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The Best Denver Broncos Coaches of All Time

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

Mike Shanahan is widely regarded as one of the Denver Broncos top coaches, winning two back-to-back Super Bowls in 1997 and 1998. Although the team had the legendary John Elway as their quarterback, Shanahan's coaching was still instrumental in the team's success.

Other coaches to take the Broncos to the Super Bowl include Dan Reeves, with three AFC Championships under his belt, and John Fox, who took the Broncos to the big game in 2013. Who is the greatest Denver Broncos coach of all time? 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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    Mike Shanahan

    Oak Park, Illinois
    278
    36

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Michael Edward Shanahan (born August 24, 1952) is a former American football coach, best known as the head coach of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL) from 1995 to 2008. During  ...more
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    Gary Kubiak

    Houston, Texas
    212
    48

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gary Wayne Kubiak (born August 15, 1961) is an American football coach and former player who is currently assistant head coach and offensive advisor for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football  ...more

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    Red Miller

    Macomb, Illinois
    146
    38

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Robert "Red" Miller (October 31, 1927 – September 27, 2017) was a professional football coach with the Denver Broncos. On May 4, 2017, it was announced that Miller would be inducted into the Denver  ...more
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    Wade Phillips

    Orange, Texas
    160
    53

    NationalityUnited 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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    Lou Saban

    Brookfield, Illinois
    96
    34

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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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    Dan Reeves

    Rome, Georgia
    138
    99

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Daniel Edward Reeves (born January 19, 1944) is a former American football running back and coach in the National Football League (NFL). Over the course of his 38 years in the NFL, Reeves  ...more
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    John Ralston

    Oakland, California
    91
    55

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    John R. Ralston (born April 26, 1927) is a former American football player, coach, and sports executive. He served as the head football coach at Utah State University (1959–1962), Stanford  ...more
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    Frank Filchock

    Crucible, Pennsylvania
    74
    45

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Frank Joseph Filchock (October 8, 1916 – June 20, 1994) was an American and Canadian football tailback/quarterback and coach. As a consequence of a famous scandal regarding the 1946 NFL Championship  ...more

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    John Fox

    Virginia Beach, Virginia
    106
    112

    NationalityUnited States of America

    John Fox (born February 8, 1955) is a former American football coach and player. He was the head coach of the Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears of the National Football League  ...more
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    Jack Faulkner

    Youngstown, Ohio
    54
    58
    Jack Faulkner (April 4, 1926 – September 28, 2008) was an American football coach and administrator who most prominently served as head coach of the American Football League's Denver Broncos from  ...more
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    Ray Malavasi

    Passaic, New Jersey
    37
    75

    NationalityCanada

    Ray Malavasi (November 8, 1930 – December 15, 1987) was a football coach who served as head coach of two National Football League teams: the Denver Broncos and the Los Angeles Rams.  ...more
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    Mac Speedie

    Odell, Illinois
    32
    73

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Mac Curtis Speedie (January 12, 1920 – March 5, 1993) was an American football end who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and National Football League (NFL)  ...more
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    Jerry Smith

    Eugene, Oregon
    36
    81

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gerald Thomas Smith (July 19, 1943 – October 15, 1986) was a professional American football tight end for the National Football League's Washington Redskins from 1965 to 1977. By the time he retired  ...more

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    Vic Fangio

    Dunmore, Pennsylvania
    35
    82

    NationalityItalian?

    Victor John Fangio (born August 22, 1958) is an American football coach who is the head coach of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). A 40-year coaching veteran with 32 seasons  ...more
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    Vance Joseph

    Marrero, Louisiana
    45
    160
    Vance Desmond Joseph (born September 20, 1972) is an American football coach and former player who is the defensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL).  ...more
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    Eric Studesville

    Madison, Wisconsin
    18
    104

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Eric Studesville (born May 29, 1967) is an American football running backs coach and run game coordinator for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). Studesville is known as the  ...more
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    Josh McDaniels

    Barberton, Ohio
    27
    183

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Joshua Thomas McDaniels (born April 22, 1976) is an American football coach who is the offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). McDaniels was one of  ...more