The Parcells/Belichick coaching tree

ESPN celebrates the 100th anniversary of Vince Lombardi's birth with the "Greatest Coaches in NFL History" series, saluting the finest innovators, motivators, tacticians, teachers and champions ever to stalk the sidelines. Follow along as we reveal our list of the top 20 coaches of all time and document the lineage of the league's most influential coaching trees.

The Bill Parcells/Bill Belichick coaching tree is documented below with a feature on Parcells and short biographies of his many disciples.

This package also includes a feature on the Bill Belichick branch of Parcells' tree.

Special thanks to the Elias Sports Bureau for research assistance in compiling this project.