The Winning Percentages of Seattle Head Coaches & Managers

Originally Published:  July 12, 2013
Updated:  October 3, 2017

This is little more than research for a larger project:  Ranking All of the Seattle Head Coaches & Managers, from best to worst, across all major sports (i.e. sports that I find interesting; i.e. not soccer).  I figure, why not first compile the list of all the coaches and their win/loss records?  Once we have that pegged, the rest should just come naturally.

So, without comment, here they are, by team:

Seattle Seahawks

  • Pete Carroll:  70-41-1 (.629).  2010-2016 (9-5 in playoffs)
  • Mike McCormack:  4-3 (.571).  1982 ~
  • Chuck Knox:  80-63 (.559).  1983-1991 (3-4 in playoffs)*
  • Mike Holmgren:  86-74 (.538).  1999-2008 (4-6 in playoffs)
  • Dennis Erickson:  31-33 (.484).  1995-1998
  • Jack Patera:  35-59 (.372).  1976-1982*
  • Jim Mora Jr.:  5-11 (.313).  2009
  • Tom Flores:  14-34 (.292).  1991-1994

Seattle Mariners

  • Lou Piniella:  840-711 (.542).  1993-2002 (15-19 in playoffs)
  • Scott Servais:  164-160 (.506).  2016-2017
  • Lloyd McClendon:  163-161 (.503).  2014-2015
  • Bob Melvin:  156-168 (.481).  2003-2004
  • Jim Lefebvre:  233-253 (.479).  1989-1991
  • Mike Hargrove:  192-210 (.478).  2005-2007*
  • Don Wakamatsu:  127-147 (.464).  2009-2010*
  • Chuck Cottier:  98-119 (.452).  1984-1986*
  • Eric Wedge:  213-273 (.438).  2011-2013
  • Rene Lachemann:  140-180 (.438).  1981-1983*
  • John McLaren:  68-88 (.436).  2007-2008*
  • Jim Snyder:  45-60 (.429).  1988 ~
  • Del Crandall:  93-131 (.415).  1983-1984*
  • Jim Riggleman:  36-54 (.400).  2008 ~
  • Dick Williams:  126-192 (.396).  1986-1988*
  • Bill Plummer:  64-98 (.395).  1992
  • Darrell Johnson:  226-362 (.384).  1977-1980*
  • Daren Brown:  19-31 (.380).  2010 ~
  • Maury Wills:  26-56 (.317).  1980-1981*
  • Marty Martinez:  0-1 (.000).  1986*

Seattle Supersonics

  • George Karl:  384-150 (.719).  1992-1998 (40-40 in playoffs)
  • Lenny Wilkens:  478-402 (.543).  1969-1972*, 1977-1985 (37-32 in playoffs)
  • Nate McMillan:  212-183 (.537).  2000-2005 (8-8 in playoffs)
  • Paul Westphal:  76-71 (.517).  1998-2000 (2-3 in playoffs)
  • K.C. Jones:  59-59 (.500).  1990-1992* (2-3 in playoffs)
  • Bob Kloppenburg:  2-2 (.500).  1992*
  • Bill Russell:  162-166 (.494).  1973-1977* (6-9 in playoffs)
  • Bernie Bickerstaff:  202-208 (.493).  1985-1990 (12-15 in playoffs)
  • Bob Weiss:  13-17 (.433).  2005-2006*
  • Bob Hill:  53-81 (.396).  2006-2007*
  • Bucky Buckwalter:  13-24 (.351).  1973 ~
  • Al Bianchi:  53-111 (.323).  1967-1969
  • Tom Nissalke:  13-32 (.289).  1972-1973*
  • Bob Hopkins:  5-17 (.227).  1977 ~
  • P.J. Carlesimo:  21-74 (.221).  2007-2008

Husky Football

  • Marques Tuiasosopo:  1-0 (1.000).  2013 (1-0 in bowl games) ~
  • Gil Dobie:  58-0-3 (.975).  1908-1916
  • James Knight:  15-4-1 (.775).  1902-1904
  • A.S. Jeffs:  4-1-1 (.750).  1899
  • Don James:  153-57-2 (.726).  1975-1992 (10-4 in bowl games)
  • Enoch Bagshaw:  63-22-6 (.725).  1921-1929 (1-0-1 in bowl games)
  • Rick Neuheisel:  33-16 (.673).  1999-2002 (1-3 in bowl games)
  • Oliver Cutts:  5-2-2 (.667).  1905
  • Chris Petersen:  27-14 (.659).  2014-2016 (1-2 in bowl games)
  • Claude J. Hunt:  6-3-1 (.650).  1917, 1919
  • Jim Lambright:  44-25-1 (.636).  1993-1998 (1-3 in bowl games)
  • James Phelan:  65-37-8 (.627).  1930-1941 (0-1 in bowl games)
  • Ralph Nichols:  7-4-1 (.625).  1895-1896, 1898
  • Victor M. Place:  8-5-6 (.579).  1906-1907
  • Ralph Welch:  27-20-3 (.570).  1942-1947 (0-1 in bowl games)
  • Jim Owens:  99-82-6 (.545).  1957-1974 (2-1 in bowl games)
  • Steve Sarkisian:  34-29 (.540).  2009-2013 (1-2 in bowl games)*
  • Charles Cobb:  1-1-1 (.500).  1894
  • Jack Wright:  3-3 (.500).  1901
  • Tony Savage:  1-1 (.500).  1918
  • Darrell Royal:  5-5 (.500).  1956
  • Howard Odell:  23-25-2 (.480).  1948-1952
  • J.S. Dodge:  1-2-2 (.400).  1900
  • John Cherberg:  10-18-2 (.367).  1953-1955
  • W.B. Goodwin:  2-4-1 (.357).  1892-1893
  • Carl L. Clemans:  1-2 (.333).  1897
  • Keith Gilbertson:  7-16 (.304).  2003-2004
  • Tyrone Willingham:  11-37 (.229).  2005-2008
  • Stub Allison:  1-5 (.167).  1920

Husky Basketball

  • Hec Edmundson:  488-195 (.714).  1920-1947 (0-2 in Tourney)
  • Tippy Dye:  156-91 (.632).  1950-1959 (5-2 in Tourney)
  • Marv Harshman:  246-146 (.628).  1971-1985 (2-3 in Tourney)
  • Lorenzo Romar:  298-196 (.603).  2002-2017 (8-6 in Tourney)
  • Art McLarney:  53-36 (.596).  1947-1950 (1-1 in Tourney)
  • Tex Winter:  45-35 (.563).  1968-1971
  • John Grayson:  57-49 (.538).  1959-1963
  • Mike Hopkins:  0-0 (.500).  2017-
  • Andy Russo:  61-62 (.496).  1985-1989 (0-1 in Tourney)
  • Bob Bender:  116-142 (.450).  1993-2002 (2-2 in Tourney)
  • Lynn Nance:  50-62 (.446).  1989-1993
  • Mac Duckworth:  53-74 (.417).  1963-1968

* – denotes the coach/manager was fired, relieved of his duties, or quit in the middle of a season

~ – denotes an interim coach/manager who was not retained following his partial season

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