The ultimate goal for almost every player in the NFL is to get to and win a Super Bowl. It’s no different for the head coaches. It’s an equally challenging feat. Especially with how short of a leash these guys are on now a days.

This table takes a look at the head coaches that have guided their team to the big game more than once. As you can see, it’s not a long list. While there are 23 who have been to the title game twice as a head coach, only 11 have made it 3 or more times.

With the Patriots playing again this year, Bill Belichick will take over the top spot. It will be his 7th time as a head coach in the big game. Prior to Belichick the record had belonged to Don Shula, who got there 6 times with the Colts and Dolphins. Of the 23 coaches who have made multiple trips, eight have made it to the final game 4 or more times.

Which Head Coaches Have Appeared in the Most Super Bowls?

Head CoachAppearancesSuper BowlsTeam(s)
Bill Belichick7XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLII, XLVI, XLIX, LINew England Patriots
Don Shula6III, VI, VII, VIII, XVII, XIXBaltimore Colts, Miami Dolphins
Tom Landry5V, VI, X, XII, XIIIDallas Cowboys
Chuck Noll4IX, X, XIII, XIVPittsburgh Steelers
Joe Gibbs4XVII, XVIII, XXII, XXVIWashington Redskins
Bud Grant4IV, VIII, IX, XIMinnesota Vikings
Marv Levy4XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIIIBuffalo Bills
Dan Reeves4XXI, XXII, XXIV, XXXIIIDenver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons
Bill Walsh3XVI, XIX, XXIIISan Francisco 49ers
Bill Parcells3XXI, XXV, XXXINew York Giants, New England Patriots
Mike Holmgren3XXXI, XXXII, XLGreen Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks
Vince Lombardi2I, IIGreen Bay Packers
Tom Flores2XV, XVIIIOakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Jimmy Johnson2XXVII, XXVIIIDallas Cowboys
George Seifert2XXIV, XXIXSan Francisco 49ers
Mike Shanahan2XXXII, XXXIIIDenver Broncos
Tom Coughlin2XLII, XLVINew York Giants
Hank Stram2I, IVKansas City Chiefs
Dick Vermeil2XV, XXXIVPhiladelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams
Bill Cowher2XXX, XLPittsburgh Steelers
Pete Carroll2XLVIII, XLIXSeattle Seahawks
Mike Tomlin2XLIII, XLVPittsburgh Steelers
John Fox2XXXVIII, XLVIIICarolina Panthers, Denver Broncos

Last year’s game featured Gary Kubiak of the Denver Broncos against Ron Rivera of the Carolina Panthers. Kubiak guided the Broncos to the championship in his first year on the job. Just last season he was the Offensive Coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens. Prior to that, he was Houston Texans head coach from 2006-2013. Rivera was in his 5th season as the coach with the Panthers.

Kubiak accomplished something no one in the NFL had done before. He became the first to reach the SuperBowl both as a player and a head coach with the same franchise. Kubiak was the backup to John Elway for 3 Super Bowls back in the late 80’s (1986, 1987 & 1989).

Rivera also accomplished a rare feat. He was just the 2nd Latino head coach to take a team to the championship game. Rivera missed out on adding his name to the list of winning both as a player and a head coach. Rivera was on the Chicago Bears 1985 team that defeated the Patriots 46-10.

Most Wins, Losses, and Record in the Super Bowl by Coach

As you know, getting to the game is one thing. Winning it is a whole different story. This table lets you look at the win/loss records and win percentage. Just keep in mind that this only for coaches who have made two or more appearances.

Believe it or not, there are eight coaches who have made it to multiple times and never suffered a loss. The best of the bunch being Chuck Noll, who owns a perfect 4-0 record.

On the flip side of this, there’s four head coaches who have made multiple appearances without a win. Three of them share the dismal record of 0-4. Those being Dan Reeves, Marv Levy and Bud Grant.

CoachWinsLossesWin %
Bill Belichick520.714
Don Shula240.333
Tom Landry230.400
Chuck Noll401.000
Joe Gibbs310.750
Bud Grant040.000
Marv Levy040.000
Dan Reeves040.000
Bill Walsh301.000
Bill Parcells210.667
Mike Holmgren120.333
Vince Lombardi201.000
Tom Flores201.000
Jimmy Johnson201.000
George Seifert201.000
Mike Shanahan201.000
Tom Coughlin201.000
Hank Stram110.500
Dick Vermeil110.500
Bill Cowher110.500
Pete Carroll110.500
Mike Tomlin110.500
John Fox020.000

