Top 20 - Coaching Victories

Top 20 Series. There are many ways in which a player's success in the NFL is measured. One of the most obvious is a comparison of statistics. Each week during the NFL's regular season featured updated Top 20 lists for four main statistical categories. 

Here, thanks to the help of Elias Sports Bureau, is an expanded look at Top 20 leaders in multiple NFL statistical categories. Check out where today’s stars compare to NFL greats at the start of the 2013 NFL Season. | Return to Top 20 at the Start of 2013>>>


CAREER NOTES. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick completed his 18th season as an NFL head coach. He led the Patriots to a 12-4 record and AFC East title in 2012. Belichick has also found postseason success throughout his career as he owns an 18-7 record, which ranks third all-time in playoff wins trailing only Hall of Famers Tom Landry (20) and Don Shula (19). 

Belichick is the NFL's winningest active coach and currently ranks sixth all-time in victories.

Coaching Victories (at start of 2013 NFL Season)

1 Don Shula* 347
2 George Halas* 324
3 Tom Landry* 270
4 Curly Lambeau* 229
5 Chuck Noll* 209
6T Bill Belichick 205
6T Marty Schottenheimer 205
8 Dan Reeves 201
9 Chuck Knox 193
10 Bill Parcells* 183
11 Mike Shanahan 175
12 Mike Holmgren 174
13 Joe Gibbs* 171
14 Paul Brown* 170
15 Bud Grant* 168
16 Tom Coughlin 163
17 Bill Cowher  161
18T Jeff Fisher 154
18T Marv Levy* 154
20 Steve Owen* 153


* Pro Football Hall of Fame member
Bold - coaches active during 2012 season
Top 20 lists courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau