Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Super Bowl Coaching Bounce Backs

Super Bowl Coaching Bounce Backs

Super Bowl Coaching Bounce Backs

Brian Billick has a comfy TV gig and hasn´t coached in years. (Steve Ruark/AP file photo)
Brian Billick has a comfy TV gig and hasn't coached in years. (Steve Ruark/AP file photo)

Long before Andy Reid was shown the NovaCare door, many Eagles fans were longing for a Super Bowl-winning coach — Brian Billick, Bill Cowher, Tony Dungy, Jon Gruden — to come to the Delaware Valley and win another ring. The problem is that no coach with a SB title has moved to another franchise and repeated.

A total of 11 coaches have fit that criteria, and only two of them even returned to the big game. Neither of them won it.

 Super Bowl


 Super Bowl
 Vince Lombardi  1966, '67 Packers  Redskins  1969    7-  5-2  —
 Hank Stram  1969 Chiefs  Saints  1976-77    7-21  —
 Don McCafferty  1970 Colts  Lions  1973    6-  7-1  —
 Tom Flores  1980, '83 Raiders  Seahawks  1992-94  14-34  —
 Mike Ditka  1985 Bears  Saints  1997-99  15-33  —
 Bill Parcells
 1986, '90 Giants
 Lost/Packers (1996)
 George Seifert  1989, '94 49ers   Panthers  1999-01  16-32  —
 Jimmy Johnson  1992, '93 Cowboys  Dolphins  1996-99  36-28  —
 Mike Holmgren  1996 Packers  Seahawks  1999-08  86-74  Lost/Steelers (2005)
 Mike Shanahan  1997, '98 Broncos  Redskins  2010-12  21-27  —
 Dick Vermeil  1999 Rams  Chiefs  2001-05  44-36  —
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