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The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time

Updated June 14, 2019 1.8k votes 440 voters 15.6k views21 items

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

    Age: 65

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceJackson, Michigan, United States of America

    TeamsSan Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Golden Gophers football

    Anthony Kevin Dungy ( DUN-jee; born October 6, 1955) is a former professional American football player and coach in the National Football League (NFL). Dungy was head coach of the Tampa Bay...  more

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    Don Shula

    Age: 90

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGrand River, Ohio, United States of America

    TeamsWashington Redskins, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Colts

    Donald Francis Shula (January 4, 1930 – May 4, 2020)) was an American former professional football coach and player who is best known as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, the team he led to two...  more
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceFranklin, Pennsylvania

    Theodore Joseph "Ted" Marchibroda (March 15, 1931 – January 16, 2016) was an American football quarterback and head coach in the National Football League (NFL). He spent his four years as an active...  more
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePaterson, New Jersey

    Bruce Charles Arians (born October 3, 1952) is an American football coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL) and a former player. He was the head coach of the Arizona...  more
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceFreeport, New York

    Frank Michael Reich Jr. (rye-k) (born December 4, 1961) is an American football coach and former player who is the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). Reich...  more
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    Weeb Ewbank

    Dec. at 91 (1907-1998)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceRichmond, Wayne Township, Indiana

    Wilbur Charles "Weeb" Ewbank (May 6, 1907 – November 17, 1998) was an American professional football coach. He led the Baltimore Colts to NFL championships in 1958 and 1959 and the New York Jets to...  more
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGlendale, California

    TeamsOccidental Tigers Football

    James Earnest Mora (born May 24, 1935) is a former American football coach who was the head coach of the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). His tenure...  more
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    Don McCafferty

    Dec. at 53 (1921-1974)

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    Donald William McCafferty (March 12, 1921 – July 28, 1974) was an American football player and coach who, in his first year as head coach of the Baltimore Colts, led the team to a victory in Super...  more
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Gelindo "Lindy" Infante (March 27, 1940 – October 8, 2015), was an American college football player and assistant coach, who became an offensive coordinator and head coach in both the National...  more
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBoulder, Colorado

    Charles David Pagano (born October 2, 1960) is an American football coach and former player who is currently the defensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He...  more
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBeloit, Wisconsin

    James Caldwell (born January 16, 1955) is an American football coach and former player who is currently the assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football...  more
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    Ron Meyer

    Age: 79

    NationalityCanada

    BirthplaceMiami Beach, Florida

    Ron Meyer (February 17, 1941 – December 5, 2017) was an American college and professional football coach. He is best known for having been the head coach of Southern Methodist University, the New...  more
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    Keith Molesworth

    Dec. at 61 (1905-1966)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWashington, Iowa

    Keith Frank Molesworth (October 20, 1905 – March 12, 1966) was an American football player and coach. He also played and managed in minor league baseball. ...  more
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSt. Meinrad, Harrison Township, Indiana, United States of America

    TeamsKentucky Wildcats football

    Howard Leslie Schnellenberger (born March 16, 1934) is a retired American football coach with long service at both the professional and college levels. He held head coaching positions with the...  more
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    John Sandusky

    Dec. at 81 (1925-2006)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    John Thomas "Sandy" Sandusky, Jr. (December 28, 1925 – March 5, 2006) was an American football player and coach. He played seven seasons as an offensive and defensive tackle in the National Football...  more
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    Frank Kush

    Age: 91

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    BirthplaceWindber, Pennsylvania

    Frank Joseph Kush (January 20, 1929 – June 22, 2017) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Arizona State University from 1958 to 1979, compiling a record of...  more
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    Mike McCormack

    Dec. at 83 (1930-2013)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Michael Joseph McCormack (June 21, 1930 – November 15, 2013) was an American football player and coach in the National Football League (NFL). He played with the Cleveland Browns from 1954 through...  more
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    Hal Hunter

    Age: 61

    BirthplaceCanonsburg, Pennsylvania

    Hal Hunter may refer to: Hal Hunter (fullback), American football player Hal Hunter (American football, born 1932) (1932–2014), American football coach Hal Hunter (American football, born 1959),...  more
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceTaylorville, Illinois

    Rick Venturi (born February 23, 1946) 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...  more
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    Rod Dowhower

    Age: 77

    BirthplaceOrd, Nebraska

    Rodney Douglas Dowhower (born April 15, 1943) 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...  more
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    Joe Thomas

    Age: 36

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBrookfield, Wisconsin

    TeamsCleveland Browns, Wisconsin Badgers football

    Joseph Hayden Thomas (born December 4, 1984) is a retired American football offensive tackle who played his entire 11-season professional career for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football...  more

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