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Bud Wilkinson (right) with United States President John F. Kennedy, during a 1961 visit to the White House. Wilkinson was the 26th head coach of the Cardinals.

The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football team based in Glendale, Arizona. They are a member of the Western Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team began as the Morgan Athletic Club in 1898 in Chicago, Illinois. In 1901, they were renamed to the Racine Street Cardinals, a name that came from the University of Chicago jerseys that the team used, which were described as "Cardinal red". The team was established in Chicago in 1898 and was a charter member of the NFL in 1920. The team has played their home games at the University of Phoenix Stadium since 2006 and is the oldest franchise in the NFL.[1][2]

The team has moved to numerous cities during its history. After staying in Chicago from 1920 to 1959, it moved to St. Louis, Missouri and remained there from 1960 to 1987. It played in Tempe, Arizona, from 1988 to 2005, before eventually settling in Glendale, Arizona in 2006, where it now resides.[3] Since 1920, two Cardinals coaches have won the NFL Championship: Norman Barry in 1925 and Jimmy Conzelman in 1947. Four other coaches—Don Coryell, Jim Hanifan, Vince Tobin and Ken Whisenhunt—have led the Cardinals to the playoffs, and in 2009 they went to the Super Bowl.[3]

There have been 36 head coaches for the Cardinals franchise since it became a professional team in 1920. Ernie Nevers and Jimmy Conzelman are the only coaches to have had more than one tenure with the team. Pop Ivy and Gene Stallings both coached the team during its move from one city to another. Cardinals coach Roy Andrews has the lowest winning percentage among the team's coaches (.000), having lost the only game he coached, in 1931.[4] Co-coaches Ray Willsey, Ray Prochaska, and Chuck Drulis have the highest winning percentage among Cardinals coaches (1.000). The team's all-time leader in games coached is Jim Hanifan, with 89. The all-time leader in wins is Don Coryell with 42.[5] Thirteen of the team's coaches are former Cardinals players.[5] The current head coach of the team is Ken Whisenhunt, who was hired on January 14, 2007.[6]

KeyEdit

Cardinals stadium crop

The Cardinals have played their home games at the University of Phoenix Stadium since 2006.

# Number of coaches[N 1]
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
T Ties
Win% Winning percentage
Spent entire professional head coaching career with the Cardinals

CoachesEdit

Note: The list begins in 1920, when the Cardinals became a professional team. This is correct through the end of the 2010 NFL season.
# Name Term[N 2] Regular season Playoffs Awards Reference
GC W L T Win% GC W L Win%
Chicago Cardinals
1 Paddy Driscoll 19201922 29 17 8 4 .680 [7]
2 Arnie Horween19231924 22 13 8 1 .619 [8]
3 Norman Barry19251926 26 16 10 2 .667 [9]
4 Guy Chamberlin 1927 11 3 7 1 .300 [10]
5 Fred Gillies1928 6 1 5 0 .167 [11]
6 Dewey Scanlon 1929 13 6 6 1 .500 [12]
7 Ernie Nevers 19301931 21 10 9 2 .526 [13]
8 Roy Andrews 1931 1 0 1 0 .000 [14]
9 Jack Chevigny1932 10 2 6 2 .250 [15]
10 Paul Schissler 19331934 22 6 15 1 .286 [16]
11 Milan Creighton19351938 46 16 26 4 .381 [17]
Ernie Nevers 1939 11 1 10 0 .091 [13]
12 Jimmy Conzelman 19401942 33 8 22 3 .227 1947 Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year[18] [19]
13 Phil Handler19431945 30 1 29 0 .033 [20]
Jimmy Conzelman 19461948 35 26 9 0 .743 2 1 1 .500 [19]
14 Buddy Parker 1949 12 6 5 1 .545 [21]
15 Curly Lambeau 19501951 22 7 15 0 .318 [22]
16 Cecil Isbell 1951 2 1 1 0 .500 [23]
17 Joe Kuharich 1952 12 4 8 0 .333 [24]
18 Joe Stydahar 19531954 24 3 20 1 .130 [25]
19 Ray Richards19551957 36 14 21 1 .400 [26]
20 Pop Ivy 19581959 24 4 19 1 .174 [27]
St. Louis Cardinals
Pop Ivy 19601961 24 11 12 1 .478 [27]
21 3 co-coaches[N 3] 1961 2 2 0 0 1.000 [28]
22 Wally Lemm 19621965 56 27 26 3 .509 [29]
23 Charley Winner 19661970 70 35 30 5 .538 [30]
24 Bob Hollway19711972 28 8 18 2 .308 [31]
25 Don Coryell 19731977 70 42 27 1 .609 2 0 2 .000 1974 Associated Press Coach of the Year[32]
1974 Pro Football Weekly Coach of the Year[33]
[34]
26 Bud Wilkinson19781979 29 9 20 0 .310 [35]
27 Larry Wilson 1979 3 2 1 0 .667 [36]
28 Jim Hanifan 19801985 89 39 49 1 .443 1 0 1 .000 [37]
29 Gene Stallings19861987 31 11 19 1 .367 [38]
Phoenix Cardinals
Gene Stallings† 19881989 27 12 15 0 .444 [38]
30 Hank Kuhlmann1989 5 0 5 0 .000 [39]
31 Joe Bugel 19901993 64 20 44 0 .313 [40]
Arizona Cardinals
32 Buddy Ryan 19941995 32 12 20 0 .375 [41]
33 Vince Tobin19962000 71 28 43 0 .394 2 1 1 .500 [42]
34 Dave McGinnis2000–2003 57 17 40 0 .298 [43]
35 Dennis Green 20042006 48 16 32 0 .333 [44]
36 Ken Whisenhunt2007–present 64 32 32 0 .500 6 4 2 .667 [45]

NotesEdit

  1. A running total of the number of Cardinals head coaches. Thus, any head coach who has two or more separate terms is only counted once.
  2. Each year is linked to an article about that particular NFL season.
  3. Ray Willsey, Ray Prochaska, and Chuck Drulis† co-coached the team for two games in the 1961 season.[28]

ReferencesEdit

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  9. "Norm Barry". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/BarrNo0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-07.
  10. "Guy Chamberlin". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/ChamGu0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-07.
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  15. "Jack Chevigny". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/ChevJa0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-07.
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  20. "Phil Handler". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/HandPh0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-07.
  21. "Buddy Parker". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/ParkRa0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-07.
  22. "Curly Lambeau". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/LambCu0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-07.
  23. "Cecil Isbell". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/IsbeCe0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-07.
  24. "Joe Kuharich". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/KuhaJo0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-07.
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  26. "Ray Richards". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/RichRa0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-07.
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  29. "Wally Lemm". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/LemmWa0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
  30. "Charley Winner". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/WinnCh0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
  31. "Bob Hollway". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/HollBo0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
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  34. "Don Coryell". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/CoryDo0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
  35. "Bud Wilkinson". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/WilkBu0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
  36. "Larry Wilson". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/WilsLa0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
  37. "Jim Hanifan". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/HaniJi0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
  38. 38.0 38.1 "Gene Stallings". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/StalGe0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
  39. "Hank Kuhlmann". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/KuhlHa0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
  40. "Joe Bugel". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/BugeJo0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
  41. "Buddy Ryan". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/RyanBu0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
  42. "Vince Tobin". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/TobiVi0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
  43. "Dave McGinnis". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/McGiDa0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
  44. "Dennis Green". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/GreeDe0.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
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