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The Best Buffalo Bills Coaches of All Time

Updated June 17, 2019 1.9k votes 386 voters 7.6k views19 items

There have been many Buffalo Bills coaches since the team got its start, but who is truly the best Buffalo Bills coach of all time? Help us answer that question by upvoting your personal favorite Buffalo Bills coaches, and downvoting any that you believe brought the team down.

The Bills have unfortunately never won a Super Bowl, but head coach Mark Levy brought them to the big game four years in a row from 1990-1993. The fact that the Bills went to the Super Bowl four years in a row and never won is still a sore subject for Buffalo natives, and this guy especially. Other great Bills coaches include Chuck Knox and Lou Saban, both of whom had decent playoff runs with Buffalo. 

Who is the greatest Buffalo Bills coach of all time? Will Rex Ryan turn the team around and make them a top contender in the AFC East? Let us know by upvoting for your favorite head coaches below that you believe really made an impact on the franchise.
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    Marv Levy

    Age: 95

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Marvin Daniel Levy (born August 3, 1925) is a former American and Canadian football coach, front office executive, and author. He served as head coach in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for the...  more

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    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska

    Sean McDermott (born March 21, 1974) is an American football coach who is the head coach of the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL)....  more
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    Lou Saban

    Dec. at 88 (1921-2009)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBrookfield, Illinois

    Louis Henry Saban (October 13, 1921 – March 29, 2009) was an American football player and coach. He played for Indiana University in college and as a professional for the Cleveland Browns of the...  more
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    Chuck Knox

    Age: 88

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSewickley, Pennsylvania

    Charles Robert Knox (April 27, 1932 – May 12, 2018) was an American football coach at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. He served as head coach of three National Football League...  more
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceOrange, Texas, United States of America

    Wade Phillips (born June 21, 1947) is an American football coach who is the defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He also served two stints as...  more
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    Jim Ringo

    Dec. at 76 (1931-2007)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceOrange, New Jersey

    James Stephen Ringo (November 21, 1931 – November 19, 2007) was a professional American football player, a Hall of Fame center and coach in the National Football League (NFL). He was a ten-time Pro...  more

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    Joe Collier

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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGainesville, Georgia

    Thomas Chandler Gailey Jr. (born January 5, 1952) is a former American football coach. Gailey has served as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and Buffalo...  more
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    Perry Fewell

    Age: 58

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceCramerton, North Carolina

    Perry Fewell (born September 7, 1962) is the Carolina Panthers American football defensive backs coach. He last served as the defensive backs coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National...  more
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Douglas Charles "Doug" Marrone (born July 25, 1964) is an American football coach and former offensive lineman who is currently the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football...  more
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    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Michael Rene Mularkey (born November 19, 1961) is an American football coach and former player who is the tight ends coach for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played...  more
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    Rex Ryan

    Age: 58

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceArdmore, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Rex Ashley Ryan (born December 13, 1962) is a former American football coach and current ESPN analyst. Ryan was formerly the head coach of the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills of the National Football...  more

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    BirthplaceExcelsior Springs, Missouri

    Gregg Williams (born July 15, 1958) is an American football coach who is the defensive coordinator for the New York Jets of the National Football League. Previously, he was head coach of the Buffalo...  more
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePeoria, Illinois

    Richard Manuel Jauron (born October 7, 1950) is a former National Football League (NFL) player and coach. He played eight seasons, five with the Detroit Lions and three with the Cincinnati Bengals....  more
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    Kay Stephenson

    Age: 76

    NationalityUnited States of America, Canada

    BirthplaceDe Funiak Springs, Florida

    George Kay Stephenson (born December 17, 1944) is an American former college and professional football player and current coach, whose latter career has seen him work in four different professional...  more
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    Buster Ramsey

    Dec. at 87 (1920-2007)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceTownsend, Tennessee

    Garrard Sliger "Buster" Ramsey (March 16, 1920 – September 16, 2007) was an American football player who starred at William and Mary and was the first head coach of the American Football League's...  more
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    Harvey Johnson

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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceScranton, Pennsylvania

    Henry Charles Bullough (born January 24, 1934) is a former American football player and coach. He played college football at Michigan State and graduated in 1954. Bullough was a starting guard for...  more
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    John Rauch

    Dec. at 81 (1927-2008)

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    John Rauch (August 20, 1927 – June 10, 2008), also known by his nickname Johnny Rauch, was an American football player and coach. He was head coach of the Oakland Raiders in the team's loss to the...  more