Football The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time  

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Since the team's start in Baltimore, the Colts have had a ton of great coaches. That being said, who is truly the best Indianapolis Colts coach of all time? Help us answer that question by upvoting your personal favorite Indianapolis Colts head coaches, and downvoting any that you believe brought the team down.

Baltimore Colts coach Don McCafferty led the franchise to a Super Bowl victory in 1970, narrowly defeating the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 16-13. As a Colts coach McCafferty's record was 22-10 in the regular season, which was good but nothing compared to Don Shula's 71-23 record as Colts coach from 1963-1969.

Modern day Colts coaches include names like Tony Dungy, Jim Mora (Playoffs?) and Jim Caldwell. Who is the greatest Indianapolis Colts 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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Tony Dungy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time
age 64
Anthony Kevin "Tony" Dungy is a former professional American football player and coach in the National Football League. Dungy was head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996 to ...more

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Don Shula is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time
age 89
Donald Francis "Don" Shula is a former American football cornerback and coach. He is best known as coach of the Miami Dolphins, the team he led to two Super Bowl victories, and to the ...more

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Bruce Arians is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time
age 67
Bruce Charles Arians is an American football coach who currently serves as the head coach for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He also served as interim head coach of the ...more

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Ted Marchibroda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time
age 88
Theodore "Ted" Joseph Marchibroda is a former American football quarterback and head coach in the National Football League.

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Jim E. Mora is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time
age 84
James Ernest Mora is a retired football coach, formerly the head coach of the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League and the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars of ...more

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Weeb Ewbank is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 91 (1907-1998)
Wilbur Charles "Weeb" Ewbank was an American professional football coach. He led the Baltimore Colts to NFL championships in 1958 and 1959 and the New York Jets to victory in Super ...more

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Jim Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time
age 64
James "Jim" Caldwell is an American football coach, who is currently the head coach of the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. Caldwell served as the head football coach at ...more

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Don McCafferty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 53 (1921-1974)
Donald William McCafferty was an American football coach who, in his first year as head coach of the Baltimore Colts, led the team to a victory in Super Bowl V, and became the first rookie head ...more

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Chuck Pagano is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time
age 59
Charles David "Chuck" Pagano is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League, a position he ...more

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Frank Reich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time
andrewwruan added age 58
Frank Michael Reich, Jr. is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, New York Jets, and the Detroit Lions. For a time, he ...more

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Ron Meyer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time
age 78
Ron Meyer is a former college and professional football coach. He is best known for being the head coach of Southern Methodist University, the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts.

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Frank Kush is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time
age 90
Frank Joseph Kush is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Arizona State University from 1958 to 1979, compiling a record of 176–54–1. Kush was also the ...more

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Lindy Infante is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time
age 79
Gelindo Infante, nicknamed Lindy Infante, is an American former college football player and assistant coach, who became an offensive coordinator and head coach in both the National Football ...more

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Howard Schnellenberger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time
age 85
Howard Schnellenberger is a retired American football coach with long service at both the professional and college levels. He was most recently the head coach at Florida Atlantic, having ...more

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John Sandusky is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 81 (1925-2006)
John Thomas "Sandy" Sandusky, Jr. was an American football player and coach. He played seven seasons as an offensive and defensive tackle in the National Football League during the ...more

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Rick Venturi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time
age 73
Rick Venturi is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Northwestern University and as longtime National Football League assistant coach known for his ...more

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Keith Molesworth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time
Keith Molesworth Dec. at 61 (1905-1966)
Keith Frank Molesworth was an American football player and coach. He also played and managed in minor league baseball. Molesworth was born in Washington, Iowa and graduated from Washington High ...more

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Rod Dowhower is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time
Rod Dowhower age 76
Rodney Douglas Dowhower is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Stanford University in 1979 and at Vanderbilt University from 1995 to 1996, ...more

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Mike McCormack is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 83 (1930-2013)
Michael Joseph McCormack was an American football player and coach in the National Football League. He played with the Cleveland Browns from 1954 through 1962 and served as head coach of the ...more

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Joe Thomas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time
age 35
Joseph Hayden Thomas is a former American football offensive tackle who played his entire 11-season career for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college ...more

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Hal Hunter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time
Hal Hunter age 60
Harold T. Hunter is the current assistant offensive line coach of the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. He was previously the offensive coordinator for the Chargers. He has held positions at the ...more