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The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time

Updated June 14, 2019 2.3k votes 593 voters 14.2k views14 items
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
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee, United States of America

    William Stephen Belichick ( or (; born April 16, 1952) is an American football coach who... more on Wikipedia
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    Bill Parcells is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
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    Bill Parcells

    Age: 79

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceEnglewood, New Jersey

    Duane Charles "Bill" Parcells (born August 22, 1941), also known as "The Big Tuna", is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Chuck Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
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    Chuck Fairbanks

    Dec. at 80 (1933-2013)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Charles Leo Fairbanks (June 10, 1933 – April 2, 2013) was an American football coach who was a... more on Wikipedia
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    Raymond Berry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
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    85

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceCorpus Christi, Texas, United States of America

    Raymond Emmett Berry Jr. (born February 27, 1933) is a former American football player and... more on Wikipedia
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    Pete Carroll is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
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    134

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    TeamsPacific Tigers football

    Peter Clay Carroll (born September 15, 1951) is an American football coach who is the head... more on Wikipedia
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    Mike Holovak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
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    Mike Holovak

    Dec. at 89 (1919-2008)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLansford, Pennsylvania

    Michael Joseph Holovak (September 19, 1919 – January 27, 2008) was an American football... more on Wikipedia
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    Lou Saban is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
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    Lou Saban

    Dec. at 88 (1921-2009)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBrookfield, Illinois

    Louis Henry Saban (October 13, 1921 – March 29, 2009) was an American football player and... more on Wikipedia
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    Ron Meyer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
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    Ron Meyer

    Age: 79

    NationalityCanada

    BirthplaceMiami Beach, Florida

    Ron Meyer (February 17, 1941 – December 5, 2017) was an American college and professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Ron Erhardt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
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    Ron Erhardt

    Dec. at 81 (1931-2012)
    Ronald Peter Erhardt (February 27, 1931 – March 21, 2012) was an American football coach at... more on Wikipedia
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    Dick MacPherson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
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    BirthplaceOld Town, Maine

    Richard F. MacPherson (November 4, 1930 – August 8, 2017) was an American football coach. He... more on Wikipedia
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    Clive Rush is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
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    Clive Rush

    Dec. at 49 (1931-1980)
    Clive H. Rush (February 14, 1931 – August 22, 1980) was an American football player and coach... more on Wikipedia
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    Phil Bengtson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
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    Phil Bengtson

    Dec. at 81 (1913-1994)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceRoseau, Minnesota

    John Phillip Bengtson (July 17, 1913 – December 18, 1994) was an American football player and... more on Wikipedia
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    John Mazur is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
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    John Mazur

    Age: 90

    NationalityUnited States of America

    John Edward Mazur (June 17, 1930 – November 1, 2013) was an American football player and... more on Wikipedia
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    Rod Rust is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New England Patriots Coaches of All Time
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    Rod Rust

    Age: 92

    NationalityCanada

    BirthplaceWebster City, Iowa

    Rodney Arthur Rust (August 2, 1928 – October 23, 2018) was an American football player and... more on Wikipedia
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