Greatest Coaches In Superbowl Era

Every year when the Superbowl is just around the corner, there are plenty of discussions about the greatest players and greatest games, but we have decided to look at the greatest coaches in NFL history.

5. Joe Gibbs

Gibbs narrowly edged out Paul Brown because of what he accomplished with the Washington Redskins. Gibbs won three Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks, which is something you don’t see very often.

During his 16 years with the Redskins, Gibbs had a 154-94 record. He won five NFC East titles and was 17-4 in the playoffs, which included four Super Bowl appearances. Gibbs was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996.

4. Bill Walsh

Walsh was the architect of the San Francisco 49ers dynasty, and turned the franchise into the best franchise in the NFL during the 1980s.

Bill Walsh coached the 49ers for 10 years and has a 92-59-1 record with the team. During his time, he won six division titles and three Super Bowl appearances and would have had a fourth win if he didn’t retire before the 1989 season, when the 49ers repeated as champions.

Walsh had a 10-4 record in the playoffs and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993.

3. Don Shula

Shula led two different franchises to the Super Bowl in his 33 years as a coach and finished his coaching career with a 328-156-6 coaching record. He won 16 division titles and made six Super Bowl appearances, winning two. He was also the head coach of the only team to go undefeated during the season and playoffs, the 1972 Miami Dolphins.

Shula finished his career with a 19-17 playoff record and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997.

2. Vince Lombardi

Lombardi is considered one of the greatest motivators in NFL history and the Super Bowl trophy is named after him. He had a 96-34-6 record in his 10 year coaching career, and went 9-1 in the playoffs.

Lombardi’s teams won six divisional titles, three NFL championships and two Super Bowl victories. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971.

Belichick Superbowl 52

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy as he celebrates after the Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

1. Bill Belichick

After leading the Patriots to their fifth Super Bowl last season, Belichick cemented his place as the greatest coach to ever roam a sideline in NFL History.

In 22 years as a coach, Belichick has a 237-115 record, and is 26-10 in the playoffs, not counting this season.

Belichick’s team have won 15 divisional titles and made eight Super Bowl appearances. He will have the opportunity to win his sixth Super Bowl when they face the Philadelphia Eagles next week.

January 30, 2018 by : Posted in history No Comments

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