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The Best Denver Broncos Coaches of All Time

Updated June 14, 2019 2.2k votes 477 voters 11.6k views17 items

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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    NationalityUnited States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois

    TeamsEastern Illinois Panthers Football Team

    TeamsEastern Illinois Panthers Football Team

    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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    Dan Reeves

    Age: 76

    NationalityUnited States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceRome, Georgia

    BirthplaceRome, Georgia

    TeamsDallas Cowboys

    TeamsDallas Cowboys

    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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    NationalityUnited States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceOrange, Texas, USA

    BirthplaceOrange, Texas, USA

    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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    Red Miller

    Age: 93

    NationalityUnited States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMacomb, Illinois

    BirthplaceMacomb, Illinois

    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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    NationalityUnited States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    TeamsDenver Broncos, Texas A&M Aggies football

    TeamsDenver Broncos, Texas A&M Aggies football

    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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    John Fox

    Age: 65

    NationalityUnited States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceVirginia Beach, Virginia

    BirthplaceVirginia Beach, Virginia

    TeamsSan Diego State Aztecs football

    TeamsSan Diego State Aztecs football

    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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    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    BirthplaceOakland, California

    BirthplaceOakland, California

    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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    Lou Saban

    Dec. at 88 (1921-2009)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBrookfield, Illinois

    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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    Vic Fangio

    Age: 60

    NationalityItalian?

    NationalityItalian?

    TeamsBroncos, Bears, 49ers

    TeamsBroncos, Bears, 49ers

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    Frank Filchock

    Dec. at 78 (1916-1994)

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    BirthplaceCrucible, Pennsylvania

    BirthplaceCrucible, Pennsylvania

    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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    NationalityUnited States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin

    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin

    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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    Mac Speedie

    Dec. at 73 (1920-1993)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceOdell, Illinois

    BirthplaceOdell, Illinois

    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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    Ray Malavasi

    Dec. at 57 (1930-1987)

    NationalityCanada

    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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    BirthplaceMarrero, Louisiana

    BirthplaceMarrero, Louisiana

    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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    Jerry Smith

    Dec. at 43 (1943-1986)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceEugene, Oregon

    BirthplaceEugene, Oregon

    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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    Jack Faulkner

    Dec. at 82 (1926-2008)
    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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    NationalityUnited States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBarberton, Ohio

    BirthplaceBarberton, Ohio

    TeamsBlue Streaks Football

    TeamsBlue Streaks Football

    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