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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 67
William Stephen Belichick ( or (; born April 16, 1952) is an American football coach who serves as the head coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). His extensive ...more
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Bill Parcells is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
Bill Parcells age 78
Duane Charles "Bill" Parcells (born August 22, 1941), also known as "The Big Tuna", is an American former football coach who was a head coach in the National Football League ...more
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Chuck Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 80 (1933-2013)
Charles Leo Fairbanks (June 10, 1933 – April 2, 2013) was an American football coach who was a head coach at the high school, college and professional levels. He served as the head football ...more
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Raymond Berry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
age 86
Raymond Emmett Berry Jr. (born February 27, 1933) is a former American football player and coach in the National Football League (NFL). He played as a split end for the Baltimore Colts from 1955 ...more
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Pete Carroll is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
age 68
Peter Clay Carroll (born September 15, 1951) is an American football coach who is the head coach and executive vice president of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He is ...more
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Mike Holovak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 89 (1919-2008)
Michael Joseph Holovak (September 19, 1919 – January 27, 2008) was an American football player, coach, and executive. He played college football at Boston College, where he was named an ...more
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Lou Saban is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 88 (1921-2009)
Louis Henry Saban (October 13, 1921 – March 29, 2009) was an American football player and coach. He played for Indiana University in college and as a professional for the Cleveland Browns of the ...more
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Ron Meyer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
age 78
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 ...more
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Dick MacPherson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
age 89
Richard F. MacPherson (November 4, 1930 – August 8, 2017) was an American football coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1971 to 1977 and at Syracuse ...more
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Ron Erhardt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
Ron Erhardt Dec. at 81 (1931-2012)
Ronald Peter Erhardt (February 27, 1931 – March 21, 2012) was an American football coach at both the collegiate and professional levels. From 1979 to 1981 he served as head coach of the National ...more
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Clive Rush is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
Clive Rush Dec. at 49 (1931-1980)
Clive H. Rush (February 14, 1931 – August 22, 1980) was an American football player and coach at both the professional and collegiate levels. He served as the head football coach at Toledo ...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 89
John Edward Mazur (June 17, 1930 – November 1, 2013) was an American football player and coach. He was a quarterback for the University of Notre Dame and also served as head coach for the New ...more
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Phil Bengtson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 81 (1913-1994)
John Phillip Bengtson (July 17, 1913 – December 18, 1994) was an American football player and coach. He was a longtime assistant coach in college football and the National Football League (NFL), ...more
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Rod Rust is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
Rod Rust age 91
Rodney Arthur Rust (August 2, 1928 – October 23, 2018) was an American football player and coach. He is best known in the United States as the head coach of the New England Patriots of the ...more