Rick Gosselin’s top five coaches in Super Bowl history
By Rick Gosselin / Columnist
Dallas Morning News
1. Joe Gibbs, Washington
Resume: Won three Super Bowls with three quarterbacks. The only other s to win multiple Super Bowls with different quarterbacks were Bill Parcells and George Seifert with two.
Super Bowl high point: Trailing 17-13 with 10 minutes left in the 1983 game, Gibbs went for it on fourth-and-1 at the Miami 43. John Riggins rumbled around left end for the game-winning TD.
2. Chuck Noll, Pittsburgh
Resume: Won four Super Bowls in the 1970s — back-to-back in the 1974-75 seasons with a run-oriented team and then back-to-back again in 1978-79 with a pass-oriented team.
Super Bowl high point: In Pittsburgh’s first appearance, in the 1975 game vs. Minnesota, the Steelers allowed the fewest yards (119) and second-fewest points (six) in Super Bowl history.
3. Bill Walsh, San Francisco
Resume: Won three Super Bowls in the 1980s and passed up a chance for a fourth when he retired after the 1988 season. George Seifert took over and won it all with the 49ers in 1989.
Super Bowl high point: Hurt that he was passed over by his mentor Paul Brown for the Cincinnati head coaching job in 1976, Walsh won two of his three Super Bowls against the Bengals.
4. Bill Belichick, New England
Resume: Took the Patriots to four Super Bowls in the 2000 decade and was involved in two of the game’s biggest upsets — beating the Rams in 2002 and losing to the Giants in 2008.
Super Bowl high point:Won the first of his three Super Bowls against the Rams, 20-17. The Patriots were 14-point underdogs but held the high-scoring Rams 14 points below their season average.
Resume: Won the first two Super Bowls, capping a run of five NFL titles in a span of seven years. The Super Bowls were won by the oldest and worst of Lombardi’s champions.
Super Bowl high point: No coach ever felt the pressure Lombardi felt in the first Super Bowl. He carried the weight of the entire NFL on his shoulders against the AFL champs. No problem, 35-10.