Tom Landry

If it was not for tom landry there is no dallas cowboy

Vince Lombardi used Tom Landrys defense and look how many great coaches we have today who were once assistants under landry. He brought in the 4-3 defense. He was flex defense phenom. His system was so complex no one could handle it, he had to dumb it down in order for the team to run it. Bill Belichick often called Landrys staff to find out who Landry was so successful at things like - why Landry was the best at winning opening game of the season. etc. He was by far the classiest coach and cowboy. Deserves #1 ranking.

Not only did he go to 5 super bowls and win 2, but he was within a touchdown or field goal of several other nfc championships. Also, the super bowls he lost were by less than a touchdown, and each included a controversial play that was the difference in the game.

8 John Madden

Really? Second most winning coach in NFL History and Super Bowl champion coach and he's not even in the Top 3! Vote for this legend!

Madden nfl isn't named after him for nothing

He should be no. 1

He has his own videogame

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9 Chuck Noll

Best team ever. He should be number 1'

Only NFL Head Coach to own four Super Bowl Rings, drafted the greatest class ever in 1974, only coach to win 4 Super Bowls in 6 years! Should be #1,

He is the Phil Jackson of the NFL.

Noll is not higher cause he coached the greatest team ever, so it had to e easy. In the NFL, coaching is also managing egos. Can you imagine managing 8 hall of famers? Not so easy!

10 Bill Parcells

Great coach but never won a ring without a Belichick coached defense.

The Contenders

11 Joe Gibbs

The guy is a motivator, but what makes him one if the greatest, if not the greatest, is the fact that in 11 years as a head coach, he went to four Superbowls, winning three of them, but the key, and what no other coach can claim, is he did it with three different quarterbacks. Where I don't dispute Belichik is a great coach, Tom Brady is just as much a great quarterback and his winning percentage is nowhere near what it is when Tom is at the helm. They make a great combo. What people also forget is Belichick also was head coach of the Browns, had a losing record and was fired.

3 Super Bowls 3 quarterbacks

12 Andy Reid Andy Reid Andrew Walter Reid is an American football coach who is the current head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. Reid was previously the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, a position he held from 1999 to 2012.

Best coach ever because what he did with the Chiefs. Good job Reid - schulm13

Awesome coach!

13 Jimmy Johnson

Jimmy built thar super cowboys team from scratch. Predicted a win over a super strong 49ers team publicly for nfc championship game. Ballsy move and took no bologna from players..

14 Tom Coughlin

He led the giants to two Super Bowls and not only did he win he beat the patriots BOTH times - PatGreene12

15 George Halas George Halas George Stanley Halas Sr., nicknamed "Papa Bear" and "Mr. Everything", was a player, coach, and owner involved with professional American football. He was the founder, owner, and head coach of the National Football League's Chicago Bears.

Halas has to be put in the top 10 you guys don't know what your voting for, plus he made the NFL happen.

Not only a grate coach.. The NFL would not have been.

He helped found the nfl, and he retired as the all time winningest coach in NFL history! At least top 5

16 Paul Brown

Just ask belichick who is the best coach of all time

Just ask Belichick who the best coach of all time is

17 John Gruden


Really? How did this idiot ever get a coaching job. How did he make it in the top 50?

18 Sean Payton
19 Bud Grant

He may not be the best but he's still better then Sean Payton most other coachs

20 Steve Mariucci
21 Marv Levy

Definitely underrated. Four super bowls. Can't blame him for losing them. Should be rated around #10

22 Mike Ditka Mike Ditka

Not a Bears fan, but he lead the 1985 Bears or basically the greatest season for a football team ever.

23 John Harbaugh John Harbaugh John W. Harbaugh is an American football coach who has been the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League since 2008.

Led his team through the 2012 playoffs beating PEYTON MANNING AND TOM BRADY. Also securing the super bowl ring and MVP for his quarterback Joe flacco

24 Curly Lambeau Curly Lambeau Earl Louis "Curly" Lambeau was a professional American football player and coach in the National Football League.
25 Rex Ryan
26 Bill Cowher
27 Marty Schottenheimer
28 Jeff Fisher
29 Mike Smith
30 Mike Holmgren
31 Mike McCarthy Mike McCarthy Michael John McCarthy is an American football coach who is the head coach of the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He led the Packers to a win in Super Bowl XLV against his hometown team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Should be top 10

32 Bruce Arians
33 Pete Carroll Pete Carroll Peter Clay Carroll is an American football coach who is the head coach and executive vice president of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.

He managed to keep a top tier defense in tact for multiple years now. Impressive

34 Mike Tomlin Mike Tomlin Michael Pettaway Tomlin is an American football coach who is the 16th head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.
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Top Remixes

1. Vince Lombardi
2. Don Shula
3. Bill Parcells
1. Vince Lombardi
2. Bill Walsh
3. Bill Belichick


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