The current head coach is Marvin Lewis, who was promoted from defensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins on January 14, 2003 following the departure of Dick LeBeau on December 30, 2002. Two coaches have won a conference championship with the team: Forrest Gregg in 1981, and Sam Wyche in 1988.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).Dick LeBeau is statistically the worst coach the Bengals had in terms of winning percentage, with .267. Of the 9 Bengals coaches, two have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including Paul Brown and Forest Gregg. 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.