Complete List Of Arizona Cardinals Head Coaches In Order

List Of Arizona Cardinals Head Coaches In Order

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The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football team based in the Phoenix metropolitan area. They are currently a part of the Western Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Established as the Morgan Athletic Club in 1898, and known as the Chicago Cardinals until the late 1950s, this is the oldest continuously run professional football team in the United States. They moved to St. Louis in 1960, and then to Arizona in 1988. This team has a long and storied history, with many coaches contributing to their legacy. Now, let’s delve into the list of the team’s head coaches.

  1. Pop Warner (1925)
    • Previous teams as head coach: Carlisle Indian Industrial School, Pittsburgh Panthers, Stanford Cardinal, Temple Owls
    • Player career: None
    • Hometown: Springville, New York
  2. Paddy Driscoll (1920-1922, 1926-1932)
    • Previous teams as head coach: None
    • Player career: Chicago Cardinals (1920-1925)
    • Hometown: Evanston, Illinois
  3. Ernie Nevers (1930-1931, 1939)
    • Previous teams as head coach: Stanford Cardinal
    • Player career: Duluth Eskimos (1926-1927), Chicago Cardinals (1929-1931)
    • Hometown: Willow River, Minnesota
  4. Milan Creighton (1935-1938)
    • Previous teams as head coach: None
    • Player career: Chicago Cardinals (1930-1933)
    • Hometown: Walters, Oklahoma
  5. Jimmy Conzelman (1940-1942, 1946-1948)
    • Previous teams as head coach: Rock Island Independents, Detroit Panthers, Providence Steam Roller
    • Player career: Decatur Staleys (1920), Rock Island Independents (1921-1922), Milwaukee Badgers (1922-1924), Detroit Panthers (1925-1926), Providence Steam Roller (1927-1930)
    • Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
  6. Phil Handler (1943-1945, 1949)
    • Previous teams as head coach: None
    • Player career: Brooklyn Dodgers (1930-1932), Chicago Cardinals (1933-1935)
    • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  7. Buddy Parker (1949)
    • Previous teams as head coach: Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers
    • Player career: Detroit Lions (1935-1937), Chicago Cardinals (1938-1942)
    • Hometown: Slaton, Texas
  8. Curly Lambeau (1950-1951)
    • Previous teams as head coach: Green Bay Packers, Chicago Cardinals
    • Player career: Green Bay Packers (1919-1929)
    • Hometown: Green Bay, Wisconsin
  9. Joe Stydahar (1953-1954)
    • Previous teams as head coach: Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Cardinals
    • Player career: Chicago Bears (1936-1942, 1945-1946)
    • Hometown: Kaylor, Pennsylvania
  10. Ray Richards (1955-1957)
  • Previous teams as head coach: Chicago Cardinals
  • Player career: None
  • Hometown: Jackson, Ohio
  1. Pop Ivy (1958-1961)
  • Previous teams as head coach: Edmonton Eskimos (CFL), Houston Oilers (AFL)
  • Player career: Pittsburgh Steelers (1947), Green Bay Packers (1947–1949), Chicago Cardinals (1951–1952)
  • Hometown: Skiatook, Oklahoma
  1. Wally Lemm (1962-1965)
  • Previous teams as head coach: Houston Oilers (AFL)
  • Player career: None
  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  1. Charley Winner (1966-1970)
  • Previous teams as head coach: New York Jets
  • Player career: None
  • Hometown: Somerville, New Jersey
  1. Bob Hollway (1971-1972)
  • Previous teams as head coach: St. Louis Cardinals (NFL), Toronto Argonauts (CFL)
  • Player career: Detroit Lions (1954–1957)
  • Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  1. Don Coryell (1973-1977)
  • Previous teams as head coach: San Diego State Aztecs, San Diego Chargers
  • Player career: None
  • Hometown: Seattle, Washington
  1. Bud Wilkinson (1978-1979)
  • Previous teams as head coach: Oklahoma Sooners
  • Player career: Minnesota Golden Gophers (1934-1936)
  • Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  1. Larry Wilson (1979, Interim)
  • Previous teams as head coach: None
  • Player career: St. Louis Cardinals (1960-1972)
  • Hometown: Rigby, Idaho
  1. Jim Hanifan (1980-1985)
  • Previous teams as head coach: None
  • Player career: San Francisco 49ers (1955)
  • Hometown: Compton, California
  1. Gene Stallings (1986-1989)
  • Previous teams as head coach: Texas A&M Aggies, Alabama Crimson Tide
  • Player career: Texas A&M Aggies (1954-1956)
  • Hometown: Paris, Texas
  1. Hank Kuhlmann (1989, Interim)
  • Previous teams as head coach: None
  • Player career: None
  • Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
  1. Joe Bugel (1990-1993)
  • Previous teams as head coach: Oakland Raiders
  • Player career: None
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  1. Buddy Ryan (1994-1995)
  • Previous teams as head coach: Philadelphia Eagles, Houston Oilers (Defensive Coordinator)
  • Player career: None
  • Hometown: Frederick, Oklahoma
  1. Vince Tobin (1996-2000)
  • Previous teams as head coach: None
  • Player career: None
  • Hometown: Burlington Junction, Missouri
  1. Dave McGinnis (2000-2003)
  • Previous teams as head coach: None
  • Player career: None
  • Hometown: Independence, Kansas
  1. Dennis Green (2004-2006)
  • Previous teams as head coach: Northwestern Wildcats, Stanford Cardinal, Minnesota Vikings
  • Player career: None
  • Hometown: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  1. Ken Whisenhunt (2007-2012)
  • Previous teams as head coach: Tennessee Titans
  • Player career: Atlanta Falcons (1985-1988), Washington Redskins (1989-1990), New York Jets (1991-1993)
  • Hometown: Augusta, Georgia
  1. Bruce Arians (2013-2017)
  • Previous teams as head coach: Indianapolis Colts (Interim), Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Player career: Virginia Tech Hokies (1972-1974)
  • Hometown: Paterson, New Jersey
  1. Steve Wilks (2018)
  • Previous teams as head coach: None
  • Player career: Appalachian State Mountaineers (1987-1991)
  • Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
  1. Kliff Kingsbury (2019-2021)
  • Previous teams as head coach: Texas Tech Red Raiders
  • Player career: New England Patriots (2003), New Orleans Saints (2004), Denver Broncos (2005), New York Jets (2005)
  • Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

30. Jonathan Gannon (2023)

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