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. The team changed their name to the Redskins in 1933 and moved to Washington, D.C. in 1937.
Joe Gibbs is the only coach to have more than one tenure. Two different coaches have won NFL championships with the team: Ray Flaherty in 1937 and 1942, and Joe Gibbs in 1982, 1987 and 1991. 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). Mike Nixon is statistically the worst coach the Redskins have had in terms of winning percentage, with .182.
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. 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.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Elected to the
Spent entire professional head coaching career with Redskins
Official NFL records as of the end of the 2010 NFL season.</center>
|12||Joe Kuharich||1954–1958||60||26||32||2||.448||–||–||–||Sporting News Coach of the Year (1955)|
UPI NFL Coach of the Year (1955)
|18||George Allen||1971–1977||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)
|19||Jack Pardee||1978–1980||48||24||24||0||.500||–||–||–||AP Coach of the Year (1979)|
UPI NFC Coach of the Year (1979)
|20||Joe Gibbs||1981–1992||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)
- ↑ "George Allen's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/AlleGe0.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
- ↑ "History: History by Decades". Washington Redskins. http://www.redskins.com/gen/articles/History_By_Decades_1391.jsp#1930. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
- ↑ "Washington Redskins (1937-present)". Sportsecyclopedia. http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/nfl/washington/redskins.html. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ "Washington Redskins Championship History". NFLTeamHistory.com. http://www.nflteamhistory.com/nfl_teams/washington_redskins/championship_history.html. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
- ↑ "Dudley DeGroot's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/DeGrDu0.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
- ↑ "Mike Nixon's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/NixoMi0.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
- ↑ "Hall of Famers by Franchise". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/teams.aspx. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ "Curly Lambeau's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/LambCu0.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-22.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ "Steve Spurrier's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/SpurSt0.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ DeGroot was a member of the United States rugby team that won an Olympic gold metal during the 1924 competition in Paris.
- ↑ Released after seven games in 1949.
- ↑ Released after three games in 1951.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Lombardi died before the start of the 1970 season.
- ↑ Took over for last 3 games of the season.
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- "Coaching Roster - Washington Redskins". Hickoksports.com. http://www.hickoksports.com/history/washredskins.shtml#coaches. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
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