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The ultimate goal for almost every player in the NFL is to 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 nowadays.

This table takes a look at the head coaches who 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 at least twice as a head coach, only 12 have made it 3 or more times.

Bill Belichick and the Patriots had represented the AFC 9 times since he took over in New England back in 2000. He’s three appearances ahead of runner-up Don Shula, who took a team to the big game on 6 different occasions.

Of the 23 coaches who have made multiple trips, nine have made it to the final game 4 or more times. Andy Reid of the Chiefs is the most recent addition, making his fourth and fifth appearances in Super Bowls 57 and 58. The only other active head coaches who have made multiple trips to the Super Bowl are Pete Carroll (Seahawks) and Mike Tomlin (Steelers).

You will notice that coaches who have gone to the most championship games typically have better odds to win this year’s Super Bowl than the rest of the league.

Which Head Coaches Have Appeared in the Most Super Bowls?

Head CoachAppearancesSuper BowlsTeam(s)
Bill Belichick9XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLII, XLVI, XLIX, LI, LII, LIIINew England Patriots
Don Shula6III, VI, VII, VIII, XVII, XIXBaltimore Colts, Miami Dolphins
Andy Reid5XXXIX, LIV, LV, LVII, LVIIIPhiladelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs
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

Super Bowl 50 Milestones

Super Bowl 50 wasn’t just a milestone for the game, it also had two head coaches make history. The game featured Gary Kubiak of the Denver Broncos against Ron Rivera of the Carolina Panthers.

Kubiak accomplished something no one in the NFL had done before. He became the first to reach the Super Bowl 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 ’80s (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 Records 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 is only for coaches who have made two or more appearances.

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

On the flip side of this, there are 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 %
Chuck Noll40100%
Bill Walsh30100%
Vince Lombardi20100%
Tom Flores20100%
Jimmy Johnson20100%
George Seifert20100%
Mike Shanahan20100%
Tom Coughlin20100%
Joe Gibbs3175%
Bill Belichick6367%
Andy Reid*2250%
Bill Parcells2167%
Hank Stram1150%
Dick Vermeil1150%
Bill Cowher1150%
Pete Carroll1150%
Mike Tomlin1150%
Tom Landry2340%
Don Shula2433%
Mike Holmgren1233%
Bud Grant040%
Marv Levy040%
Dan Reeves040%
John Fox020%

*Result Pending

Winning/Losing Head Coach of Every Super Bowl

SeasonSuper BowlWinning CoachTeamOpponentLosing Coach
2022LVIIAndy ReidKansas City ChiefsPhiladelphia EaglesNick Sirianni
2021LVISean McVayLos Angeles RamsCincinnati BengalsZac Taylor
2020LVBruce AriansTampa Bay BuccaneersKansas City ChiefsAndy Reid
2019LIVAndy ReidKansas City ChiefsSan Francisco 49ersKyle Shanahan
2018LIIIBill BelichickNew England PatriotsLos Angeles RamsSean McVay
2017LIIDoug PedersonPhiladelphia EaglesNew England PatriotsBill Belichick
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.