Complete List Of Buffalo Bills Head Coaches In Order

List Of Buffalo Bills Head Coaches In Order

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The Buffalo Bills, founded in 1959, are a treasured franchise in the National Football League (NFL). As members of the American Football Conference (AFC) East division, they have consistently delighted their dedicated fans with strong performances and thrilling games. One of the major forces behind the team’s success has been the insightful leadership of their head coaches. In this article, we present an in-depth look at these crucial figures, their coaching tenures with the Bills, their experiences with other teams, their playing years, and their hometowns.

  1. Buster Ramsey (1960–1961)
    • Hometown: Grove City, Pennsylvania
    • Player Career: Chicago Cardinals (1946–1951)
    • Assistant Coach: Detroit Lions (1952–1959)
  2. Lou Saban (1962–1965, 1972–1976)
    • Hometown: Brookfield, Illinois
    • Player Career: Cleveland Browns (1946–1949)
    • Head Coach: Boston Patriots (1960–1961), Denver Broncos (1967–1971), Maryland Terrapins (1966), Northwestern Wildcats (1955), Western Illinois Leathernecks (1957–1959)
    • Assistant Coach: Detroit Lions (1967–1971)
  3. Joe Collier (1966–1968)
    • Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Head Coach: Denver Broncos (1968–1971)
    • Assistant Coach: New England Patriots (1979–1981, 1991–1992), Denver Broncos (1972–1988)
  4. Harvey Johnson (1968, 1971)
    • Hometown: Bridgeton, New Jersey
    • Assistant Coach: Denver Broncos (1960–1961), Buffalo Bills (1962–1968, 1971)
  5. John Rauch (1969–1970)
    • Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Player Career: Philadelphia Eagles (1949)
    • Head Coach: Oakland Raiders (1966–1968)
    • Assistant Coach: Oakland Raiders (1963–1965)
  6. Jim Ringo (1976–1977)
    • Hometown: Orange, New Jersey
    • Player Career: Green Bay Packers (1953–1963), Philadelphia Eagles (1964–1967)
    • Assistant Coach: Los Angeles Rams (1971–1972), New England Patriots (1973–1975)
  7. Chuck Knox (1978–1982)
    • Hometown: Sewickley, Pennsylvania
    • Head Coach: Los Angeles Rams (1973–1977, 1992–1994), Seattle Seahawks (1983–1991)
    • Assistant Coach: New York Jets (1963–1966), Detroit Lions (1967–1972)
  8. Kay Stephenson (1983–1985)
    • Hometown: Pensacola, Florida
    • Player Career: San Diego Chargers (1967–1968)
    • Assistant Coach: Buffalo Bills (1978–1982)
  9. Hank Bullough (1985–1986)
    • Hometown: Canton, Ohio
    • Assistant Coach: Green Bay Packers (1970–1978, 1993–1994), New England Patriots (1978–1980), Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts (1985–1993), Cincinnati Bengals (1997–2002)
  10. Marv Levy (1986–1997)
  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  • Head Coach: Kansas City Chiefs (1978–1982)
  • Assistant Coach: Philadelphia Eagles (1969), Los Angeles Rams (1970), Washington Redskins (1971–1972)
  1. Wade Phillips (1998–2000)
  • Hometown: Orange, Texas
  • Head Coach: Denver Broncos (1993–1994), Dallas Cowboys (2007–2010)
  • Assistant Coach: Various teams including Houston Oilers, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons, San Diego Chargers, Houston Texans, Los Angeles Rams
  1. Gregg Williams (2001–2003)
  • Hometown: Excelsior Springs, Missouri
  • Head Coach: Cleveland Browns (2018)
  • Assistant Coach: Various teams including Houston Oilers, Tennessee Oilers/Titans, Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, St. Louis Rams, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets
  1. Mike Mularkey (2004–2005)
  • Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Player Career: San Francisco 49ers (1983–1988), Minnesota Vikings (1985–1991)
  • Head Coach: Jacksonville Jaguars (2012), Tennessee Titans (2015–2017)
  • Assistant Coach: Various teams including Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons, Tennessee Titans
  1. Dick Jauron (2006–2009)
  • Hometown: Peoria, Illinois
  • Player Career: Detroit Lions (1973–1977), Cincinnati Bengals (1978–1981)
  • Head Coach: Chicago Bears (1999–2003)
  • Assistant Coach: Various teams including Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns
  1. Chan Gailey (2010–2012)
  • Hometown: Gainesville, Georgia
  • Head Coach: Dallas Cowboys (1998–1999), Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2002–2007)
  • Assistant Coach: Various teams including Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets
  1. Doug Marrone (2013–2014)
  • Hometown: The Bronx, New York
  • Player Career: Miami Dolphins (1987), New Orleans Saints (1989)
  • Head Coach: Syracuse Orange (2009–2012), Jacksonville Jaguars (2016–2020)
  • Assistant Coach: Various teams including New York Jets, New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars
  1. Rex Ryan (2015–2016)
  • Hometown: Ardmore, Oklahoma
  • Head Coach: New York Jets (2009–2014)
  • Assistant Coach: Various teams including Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens
  1. Sean McDermott (2017–Present)
  • Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Assistant Coach: Philadelphia Eagles (1999–2010), Carolina Panthers (2011–2016)

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