NFL The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time  

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Throughout their time as a football franchise, the New England Patriots have had a variety of coaches, but who is the best New England Patriots head coach of all time? We want you to help us answer that question by voting for your favorite New England Patriots coaches, keeping stats like Super Bowl wins and playoff runs in mind.
 
It's obvious that Bill Belichick is the all time greatest Patriots coach if you're going by the numbers. This man led New England to 6 Super Bowl appearances, four of which the team won. He has been coaching the Patriots since 2000, and his 175 regular season wins are way more than any other coach has had in the history of the team.
 
That being said, there are still some other great coaches that have coached for the New England Patriots. Bill Parcells captured an AFC Championship in 96, but was unable to win the Super Bowl. Other famous names include Raymond Berry and Chuck Fairbanks.
 
If the New England Patriots 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 New England Patriots.
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Bill Belichick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
age 66 William Stephen "Bill" Belichick is an American football head coach for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He also has extensive authority over the Patriots' ...more

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Bill Parcells is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
age 77 Duane Charles "Bill" Parcells is a former American football head coach, both in college with the Air Force Falcons, and the National Football League with the New York Giants, New ...more

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Raymond Berry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
age 85 Raymond Emmett Berry is a former football wide receiver. He played for the Baltimore Colts during their two NFL championship wins. He later had a career in coaching, highlighted by his trip to ...more

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Pete Carroll is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
age 67 Peter Clay "Pete" Carroll is the head coach and executive vice president of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He is a former head coach of the New York Jets, the ...more

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Chuck Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
Died at 80 (1933-2013) Charles Leo "Chuck" Fairbanks was an American football coach, a head coach at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. The offensive and defensive systems he introduced and ...more

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Mike Holovak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
Died at 89 (1919-2008) Michael Joseph Holovak was an American football player, coach, and executive. He played college football at Boston College, where he was named an All-American at fullback in 1942. Holovak was ...more

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Ron Meyer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
age 77 Ron Meyer is a former college and professional football coach. He is best known for being the head coach of Southern Methodist University, the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts.

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Lou Saban is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
Died at 88 (1921-2009) Louis Henry Saban was an American football player and coach. He played for Indiana University in college and as a professional for the Cleveland Browns of the All-America Football Conference ...more

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Ron Erhardt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
Ron Erhardt Died at 81 (1931-2012) Ronald Peter Erhardt was an American football coach at both the collegiate and professional levels, and from 1979-1981 served as head coach of the National Football League's New England

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Clive Rush is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
Clive Rush Died at 49 (1931-1980) Clive H. Rush was a football coach at both the professional and collegiate levels, but may be best remembered as head coach of the Boston Patriots during the 1969 American Football League season ...more

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Dick MacPherson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
age 88 Richard F. MacPherson is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1971 to 1977 and at Syracuse University from ...more

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John Mazur is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
John Mazur age 88 John Edward Mazur was a former football player and coach who was a quarterback for the University of Notre Dame and also served as head coach for the New England Patriots from 1970 to 1972. ...more

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Phil Bengtson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
Died at 81 (1913-1994) John Phillip Bengtson was a college football player and longtime assistant coach on the collegiate and NFL levels, chiefly remembered as the successor to Vince Lombardi as head coach of the ...more

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Rod Rust is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
age 90 Rodney A. Rust is a former American football player and coach. He is best known in the United States as the head coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League during the 1990 ...more