Coaches The Best New Orleans Saints Coaches of All Time  

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

Jim Mora was a Saints coach for 10 seasons from 1986-1996, and has coached the most game for the team. Although Mora's Saints made the playoffs four times in those ten years, they failed to win a single game.

The only coach to win a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints is Coach Sean Payton. He led the Saints to their first Super Bowl in 2009, defeating the Indianapolis Colts 31-17. Although he left the team in 2011, Payton came back and is currently coaching the Saints as of writing this.

If the New Orleans Saints 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 Orleans Saints.
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Sean Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Coaches of All Time
age 55 Patrick Sean Payton is an American football head coach for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. Payton was a quarterback at Naperville Central High School and Eastern Illinois ...more

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Jim E. Mora is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Coaches of All Time
age 83 James Ernest Mora is a retired football coach, formerly the head coach of the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League and the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars of ...more

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Jim Haslett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Coaches of All Time
age 63 James Donald "Jim" Haslett is an American football coach and former linebacker. Previously, he served as the head coach for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League, and the ...more

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Bum Phillips is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Coaches of All Time
Died at 90 (1923-2013) Oail Andrew "Bum" Phillips was an American football coach and the father of NFL coach Wade Phillips. "Bum" Phillips coached at the high school, college and professional

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Wade Phillips is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Coaches of All Time
age 71 Harold Wade Phillips is the defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos. He is the former head coach of the National Football League's Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills, and Dallas Cowboys. He was ...more

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Dick Nolan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Coaches of All Time
Died at 75 (1932-2007) Richard Charles Nolan was an American football player and head coach in the National Football League. He was the father of college and NFL coach Mike Nolan.

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Hank Stram is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Coaches of All Time
Died at 82 (1923-2005) Henry Louis "Hank" Stram was an American football coach. He is best known for his 15-year tenure with the American Football League's Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs and the Chiefs of ...more

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is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Coaches of All Time
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Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Coaches of All Time
age 79 Michael Keller Ditka is a former American football player, coach, and television commentator. A member of both the College Football and Pro Football Hall of Fames, he was the 1961 UPI NFL Rookie ...more

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Ernie Hefferle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Coaches of All Time
Ernie Hefferle Died at 85 (1915-2000) Ernest Edward Hefferle was an American football player and coach. He served as head football coach at Boston College from 1960 to 1961 and as the interim head coach for the New Orleans Saints of ...more

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Dick Stanfel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Coaches of All Time
age 91 Richard Anthony "Dick" Stanfel is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions and the Washington Redskins. He played college ...more

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J. D. Roberts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Coaches of All Time
age 86 John David "J. D." Roberts was an American football player and coach, serving as head coach of the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League from the middle of the 1970 season ...more

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Tom Fears is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Coaches of All Time
Died at 78 (1922-2000) Thomas Jesse Fears was a Mexican-American football split end for the Los Angeles Rams in the National Football League, playing nine seasons from 1948 to 1956. He was later an NFL assistant coach ...more

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John North is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Coaches of All Time
Died at 89 (1921-2010) John Puckett North was an American football player and coach. He played offensive and defensive end in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts, as well as for the Baltimore Colts of ...more

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Rick Venturi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Coaches of All Time
age 72 Rick Venturi is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Northwestern University and as longtime National Football League assistant coach known for his ...more

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Joe Vitt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Coaches of All Time
age 64 Joe Vitt is the assistant head coach and linebackers coach of the New Orleans Saints. He was the interim head coach for the New Orleans Saints during the 2012 season.

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Aaron Kromer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Coaches of All Time
Aaron Kromer Aaron Kromer is an American football coach and former player. He currently is the offensive line coach for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. He is the former offensive ...more