List of Cincinnati Bengals head coaches

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The Bengals have played in Paul Brown Stadium since 2000.

This is a complete list of Cincinnati Bengals head coaches. There have been 9 head coaches for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). The Bengals are a professional American football team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They are a member of the North Division of the American Football Conference (AFC). The Bengals franchise was founded in 1968 as a member of the Western Division of the American Football League (AFL),[1] before merging with the NFL in 1970.[1]

The current head coach is Marvin Lewis, who was promoted from defensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins on January 14, 2003[2] following the departure of Dick LeBeau on December 30, 2002.[3] Two coaches have won a conference championship with the team: Forrest Gregg in 1981, and Sam Wyche in 1988.[4] Lewis is the team's winningest coach and all time leader in games coached, while Gregg leads all coaches in winning percentage with .561 (with at least one full season coached).[5] Dick LeBeau is statistically the worst coach the Bengals had in terms of winning percentage, with .267.[6] Of the 9 Bengals coaches, two have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including Paul Brown and Forrest Gregg.[7] Two former players have been head coach for the Bengals, including Sam Wyche and Bruce Coslet.

Key[edit]

00 Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach
00 Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a player
0*0 Spent entire NFL head coaching career with the Bengals
# Number of coaches
GC Games Coached
W Wins
L Loses
T Ties
Win% Winning percentage


Coaches[edit]

Marvin Lewis has been the current head coach since the 2003 season.

Note: Statistics are accurate through the 2013 NFL season.

# Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards
GC W L T Win% GC W L
Cincinnati Bengals
1 Paul Brown 19681975 112 55 56 1 .495 3 0 3 UPI NFL Coach of the Year (1969, 1970)
2 Bill Johnson* 19761978 33 18 15 0 .545  –  –  –
3 Homer Rice* 19781979 27 8 19 0 .296  –  –  –
4 Forrest Gregg 19801983 57 32 25 0 .561 4 2 2 UPI NFL Coach of the Year (1981)
5 Sam Wyche 19841991 121 61 66 0 .480 5 3 2
6 Dave Shula* 19921996 71 19 52 0 .268  –  –  –
7 Bruce Coslet 19962000 60 21 39 0 .350  –  –  –
8 Dick LeBeau 20002002 45 12 33 0 .267  –  –  –
9 Marvin Lewis* 2003–present 178 92 85 1 .520 5 0 5 AP NFL Coach of the Year (2009)

References[edit]

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Specific
  1. ^ a b "History – Cincinnati Bengals". Cincinnati Bengals. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ Banks, Don (January 14, 2003). "Bengals hire Lewis as new head coach". Sports Illustrated. Time Warner. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ Associated Press (December 30, 2002). "Bengals fire LeBeau after 2–14 season". Sports Illustrated. Time Warner. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Cincinnati Bengals Championship History". NFL Team History.com. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Forrest Gregg Records, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Dick LeBeau Records, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Hall of Famers by Franchise". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved June 15, 2011.