Top Ten Best NFL Head Coaches

The Top Ten

1 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.

Bill is the epitome of a head coach. He eats,breaths, and sleeps football. He gets the most out of his players and always finds their strengths. He doesn't need super star players to win games and doesn't dwell on games that his team lost he only moves forward. And not to mention he's brought the Patriots to six Super Bowls and won four in 15 years. The man is a genius!

Lombardi won super bowls 1 and 2, back when football wasn't that big. Belichick has won 36, 38, 39, 49 and 51, in a time when football is a lot more competitive

4 Super Bowl wins, 6 Super Bowl appearances, a 16-0 season and a mile ahead of his contemporaries in overall winning percentage.

I'm pats fan and in bill I trust

2 Vince Lombardi

Do you know what the Super Bowl I called well it's because Vince was the best coach ever in my opinion at least.

He had some of the best teams, a lot of wins, and he help revolutionize the Super Bowl - shabookie

They have the Super Bowl Trophy named after him of course he should be the best. He coached the Greenbay packers he is awesome.

Lombardi was the greatest
5 championships in 7 years and the 62 packers were a top 5 all time team
and led packers to win the ice bowl first 2 super bowls and rolled over fantastic giants and rams teams

ps I'm not a packers fan

3 Sean Payton

He made a team that had never even been to an NFC Championship game into playoff contenders 3 years in a row and a Superbowl winning team. Number 1 coach of all time!

Overrated his playoff record is right around.500 mediocre and passes the football 40 times a game and defenses know exactly what they need to do
no surprises

4 Bill Walsh

He Took a 2-14 team to a super bowl in his 3rd year. He won 3 super bowls, and invented the west coast offense - Nkaton

5 Tom Coughlin

After winning immediately in Jacksonville he has won 2 super bowls in New York

Beat the Undefeated patriots

6 Jim Harbaugh

He is a great coach

7 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.
8 Tom Landry

Innovator, role model, and a leader... BY EXAMPLE. He's still the best representative of the NFL at it's best and of America's greatest generation... When men were men. If Lombardi had a vote, he'd vote for Landry, too... As the second best, at least.

A lot of wins, some championships, and he helped the Cowboys get to be a powerhouse when he was coaching - shabookie

Tom Landry should be respected, so should the ring of honor, he lead the team to greatness and glory


9 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.

Then explain why he is fired - WorldPuncher47592834

10 Don Shula

Don Shula should be number 1 because he was the only coach to lead them to a perfect season winning all regular games and post season games

Don Shula is the best teacher of the game, and is the best coach to ever step out on a football field. Nobody else led his team to a perfect season.

Don Shula made every team he touched a championship team. Most wins in nfl history, doesn't that mean anything! The Perfect Season, that didn't just happen, Don Shula worked his magic with his starting QB out for most of the season. Greatest coach ever - no doubt!

He led an undefeated season, has 347 wins making him the coach with most wins won 100 games in less than 10 years (it takes longer then you'd think.) he coached such talent as Larry Csonka, Dan Marino and Bob Griese. The man needs to be number 1.

The Contenders

11 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.

Those eyes.

12 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 is one of the greatest coaches ever. He is very psychologically saavy and knows how to motivate his players. He places tremendous expectation on his team but is always behind them regardless of outcome. He truly loves his athletes and has great respect for the players. He is careful with them in every way. I love his simple saying "take care of the ball"! Just perfect!

Carroll lead the Seahawks to a Super Bowl victory over the Broncos. He gets along well with the team and he never let Seattle down.

13 Chuck Noll

Took a team from worst to first just by using the draft... virtually no trades.
4 Super Bowl wins...with no losses in the big game

4 super bowls and 4 afc championships. The only head coach with 4 super bowls. Won 9 afc central titles. Took over a team that had never won any title of any kind and won all of those previous accolades.

14 John Madden

HEY! Not only am I in an embarassing commercial for Tinactin, I also am Crazy Elephant's favorite NFL coach! I should have never retired from the Raiders! Plus I am a hell of an announcer and have my own NFL video game!

Always will love Madden, although Don Shula and Bill Walsh ran a close second, in my opinion... - CrazyElephant

dude got his own video game that helps you with your plays yup its John Madden all the way - kewl_k

He should be 2nd! He is a Boss

Him and Vince Lambardi are about tied. - Alpha101

15 Bill Parcells

set the record for fewest turnovers in a season, made a mean quarterback out of phil simms, brought LT to his full potential, Parcells should be #2 next to Lombardi

2 Super Bowl wins, a lot of wins. Not that high because he honorably coached the Cowboys - shabookie

16 John Fox
17 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.

Without Halas the NFL wouldn't even be here anymore. It was proved because he gave the NFL money to do things - shabookie

He won 315 games, 6 championships and for couple years was a player on the team too.

He has 8 championships, a lot of wins, and he help the NFL get a lot bigger - shabookie

18 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.

Yes he has been a good coach of the chiefs, but come on he will always be remembered for the BIRDS! - RPD6478

Ever since Andy Reid went to the Chiefs he has been the best coach in the world.

Movin on up

19 Joe Gibbs

should be #2 behind vince. arguably the best ever. he's basically just a winner. don't know how any of these guys other than walsh a noll is in front of him. really do the math people - Pag1

20 Mike Shanahan
21 Jimmy Johnson
22 Mike Ditka

Coached the greatest team ever, and had a lot of wins in his first three years - shabookie

23 Dick Vermeil
24 Tony Dungy Anthony Kevin "Tony" Dungy is a former professional American football player and coach in the National Football League.
25 Hank Stram
26 Paul Brown

How is he this low he should be in the top 5 or even top 3, I mean #17! Come on! He has a regular season record of 213-104 (.672%) and he won 3 NFL championships! He dominated with the Browns in the 50s and 60s. If guys actually knew anything about nfl coaches you wouldn't have voted him at #17

Number 21 are you kidding me drop the 2 and there is your answer

He is an offensive wizard.

27 Marty Schottenheimer

Should be in the top 10. Has won everywhere he went. Fired after 1 14-2 season. Byner fumbled on the goal line in Championship game. Won lost record was outstanding.

28 Marv Levy

Definitely should be in the top 10. Th bills were awful. 2-14 awful before he took over the team. Even though I know he didn't win, he still got there 4 times, consecutively no less. He deserves honorable mention. He was also a great communicator and made sure his players played their best. He deserves to be mentioned.

He is the only coach in history to go to 4 straight super Bowls, he had many wins and the only reason he doesn't have a ring on his finger is "Wide Right" - shabookie

29 Bill Cowher
30 Bum Phillips
31 Mike Holmgren
32 Earl Lambeau
33 Bud Grant

What is Grant doing here? He is better than 75% of who is currently ahead of him.

He was an awesome coach!

Took the Vikings to 4 superbowls and made a legendary defense called the purple people eaters

34 Jon Gruden

He led the BUCCANEERS to a Super Bowl victory

35 Weeb Ewbank
36 Ron Rivera Ronald Eugene "Ron" Rivera is an American football coach and former player who is the head coach of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.
37 Doug Pederson

He lead an underdog philly team to a super bowl victory over the patriots who now lost the most super bowls. - WorldPuncher47592834

38 Tom Flores
39 George Allen
40 Jay Gruden
41 Gary Kubiak Gary Wayne Kubiak is an American football executive who is the senior personnel advisor for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. Kubiak is also a former American football coach and player.

He won the super bowl in his first year with denver - WorldPuncher47592834

42 Curly Lambeau Earl Louis "Curly" Lambeau was a professional American football player and coach in the National Football League.
43 Don Coryell
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