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George Allen was the head coach of the Redskins from 1971 to 1977 and was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002.[1]

This is a complete list of Washington Redskins head coaches. There have been 26 head coaches for the Washington Redskins, including coaches for the Boston Redskins (1933–1936) and Boston Braves (1932), of the National Football League (NFL). The Redskins franchise was founded as the Boston Braves, named after the local baseball franchise.[2] The team changed their name to the Redskins in 1933 and moved to Washington, D.C. in 1937.[3]

Joe Gibbs is the only coach to have more than one tenure.[4] Two different coaches have won NFL championships with the team: Ray Flaherty in 1937 and 1942, and Joe Gibbs in 1982, 1987 and 1991.[5] Gibbs is the all-time leader in games coached and wins, and Dudley DeGroot leads all coaches in winning percentage with .737 (with at least one full season coached).[6] Mike Nixon is statistically the worst coach the Redskins have had in terms of winning percentage, with .182.[7]

Of the 27 Redskins coaches, seven have been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including Ray Flaherty, Turk Edwards, Curly Lambeau, Otto Graham, Vince Lombardi, George Allen and Joe Gibbs.[8] Several former players have been head coach for the Redskins, including Turk Edwards, Dick Todd and Jack Pardee. In addition, former players have become assistant coaches, such as Earnest Byner, Russ Grimm, and Keenan McCardell. On January 5, 2010 the Redskins hired former Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders coach Mike Shanahan.

KeyEdit

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

# Number of coaches[9]
GC Games Coached
W Wins
L Loses
T Ties
Win% Winning percentage

Official NFL records as of the end of the 2010 NFL season.</center>

CoachesEdit

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Curly Lambeau was the head coach of the Redskins from 1952 to 1953. He was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963.[10]

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Lone Star Dietz was the head coach of the Redskins from 1933 to 1934.

Joe Gibbs at Dept of Education event, cropped

Joe Gibbs was the head coach of the Redskins from 1981 to 1992 and, again from 2004 to 2007. He was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996.[11]

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Jim Zorn

Jim Zorn was the head coach of the Redskins from 2008 to 2009.

# Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards
GC W L T Win% GC W L
Boston Braves
1 Lud Wray 1932 10 4 4 2 .500
Boston Redskins
2 William Dietz[13] 19331934 24 11 11 2 .500
3 Eddie Casey 1935 11 2 8 1 .200
Washington Redskins
4 Ray Flaherty 19361942 78 54 21 3 .720 4 2 2
5 Dutch Bergman 1943 10 6 3 1 .667 2 1 1
6 Dudley DeGroot[14] 19441945 20 14 5 1 .737 1 0 1
7 Turk Edwards 19461948 35 16 18 1 .471
8 John Whelchel[15] 1949 7 3 3 1 .500
9 Herman Ball[16] 19491951 20 4 16 0 .200
10 Dick Todd 1951 9 5 4 0 .556
11 Curly Lambeau 19521953 24 10 13 1 .435
12 Joe Kuharich 19541958 60 26 32 2 .448 Sporting News Coach of the Year (1955)
UPI NFL Coach of the Year (1955)[17]
13 Mike Nixon 19591960 24 4 18 2 .182
14 Bill McPeak 19611965 70 21 46 3 .313
15 Otto Graham 19661968 42 17 22 3 .436
16 Vince Lombardi[18] 1969 14 7 5 2 .583
17 Bill Austin 1970 14 6 8 0 .429
18 George Allen 19711977 98 67 30 1 .691 7 2 5 AP Coach of the Year (1971)
Pro Football Weekly Coach of the Year (1971)
Sporting News Coach of the Year (1971)
UPI NFC Coach of the Year (1971)[17]
19 Jack Pardee 19781980 48 24 24 0 .500 AP Coach of the Year (1979)
UPI NFC Coach of the Year (1979)
20 Joe Gibbs[4][11] 19811992 184 124 60 0 .674 21 16 5 AP Coach of the Year (1982, 1983)
Pro Football Weekly Coach of the Year (1982, 1983)
Sporting News Coach of the Year (1982, 1983, 1991)
UPI NFC Coach of the Year (1982)[17]
21 Richie Petitbon 1993 16 4 12 0 .250
22 Norv Turner 19942000 109 49 59 1 .454 2 1 1
23 Terry Robiskie[19] 2000 3 1 2 0 .333
24 Marty Schottenheimer 2001 16 8 8 0 .500
25 Steve Spurrier 20022003 32 12 20 0 .375
Joe Gibbs[4][11] 20042007 64 30 34 0 .469 3 1 2
26 Jim Zorn 20082009 32 12 20 0 .375
27 Mike Shanahan 2010–present 24 9 15 0 .375

FootnotesEdit

  1. "George Allen's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/AlleGe0.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
  2. "History: History by Decades". Washington Redskins. http://www.redskins.com/gen/articles/History_By_Decades_1391.jsp#1930. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
  3. "Washington Redskins (1937-present)". Sportsecyclopedia. http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/nfl/washington/redskins.html. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Gibbs full coaching record with the Redskins is 248 regular season games coached with a record of 154–94–0 and a W–L percentage of .621. He is also 17–7 in 24 Playoff games.
  5. "Washington Redskins Championship History". NFLTeamHistory.com. http://www.nflteamhistory.com/nfl_teams/washington_redskins/championship_history.html. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
  6. "Dudley DeGroot's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/DeGrDu0.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
  7. "Mike Nixon's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/NixoMi0.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
  8. "Hall of Famers by Franchise". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/teams.aspx. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
  9. A running total of the number of coaches of the Redskins. Thus any coach who has two separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  10. "Curly Lambeau's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/LambCu0.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-22.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 "Joe Gibbs' Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/GibbJo0.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
  12. "Steve Spurrier's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/SpurSt0.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
  13. George Preston Marshall, owner and founder of the franchise, sought to rename the Boston Braves after leaving the stadium they shared with the baseball team of the same name. He chose the name Redskins in honor of Dietz, who claimed to be part Sioux.
  14. DeGroot was a member of the United States rugby team that won an Olympic gold metal during the 1924 competition in Paris.
  15. Released after seven games in 1949.
  16. Released after three games in 1951.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 "NFL Coach of the Year Award". Hickok Sports. http://www.hickoksports.com/history/nflcoy.shtml. Retrieved March 22, 2008.
  18. Lombardi died before the start of the 1970 season.
  19. Took over for last 3 games of the season.

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