Rank 'Em: Super Bowl Coaches

Created: January 20, 2009, 7:03 PM

Is Vince Lombardi the greatest Super Bowl coach?

Either Mike Tomlin or Ken Whisenhunt is about to join one of the most exclusive clubs in the world of coaching. But will he enter near the head of the class?

Only 25 men have coached teams to Super Bowl titles, a number that will grow to 26 when two first-time participants square off in Tampa. It's a group that finds legends like Vince Lombardi and Bill Walsh sharing the stage with persons of less historical gravitas like Don McCafferty. But what they share is at least one win in the game every coach dreams about.

So as Tomlin and Whisenhunt motivate their players, design plans and deal with the distractions of the Super Bowl, take some time to rank the coaches who have already been where both hope to be shortly.
 
 
  • Record: 3-1

    Super Bowl XXXVI
    Patriots 20, Rams 17

    Super Bowl XXXVIII
    Patriots 32, Panthers 29

    Super Bowl XXXIX
    Patriots 24, Eagles 21

    Super Bowl XLII
    Patriots 14, Giants 17
  • Record: 1-0

    Super Bowl XXXV
    Ravens 34, Giants 7
  • Record: 1-0

    Super Bowl XLII
    Giants 17, Patriots 14
  • Record: 1-1

    Super Bowl XXX
    Steelers 17, Cowboys 27

    Super Bowl XL
    Steelers 21, Seahawks 10
  • Record: 1-0

    Super Bowl XX
    Bears 46, Patriots 10
  • Record: 1-0

    Super Bowl XLI
    Colts 29, Bears 17
  • Record: 1-0

    Super Bowl III
    Jets 16, Colts 7
  • Record: 2-0

    Super Bowl XV
    Raiders 27, Eagles 10

    Super Bowl XVIII
    Raiders 38, Redskins 9
  • Record: 3-1

    Super Bowl XVII
    Redskins 27, Dolphins 17

    Super Bowl XVIII
    Redskins 9, Raiders 38

    Super Bowl XXII
    Redskins 42, Broncos 10

    Super Bowl XXVI
    Redskins 37, Bills 24
  • Record: 1-0

    Super Bowl XXXVII
    Buccaneers 48, Raiders 21
  • Record: 1-2

    Super Bowl XXXI
    Packers 35, Patriots 21

    Super Bowl XXXII
    Packers 24, Broncos 31

    Super Bowl XL
    Seahawks 10, Steelers 21
  • Record: 2-0

    Super Bowl XXVII
    Cowboys 52, Bills 17

    Super Bowl XXVIII
    Cowboys 30, Bills 13
  • Record: 2-3

    Super Bowl V
    Cowboys 13, Colts 16

    Super Bowl VI
    Cowboys 24, Dolphins 3

    Super Bowl X
    Cowboys 17, Steelers 21

    Super Bowl XII
    Cowboys 27, Broncos 10

    Super Bowl XIII
    Cowboys 31, Steelers 36
  • Record: 2-0

    Super Bowl I
    Packers 35, Chiefs 10

    Super Bowl II
    Packers 33, Raiders 14
  • Record: 1-0

    Super Bowl XI
    Raiders 32, Vikings 14
  • Record: 1-0

    Super Bowl V
    Colts 16, Cowboys 13
  • Record: 4-0

    Super Bowl IX
    Steelers 16, Vikings 6

    Super Bowl X
    Steelers 21, Cowboys 17

    Super Bowl XIII
    Steelers 35, Cowboys 31

    Super Bowl XIV
    Steelers 31, Rams 19
  • Record: 2-1

    Super Bowl XXI
    Giants 39, Broncos 20

    Super Bowl XXV
    Giants 20, Bills 19

    Super Bowl XXXI
    Patriots 21, Packers 35
  • Record: 2-0

    Super Bowl XXIV
    49ers 55, Broncos 10

    Super Bowl XXIX
    48ers 49, Chargers 26
  • Record: 2-0

    Super Bowl XXXII
    Broncos 31, Packers 24

    Super Bowl XXXIII
    Broncos 34, Falcons 19
  • Record: 2-4

    Super Bowl III
    Colts 7, Jets 16

    Super Bowl VI
    Dolphins 3, Cowboys 24

    Super Bowl VII
    Dolphins 14, Redskins 7

    Super Bowl VIII
    Dolphins 24, Vikings 7

    Super Bowl XVII
    Dolphins 17, Redskins 27

    Super Bowl XIX
    Dolphins 16, 49ers 38
  • Record: 1-1

    Super Bowl I
    Chiefs 10, Packers 35

    Super Bowl IV
    Chiefs 23, Vikings 7
  • Record: 1-0

    Super Bowl XXX
    Cowboys 27, Steelers 17
  • Record: 1-1

    Super Bowl XV
    Eagles 10, Raiders 27

    Super Bowl XXXIV
    Rams 23, Titans 16
  • Record: 3-0

    Super Bowl XVI
    49ers 26, Bengals 21

    Super Bowl XIX
    49ers 38, Dolphins 16

    Super Bowl XXIII
    49ers 20, Bengals 16