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Pete Carroll joins Super Bowl winning coach group


With his Seahawks win in Super Bowl #48, coach Pete Carroll became the 30th coach in NFL history to win a Super Bowl. With former Pittsburgh coach Chuck Noll leading the way with four Super Bowl titles, 13 coaches have won two or more titles, while 17 coaches have now won once in the Super Bowl.

Carroll had two previous NFL coaching jobs before his current stint in Seattle: He spent one year with the New York Jets and three with the New England Patriots, compiling 71 regular season coaching wins. That ties him for fifth on the list of Super Bowl coaches with the fewest regular season wins. Of the 30 Super Bowl winning coaches, 17 have won 100 or more games while 13 have won less than 100. Here’s a look at the 13 Super Bowl winning coaches with the fewest regular season wins.

(A= Active coach)

Fewest regular season wins for Super Bowl winning coaches
25: Don McCafferty
40: Barry Switzer
62: John Harbaugh-A
70: Sean Payton-A
71: Mike Tomlin-A
71: Pete Carroll-A
80: Brian Billick
80: Jimmy Johnson
82: Mike McCarthy-A
92: Bill Walsh
95: Jon Gruden
96: Vince Lombardi
97: Tom Flores

Of the 30 Super Bowl winning coaches, 14 have a regular season winning percentage under .600 (while the other 16 coaches have won 60% or more of their regular season games). Carroll also joined that group. He is 71-57, a .555 winning percentage. Following are the Super Bowl winning coaches with the lowest regular season winning percentage.

Weeb Ewbank .502
Dick Vermeil .524
Tom Flores .527
Jon Gruden .540
Tom Coughlin .549
Mike Shanahan .552
Pete Carroll .555
Brian Billick .556
Jimmy Johnson .556
Mike Ditka .560
Chuck Noll .566
Bill Parcells .570
Hank Stram .572
Mike Holmgren .592

On the other end of the spectrum, former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula leads Super Bowl winning coaches with 328 regular season wins. Former Raiders coach John Madden has the best winning percentage of Super Bowl winning coaches with a .763 winning percentage.

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