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Coaches The Best New York Jets Coaches of All Time  

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There have been many New York Jets coaches since the team got its start, but who is truly the best New York Jets coach of all time? With Todd Bowles stepping in to fill Rex Ryan's shoes, 2015-2016 should be an interesting season for New York. Upvote your favorites on this list of New York Jets coaches, and downvote any that you believe brought the team down.

Rex Ryan served as the Jets coach from 2009-2014, leading the team to two AFC Championship games with rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez. They never made it to the Super Bowl under Ryan, but had a decent few years of being a contender in the NFL.

The Jets won their only Super Bowl under coach Weeb Ewbank. They were victorious in Super Bowl III, the game where Joe Namath famously guaranteed that the Jets would win.

Who is the greatest New York Jets coach of all time? Let us know by upvoting for your favorite head coaches below that you believe really made an impact on the franchise.

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Bill Parcells is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Jets Coaches of All Time
Bill Parcells 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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Weeb Ewbank is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Jets Coaches of All Time
Weeb Ewbank Died at 91 (1907-1998) Wilbur Charles "Weeb" Ewbank was an American professional football coach. He led the Baltimore Colts to NFL championships in 1958 and 1959 and the New York Jets to victory in Super ...more

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Walt Michaels is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Jets Coaches of All Time
Walt Michaels age 89 Walt Michaels is a former professional football player and coach who is best remembered for his six-year tenure as head coach of the NFL's New York Jets from 1977 to 1982. In 1977, Michaels was ...more

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Rex Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Jets Coaches of All Time
Rex Ryan age 56 Rex Ashley Ryan is the head coach of the Buffalo Bills in the National Football League. After serving as an assistant coach for 22 years, Ryan attained his first head coaching job in the NFL ...more

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Eric Mangini is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Jets Coaches of All Time
Eric Mangini age 47 Eric Anthony Mangini is an American football coach who currently serves as the defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. Mangini has been with the 49ers ...more

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Herman Edwards is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Jets Coaches of All Time
Herman Edwards age 64 Herman "Herm" Edwards, Jr. is an American football analyst who most recently coached in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs. Since 2009, he has been a pro football ...more

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Todd Bowles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Jets Coaches of All Time
Todd Bowles age 55 Todd Robert Bowles is an American football head coach for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He played eight seasons in the NFL as a safety, mainly for the Washington Redskins, ...more

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Pete Carroll is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Jets Coaches of All Time
Pete Carroll 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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Al Groh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Jets Coaches of All Time
Al Groh age 74 Al Groh is the former head coach of the University of Virginia football team, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team, and the New York Jets of the NFL. He was relieved of duty from his most ...more

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Joe Walton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Jets Coaches of All Time
Joe Walton age 83 Joseph Frank Walton is a former American football player and coach who most recently served as the head football coach at Robert Morris University. Walton played eight seasons in the National ...more

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Sammy Baugh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Jets Coaches of All Time
Sammy Baugh Died at 94 (1914-2008) Samuel Adrian "Slingin' Sammy" Baugh was an American football player and coach. He played college football for the Horned Frogs at Texas Christian University, where he was a two-time ...more

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Bulldog Turner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Jets Coaches of All Time
Bulldog Turner Died at 79 (1919-1998) Clyde Douglas "Bulldog" Turner was a professional football player for the Chicago Bears.

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Ken Shipp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Jets Coaches of All Time
Ken Shipp Died at 83 (1929-2012) Kenneth Allen Shipp was an American college and professional football coach. He served as an offensive coordinator and receivers coach in the National Football League and briefly as the head ...more

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Bruce Coslet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Jets Coaches of All Time
Bruce Coslet age 72 Bruce Coslet is a former American college and professional football player and professional football coach. A tight end, he played for the University of the Pacific and in 1969 debuted with the ...more

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Charley Winner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Jets Coaches of All Time
Charley Winner age 94 Charley Winner was a football coach whose professional and personal life was closely intertwined with that of Weeb Ewbank, another coach. Winner was born in Somerville, New Jersey and, during ...more

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Lou Holtz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Jets Coaches of All Time
Lou Holtz age 81 Louis Leo "Lou" Holtz is a former college football analyst for ESPN as well as a former football coach. He served as the head football coach at The College of William & Mary, North ...more

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Mike Holovak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Jets Coaches of All Time
Mike Holovak 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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Rich Kotite is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Jets Coaches of All Time
Rich Kotite age 76 Richard Edward "Rich" Kotite is a former National Football League player and coach.