NFL The Best Miami Dolphins Coaches of All Time  

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Throughout their time as a football franchise, the Miami Dolphins have had a variety of coaches, but who is the best Miami Dolphins head coach of all time? We want you to help us answer that question by voting for your favorite Miami Dolphins coaches, keeping stats like Super Bowl wins and playoff runs in mind.

If you told a Dolphins fan that Don Shula wasn't the greatest Miami Dolphins coach of all time, they would probably look at you confused and ask if you know anything about the team's history. Shula led the Dolphins to back-to-back Super Bowl Championships in 1972 and 1973, and is the only head coach to win a Super Bowl with the Dolphins.

Other notable Dolphins head coaches include Dave Wannstedt and Tony Sparano, both of whom helped the Dolphins win the AFC East Division in 2000 and 2008 respectively.

If the Miami Dolphins had a best of all time team, who would coach it? Vote for your favorites below, even if the coach never won a championship with the Miami Dolphins.
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Don Shula is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins Coaches of All Time
age 88 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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Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins Coaches of All Time
age 75 James William "Jimmy" Johnson is an American football broadcaster and former player, coach, and executive. He served as the head football coach at Oklahoma State University–Stillwater ...more

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George Wilson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins Coaches of All Time
George Wilson Died at 68 (1943-2011) George William Wilson, Jr. was an American Professional Football player. He played collegiately for Xavier University, and professionally for the American Football League's 1966 expansion team, ...more

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Adam Gase is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins Coaches of All Time
Rusty Shackelford added Adam Gase

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Tony Sparano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins Coaches of All Time
age 57 Anthony Joseph "Tony" Sparano III is an American football coach who is currently the tight ends coach for the San Francisco 49ers. He previously served as the head coach of the Miami ...more

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Dave Wannstedt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins Coaches of All Time
age 66 Dave Wannstedt is an American football coach. He has been the head coach of the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He was also the head coach of the University of ...more

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Todd Bowles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins Coaches of All Time
age 55 Todd Robert Bowles is an American football head coach for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He played eight seasons in the NFL as a safety, mainly for the Washington Redskins, ...more

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Jim Bates is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins Coaches of All Time
Jim Bates age 72 Jim Bates is a former American football coach in the National Football League, most recently serving as defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He primarily ran a 4-3 scheme, using ...more

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Nick Saban is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins Coaches of All Time
age 67 Nicholas Lou "Nick" Saban, Jr. is an American college football coach, and the current head football coach of the University of Alabama, a position he has held since the 2007 season. ...more

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Joe Philbin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins Coaches of All Time
age 57 Joseph "Joe" Philbin is an American football coach who is currently the head coach of the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League.

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Cam Cameron is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins Coaches of All Time
age 57 Malcolm "Cam" Cameron is an American football coach. He is currently the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the LSU Tigers football program. Cam Cameron was born February ...more