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The Best Kansas City Chiefs Coaches of All Time 

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Updated February 14, 2020 2k votes 542 voters 16.2k views 13 items

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

Andy Reid is the winningest football coach in Chiefs history, coaching the team to its first Super Bowl win in 50 years with a victory in Super Bowl LIV in 2020. Marty Schottenheimer is the next-winningest coach in Chiefs franchise history, with a 101-58 regular season record. Despite their NFL dominance in the early '90s, the team never won a championship under coach Marty.

Besides Reid, the only other former coach to win a Super Bowl with the Chiefs is the legendary Hank Stram, the very first coach of the Chiefs. During his time with Kansas City, Stram captured 2 AFL Championships pre-merger, and eventually a Super Bowl Championship at Super Bowl IV. 

Who is the greatest Kansas City Chiefs 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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Andy Reid is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Coaches of All Time
Age: 61

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Teams: BYU Cougars football

Andrew Walter Reid (born March 19, 1958) is an American football head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). Reid was previously the head coach of the ...more

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Hank Stram is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Coaches of All Time
Hank Stram Dec. at 82 (1923-2005)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Teams: New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs

Henry Louis "Hank" Stram (; January 3, 1923 – July 4, 2005) was an American football coach. He is best known for his 15-year tenure with the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs of the ...more
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Marty Schottenheimer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Coaches of All Time
Age: 76

Nationality: United States of America, Germany

Birthplace: McDonald, Pennsylvania

Teams: New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Boston Patriots

Martin Edward Schottenheimer (; born September 23, 1943) is a former professional American football player and coach who served as a head coach in the National Football League (NFL) for 21 ...more
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Dick Vermeil is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Coaches of All Time
Dick Vermeil Age: 83

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Calistoga, California, United States of America

Richard Albert Vermeil (; born October 30, 1936) is an American former football head coach for the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles (1976–1982), St. Louis Rams (1997–1999) and ...more

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Marv Levy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Coaches of All Time
Marv Levy Age: 94

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Marvin Daniel Levy (born August 3, 1925) is a former American and Canadian football coach, front office executive, and author. He served as head coach in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for ...more
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John Mackovic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Coaches of All Time
Age: 76

Birthplace: Barberton, Ohio

John Mackovic (born October 1, 1943) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the Italy national American football team, which was formed to compete in ...more
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Gunther Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Coaches of All Time
Age: 73

Nationality: United States of America, Germany

Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Gunther Cunningham (June 19, 1946 – May 11, 2019) was an American football head coach. He served as the Kansas City Chiefs head coach for two seasons. He also had two stints as the Chiefs' ...more
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Paul Wiggin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Coaches of All Time
Age: 85

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Modesto, California

Paul David Wiggin (born November 18, 1934) is a former American football player and coach who currently serves as the senior consultant for pro personnel with the Minnesota Vikings. After ...more
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Herman Edwards is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Coaches of All Time
Age: 65

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, United States of America

Teams: Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, Los Angeles Rams, San Diego State Aztecs football

Herman Edwards Jr. (born April 27, 1954) is an American football coach and former player who is currently the head coach at Arizona State University. From 2009 to 2017, he was a pro football ...more

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Todd Haley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Coaches of All Time
Age: 52

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Todd Haley (born February 28, 1967) is an American football coach. From 1997 to 2006, he had stints as the wide receivers coach of the New York Jets, Chicago Bears, and Dallas Cowboys. He served ...more
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Romeo Crennel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Coaches of All Time
Age: 72

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Lynchburg, Virginia

Romeo Crennel (born June 18, 1947) is an American football coach who is the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He has ...more
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Frank Gansz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Coaches of All Time
Frank Gansz Dec. at 70 (1939-2009)
Frank Gansz (November 22, 1938 – April 27, 2009) was an American football coach whose career spanned nearly 40 years. At the college level, Gansz served as an assistant at Colgate, Oklahoma ...more
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Tom Bettis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Coaches of All Time
Tom Bettis Age: 86

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Thomas William Bettis (March 17, 1933 – February 28, 2015) was an All-American football linebacker, NFL player, and NFL coach. After starring at Purdue, Bettis was selected by the Green Bay ...more