A composite portrait is drawn through interviews with at least 20 current and former head coaches including super bowl winners such as bill parcells, tom coughlin, jimmy johnson, tony dungy, sean payton, mike. Gibbs is the only coach in nfl history to win three super bowls with. To find the most successful head coach quarterback pairings in nfl history, gobankingrates consulted profootballreference data and sports illustrateds greatest coach qb combos list. Toronto raptors head coach nick nurse currently the. List of philadelphia eagles head coaches wikipedia. Vince lombardi won 90% of his playoff appearances, the record for coaches with more than three games to their credit while many coaches have won playoff games for 2 teams, only two have won a championship for different franchises. Bill belichick is 70 wins behind lambeau, and at belichicks current. He enters his 11th year coaching in the nfl and his 18th overall in coaching, having previously served as an. How andy reid became the most influential coach in the nfl. Halas was one of the first inductees in the pro football hall of fame and retired at 72 years of age, making halas the oldest coach ever in the nfl.
A behindthescenes look at the highpressure lives of nfl head coaches coaching confidential chronicles a year in the life of an nfl head coach. According to recent research by the talk of fame sports network, the fabled cleveland browns of the 1950s had the next best decade by winning percentage. The truth lies in some combination of all these factors. A master class in building teams and winning at the highest. It also made him just the third person in nfl history to win a title as a player and as a head coach. After looking through the record books for all nfl coaches, with detailed. How success in any field starts with superior preparation. Nfl teams keep firing black head coaches, but thats not the problem. Bill belichick is in his 45th season as an nfl coach in 2019 and is in his 20th season as head coach of the new england patriots. With the kansas city chiefs win in super bowl liv, andy reid vaults into the list of the greatest coaches in nfl history. Nfl quarterback winloss records the football database. Belichick is the only head coach in nfl history to win six super bowl titles.
The san francisco 49ers franchise was formed in 1946 as a charter member of the allamerica football conference aafc before joining the national football league nfl in 1950 after the aafc merger with the nfl. Top ten winningest coaches in nfl postseason history. The patriots have the lead on the final day of voting, and its easy to see why bill belichick is the most decorated coach in nfl history. With the patriots 4116 win over the broncos on sunday night, bill belichick reached 270 total nfl wins regular season and postseason. There have been 19 head coaches in the history of the san francisco 49ers professional football franchise.
Halas has eight nfl championship titles to his name six championships as a head coach, officially the most held and a whopping 324 total wins, the second highest in all of nfl history. Its also available for hockey, basketball and baseball. New englands eighth win in as many games this season marks the 300th. Granted, a coach s place in history cannot be defined by titles alone. In the great books of history, it will go down as little more than a cultural footnote. With 90 percent of the 20102019 nfl decade in the books, the patriots stand 131, with a.
Gregg popovich and the top 9 winningest coaches in nba history. Every week during the season, well send you an email to your inbox with scores, this weeks schedule, top performers, fantasy drops and adds, new debuts and interesting tidbits. Are his coaching descendants still helming teams all across the nfl. The greatest football coaches in nfl history the delite. Don shula 19631995 to put shulas nfl record 347 overall wins including playoffs in perspective, the active leader in career victories bill belichick is still 114 triumphs behind. The definitive biography of the nfls most enigmatic, controversial, and yet. The franchise was founded in 1919 by curly lambeau and george whitney calhoun and competed for two years against teams around wisconsin and michigan before entering into the american professional football association, which is now known as the nfl. Prior to shula, the records for most wins and regular season wins. Receiving scoring defensespecial teams sixman coaching playoffs wins. Rams coach jeff fisher lost eight of his last nine games to streak to the top or is it the bottom. Yrs seasons as head coach, post number of postseason appearances as head coach, gms games coached, w games won, l games lost, t games tied, pct winning percentage, div division championships, con conference championships, lg league championships, sb super bowl championships. Losingest coaches with the most losses in nfl history. Bill belichick holds the current nfl record for most playoff games coached 42 and most. Listed below are the nfl overall starting quarterback winloss records for nfl players that have started at least one game at quarterback.
Legendary disciplinarian in the course of winning his five championships, vince lombardi established an enduring legacy. Andy reids 203 regular season wins are the seventhmost in history and. This is a list of head coaches for the philadelphia eagles. Bill belichick holds the current nfl record for most playoff games coached 42 and most wins by a head coach 31. Active players are listed in bold regular season and. Following the 2008 season, and after 31 seasons patrolling an nfl.
Popovich, 70, has guided san antonio to the playoffs every season in his 23 years as head coach with the exception of his first year at the helm. Prior to shula, the records for most wins and regular season. News scores rankings playoffs records coaching changes the scoop texas football today helmets. Profootballreference utilizes official nfl data for current nfl seasons. In professional american football, the national football league nfl gives the head coach credit for his teams win loss record. Prior to shula, the records for most wins and regular season wins were. In his second season with the chiefs, reid and company tallied nine wins, bringing his total to 20 victories in his first two seasons with kansas city, the highest combined win total of any head coach in franchise history in their first two seasons. The new england patriots are a professional american football team based in foxborough, massachusetts. Some of the other hall of famers on the list recall a ruthless competitor with instant credibility. In nfl history, there have been a total of 144 field goals attempted from over 60 yards. Records of current nfl head coaches the football database.