Winning/Losing Head Coach of Every Super Bowl

SeasonSuper BowlWinning CoachTeamOpponentLosing Coach
2016LIBill BelichickNew England PatriotsAtlanta FalconsDan Quinn
201550Gary KubiakDenver BroncosCarolina PanthersRon Rivera
2015XLIXBill BelichickNew England PatriotsSeattle SeahawksPete Carroll
2014XLVIIIPete CarrollSeattle SeahawksDenver BroncosJohn Fox
2013XLVIIJohn HarbaughBaltimore RavensSan Francisco 49ersJim Harbaugh
2012XLVITom CoughlinNew York GiantsNew England PatriotsBill Belichick
2011XLVMike McCarthyGreen Bay PackersPittsburgh SteelersMike Tomlin
2010XLIVSean PaytonNew Orleans SaintsIndianapolis ColtsJim Caldwell
2009XLIIIMike TomlinPittsburgh SteelersArizona CardinalsKen Whisenhunt
2008XLIITom CoughlinNew York GiantsNew England PatriotsBill Belichick
2007XLITony DungyIndianapolis ColtsChicago BearsLovie Smith
2006XLBill CowherPittsburgh SteelersSeattle SeahawksMike Holmgren
2005XXXIXBill BelichickNew England PatriotsPhiladelphia EaglesAndy Reid
2004XXXVIIIBill BelichickNew England PatriotsCarolina PanthersJohn Fox
2003XXXVIIJon GrudenTampa Bay BuccaneersOakland RaidersBill Callahan
2002XXXVIBill BelichickNew England PatriotsSt. Louis RamsMike Martz
2001XXXVBrian BillickBaltimore RavensNew York GiantsJim Fassel
2000XXXIVDick VermeilSt. Louis RamsTennessee TitansJeff Fisher
1999XXXIIIMike ShanahanDenver BroncosAtlanta FalconsDan Reeves
1998XXXIIMike ShanahanDenver BroncosGreen Bay PackersMike Holmgren
1997XXXIMike HolmgrenGreen Bay PackersNew England PatriotsBill Parcells
1996XXXBarry SwitzerDallas CowboysPittsburgh SteelersBill Cowher
1995XXIXGeorge SeifertSan Francisco 49ersSan Diego ChargersBobby Ross
1994XXVIIIJimmy JohnsonDallas CowboysBuffalo BillsMarv Levy
1993XXVIIJimmy JohnsonDallas CowboysBuffalo BillsMarv Levy
1992XXVIJoe GibbsWashington RedskinsBuffalo BillsMarv Levy
1991XXVBill ParcellsNew York GiantsBuffalo BillsMarv Levy
1990XXIVGeorge SeifertSan Francisco 49ersDenver BroncosDan Reeves
1989XXIIIBill WalshSan Francisco 49ersCincinnati BengalsSam Wyche
1988XXIIJoe GibbsWashington RedskinsDenver BroncosDan Reeves
1987XXIBill ParcellsNew York GiantsDenver BroncosDan Reeves
1986XXMike DitkaChicago BearsNew England PatriotsRaymond Berry
1985XIXBill WalshSan Francisco 49ersMiami DolphinsDon Shula
1984XVIIITom FloresLos Angeles RaidersWashington RedskinsJoe Gibbs
1983XVIIJoe GibbsWashington RedskinsMiami DolphinsDon Shula
1982XVIBill WalshSan Francisco 49ersCincinnati BengalsForrest Gregg
1981XVTom FloresOakland RaidersPhiladelphia EaglesDick Vermeil
1980XIVChuck NollPittsburgh SteelersLos Angeles RamsRay Malavasi
1979XIIIChuck NollPittsburgh SteelersDallas CowboysTom Landry
1978XIITom LandryDallas CowboysDenver BroncosRed Miller
1977XIJohn MaddenOakland RaidersMinnesota VikingsBud Grant
1976XChuck NollPittsburgh SteelersDallas CowboysTom Landry
1975IXChuck NollPittsburgh SteelersMinnesota VikingsBud Grant
1974VIIIDon ShulaMiami DolphinsMinnesota VikingsBud Grant
1973VIIDon ShulaMiami DolphinsWashington RedskinsGeorge Allen
1972VITom LandryDallas CowboysMiami DolphinsDon Shula
1971VDon McCaffertyBaltimore ColtsDallas CowboysTom Landry
1970IVHank StramKansas City ChiefsMinnesota VikingsBud Grant
1969IIIWeeb EwbankNew York JetsBaltimore ColtsDon Shula
1968IIVince LombardiGreen Bay PackersOakland RaidersJohn Rauch
1967IVince LombardiGreen Bay PackersKansas City ChiefsHank Stram

Some interesting notes.  Technically Lovie Smith was the first black head coach to lead his team to the Superbowl since the Chicago Bears won the NFC Championship before Tony Dungy and the Indianapolis Colts won the AFC back in 2007.  Dungy became the first African American to win.  Now they have been joined by Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jim Caldwell of the Indianapolis Colts.

Tom Flores was the first Latino to coach in the Super Bowl when he lad the LA Raiders to a win in 1984.  Ron Rivera was the second when he took the Panthers to the title game in 2006.