Complete List Of Washington Commanders Head Coaches In Order

Washington Commanders Head Coaches In Order

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The Washington Commanders are a professional American football team based in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Established in 1932 as the Boston Braves, the franchise has a long and storied history, punctuated by periods of success and struggle. Over the years, a multitude of head coaches have helmed the team, each contributing to its legacy in unique ways. The following list details the head coaches of the Washington Redskins from its inception to the present:

1. Lud Wray (1932)

  • Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Years as a player: 1921–1931 (Frankford Yellow Jackets, New York Giants, Staten Island Stapletons)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (1933–1935)

2. Lone Star Dietz (1933–1934)

  • Hometown: Rice Lake, Wisconsin

3. Eddie Casey (1935)

  • Hometown: Natick, Massachusetts
  • Years as a player: 1921 (Buffalo All-Americans)

4. Ray Flaherty (1936–1942)

  • Hometown: Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Years as a player: 1926–1935 (Los Angeles Wildcats, New York Yankees, New York Giants)
  • Chicago Hornets (1949)

5. Dutch Bergman (1943)

  • Hometown: Combined Locks, Wisconsin

6. Dudley DeGroot (1944–1945)

  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

7. Turk Edwards (1946–1948)

  • Hometown: Mold, Washington
  • Years as a player: 1932–1940 (Boston/Washington Redskins)

8. John Whelchel (1949)

  • Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

9. Herman Ball (1949–1951)

  • Hometown: Elberton, Georgia
  • Years as a player: 1938–1945 (Washington Redskins)

10. Dick Todd (1951)

  • Hometown: Thurber, Texas
  • Years as a player: 1939–1948 (Washington Redskins)

11. Curly Lambeau (1952–1953)

  • Hometown: Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Years as a player: 1921–1929 (Green Bay Packers)
  • Green Bay Packers (1921–1949), Chicago Cardinals (1950–1951)

12. Joe Kuharich (1954–1958)

  • Hometown: South Bend, Indiana
  • Years as a player: 1940–1941 (Chicago Cardinals)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (1964–1968)

13. Mike Nixon (1959–1960)

14. Bill McPeak (1961–1965)

  • Hometown: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Years as a player: 1949–1954 (Cleveland Browns)

15. Otto Graham (1966–1968)

  • Hometown: Waukegan, Illinois
  • Years as a player: 1946–1955 (Cleveland Browns)

16. Vince Lombardi (1969)

  • Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
  • Green Bay Packers (1959–1967)

17. Bill Austin (1970)

  • Hometown: San Pedro, California
  • Years as a player: 1949–1950 (New York Giants)

18. George Allen (1971–1977)

  • Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
  • Los Angeles Rams (1966–1970)

19. Jack Pardee (1978–1980)

  • Hometown: Exira, Iowa
  • Years as a player: 1957–1973 (Los Angeles Rams, Washington Redskins)
  • Chicago Bears (1975–1977), Houston Oilers (1990–1994)

20. Joe Gibbs (1981–1992, 2004–2007)

  • Hometown: Mocksville, North Carolina

21. Richie Petitbon (1993)

  • Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Years as a player: 1959–1972 (Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Rams, Washington Redskins)

22. Norv Turner (1994–2000)

  • Hometown: Compton, California
  • Oakland Raiders (2004–2005), San Diego Chargers (2007–2012)

23. Terry Robiskie (2000)

  • Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Years as a player: 1977–1982 (Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins)

24. Marty Schottenheimer (2001)

  • Hometown: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Cleveland Browns (1984–1988), Kansas City Chiefs (1989–1998), San Diego Chargers (2002–2006)

25. Steve Spurrier (2002–2003)

  • Hometown: Miami Beach, Florida

26. Jim Zorn (2008–2009)

  • Hometown: Whittier, California
  • Years as a player: 1975–1987 (Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

27. Mike Shanahan (2010–2013)

  • Hometown: Oak Park, Illinois
  • Los Angeles Raiders (1988–1989), Denver Broncos (1995–2008)

28. Jay Gruden (2014–2019)

  • Hometown: Tiffin, Ohio
  • Years as a player: 1991 (Sacramento Surge)

29. Bill Callahan (2019)

  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  • Oakland Raiders (2002–2003), Nebraska Cornhuskers (2004–2007)

30. Ron Rivera (2020–Present)

  • Hometown: Fort Ord, California
  • Years as a player: 1984–1992 (Chicago Bears)
  • Carolina Panthers (2011–2019)

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