The Best Coaches in NFL History

5. Chuck Noll

Regular Season Wins: 192
Conference Championships: 4
Super Bowls: 4

Ranking seventh in all-time NFL victories, Chuck Noll was the mastermind behind turning around the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise after he took the job in 1969. After experiencing year after year of losing records and frustration, the Steelers hired Noll who eventually delivered four Super Bowls to the city. Moreover, the Steelers have now become the NFL franchise with the most Super Bowls (6), largely attributed to Noll’s influence on an ailing franchise. One of the biggest distinctions that Noll had during his time in coaching was his incredible ability to identify talent, drafting Terry Bradshaw, John Stallworth, Lynn Swann, and many others.

4. Vince Lombardi

Regular Season Wins: 105
Conference Championships: 6
Super Bowls: 2

A Pro Football Hall of Famer, Vince Lombardi is best known for his incredible stint at the helm of the Green Bay Packers which included three consecutive NFL Championships. While rivaling some of the other great dynasties such as the Patriots and Steelers, Lombardi’s Packers were a force to be reckoned with in the 60’s. At the end of the day, there is a reason why the Super Bowl victor is gifted the Lombardi trophy, in large part due to Vince’s incredible coaching resume.

3. Bill Walsh

Regular Season Wins: 257
Conference Championships: 6
Super Bowls: 2
Perhaps even more impressive than Walsh’s’ three Super Bowl championships and 10 postseason wins is the mark that his innovative mind left on the contemporary game. While coaching the San Francisco 49ers, Walsh revolutionized the game by introducing concepts known today as the West Coast offense, and benefitted from perhaps the greatest quarterback in NFL history in Joe Montana. At the end of the day, Walsh’s career in coaching might have been relatively short, but his lasting mark on the NFL game is what makes him one of the more recognizable names around the league today.

2. Don Shula

Regular Season Wins: 257
Conference Championships: 6
Super Bowls: 2

Although Shula retired as the winningest NFL coach in the leagues history, in reality his legacy extends far beyond regular season victories. In his 36 years at the helm, Shula experienced only two losing seasons, and as the head coach of the only team to achieve a perfect undefeated season (1972 Miami Dolphins). Moreover, the Pro Football Hall of Famer is also tied for the most appearances by a head coach in Super Bowl history.

1. Bill Belichick

Regular Season Wins: 230 (active)
Conference Championships: 6
Super Bowls: 4

Although he may go down as the most controversial coach in NFL history, Belichick’s success is unparalleled as he continues to lead the New England Patriots in yet another promising season. Despite the cheating allegations that have plagued his career, Belichick without a doubt built up one of the most impressive dynasties that football has ever seen in route to four Super Bowl championships, more than any other head coach. This is not to mention the coach treating us to countless moments such as these over the years.