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Most Super Bowl wins by a coach: How Chiefs’ Andy Reid can join NFL royalty with third ring | Sporting News

Andy Reid’s place in Canton is secure, even if it isn’t official.

The Chiefs head coach has taken two different franchises to the Super Bowl, and he has just three seasons out of 25 total with a losing record. He’s also a two-time Super Bowl champion with Kansas City.

Last year, Reid’s second Super Bowl victory as head coach of the Chiefs placed him among the inner circle of Hall of Fame coaches. Another ring could move him even closer to the center.

Just 35 coaches in NFL history have a Super Bowl ring. Overall, there have been 524 head coaches in the history of the NFL, so the Super Bowl club is an exclusive group. And Reid is well ahead of the pack.

He’ll be coaching the Chiefs in their fourth Super Bowl in five years as they look to topple the 49ers as they did in 2020. Should the Chiefs win, Reid will find himself in good company. Here’s what you need to know.

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Most Super Bowl wins by a coach

Reid is already one of 14 head coaches to have won multiple Super Bowls. Win a third, and the company gets even more exclusive. 

Bill Belichick won six with the Patriots, Chuck Noll won four with the Steelers, Bill Walsh won three with the 49ers and Joe Gibbs won three with Washington. All of them, save Belichick who was active as a head coach in 2023, are in the Hall of Fame. It’s safe to say he’ll be in Canton as soon as he is eligible.

Coach Team Titles Seasons
Bill Belichick Patriots 6 2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2016, 2018
Chuck Noll Steelers 4 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979
Bill Walsh 49ers 3 1981, 1984, 1988
Joe Gibbs Redskins 3 1982, 1987, 1991
Vince Lombardi Packers 2 1966, 1967
Tom Landry Cowboys 2 1971, 1977
Don Shula Dolphins 2 1972, 1973
Tom Flores Raiders 2 1980, 1983
Bill Parcells Giants 2 1986, 1990
George Seifert 49ers 2 1989, 1994
Jimmy Johnson Cowboys 2 1992, 1993
Mike Shanahan Broncos 2 1997, 1998
Tom Coughlin Giants 2 2007, 2011
Andy Reid Chiefs 2 2019, 2022

Those coaching wins account for 63.2% of all Super Bowl victories. That’s a hefty percentage for just 14 coaches.

Among coaches with multiple Super Bowl rings, only Tom Coughlin, Mike Shanahan, George Seifert, Belichick and Reid are outside the Hall of Fame. Given how limited the process can be for allowing coaches into the Hall of Fame, it can often take some time for coaches to reach Canton.

Most championship wins by a coach

The first Super Bowl was held after the 1966 season. A number of other coaches have multiple NFL championships, or at least one championship and one Super Bowl victory.

Two coaches, Hank Stram and Lou Saban, recorded championships in the AFL before it merged with the NFL. Reid is one of only 26 coaches with multiple championships. Should the Chiefs win on Sunday, Reid will be one of only 11 with three.

Coach NFL (1920-65) SB (1966-present) Total
Paul Brown 7 0 7
Bill Belichick 0 6 6
George Halas 6 0 6
Curly Lambeau 6 0 6
Vince Lombardi 3 2 5
Chuck Noll 0 4 4
Guy Chamberlin 4 0 4
Joe Gibbs 0 3 3
Bill Walsh 0 3 3
Weeb Ewbank 2 1 3
Andy Reid 0 2 2
Hank Stram 1 (AFL) 1 2
Don Shula 0 2 2
Tom Landry 0 2 2
Bill Parcells 0 2 2
Tom Coughlin 0 2 2
Mike Shanahan 0 2 2
George Seifert 0 2 2
Tom Flores 0 2 2
Jimmy Johnson 0 2 2
Steve Owen 2 0 2
Buddy Parker 2 0 2
Lou Saban 2 (AFL) 0 2
Jimmy Conzelman 2 0 2
Ray Flaherty 2 0 2
Greasy Neale 2 0 2

Most conference championships by a coach

The Chiefs head coach earned his fifth conference championship this season when he guided the Chiefs past the Ravens. And with a fifth Super Bowl appearance, he has joined an exclusive club of coaches who have at least five conference titles.

Reid became the fourth head coach in NFL history to win five conference championships, joining a list composed of two Hall of Famers and Belichick.

Coach Team(s) Titles Seasons
Bill Belichick Patriots 9 2001,2003,2004,2007,2011,2014,2016,2017,2018
Don Shula Colts, Dolphins 6 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1982, 1984
Tom Landry Cowboys 5 1970, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978
Andy Reid Eagles, Chiefs 5 2004, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023

Most playoff wins by a coach

Reid’s victory against the Ravens in the AFC championship moved Reid six wins behind Belichick on the all-time playoff wins list. Belichick has 31 playoff wins in his coaching career.

Eighteen NFL coaches have recorded double-digit playoff win totals.

Coach Playoff wins
Bill Belichick 31
Andy Reid 25
Tom Landry 20
Don Shula 19
Joe Gibbs 17
Chuck Noll 16
Mike Holmgren 13
Tom Coughlin 12
Bill Cowher 12
John Harbaugh 12
Marv Levy 11
Bill Parcells 11
Dan Reeves 11
Mike McCarthy 11
Pete Carroll 11
Bill Walsh 10
George Seifert 10
Bud Grant 10

The gap between Reid and the closest active coaches is 13 wins, with John Harbaugh sitting at 12. If Harbaugh coached a team to an appearance in the wild-card round of the playoffs and was guaranteed to win the Super Bowl (four total playoff wins), it would still take him over three straight years of winning the Super Bowl then another two wins to pass Reid.

Reid also holds the distinction of being the only head coach with at least 10 playoff wins with multiple franchises. He won 10 playoff games as head coach of the Eagles and has won 15 with the Chiefs.

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