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Pete Carroll Is Now In Pretty Good Company

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Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images.
Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images.

With his Seahawks’ win in the Super Bowl, Seattle 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 one 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.

Fewest regular season wins for Super Bowl winning coaches

25: Don McCafferty

40: Barry Switzer

62: John Harbaugh*

70: Sean Payton*

71: Mike Tomlin*

71: Pete Carroll*

80: Brian Billick

80: Jimmy Johnson

82: Mike McCarthy*

92: Bill Walsh

95: Jon Gruden

96: Vince Lombardi

97: Tom Flores

(*= Active coach)

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.