List of Philadelphia Eagles head coaches

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This is a list of head coaches for the Philadelphia Eagles. The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles joined the National Football League (NFL) as an expansion team in 1933. Currently members of the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC), the team has won three NFL titles and made two Super Bowl appearances (1980 and 2004). There have been 22 head coaches of the Eagles in the NFL.

Two different coaches have won NFL championships with the team: Earl "Greasy" Neale in 1948 and 1949, and Buck Shaw in 1960.[1] Andy Reid is the all-time leader in games coached and wins,[2] while Neale has the highest winning percentage with .594 (with at least one full season coached). Bert Bell is statistically the worst coach the Eagles have had in terms of winning percentage, with .185 win/loss percentage.[3]

Of the 22 Eagles coaches, four have been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.[4] Bert Bell was a charter member of the Hall of Fame. Bell was inducted for his work as the NFL Commissioner from 1946–1959. Wayne Millner, who coached the team in 1951, was enshrined as a player in 1968. Greasy Neale was in the class of 1969 for his work as the Eagles coach in the 1940s. Mike McCormack made the 1984 class for his Offensive Tackle play. Several former NFL players have been head coaches for the Eagles, including Jerry Williams, Ed Khayat, and Marion Campbell. Andy Reid.[5] spent 14 seasons in charge before he was fired on December 31, 2012, after a 4–12 season – Reid's worst season in charge – which left the Eagles bottom of the NFC.[6] He was replaced by former University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly, who led the Eagles to a 10–6 record and the playoffs. Kelly was fired on December 29, 2015 after going 6–9 through that season's first 15 games. He was replaced by Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmer for week 17. As of January 14, the Eagles named Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator, Doug Pederson their new head coach going into the 2016-2017 NFL season.

Key

Bert Bell (center), a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, coached the Eagles from 1936 to 1940.
# Number of coaches[N 1]
GC Games Coached
W Wins
L Loses
T Ties
Win% Winning percentage
00 Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach
00 Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a player
00^ Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as the NFL Commissioner
00* Spent entire NFL head coaching career with the Eagles

Coaches

Earle "Greasy" Neale, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, coached the Eagles from 1941 to 1950.
Dick Vermeil coached the Eagles from 1976 to 1982.

Statistics are correct as of the end of the 2016 NFL season.

# Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards Reference
GC W L T Win% GC W L
1 Lud Wray 19331935 31 9 21 1 .306 [7]
2 Bert Bell ^ 19361940 56 10 44 2 .196 [8]
3 Greasy Neale †* 19411950* 111 63 43 5 .590 4 3 1 NFL Championship (1948)

NFL Championship (1949)

StarIconBronze.pngSporting News Coach of the Year (1948)[9]

[10]
4 Bo McMillin 1951[N 2] 2 2 0 0 1.000 [11]
[12]
5 Wayne Millner ‡* 1951*[N 3] 10 2 8 0 .200 [13]
[14]
6 Jim Trimble* 19521955* 48 25 20 3 .552 [15]
7 Hugh Devore 19561957 24 7 16 1 .313 [16]
8 Buck Shaw 19581960 36 19 16 1 .542 1 1 0 NFL Championship (1960)

StarIconBronze.pngAP Coach of the Year (1960)
StarIconBronze.pngUPI NFL Coach of the Year (1960)[9]

