Some of the best head coaches in the history of the NFL spent a portion of their careers on the sidelines of the Minnesota Vikings.
In the history of the NFL, the Minnesota Vikings are one of the league’s most successful franchises. Over the years the Vikings have won more regular-season games than some of the most storied franchises in the NFL like the San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and New York Giants.
Unfortunately, we all know that none of that winning during the regular season has ever amounted to a victory in the Super Bowl for Minnesota. While the Vikings are one of 15 teams in league history to appear in the Super Bowl at least four times, Minnesota and the Buffalo Bills are also the only two teams from this group to never win a Vince Lombardi trophy.
Despite the Vikings’ lack of success in the Super Bowl, some of their former assistant coaches have gone on to lead a different team to the top of the NFL mountain as a head coach. Watching these coaches leave Minnesota and help lead another team to a Super Bowl win certainly adds to the pain that comes with being a Vikings fan.
A total of five former Vikings assistant coaches have been the head coach of a Super Bowl champion either before or after their tenure in the Twin Cities. Who are these five coaches?