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This is a complete list of Washington Redskins head coaches. There have been 27 head coaches for the Washington Redskins, including coaches for the Boston Redskins (1933–1936) and Boston Braves (1932), of the National Football League (NFL). The Redskins franchise was founded as the Boston Braves, named after the local baseball franchise. The team changed their name to the Redskins in 1933 and moved to Washington, D.C. in 1937.
Joe Gibbs is the only coach to have more than one tenure. Two different coaches have won NFL championships with the team: Ray Flaherty in 1937 and 1942, and Joe Gibbs in 1982, 1987 and 1991. Gibbs is the all-time leader in games coached and wins, and Dudley DeGroot leads all coaches in winning percentage with .737 (with at least one full season coached). Mike Nixon is statistically the worst coach the Redskins have had in terms of winning percentage, with .182.
Of the 27 Redskins coaches, seven have been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including Ray Flaherty, Turk Edwards, Curly Lambeau, Otto Graham, Vince Lombardi, George Allen and Joe Gibbs. Several former players have been head coach for the Redskins, including Turk Edwards, Dick Todd, Jack Pardee and Richie Petitbon. In addition, former players have become assistant coaches, such as Earnest Byner, Russ Grimm, and Keenan McCardell. On January 5, 2010 the Redskins hired former Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders coach Mike Shanahan. Shanahan went 24–40 during four seasons in charge, before he was fired on December 30, 2013.
|#||Number of coaches[a]|
|†||Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach|
|‡||Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a player|
|*||Spent entire NFL head coaching career with the Redskins|
Note: Statistics are accurate through the 2013 NFL season.
|2||Lone Star Dietz* [b]||1933–1934*||24||11||11||2||.500||–|||
|4||Ray Flaherty †||1936–1942||78||54||21||3||.720||4||2||2|||
|6||Dudley DeGroot* [c]||1944–1945*||20||14||5||1||.737||1||0||1|||
|7||Turk Edwards* ‡||1946–1948*||35||16||18||1||.471||–|||
|8||John Whelchel* [d]||1949*||7||3||3||1||.500||–|||
|9||Herman Ball* [e]||1949–1951*||20||4||16||0||.200||–|||
|11||Curly Lambeau †||1952–1953||24||10||13||1||.435||–|||
|12||Joe Kuharich||1954–1958||60||26||32||2||.448||–||Sporting News Coach of the Year (1955)|
UPI NFL Coach of the Year (1955)
|15||Otto Graham* ‡||1966–1968*||42||17||22||3||.436||–|||
|16||Vince Lombardi † [f]||1969||14||7||5||2||.583||–|||
|18||George Allen †||1971–1977||98||67||30||1||.691||7||2||5||AP Coach of the Year (1971)|
Pro Football Weekly Coach of the Year (1971)
Sporting News Coach of the Year (1971)
UPI NFC Coach of the Year (1971)
|19||Jack Pardee||1978–1980||48||24||24||0||.500||–||AP Coach of the Year (1979)|
UPI NFC Coach of the Year (1979)
|20||Joe Gibbs* † [Total]||1981–1992*||184||124||60||0||.674||21||16||5||AP Coach of the Year (1982, 1983)|
Pro Football Weekly Coach of the Year (1982, 1983)
Sporting News Coach of the Year (1982, 1983, 1991)
UPI NFC Coach of the Year (1982)
|23||Terry Robiskie [h]||2000||3||1||2||0||.333||–|||
|–||Joe Gibbs* † [Total]||2004–2007*||64||30||34||0||.469||3||1||2|||