Sports The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time  

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There have been many Washington Redskins coaches since the team got its start, but who is truly the best Washington Redskins coach of all time? Help us answer that question by upvoting your personal favorite Washington Redskins coaches, and downvoting any that you believe brought the team down.
 
When you think of Redskins coaches, you think Joe Gibbs. Under his leadership from 1981-1992, the Redskins 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 Redskins 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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Joe Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
age 78 Joe Jackson Gibbs is a former American football coach, NASCAR Championship team owner, and two time NHRA team owner. He was the 20th and 26th head coach in the history of the Washington ...more

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Vince Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
Died at 57 (1913-1970) Vincent Thomas "Vince" Lombardi, was an American football player, coach, and executive. He is best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s, where he led the ...more

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George Allen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
Died at 72 (1918-1990) George Herbert Allen was an American football coach in the National Football League and the United States Football League. He was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1998 and the ...more

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Marty Schottenheimer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
age 75 Martin Edward "Marty" Schottenheimer is a former professional American football player and coach. Over his career, he has served as head coach of the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City ...more

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Jack Pardee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
Died at 77 (1936-2013) John Perry Pardee was an American football linebacker and the only head coach to helm a team in college football, the National Football League, the United States Football League, the World ...more

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Mike Shanahan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
age 66 Michael Edward "Mike" Shanahan is an American football coach. He has been the head coach of the Los Angeles Raiders, Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins. He led the Broncos to ...more

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Otto Graham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
Died at 82 (1921-2003) Otto Everett Graham, Jr. was an American football quarterback who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League. Graham is regarded by ...more

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Jay Gruden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
age 51 Jay Michael Gruden is an American football coach and former quarterback who is currently the head coach of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. During his time in the Arena ...more

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Turk Edwards is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
Died at 66 (1907-1973) Albert Glen "Turk" Edwards was an American football tackle in the National Football League. He played his entire career for, and later became the head coach of, the Washington ...more

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Ray Flaherty is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
Died at 91 (1903-1994) Raymond Paul Flaherty 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 three NFL Championship teams, one ...more

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John Whelchel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
John Whelchel Died at 75 (1898-1973) John Esten "Billick" Whelchel was a decorated officer in the United States Navy with the rank of Vice Admiral, American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He ...more

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Curly Lambeau is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
Died at 67 (1898-1965) Earl Louis "Curly" Lambeau was founder, player, and first coach of the Green Bay Packers professional football team. He shares the distinction with rival George Halas of the Chicago ...more

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Joe Kuharich is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
Died at 64 (1917-1981) Joseph Lawrence Kuharich 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 at the University of Notre Dame ...more

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Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
age 80 Richard Alvin Petitbon is a former American football safety and head coach of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. After playing college football at Loyola of the South and ...more

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Lud Wray is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
Died at 73 (1894-1967) James R. Ludlow "Lud" Wray was a professional American football player, coach, and co-founder, with college teammate Bert Bell, of the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football ...more

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Dick Todd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
Died at 85 (1914-1999) Richard S. Todd was an American football player and coach for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. During his eight-year playing career between 1939 and 1948, Todd played ...more

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William Henry Dietz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
William Henry Dietz Died at 80 (1884-1964) William Henry "Lone Star" Dietz was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Washington State University, Purdue University, Louisiana Tech ...more

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Bill Austin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
Died at 85 (1928-2013) William Lee Austin was an American football player and coach in the National Football League, having played for the New York Giants for seven seasons and served as head coach for both the ...more

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Dutch Bergman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
Died at 77 (1895-1972) Arthur J. "Dutch" Bergman was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, now New Mexico ...more

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Dudley DeGroot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
Died at 71 (1899-1970) Dudley Sargent "Dud" DeGroot was an American athlete and coach, primarily of American football. He served as the head coach for the NFL's Washington Redskins from 1944 and 1945, ...more

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Norv Turner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
age 66 Norval Eugene Turner is an American football coach who is currently the offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. Turner has also served as offensive ...more

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Eddie Casey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
Eddie Casey Died at 72 (1894-1966) Edward Lawrence Casey was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Harvard University and was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1968. Casey also played ...more

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Bill McPeak is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
Bill McPeak Died at 65 (1926-1991) William Patrick McPeak was an American football player and National Football League coach.

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Herman Ball is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
Herman Ball Died at 89 (1910-1999) Herman Ball was a football player and coach who was a long-time assistant in the National Football League and served as head coach of the Washington Redskins from 1949 to 1951. A native of ...more

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Mike Nixon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
Died at 89 (1911-2000) Mike Nixon was an American football player, coach and scout who spent close to a half-century connected to the game. His most prominent positions were as head coach of the National Football ...more

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Terry Robiskie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
age 64 Terry Robiskie is a former American football player and current wide receivers coach for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League.

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Jim Zorn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
age 65 James Arthur "Jim" Zorn is a former American Football player and coach in the National Football League. Zorn was a left-handed quarterback, and is best known as the youthful and ...more

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Steve Spurrier is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Coaches of All Time
age 73 Stephen Orr "Steve" Spurrier is an American college football coach and former player. Spurrier is the current head football coach of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. He is ...more