For more than the past decade we have watched Bill Belichick rise steadily on the All-Time list. Back in 2009 when we started his numbers barely got him into the top ten group. Our rankings were consistently criticized for not ranking him higher. Now, finally, our critics can begin to back off. As of the end of the 2018 (i.e. after the Super Bowl played on February 3, 2019) Bill has pulled solidly ahead of John Madden. He has 2,600 points as compared to John's 2,564. Clearly,not ready to rest on his laurels the wizard in New England made it to his ninth Super Bowl and came away with his fifth win. ( I sure didn't need to stay up nights grinding out numbers to figure out that he is the best of the best ever.)
In any event, keep in mind that to make our All-Time list you must have coached for at least 96 games (six years). Also, the inclusion of some of our top coaches may seem surprising, except that in several cases they did not hang around forever. The longer you hang around the more certain you are going to have down periods. Madden blazed through in ten years. Tom Landry was there for 29. Before you get too upset about our list, make sure you visit our methodology on the CASH page.
Here are the very BEST five:
A list which ranks anything will have a top and a bottom. With respect to the poor souls listed below, however, it is important to recognize that just to qualify to be an All Time loser, you must have been able stay around for almost 100 games, which means that someone thought he was doing something right. Marion Campbell happens to be our anchor man and is well deserving of that dubious distinction. He has the lowest CASH score of any “qualifying” coach. On the other hand, on the overall list of 305 coaches there are at least 70 non-qualifiers with worse scores that the old “Swamp Fox”. Said another way, Mr. Campbell ranks No. 234 on the complete list of 297 coaches with 71 non-qualifiers below him. The only recently active coach to approach this lower end is Ken Whisenhut whose CASH sore earns him a spot as the 10th worst of all time.
Here are the five very WORST ( The rank number refers to his place on the All Time Qualifiers list.):
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