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The Bengals have played in Paul Brown Stadium since 2000.

This is a complete list of Cincinnati Bengals head coaches. There have been 9 head coaches for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). The Bengals are a professional American football team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They are a member of the North Division of the American Football Conference (AFC). The Bengals franchise was founded in 1968 as a member of the Western Division of the American Football League (AFL),[1] before merging with the NFL in 1970.[1]

The current head coach is Marvin Lewis, who was promoted from defensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins on January 14, 2003[2] following the departure of Dick LeBeau on December 30, 2002.[3] Two coaches have won a conference championship with the team: Forrest Gregg in 1981, and Sam Wyche in 1988.[4] Marvin Lewis is the team's winningest coach and all time leader in games coached while Gregg leads all coaches in winning percentage with .561 (with at least one one full season coached).[5] Dick LeBeau is statistically the worst coach the Bengals had in terms of winning percentage, with .267.[6] Of the 9 Bengals coaches, two have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including Paul Brown and Forest Gregg.[7] Two former players have been head coach for the Bengals, including Sam Wyche and Bruce Coslet.

Marvin Lewis has the most losses of any coach in the history of the franchise.


      Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame
      Spent entire professional head coaching career with Bengals

# Number of coaches
GC Games Coached
W Wins
L Loses
T Ties
Win% Winning percentage


File:Marvin Lewis USO.jpg

Marvin Lewis has been the current head coach since the 2003 season.

Note: Statistics are accurate through the 2011 NFL season.

# Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards
GC W L T Win% GC W L
Cincinnati Bengals
1 Paul Brown 1968-1975 112 55 56 1 .495 3 0 3 UPI NFL Coach of the Year (1969, 1970)
2 Bill Johnson 1976-1978 33 18 15 0 .545
3 Homer Rice 1978-1979 27 8 19 0 .296
4 Forrest Gregg 1980-1983 57 32 25 0 .561 4 2 2 UPI NFL Coach of the Year (1981)
5 Sam Wyche 19841991 121 61 66 0 .480 5 3 2
6 Dave Shula 19921996 71 19 52 0 .268
7 Bruce Coslet 19962000 60 21 39 0 .350
8 Dick LeBeau 20002002 45 12 33 0 .267
9 Marvin Lewis 2003–present 144 69 74 1 .483 3 0 3 AP NFL Coach of the Year (2009)



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