Coaches The Best Minnesota Vikings Coaches of All Time  

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There's no question that the Minnesota Vikings have had some fantastic coaches over the years, but who is the best Minnesota Vikings head coach in franchise history? Help us answer that question by voting for your favorite Minnesota Vikings coaches, keeping stats like Super Bowl wins and regular season win percentage in mind.
 
It's hard to argue that Bud Grant isn't the greatest Vikings coach of all time. Boasting a .635 regular season win percentage, Grant led Minnesota to the Superbowl 3 out of 4 years between 1973-1976. Unfortunately they lost all three times, leaving them stinging almost as bad as Buffalo.
 
Although Minnesota hasn't played in a Super Bowl since, they've still had some great coaches who have almost gotten there. Coach Dennis Green took the Vikings to the playoffs many times during his 9 season run with the team, with an impressive 97-62 regular season record.
 
If the Minnesota Vikings 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 Minnesota Vikings.
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Bud Grant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Coaches of All Time
age 91 Harry Peter "Bud" Grant, Jr. is a former American football and Canadian football head coach. Grant served as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League for ...more

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Mike Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Coaches of All Time
Matthew Zappetillo added age 62 Mike Zimmer is an American football coach who is the 9th head coach of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He previously was a defensive coordinator in the NFL with the Dallas ...more

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Dennis Green is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Coaches of All Time
age 69 Dennis "Denny" Green is an American football coach, most recently head coach for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League. During his National Football League ...more

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Jerry Burns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Coaches of All Time
age 91 Jerome Monahan "Jerry" Burns is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Iowa, from 1961 to 1965, compiling record of ...more

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Norm Van Brocklin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Coaches of All Time
Died at 57 (1926-1983) Norman Mack "Norm" Van Brocklin, nicknamed "The Dutchman", was an American football quarterback, punter, and coach in the National Football League. He was inducted into the ...more

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Mike Tice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Coaches of All Time
age 59 Michael Peter Tice is currently the Offensive Line coach for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He was formerly the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings from 2002 to 2005. He ...more

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Brad Childress is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Coaches of All Time
age 62 Brad Childress is a former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. He attended high school at the Marmion Academy in Aurora, Illinois. Childress has worked for over thirty years as a coach for ...more

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Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Coaches of All Time
age 59 Leslie Antonio Frazier is an American football coach and former cornerback. He is the current defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He served as the ...more

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Les Steckel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Coaches of All Time
age 72 Les Steckel was the 3rd head coach of the Minnesota Vikings in 1984. He has also worked as an assistant coach with the San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Houston ...more