coaches The Best Chicago Bears Coaches of All Time  

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Throughout their time as a football franchise, the Chicago Bears have had a variety of coaches, but who is the best Chicago Bears head coach of all time? We want you to help us answer that question by voting for your favorite Chicago Bears coaches, keeping stats like Super Bowl wins and playoff runs in mind.

It's hard to argue against George Halas being the greatest Bears head coach in the history of the team, seeing that he coached the team to 6 NFL Championships as a coach, and saw two more as the team's owner. He was an innovator and left a lasting impact on not just the Bears organization, but the entire NFL in general.

Mike Ditka is another legendary Chicago Bears head coach, winning Superbowls with the team as both a coach and player. In fact it was George Halas who offered Ditka the head coach position in 1982, where Ditka quickly turned the team into a major threat.

If the Chicago Bears had a best of all time team, who would coach it? Vote for your favorites below, even if the coach never won a championship with the Chicago Bears.
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George Halas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Coaches of All Time
George Halas Died at 88 (1895-1983) George Stanley Halas, Sr., nicknamed "Papa Bear" and "Mr. Everything", was a player, coach, owner and pioneer in professional American football. He was the iconic founder and ...more

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Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Coaches of All Time
Mike Ditka age 79 Michael Keller Ditka is a former American football player, coach, and television commentator. A member of both the College Football and Pro Football Hall of Fames, he was the 1961 UPI NFL Rookie ...more

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Lovie Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Coaches of All Time
Lovie Smith age 60 Lovie Lee Smith is the current head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He was previously the head coach of the Chicago Bears from 2004 to 2012. Smith has been to ...more

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Paddy Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Coaches of All Time
Paddy Driscoll Died at 72 (1896-1968) John Leo "Paddy" Driscoll was a professional American football quarterback. Driscoll was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965 and is a member of the NFL 1920s All-Decade ...more

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James Cook is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Coaches of All Time
James Cook Died at 91 (1888-1979) James Cook was an American football player, a guard in the National Football League.

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Jack Pardee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Coaches of All Time
Jack Pardee Died at 77 (1936-2013) John Perry Pardee was an American football linebacker and the only head coach to helm a team in college football, the National Football League, the United States Football League, the World ...more

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Red Brannon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Coaches of All Time
Red Brannon

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Jim Dooley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Coaches of All Time
Jim Dooley Died at 78 (1930-2008) James William Dooley was an American football player and coach. He is best remembered for his tenure in both capacities with the National Football League's Chicago Bears. Dooley, who grew up in ...more

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Hunk Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Coaches of All Time
Hunk Anderson

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Neill Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Coaches of All Time
Neill Armstrong age 92 Neill Ford Armstrong is a former American football player and coach whose career spanned more than 40 years at both the collegiate and professional levels.

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Luke Johnsos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Coaches of All Time
Luke Johnsos Died at 79 (1905-1984) Luke Andrew Johnsos, Sr. was an American football player, assistant coach, and head coach for the National Football League's Chicago Bears franchise. He started with the Bears in 1929 at the age ...more

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Ralph Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Coaches of All Time
Ralph Jones Died at 71 (1880-1951) Ralph Robert "Curley" Jones was an American high school and college football and basketball coach. He also served as the head coach for the Chicago Bears of the NFL from 1930 to 1932.

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Dave Wannstedt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Coaches of All Time
Dave Wannstedt age 66 Dave Wannstedt is an American football coach. He has been the head coach of the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He was also the head coach of the University of ...more

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Dick Jauron is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Coaches of All Time
Dick Jauron age 68 Richard Manuel Jauron is a former National Football League player and coach. He played eight seasons, five with the Detroit Lions and three with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was head coach of the ...more

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Fritz Wasem is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Coaches of All Time
Fritz Wasem

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Abe Gibron is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Coaches of All Time
Abe Gibron Died at 72 (1925-1997) Abraham "Abe" Gibron was a professional American football player and coach. Gibron played 11 seasons as a guard in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League in ...more

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John Fox is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Coaches of All Time
John Fox age 63 John Fox is an American football coach, who currently is the head coach of the Chicago Bears. He has also coached the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. A former defensive back, Fox is ...more

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Marc Trestman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Bears Coaches of All Time
Marc Trestman age 62 Marc Marlyn Trestman is an American football coach who is currently the offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens. Trestman has also served as the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes of ...more