Complete List Of The Atlanta Falcons Head Coaches In Order

Atlanta Falcons Head Coaches In Order

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The Atlanta Falcons are a professional American football team based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcons joined the National Football League (NFL) as an expansion team in 1966, and since then, they have had their share of ups and downs, including Super Bowl appearances in 1998 and 2016. Despite this, the Falcons have cultivated a passionate fanbase and have been home to numerous notable players and coaches throughout their history.

Here is a list of the head coaches for the Atlanta Falcons:

1. Norb Hecker (1966–1968)

  • Hometown: Bellaire, Ohio
  • Years as a player: 1951–1957 (Los Angeles Rams, New York Giants)

2. Norm Van Brocklin (1968–1974)

  • Hometown: Parade, South Dakota
  • Years as a player: 1949–1960 (Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Minnesota Vikings (1961–1966)

3. Marion Campbell (1974–1976, 1987–1989)

  • Hometown: Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Years as a player: 1952–1961 (San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (1983–1985)

4. Pat Peppler (Interim) (1976)

  • Hometown: Oneida, Wisconsin

5. Leeman Bennett (1977–1982)

  • Hometown: Paducah, Kentucky
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1985–1986)

6. Dan Henning (1983–1986)

  • Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
  • Years as a player: 1966 (San Diego Chargers)
  • San Diego Chargers (1989–1991)

7. Jim Hanifan (Interim) (1989)

  • Hometown: Compton, California
  • St. Louis Cardinals (1980–1985)

8. Jerry Glanville (1990–1993)

  • Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
  • Houston Oilers (1986–1989)

9. June Jones (1994–1996)

  • Hometown: Portland, Oregon
  • Years as a player: 1977–1981 (Atlanta Falcons, Toronto Argonauts)
  • San Diego Chargers (Interim, 1998)

10. Dan Reeves (1997–2003)

  • Hometown: Rome, Georgia
  • Years as a player: 1965–1972 (Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants)
  • Denver Broncos (1981–1992), New York Giants (1993–1996)

11. Wade Phillips (Interim) (2003)

  • Hometown: Orange, Texas
  • Denver Broncos (1993–1994), Buffalo Bills (1998–2000), Dallas Cowboys (2007–2010), Houston Texans (Interim, 2013)

12. Jim Mora (2004–2006)

  • Hometown: Los Angeles, California
  • Seattle Seahawks (2009)

13. Bobby Petrino (2007)

  • Hometown: Lewistown, Montana

14. Emmitt Thomas (Interim) (2007)

  • Hometown: Angleton, Texas
  • Years as a player: 1966–1978 (Kansas City Chiefs)

15. Mike Smith (2008–2014)

  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (Defensive coordinator, 2003–2007)

16. Dan Quinn (2015–2020)

  • Hometown: Morristown, New Jersey
  • Seattle Seahawks (Defensive coordinator, 2013–2014)

17. Raheem Morris (Interim) (2020)

  • Hometown: Newark, New Jersey
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2009–2011)

18. Arthur Smith (2021–Present)

  • Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Tennessee Titans (Offensive coordinator, 2019–2020)

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