List of Philadelphia Eagles head coaches

This is a list of head coaches for the Philadelphia Eagles. The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles joined the National Football League (NFL) as an expansion team in 1933. Currently members of the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC), the team has won three NFL titles and made two Super Bowl appearances (1980 and 2004). There have been twenty head coaches of the Eagles in the NFL.

Two different coaches have won NFL championships with the team: Earl "Greasy" Neale in 1948 and 1949, and Buck Shaw in 1960.[1] Andy Reid is the all-time leader in games coached and wins,[2] while Neale has the highest winning percentage with .594 (with at least one full season coached). Bert Bell is statistically the worst coach the Eagles have had in terms of winning percentage, with .185 win/loss percentage.[3]

Of the twenty Eagles coaches, four have been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.[4] Bert Bell was a charter member of the Hall of Fame. Bell was inducted for his work as the NFL Commissioner from 1946–1959. Wayne Millner, who coached the team in 1951, was enshrined as a player in 1968. Greasy Neale was in the class of 1969 for his work as the Eagles coach in the 1940s. Mike McCormack made the 1984 class for his Offensive Tackle play. Several former NFL players have been head coaches for the Eagles, including Jerry Williams, Ed Khayat, and Marion Campbell. The franchise's most recent head coach was Andy Reid, who was hired on January 11, 1999.[5] He was fired on December 31, 2012, after a 4–12 season – Reid's worst season in charge – which left the Eagles bottom of the NFC.[6]

Key


# Number of coaches[7]
GC Games Coached
W Wins
L Loses
T Ties
Win% Winning percentage
00 Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach
00 Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a player
00^ Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as the NFL Commissioner
00* Spent entire NFL head coaching career with the Eagles

Coaches


Statistics are correct as of the end of the 2012 NFL season.

# Name Term Regular Season Playoffs Awards Ref.
GC W L T Win% GC W L
Philadelphia Eagles
1 Lud Wray 19331935 31 9 21 1 .300 [8]
2 Bert Bell ^ 19361940 56 10 44 2 .185 [9]
3 Greasy Neale †* 19411950* 111 63 43 5 .594 4 3 1 [11]
4 Bo McMillin 1951 2 2 0 0 1.000 [12]
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5 Wayne Millner ‡* 1951* 10 2 8 0 .200 [15]
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6 Jim Trimble* 19521955* 48 25 20 3 .556 [18]
7 Hugh Devore 19561957 24 7 16 1 .304 [19]
8 Buck Shaw 19581960 36 19 16 1 .543 1 1 0 [20]
9 Nick Skorich 19611963 42 15 24 3 .385 [21]
10 Joe Kuharich 19641968 70 28 41 1 .406 [22]
11 Jerry Williams* 19691971* 31 7 22 2 .241 [23]
12 Ed Khayat* 19711972* 25 8 15 2 .348 [24]
13 Mike McCormack 19731975 42 16 25 1 .390 [25]
14 Dick Vermeil 19761982 101 54 47 0 .535 7 3 4 [26]
15 Marion Campbell 19831985 47 17 29 1 .370 [27]
16 Fred Bruney* 1985* 1 1 0 0 1.000 [28]
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17 Buddy Ryan 19861990 79 43 35 1 .551 3 0 3 [30]
18 Rich Kotite 19911994 64 36 28 0 .563 2 1 1 [31]
19 Ray Rhodes 19951998 64 29 34 1 .460 3 1 2 [32]
20 Andy Reid* 19992012* 224 130 93 1 .583 19 10 9 [33]
21 Chip Kelly 2013–present 5 2 3 0 .400 0 0 0

Footnotes

References