List of Green Bay Packers head coaches

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Mike McCarthy is the current coach of the Packers and led them to victory in Super Bowl XLV.[1]

There have been 15 head coaches for the Green Bay Packers, a professional American football team of the National Football League (NFL). The franchise was founded in 1919 by Curly Lambeau and competed for two years against teams around Wisconsin and Michigan before entering into the American Professional Football Association, which is now known as the NFL.

Four different coaches have won NFL championships with the Packers: Earl Louis "Curly" Lambeau in 1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, and 1944; Vince Lombardi in 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, and 1967; Mike Holmgren in 1996;[2] and Mike McCarthy in 2010. Lambeau is the franchise leader in career games (334) and career wins (209), while Lombardi has the best winning percentage (.754).[3] Ray (Scooter) McLean has the worst winning percentage (.077).[4] Four Packers coaches — Lambeau, Lombardi, Bart Starr and Forrest Gregg — have been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, although Starr and Gregg are recognized as players.[5] Lombardi and Lindy Infante have both been named the league's coach of the year by major news organizations.

The current head coach of the Green Bay Packers is Mike McCarthy, who was hired on January 12, 2006.[6]

The indisputable best head coach of the Green Bay Packers is and will always be Vince Lombardi.

Key[edit]

Curly Lambeau was the original head coach of the Packers from 1921 to 1949. He was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963.[7]
# Number of coaches[a]
GC Games Coached
W Wins
L Loses
T Ties
Win% Winning percentage
0 * Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for coaching
0 ** Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for playing
0 Entire professional head coaching career with Packers


Coaches[edit]

Statistics current through the 2013 NFL season.

Mike Holmgren was the head coach of the Packers from 1992 to 1998 and led them to a victory in Super Bowl XXXI.[8]
# Name Term Regular Season Playoffs Awards
GC W L T Win% GC W L
Green Bay Packers
1 *Curly Lambeau 19211949 334 209 104 21 .668 5 3 2
2 Gene Ronzani[b] 19501953 46 14 31 1 .311
3 Hugh Devore[b] 1953 2 0 2 0 .000
4 Ray (Scooter) McLean[b][c][4] 1953 2 0 2 0 .000
5 Lisle Blackbourn 19541957 48 17 31 0 .354
Ray (Scooter) McLean[c][4] 1958 12 1 10 1 .091
6 *Vince Lombardi 19591967 122 89 29 4 .753 10 9 1 StarIconBronze.pngAP Coach of the Year (1959)
StarIconBronze.pngSporting News Coach of the Year (1961)
StarIconBronze.pngUPI NFL Coach of the Year (1959)[9][10]
7 Phil Bengtson 19681970 42 20 21 1 .488
8 Dan Devine 19711974 56 25 27 4 .481 1 0 1 StarIconBronze.pngUPI NFC Coach of the Year (1972)[10]
9 **Bart Starr 19751983 131 52 76 3 .406 2 1 1
10 **Forrest Gregg 19841987 63 25 37 1 .403
11 Lindy Infante 19881991 64 24 40 0 .375 StarIconBronze.pngAP Coach of the Year (1989)
StarIconBronze.pngSporting News Coach of the Year (1989)
StarIconBronze.pngUPI NFC Coach of the Year (1989)[10]
12 Mike Holmgren 19921998 112 75 37 0 .670 14 9 5
13 Ray Rhodes 1999 16 8 8 0 .500
14 Mike Sherman 20002005 96 57 39 0 .594 6 2 4
15 Mike McCarthy 2006present 128 82 45 1 .637 11 6 5

Footnotes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of coaches of the Packers. Thus any coach who has two separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  • b Ronzani resigned with two games remaining in the 1953 season and was replaced on an interim basis by the tandem of Devore and McLean.
  • c McLean's full coaching record with the Packers is 14 regular season games coached with a record of 1–12–1 and a W–L percentage of .077.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Mike McCarthy's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  2. ^ "Green Bay Packers Championship History". NFLTeamHistory.com. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  3. ^ "Vince Lombardi's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  4. ^ a b c "Ray McLean's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  5. ^ "Hall of Famers by Franchise". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved March 17, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Packers find 'best fit' in McCarthy". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2008-03-17. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Curly Lambeau's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2008-03-22. 
  8. ^ "Mike Holmgren's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  9. ^ "Vince Lombardi Awards and Honors". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved March 20, 2008. 
  10. ^ a b c "NFL Coach of the Year Award". Hickok Sports. Retrieved March 20, 2008.