List of Arizona Cardinals head coaches


List of Arizona Cardinals head coaches

There have been 36 head coaches for the Chicago, St. Louis, Phoenix and Arizona Cardinals originally of the American Professional Football Association (APFA) now called the National Football League (NFL). The Cardinals franchise originated in 1898, when the Morgan Athletic Club was formed. A few years later, they were renamed the Racine Street Cardinals, after jerseys from the University of Chicago that they used were described as "Cardinal red". They then joined the APFA in 1920 and are the oldest franchise in the NFL. [cite web|url=http://www.profootballhof.com/history/team.jsp?franchise_id=1|title=Arizona Cardinals|publisher=Pro Football Hall of Fame|accessdate=2008-07-08] As of 2008, the Cardinals have played over 1,100 games in 88 seasons in the APFA and NFL.cite web|url=http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/crd/|title=Arizona Cardinals Franchise Encyclopedia|publisher=pro-football-reference.com|accessdate=2008-07-17] In those games, two coaches have won the NFL Championship with the team: Norman Barry in 1925 and Jimmy Conzelman in 1947. Three other coaches, Don Coryell, Jim Hanifan and Vince Tobin, have also taken the Cardinals to the playoffs.cite web | publisher=NFLTeamHistory.com | url=http://www.nflteamhistory.com/nfl_teams/arizona_cardinals/coaching_history.html| title=Arizona Cardinals Coaching History | accessdate=2008-07-18] No coach has yet led the Cardinals to the Super Bowl.

Two coaches, Ernie Nevers and Jimmy Conzelman, have had more than one tenure with the team, while Pop Ivy and Gene Stallings are the only coaches to coach the team in multiple locations. The worst coach statistically in Cardinals history is Roy Andrews, with a winning percentage of .000, having lost the only game he coached, [cite web|url=http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/AndrRo0.htm|title=Roy Andrews Coaching Record|publisher=pro-football-reference.com|accessdate=2008-04-15] while Ray Willsey, Ray Prochaska and Chuck Drulis combined, are statistically the best, with a winning percentage of 1.000. The all-time leader in games coached is Jim Hanifan, with 89. The all-time leader in wins is Don Coryell with 42. Of the 36 Cardinal coaches, Guy Chamberlin is the only one to be a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 1965. 13 coaches, Paddy Driscoll, Arnie Horween, Norm Barry, Chamberlin, Fred Gillies, Nevers, Milan Creighton, Phil Handler, Walt Kiesling, Buddy Parker, Joe Kuharich, Ivy and Larry Wilson, are also former players for the Cardinals. The current head coach of the Cardinals is Ken Whisenhunt, who was hired on January 14 2007. [cite web | publisher=NFL.com | url=http://www.nfl.com/teams/arizonacardinals/coaches?coaType=head&team=ARI | title=Head Coach: Ken Whisenhunt | accessdate=2008-08-08]

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"Statistics correct as of December 30 2007, after the end of the 2007 NFL season."

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