The Accomplishments of Bill Parcells
Bill Parcells has proven himself to be one of the best NFL head coaches of his era. Rising up through the ranks as a much-traveled and longtime college assistant before getting his chance with the New York Giants, Parcells went on to experience success at each of his coaching stops and always leaving teams better off than they were before he came to them.
Career Record: 172-130-1
Career Playoff Record: 11-8
Super Bowl Championships: 2
The only head coach to lead four different NFL teams into the playoffs (Giants, Patriots, Jets, and Cowboys).
The list of eventual NFL head coaches that served as assistant coaches under Bill Parcells includes: Ray Handley, Tom Coughlin, Bill Belichick, Al Groh, Chris Palmer, Sean Payton, Eric Mangini, and Romeo Crennel.
By far Parcells biggest strength was being able to turn struggling franchises around. The Giants had one winning season in the previous ten years when Parcells took over and four years later they were Super Bowl Champions. The Patriots had not made the playoffs for six years before Parcells came and they would go on to make a Super Bowl appearance a few years later. The Jets were perennial losers and in Parcells’ second season they made it all the way to the AFC Championship Game. The Cowboys had three consecutive 5-11 seasons before hiring Parcells and in his first season there they would go 10-6 and make the playoffs.
Bill Parcells, truly one of the greats.