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The Best Cleveland Browns Coaches of All Time

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Throughout their time as a football franchise, the Cleveland Browns have had a variety of coaches, but who is the best Cleveland Browns head coach of all time? We want you to help us answer that question by voting for your favorite Cleveland Browns coaches, keeping stats like Super Bowl wins and playoff runs in mind.
The Browns first coach, Paul Brown, is the only Cleveland head coach to have been inducted in the NFL Hall of Fame as a coach. He won 3 NFL Championships with the team, which was of course before the NFL and AFL merged.
Unfortunately the Browns haven't made the playoffs in the last 10 seasons, with the last appearance being in 2004 under head coach Butch Davis. The head coaches of Cleveland have had very short life spans recently, and is currently coached by Mike Pettine.
If the Cleveland Browns 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 Cleveland Browns.
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    Paul Brown

    Paul Brown

    Dec. at 83 (1908-1991)

    BirthplaceNorwalk, Ohio

    TeamsMiami RedHawks football

    Paul Eugene Brown (September 7, 1908 – August 5, 1991) was an American football coach and... more on Wikipedia

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    Marty Schottenheimer

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    BirthplaceMcDonald, Pennsylvania

    TeamsNew England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Boston Patriots

    Martin Edward Schottenheimer (; born September 23, 1943) is a former professional American... more on Wikipedia
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    Blanton Collier

    Blanton Collier

    Dec. at 77 (1906-1983)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMillersburg, Kentucky

    Blanton Long Collier (July 2, 1906 – March 22, 1983) was an American football head coach who... more on Wikipedia
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    Sam Rutigliano

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Sam William Rutigliano (born July 1, 1933) is a former NFL and college football coach and... more on Wikipedia
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    Bill Belichick

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee, United States of America

    William Stephen Belichick ( or (; born April 16, 1952) is an American football coach who... more on Wikipedia

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    Forrest Gregg

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    BirthplaceBirthright, Texas, Texas

    Alvis Forrest Gregg (October 18, 1933 – April 12, 2019) was an American football player and... more on Wikipedia

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    Bud Carson

    Bud Carson

    Dec. at 75 (1930-2005)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBrackenridge, Pennsylvania

    Leon H. "Bud" Carson (April 28, 1930 – December 7, 2005) was an American football player and... more on Wikipedia
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceTahlequah, Oklahoma

    TeamsArkansas Razorbacks football

    Paul Hilton "Butch" Davis Jr. (born November 17, 1951) is an American football coach. He is... more on Wikipedia
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    Pat Shurmur

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceAnn Arbor, Michigan

    Patrick Carl Shurmur (born April 14, 1965), is an American football coach who is the head... more on Wikipedia
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    Rob Chudzinski

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceToledo, Ohio

    Robert Matthew Chudzinski (born May 12, 1968) is an American football coach. He was the head... more on Wikipedia
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    Romeo Crennel

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLynchburg, Virginia

    Romeo Crennel (born June 18, 1947) is an American football coach who is the defensive... more on Wikipedia
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    Mike Pettine

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Michael Mark Pettine (born September 25, 1966) is an American football coach and former player... more on Wikipedia
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    Nick Skorich

    Nick Skorich

    Dec. at 83 (1921-2004)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBellaire, Ohio

    Nicholas Leonard Skorich (June 26, 1921 – October 2, 2004) was an American football player and... more on Wikipedia
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    NationalityUnited States of America


    Richard Blair Modzelewski (February 16, 1931 – October 19, 2018) was an American football... more on Wikipedia
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    Terry Robiskie

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Terrance Joseph "Terry" Robiskie (born November 12, 1954) is an American football coach and... more on Wikipedia

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    Eric Mangini

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut, United States of America

    Eric Anthony Mangini (born January 19, 1971) is an American football coach who last served as... more on Wikipedia
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    Chris Palmer

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBrewster, New York, United States of America

    TeamsSouthern Connecticut State University

    Chris Palmer (born September 23, 1949) is an American college athletics administrator and... more on Wikipedia
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    Jim Shofner

    Jim Shofner

    Age: 85

    BirthplaceGrapevine, Texas

    James Bernard Shofner (born December 18, 1935) is a former American football player and coach... more on Wikipedia
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    Hue Jackson

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    TeamsPacific Tigers football

    Hue Jackson (born October 22, 1965) is an American football coach. He has served as the head... more on Wikipedia