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The Best Washington Football Team Coaches of All Time

List RulesVote up the top Washington Football Team coaches.

There have been many Washington Football Team coaches since the team got its start, but who is truly the best Washington Football Team coach of all time? Help us answer that question by upvoting your personal favorite Washington Football Team coaches, and downvoting any that you believe brought the team down.
 
When you think of
Washington Football Team coaches, you think Joe Gibbs. Under his leadership from 1981-1992, the Washington Football Team played in four Super Bowl games, winning 3 of them. This includes their first NFL Championship ever, which was won against the Miami Dolphins, a team that had previously defeated Washington. Outside of Gibbs, there have been no Washington Championships, with the team struggling to make a splash in the NFC.
 
Who is the greatest
Washington Football Teamcoach of all time? Vote up your favorite head coaches below that you believe really made an impact on the franchise.

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    Joe Gibbs

    Mocksville, North Carolina
    212
    22

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Joe Jackson Gibbs (born November 25, 1940) is a retired American football coach, NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series team owner, and former NHRA team owner. He was the 20th and 26th head  ...more

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    George Allen

    Nelson County, Virginia
    104
    24

    NationalityUnited States of America

    George Herbert Allen (April 29, 1918 – December 31, 1990) was an American football coach in the National Football League and the United States Football League. He was inducted into the Virginia  ...more
  • 3

    Vince Lombardi

    New York City, New York
    93
    22

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was an American football player, coach, and executive in the National Football League (NFL). He is best known as the head coach of the  ...more

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    Marty Schottenheimer

    McDonald, Pennsylvania
    70
    37

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    Martin Edward Schottenheimer (; born September 23, 1943) is a former professional American football player and coach who served as a head coach in the National Football League (NFL) for 21 seasons.  ...more
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    Jack Pardee

    Exira, Iowa
    52
    24

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    John Perry Pardee (April 19, 1936 – April 1, 2013) was an American football linebacker and the only head coach to helm a team in college football, the National Football League (NFL), the United  ...more

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    Otto Graham

    Waukegan, Illinois
    39
    16

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Otto Everett Graham Jr. (December 6, 1921 – December 17, 2003) was an American football quarterback who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and National  ...more

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    Green Bay, Wisconsin
    30
    20

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Earl Louis "Curly" Lambeau (April 9, 1898 – June 1, 1965) was a professional American football player and coach in the National Football League (NFL). Lambeau, along with his friend and fellow Green  ...more

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    Mike Shanahan

    Oak Park, Illinois
    47
    49

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Michael Edward Shanahan (born August 24, 1952) is a former American football coach, best known as the head coach of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL) from 1995 to 2008. During  ...more
  • 9

    Ray Flaherty

    Spokane, Washington
    27
    29

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Raymond Paul Flaherty (September 1, 1903 – July 19, 1994) was an American football player and coach in the National Football League, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was part of  ...more
  • 10

    Richie Petitbon

    New Orleans, Louisiana
    28
    31

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Richard Alvin Petitbon (born April 18, 1938) is a former American football safety and coach. Petitbon first attended Loyola University New Orleans on a track and field scholarship and left after his  ...more
  • 11

    Lud Wray

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    17
    18

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Eagles of the  ...more
  • 12

    Turk Edwards

    Mold, Washington
    19
    20

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Albert Glen "Turk" Edwards (September 28, 1907 – January 12, 1973) was an American football tackle in the National Football League (NFL). He played his entire career for the Washington Redskins,  ...more
  • 13

    Norv Turner

    Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
    33
    40

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Norvan Eugene Turner (born May 17, 1952) is an American football coach who is currently the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. Turner has also served as  ...more
  • 14

    William Henry Dietz

    Rice Lake, Wisconsin
    13
    13
    William Henry "Lone Star" Dietz (August 17, 1884 – July 20, 1964) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Washington State University (1915–1917), Purdue  ...more
  • 15

    Joe Kuharich

    South Bend, Indiana
    16
    20

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 and  ...more
  • 16

    Ron Rivera

    Fort Ord, California
    1
    0

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ronald Eugene "Ron" Rivera (born January 7, 1962) also known as "Riverboat Ron" is an American football coach and former player who is the head coach of the Washington Football Team of the National  ...more

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    Dutch Bergman

    Peru, Indiana
    12
    16
    Arthur J. "Dutch" Bergman (February 23, 1895 – August 18, 1972) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic  ...more
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    John Whelchel

    Hogansville, Georgia
    14
    19
    John Esten "Billick" Whelchel (April 1, 1898 – November 5, 1973) was a decorated officer in the United States Navy with the rank of Vice Admiral, American football player, coach, and college  ...more
  • 19
    Chicago, Illinois
    1
    1

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William E. Callahan (born July 31, 1956) is an American football coach who is currently the assistant head coach and offensive line coach for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League  ...more
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    Jay Gruden

    Tiffin, Ohio
    50
    78

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jay Michael Gruden (born March 4, 1967) is an American football coach and former quarterback, who is the current head coach of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). During  ...more
  • 21
    Chicago, Illinois
    10
    17
    Dudley Sargent DeGroot (November 10, 1899 – May 5, 1970) was an American athlete and coach, primarily of American football. He served as the head coach for the Washington Redskins of the National  ...more
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    Bill McPeak

    New Castle, Pennsylvania
    11
    18
    William Patrick McPeak (July 24, 1926 – May 7, 1991) was an American football player and National Football League coach.  ...more
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    San Pedro, Los Angeles
    8
    17

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William Lee Austin (October 18, 1928 – May 22, 2013) was an American football player and coach in the National Football League (NFL). He played as a lineman for the New York Giants for seven seasons,  ...more
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    Mike Nixon

    Masontown, Pennsylvania
    9
    21
    Michael Regis Nixon (November 21, 1911 – September 22, 2000) was an American football player, coach and scout who spent close to a half-century connected to the game. His most prominent positions  ...more
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    Eddie Casey

    Natick, Massachusetts
    9
    21
    Edward Lawrence Casey (May 16, 1894 – July 26, 1966) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Harvard University and was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame  ...more