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Indianapolis Colts Head Coach History: Know Their Most Successful Coach

The Indianapolis Colts NFL team is one of the most competitive teams in league history. They have made 29 playoff appearances and clinched several titles. From division titles to the conference championship and also the Super Bowl. They have a historic reign in the NFL, and a lot of credit goes to their players and coaching staff. Their coaches have brought the best out of every player on the team. Talking about coaches, who is their most successful coach in history? So let us look at the Indianapolis Colts head coach history and find out their most successful coach.

Indianapolis Colts Head Coach History

As of the 2024 season, 21 different coaches have coached the Colts. Here is the complete list of coaches, along with their stats and records.

1. Keith Molesworth (1953)

  • Season: 1
  • Regular season record: 3-9
  • Regular season win percentage: 0.333
  • Playoff appearances: nil
  • Playoffs record: nil
  • Titles: nil

2. Weeb Ewbank (1954-1962)

  • Season: 9
  • Regular season record: 59-52-1
  • Regular season win percentage: 0.527
  • Playoff appearances: 2
  • Playoffs record: 2-0
  • Titles: 2x Super Bowl and 2x Conference

3. Don Shula (1963-1969)

  • Season: 7
  • Regular season record: 71-23-4
  • Regular season win percentage: 0.725
  • Playoff appearances: 3
  • Playoffs record: 2-3
  • Titles: 1x Super Bowl, 2x Conference, and 1x Division

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4. Don McCafferty (1970-1972)

  • Season: 3
  • Regular season record: 22-10-1
  • Regular season win percentage: 0.667
  • Playoff appearances: 2
  • Playoffs record: 4-1
  • Titles: 1x Super Bowl, 1x Conference, and 1x Division

5. John Sandusky (1972)

  • Season: 1
  • Regular season record: 4-5
  • Regular season win percentage: 0.444
  • Playoff appearances: nil
  • Playoffs record: nil
  • Titles: nil

6. Howard Schnellenberger (1973-1974)

  • Season: 2
  • Regular season record: 4-13
  • Regular season win percentage: 0.235
  • Playoff appearances: nil
  • Playoffs record: nil
  • Titles: nil

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7. Joe Thomas (1974)

  • Season: 1
  • Regular season record: 2-9
  • Regular season win percentage: 0.182
  • Playoff appearances: nil
  • Playoffs record: nil
  • Titles: nil

8. Ted Marchibroda (1975-1979 and 1992-1995)

  • Season: 9
  • Regular season record: 71-77
  • Regular season win percentage: 0.479
  • Playoff appearances: 4
  • Playoffs record: 2-4
  • Titles: 3x Division

9. Mike McCormack (1980-1981)

  • Season: 2
  • Regular season record: 9-23
  • Regular season win percentage: 0.281
  • Playoff appearances: nil
  • Playoffs record: nil
  • Titles: nil

10. Frank Kush (1982-1984)

  • Season: 3
  • Regular season record: 11-28-1
  • Regular season win percentage: 0.282
  • Playoff appearances: nil
  • Playoffs record: nil
  • Titles: nil

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11. Hal Hunter (1984)

  • Season: 1
  • Regular season record: 0-1
  • Regular season win percentage: 0
  • Playoff appearances: nil
  • Playoffs record: nil
  • Titles: nil

12. Rod Dowhower (1985-1986)

  • Season: 2
  • Regular season record: 5-24
  • Regular season win percentage: 0.172
  • Playoff appearances: nil
  • Playoffs record: nil
  • Titles: nil

13. Ron Meyer (1986-1991)

  • Season: 6
  • Regular season record: 36-35
  • Regular season win percentage: 0.507
  • Playoff appearances: 1
  • Playoffs record: 0-2
  • Titles: 1x Division

14. Rick Venturi (1991)

  • Season: 1
  • Regular season record: 1-10
  • Regular season win percentage: 0.100
  • Playoff appearances: nil
  • Playoffs record: nil
  • Titles: nil

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15. Lindy Infante (1996-1997)

  • Season: 2
  • Regular season record: 12-20
  • Regular season win percentage: 0.375
  • Playoff appearances: 1
  • Playoffs record: 0-1
  • Titles: nil

16. Jim Mora (1998-2001)

  • Season: 3
  • Regular season record: 32-32
  • Regular season win percentage: 0.500
  • Playoff appearances: 1
  • Playoffs record: 0-2
  • Titles: 1x Division

17. Tony Dungy (2002-2008)

  • Season: 7
  • Regular season record: 85-27
  • Regular season win percentage: 0.759
  • Playoff appearances: 7
  • Playoffs record: 7-6
  • Titles: 1x Super Bowl, 1x Conference, and 5x Division

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18. Jim Caldwell (2009-2011)

  • Season: 3
  • Regular season record: 26-22
  • Regular season win percentage: 0.542
  • Playoff appearances: 2
  • Playoffs record: 2-2
  • Titles: 1x Conference and 2x Division

19. Chuck Pagano (2012-2017)

  • Season: 6
  • Regular season record: 53-43
  • Regular season win percentage: 0.552
  • Playoff appearances: 3
  • Playoffs record: 3-3
  • Titles: 2x Division

20. Frank Reich (2018-2022)

  • Season: 5
  • Regular season record: 40-33-1
  • Regular season win percentage: 0.547
  • Playoff appearances: 2
  • Playoffs record: 1-2
  • Titles: nil

21. Shane Steichen (2023-present)

  • Season: 1
  • Regular season record: 9-8
  • Regular season win percentage: 0.529
  • Playoff appearances: nil
  • Playoffs record: nil
  • Titles: nil

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Most Successful Coach in Indianapolis Colts History

Ween Ewbank is the most successful coach in the Colts’ history. Under him, the team reached the playoffs on two occasions and remained unbeaten. He was on the team for nine years (1954-1962) and has a record of 59-52-1.

When it comes to the postseason, he has a record of 2-0. Ewbank helped the Colts win two conference championships and two Super Bowls.

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