Best Playoff Coaches Of All Time
A coach is most often judged not just on wins and losses, but how they do in the playoffs. Here is a look at some of the best playoff coaches of all time.
-Who got their teams into the playoffs the most years?
Don Shula coached the Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins into the playoffs 19 times. He’s followed on that list by Tom Landry with 18 playoff appearances, Paul Brown with 15 appearances in the playoffs, and Marty Schottenheimer who got his teams into the playoffs 13 times.
-What coach has the most playoff victories in their career?
Tom Landry leads this category with 19 career wins in the postseason. He is followed by Don Shula with 19, Joe Gibbs with 17, and Chuck Noll with 16.
-What coach with a minimum of five playoff appearances has the best winning percentage in the playoffs?
With nine wins and just one loss in the postseason, legendary coach Vince Lombardi has a postseason winning percentage of .900. He is followed by Don McCafferty and Weeb Ewbank who at 4-1 have a winning percentage of .800, and then Bill Belichick who at 15-4 has a career postseason winning percentage of .789.
-What coach has won the most championships?
As the legendary coach of the Cleveland Browns, Paul Brown won a league leading seven championships. He is followed by Curly Lambeau and George Halas with six, and then Vince Lombardi with five.
-What coach has won the most Super Bowls?
The coach to win the most Super Bowls is Chuck Noll with four. Only three coaches have won three Super Bowls during their career: Bill Belichick, Bill Walsh, and Joe Gibbs.