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The Best New York Jets Coaches of All Time

Updated June 25, 2019 2.6k votes 442 voters 11.0k views19 items

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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    Weeb Ewbank
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    Weeb Ewbank

    Dec. at 91 (1907-1998)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceRichmond, Wayne Township, Indiana

    Wilbur Charles "Weeb" Ewbank (May 6, 1907 – November 17, 1998) was an American professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Bill Parcells
    190
    40

    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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    Rex Ryan
    154
    79

    Rex Ryan

    Age: 58

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceArdmore, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Rex Ashley Ryan (born December 13, 1962) is a former American football coach and current ESPN... more on Wikipedia
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    Herman Edwards
    106
    63

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    BirthplaceUSA, New Jersey, Fort Monmouth

    TeamsPhiladelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, Los Angeles Rams, San Diego State Aztecs football

    Herman Edwards Jr. (born April 27, 1954) is an American football coach and former player who... more on Wikipedia

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    #268 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History#20 of 63 The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

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    Walt Michaels
    95
    57

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSwoyersville, Pennsylvania

    Walter Edward Michaels (October 16, 1929 – July 10, 2019) was a professional American football... more on Wikipedia
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    Eric Mangini
    79
    77

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut, United States of America

    Eric Anthony Mangini (born January 19, 1971) is an American football coach who last served as... more on Wikipedia
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    Pete Carroll
    75
    75

    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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    #56 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes#32 of 61 The Best NFL Coaches of All Time

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    Joe Walton
    54
    66

    Joe Walton

    Age: 85

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBeaver Falls, Pennsylvania

    Joseph Frank Walton (born December 15, 1935) is a former American football player and coach... more on Wikipedia
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    Al Groh
    47
    62

    Al Groh

    Age: 76

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Albert Michael Groh II (born July 13, 1944) is an American football analyst and former player... more on Wikipedia
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    Sammy Baugh
    30
    56

    Sammy Baugh

    Dec. at 94 (1914-2008)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceTemple, Texas, United States of America

    TeamsWashington Redskins, TCU Horned Frogs football, Columbus Red Birds

    Samuel Adrian Baugh (March 17, 1914 – December 17, 2008) was an American football player and... more on Wikipedia

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    #129 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#1663 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time

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    Adam Gase
    28
    62

    Adam Gase

    Adam Gase is the current Offensive Coordinator for the Chicago Bears. He was previously the... more on Wikipedia
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    Todd Bowles
    45
    147

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceElizabeth, New Jersey

    Todd Robert Bowles (born November 18, 1963) is an American football coach who is the... more on Wikipedia
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    Bruce Coslet
    25
    80

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bruce Coslet (born August 5, 1946) is a former American college and professional football... more on Wikipedia
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    Bulldog Turner
    12
    54

    Bulldog Turner

    Dec. at 79 (1919-1998)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePlains, Texas

    Clyde Douglas "Bulldog" Turner (March 10, 1919 – October 30, 1998) was an American football... more on Wikipedia
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    Lou Holtz
    17
    94

    Lou Holtz

    Age: 83

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceFollansbee, West Virginia, United States of America

    TeamsKent State Golden Flashes football

    Louis Leo Holtz (born January 6, 1937) is a former American football player, coach, and... more on Wikipedia

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    #19 of 42 The Worst NFL Coaches of All Time#12 of 119 The Best College Football Coaches of All Time

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    Charley Winner
    13
    70

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSomerville, New Jersey

    Charley Winner (born July 2, 1924) is a former a football coach whose professional and... more on Wikipedia
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    Ken Shipp
    10
    67

    Ken Shipp

    Dec. at 83 (1929-2012)

    BirthplaceOld Hickory, Tennessee

    Kenneth Allen Shipp (February 3, 1929 – March 5, 2012) was an American college and... more on Wikipedia
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    Mike Holovak
    9
    67

    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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    Rich Kotite
    11
    153

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Richard Edward Kotite (born October 13, 1942) is a former National Football League player and... more on Wikipedia