[17]
9 Nick Skorich 19611963 42 15 24 3 .393 [18]
10 Joe Kuharich 19641968 70 28 41 1 .407 [19]
11 Jerry Williams* 19691971* 31 7 22 2 .258 [20]
12 Ed Khayat* 19711972* 25 8 15 2 .360 [21]
13 Mike McCormack 19731975 42 16 25 1 .393 [22]
14 Dick Vermeil 19761982 101 54 47 0 .535 7 3 4 StarIconBronze.pngPro Football Weekly Coach of the Year (1979)
StarIconBronze.pngSporting News Coach of the Year (1979)
StarIconBronze.pngUPI NFC Coach of the Year (1978)[9]
[23]
15 Marion Campbell 19831985 47 17 29 1 .372 [24]
16 Fred Bruney* 1985*[N 4] 1 1 0 0 1.000 [25]
17 Buddy Ryan 19861990 79 43 35 1 .551 3 0 3 [26]
18 Rich Kotite 19911994 64 36 28 0 .563 2 1 1 [27]
19 Ray Rhodes 19951998 64 29 34 1 .461 3 1 2 StarIconBronze.pngAP Coach of the Year (1995)
StarIconBronze.pngSporting News Coach of the Year (1995)
StarIconBronze.pngUPI NFC Coach of the Year (1995)[9]
[28]
20 Andy Reid 19992012 224 130 93 1 .583 19 10 9 StarIconBronze.pngAP Coach of the Year (2002)
StarIconBronze.pngPro Football Weekly Coach of the Year (2002)
StarIconBronze.pngSporting News Coach of the Year (2000, 2002)[9]
[29]
21 Chip Kelly 20132015 47 26 21 0 .553 1 0 1 [30]
22 Pat Shurmur 2015[N 5] 1 1 0 0 1.000 [31]
23 Doug Pederson* 2016–present 25 15 10 0 .600

Footnotes

  1. ^ A running total of the number of coaches of the Eagles. Thus, any coach who has two separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  2. ^ After two games, McMillin underwent surgery for what was believed to be ulcer troubles. It turned out to be stomach cancer, which ended his coaching career.
  3. ^ Millner spent just one year as Head Coach before resigning prior to the start of the 1952, citing health problems. However, just 17 days after his decision, he accepted an assistant coaching position with the Redskins.
  4. ^ Bruney was appointed the interim head coach of the Eagles for the last game of the 1985 season after former coach Marion Campbell was let go with one game remaining in the season.
  5. ^ Shurmur was appointed the interim head coach of the Eagles for the last game of the 2015 season after former coach Chip Kelly was let go with one game remaining in the season.

References

  1. ^ "Philadelphia Eagles Championship History". NFLTeamHistory.com. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  2. ^ "Andy Reid's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 
  3. ^ "Bert Bell's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on 2008-03-03. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 
  4. ^ "Hall of Famers by Franchise". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved March 14, 2008. 
  5. ^ "The Racial Scorecard". Sports Illustrated. 1999-01-11. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  6. ^ "Eagles Announce End Of Reid's Tenure". Philadelphia Eagles. NFL Enterprises LLC. December 31, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Lud Wray". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2007-02-08. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  8. ^ "Bert Bell". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "NFL Coach of the Year Award". Hickok Sports. Archived from the original on December 5, 2012. Retrieved March 22, 2008. 
  10. ^ "Greasy Neale". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  11. ^ "Alvin Nugent "Bo" McMillin". Pulaski Magazine. Retrieved 2008-05-25. [permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Bo McMillin". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2007-02-09. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  13. ^ "WAYNE MILLNER". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  14. ^ "Wayne Millner". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  15. ^ "Jim Trimble". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2007-02-06. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  16. ^ "Hugh Devore". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2007-02-06. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  17. ^ "Buck Shaw". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  18. ^ "Nick Skorich". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  19. ^ "Joe Kuharich". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  20. ^ "Jerry Williams". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2007-02-09. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  21. ^ "Ed Khayat". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  22. ^ "Mike McCormack". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2007-05-17. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  23. ^ "Dick Vermeii". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2009-02-14. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  24. ^ "Marion Campbell]". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  25. ^ "Fred Bruney". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  26. ^ "Buddy Ryan". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-23. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  27. ^ "Rich Kotite". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  28. ^ "Ray Rhodes". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  29. ^ "Andy Reid". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  30. ^ "Chip Kelly Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  31. ^ "Pat Shurmur Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 

External links

  • "Philadelphia Eagles History". CBS Sports. Retrieved March 15, 2008. 
  • "Hall of Famers by Franchise". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved March 15, 2008. 
  • "Philadelphia Eagles Coaching Records and History". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on April 8, 2007. Retrieved March 15, 2008. 
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