Rush turned out to be one of the most eccentric coaches in nfl history, lasting just oneandahalf contentious years in new england. Bill belichick rewriting the record books for head coaches in playoffs. The eagles joined the national football league nfl as an expansion team in 1933. While maher is 3 of 3 100 percent, every other kicker in nfl history has combined to. Learn about the nfl s winningest coaches of all time. In his 21 seasons as the head coach of the san antonio spurs, gregg popovich has become one of the most accomplished coaches in nba history. No matter what, hes one of the most intriguing figures in nfl history. List of national football league head coaches with 50 wins. List of national football league head coaches by playoff. He has won the nba coach of the year award three times, has a regular season winning percentage. Most books talk about ideas, lombardi takes ideas that are applicable in. Prior to shula, the records for most wins and regular season wins were held by. The making of the greatest football coach of all time.
Bill cowher, pittsburgh steelers 1 super bowl win, 12 playoff wins. Discover the best football biographies in best sellers. Landrys teams posted a winning record for 20 consecutive seasons. There have been 15 head coaches for the green bay packers, a professional american football team of the national football league nfl. Jerry sloan remembered by fellow coaches don nelson, phil. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon kindle store best sellers. Buck shaw became the first head coach of the 49ers in 1946, serving for nine. Every week during the season, well send you an email to your inbox with scores, this weeks. Gregg popovich becomes winningest coach in nba history. In his 20th season as a head coach, reid, 60, has become one of the most influential figures in the nfl. Espn celebrates the greatest coaching minds in nfl history. Nfl teams keep firing black head coaches, but thats not. The most successful coach and quarterback combos of all.
Currently members of the eastern division of the national football conference nfc, the team has won three nfl titles and made three super bowl. Rushing passing receiving scoring defensespecial teams sixman coaching playoffs wins state championships. It was the 117th win for brady and bill belichick, the most for a quarterback coach combo in nfl history. Weeb ewbank won two of the most important, legendary games in football history.
One might expect the only coach in nfl history to win four super bowls to be a fan favorite, a beloved personality still hogging the football scene. The 10 winningest active head coaches in the nfl for the win. This morning, were going to take a look at the coaches who have the top ten most wins in nfl postseason history. The team began as the boston patriots in the american football league, a league which merged with the national football league before the 1970 season. Former 49ers head coach bill walshs first book lives on as a super. Toronto raptors head coach nick nurse currently the winningest coach in nba history. The making of the greatest football coach of all time by ian oconnor. With the raptors win over the suns on friday, head coach nick nurse currently stands as the winningest coach in nba history with a record of 9939. Cowboys kicker drills second longest field goal in nfl. Tom coughlin is one of the most successful coaches in nfl history.
List of new england patriots head coaches wikipedia. Winner of the national book critics circle award for fiction, ben. And his five super bowl championships are the most ever by a head coach. I tend to fly blind into most business meetings and since reading the book, i have found. Florida states legendary head coach mike martin continues to pile up victories in his final season, becoming the first ever college baseball head coach to break the 2,000 win mark. Mike greenberg praises patriots head coach bill belichick, saying he is without question the best coach in the history of american team sports. Jerry sloan, who died friday at 78, sits fourth all time in nba coaching wins. On december 23, 2007, with a win over the houston texans, dungy won his 72nd game as colts head coach, passing don shula to become the coach with most wins in franchise history. The new england patriots 27 win over the cleveland browns on sunday was a milestone victory for head coach bill belichick.
He led the packers to a win in super bowl xlv against his hometown team, the pittsburgh steelers. An nfl head coaching job is positively designed for you to fail. Bill belichick completed his 44th season as an nfl coach in 2018 and is in his 20th season as head coach of the new england patriots. When you win at least nine games every season from 19692001, you can expect to hold a pretty high place on this list. Tom brady threw three touchdown passes sunday as the patriots smacked the jets 3716. Multiple data points were considered, including number of super bowl appearances, titles and playoff and regular season win percentages for games that.
On january 21, 2008, dungy announced that he would return at least for the 2008 season. You wont be surprised by the guys who share the no. Ranking the 16 greatest nfl coaches of all time fox sports. Winning and losing is just part of football, its part of sports really and most anyone who ever played or coached competitively wished they would end up on a winningest ever list, not a losingest ever list. The philadelphia eagles are a professional american football team based in philadelphia, pennsylvania. The old saw is that nfl coaches are hired to be fired, but its more than that now. Bill belichicks football library is a glimpse into his mind, makeup. The debate over who is the best head coach in nfl history involves many factors. The most influential football coach of the past 30 years hated his. They are a member of the east division of the american football conference afc in the national football league nfl. As of the 2019 season, 104 coaches, about 20%, have won 50 or more games. In effect, a head football coach is no different than any other type of business leader.
Former head coach don shula holds the records for most wins with 347 and the most regular season wins with 328. Coughlin might be the most underrated coach in nfl history, although some of that resulted from his own struggle to sustain regularseason success. The 50 greatest coaches of all time bleacher report. One of the most likable head coaches in nfl history, hank stram may. Dave campbells texas football maintains the states most widely respected and cited texas high school football record book. The 9 college baseball coaches with the most career wins.945 30 800 1242 1007 1012 1415 146 1091 1222 864 72 873 298 1202 1374 1030 1216 901 293 1333 457 1247 729 1462 339 470 971 356 268 1419 489 463 1497 559 63 505 479