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The Best Indianapolis Colts Coaches of All Time

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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  • Don Shula
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    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
  • 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
  • Bruce Charles Arians (born October 3, 1952) is an American football executive in the National Football League (NFL) and former coach. Since 2022, he has been a senior football consultant for the ...more
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ron Meyer
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    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Joe Thomas (March 18, 1921 – February 10, 1983) was a National Football League (NFL) general manager and also served as the head coach of the Baltimore Colts for part of the 1974 season. Thomas was ...more
  • 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.
  • 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