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The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time 

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Updated June 14, 2019 4.8k votes 1.2k voters 27.5k views 23 items
There have been 21 Philadelphia Eagles coaches since the team got its start, but who is truly the best Philadelphia Eagles coach of all time? Help us answer that question by upvoting your personal favorite Eagles coaches, and downvoting any that you believe brought the team down.
 
When Andy Reid coached the Eagles from 1999-2012 they went to the playoffs 9 times. Unfortunately they weren't able to secure a win in their  Super Bowl appearance vs the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX, despite quarterback Donovan McNabb throwing 3 touchdown passes for 357 yards. Other great Eagles coaches include Dick Vermeil (1976-1982) and Ray Rhodes (1995-1998).
 
Who is the greatest Philadelphia Eagles 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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Doug Pederson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
Eric Knight added Doug Pederson Age: 51

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Bellingham, Washington

Douglas Irving Pederson (born January 31, 1968) is an American football coach and former player who is currently the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He ...more

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Andy Reid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
Age: 61

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Teams: BYU Cougars football

Andrew Walter Reid (born March 19, 1958) is an American football head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). Reid was previously the head coach of the ...more

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Dick Vermeil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
Dick Vermeil Age: 83

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Calistoga, California, United States of America

Richard Albert Vermeil (; born October 30, 1936) is an American former football head coach for the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles (1976–1982), St. Louis Rams (1997–1999) and ...more

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Buddy Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
Buddy Ryan Age: 88

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Frederick, Oklahoma

James David "Buddy" Ryan (February 17, 1934 – June 28, 2016) was an American football coach in the National Football League (NFL) and American Football League (AFL). During his ...more
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Greasy Neale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 82 (1891-1973)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Parkersburg, West Virginia

Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds

Alfred Earle "Greasy" Neale (November 5, 1891 – November 2, 1973) was an American football and baseball player and coach.
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Buck Shaw is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 78 (1899-1977)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Mitchellville, Iowa

Lawrence Timothy "Buck" Shaw (March 28, 1899 – March 19, 1977) was an American football player and coach. He was the head coach for Santa Clara University, the University of ...more
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Bert Bell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 64 (1895-1959)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

De Benneville "Bert" Bell (February 25, 1895 – October 11, 1959) was the National Football League (NFL) commissioner from 1945 until his death in 1959. As commissioner, he introduced ...more
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Ray Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
Age: 69

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Mexia, Texas

Teams: San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants

Raymond Earl Rhodes (born October 20, 1950) is a former American football coach. He served as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League ...more
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Lud Wray is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 73 (1894-1967)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

James R. Ludlow "Lud" Wray (February 7, 1894 – July 24, 1967) was a professional American football player, coach, and co-founder, with college teammate Bert Bell, of the Philadelphia ...more
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Wayne Millner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
Wayne Millner Dec. at 63 (1913-1976)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts

Wayne Vernal Millner (January 31, 1913 – November 19, 1976) was an American college and professional football player who was known for his clutch play as an offensive and defensive end for both ...more
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Fred Bruney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
Age: 88

Birthplace: Martins Ferry, Ohio

Frederick Karl Bruney (December 30, 1931 – January 22, 2016) was an American college and professional American football defensive back.
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Pat Shurmur is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
magical_rainbow25 added Age: 54

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Patrick Carl Shurmur (born April 14, 1965), is an American football coach who is the head coach of the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was the head coach of the ...more
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Mike McCormack is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 83 (1930-2013)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Michael Joseph McCormack (June 21, 1930 – November 15, 2013) was an American football player and coach in the National Football League (NFL). He played with the Cleveland Browns from 1954 ...more
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Chip Kelly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
Age: 56

Birthplace: Dover, New Hampshire

Charles Edward Kelly (born November 25, 1963) is an American football coach who is the head coach for the UCLA Bruins. He was a head coach in the National Football League (NFL) twice, with the ...more
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Rich Kotite is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
Age: 77

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Richard Edward Kotite (born October 13, 1942) is a former National Football League player and coach.
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Marion Campbell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
Age: 90

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Chester, South Carolina

Francis Marion Campbell (May 25, 1929 – July 13, 2016) was an American football defensive lineman and coach. He played college football for the Georgia Bulldogs from 1949 until 1951, where he ...more
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Nick Skorich is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 83 (1921-2004)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Bellaire, Ohio

Nicholas Leonard Skorich (June 26, 1921 – October 2, 2004) was an American football player and coach. Skorich played guard at Bellaire High School and the University of Cincinnati before joining ...more
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Joe Kuharich is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 64 (1917-1981)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana

Joseph Lawrence Kuharich (April 14, 1917 – January 25, 1981) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of San Francisco from 1948 to 1951 ...more
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Jerry Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
Jerry Williams Dec. at 75 (1923-1998)

Nationality: Canada

Birthplace: Spokane, Washington

Jerome Ralph Williams (November 1, 1923 – December 31, 1998) was an American football player and coach who served as the head coach of two Canadian Football League (CFL) teams, as well as the ...more
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Hugh Devore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 82 (1910-1992)

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey

Hugh John Devore (November 25, 1910 – December 8, 1992) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Providence College (1938–1941), the University of Notre ...more
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Bo McMillin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
Bo McMillin Dec. at 57 (1895-1952)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Prairie Hill, Texas

Alvin Nugent "Bo" McMillin (January 12, 1895 – March 31, 1952) was an American football player and coach at the collegiate and professional level. He played college football at Centre ...more
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Ed Khayat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
Age: 84

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Moss Point, Mississippi

Edward Michel Khayat (born September 14, 1935) is a thirty-five year National Football League veteran, ten years as a player (117 game total) and twenty-five as a coach. He was a starting ...more
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Jim Trimble is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Philadelphia Eagles Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 88 (1918-2006)

Nationality: Canada

Birthplace: McKeesport, Pennsylvania

James William Trimble (May 29, 1918 – May 23, 2006) was an American gridiron football coach who served as head coach in both the National Football League (NFL) and the Canadian Football League ...more