Best Head Coaches in Professional Football History


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12) Bud Grant 

Teams: Minnesota Vikings
Years: 1976-83, 85
Record: 158-96-5

Grant is the only coach on the list who has never won a championship. That shouldn’t detract all that he accomplished throughout his career.

Grant was an amazing athlete, playing in both the NBA and the NFL. From there he ended up to the Canadian Football League as a wide receiver. Eventually becoming a head coach with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. There he led his team to six Grey Cup appearances, winning the CFL Championship four times. The CFL coach won 122 games and was named Coach of the Year in 1965.

From there Grant was hired to turnaround the struggling Minnesota Vikings. While with the Vikings, Grant led Minnesota to 11 Division Titles, 158 wins and four Super Bowl appearances. Grant was one of the best coaches of his time and won the NFL Coach of the Year in 1969.

Marv Levy and Bud Grant are the only coaches in football history to lead their teams to the Grey Cup and Super Bowl. The Vikings coach was always a winner and was eventually inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1994.

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About Vince Corcoran

Vincent played four varsity sports in high school instilling in him a respect for all sports and the athletes who play them. Vince was born and lived in his youth, overseas giving him a well rounded knowledge of many world wide sports. If you made him choose he would say that his biggest love would be college basketball but he is knowledgeable and maintains an interest in a variety sports.

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