Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine, left, poses with owner Jimmy Haslam after being introduced to the media for the first time. Pettine was Buffalo's defensive coordinator before being hired by the Browns. Pettine is the Browns' seventh full-time coach since 1999.
Rob Chudzinski (2013)
Record: 4-12 One of seven first-year head coaches hired in 2012, Chudzinski lasted only one season, going 4-12 and finishing last in the AFC North. He didn't even last until the traditional NFL post-season firing day, Black Monday.
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Pat Shurmur (2011-12)
Record: 9-23 Shurmur was hired by the Mike Holmgren/Tom Heckert regime to replace Eric Mangini. After posting a 9-23 record over two seasons in charge, Shurmur was inevitably fired when Jimmy Haslam III bought the team from Randy Lerner and overhauled the front office.
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Eric Mangini (2009-10)
Record: 10-22 Mangini spent three seasons with the Jets before being hired by the Browns. He is only the second of 12 Browns head coaches to have prior NFL head coaching experience, joining Nick Skorich. While Mangini was retained when Mike Holmgren took over as president in 2010, he was fired in 2011 after two straight 5-11 seasons.
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Romeo Crennel (2005-08)
Record: 24-40 Crennel went 6-10 and 4-12 in his first two seasons with the Browns, but led the team to a 10-6 record in 2007, just falling short of making the playoffs. Crennel's success in the 2007 season earned him a two-year contract extension, but it was cut short when a 4-12 finish in 2008 led to his firing.
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Terry Robiskie (2004*)
Record: 1-4 After spending 3 years as the Browns' wide receiver coach, Robiskie was named the offensive coordinator in 2004. Later that season, Robiskie was named interim head coach to replace Butch Davis.
Butch Davis (2001-04)
Record: 24-35 Davis had success in his two first seasons with the Browns, missing the playoffs by one game in 2001 and leading his team to a 9-7 record and a playoff berth in 2002. After an ugly quarterback controvery in 2003 and and a bad start to the '04 season, Davis was forced to resign.
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Chris Palmer (1999-2000)
Record: 5-27 Palmer was the first head coach of the "new" Browns when the team moved back in 1999, after the original team had moved to Baltimore. Palmer's inability to manage a roster full of cast-offs and players with little experience led to a 5-27 record and eventual firing in 2001.
Bill Belichick (1991-95)
Record: 36-44 Belichick's only winning season with the Browns was in 1994, when his team made the postseason and would ironically go on to beat the Patriots in the wild card round. After the news that Art Modell would move the team to Baltimore at the end of the season, the team collapsed and Belichick was fired prior to the move.
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Jim Shofner (1990*)
Record: 1-6 Shofner spent all five years of his NFL playing career with the Browns (1958-1963) and was hired as the team's QB coach from 1978-80, before leaving to take the OC job with the Oilers. He found his way back to Cleveland again in 1990 only to witness a terrible collapse, resulting in Bud Carson's firing. Shofner was named interim head coach, but the team won only one of the remaining seven games.
Bud Carson (1989-90)
Record: 11-13-1 The Browns won the AFC Central Division in Carson's first year, but lost the division championship game for the third time in four years. Art Modell fired Carson halfway through the 1990 season after losing to the eventual AFC Champion Buffalo Bills.
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Marty Schottenheimer (1984-88)
Record: 71-44 Schottenheimer became Cleveland's head coach midway through the 1984 season, replacing fired head coach Sam Rutigliano. He led the Browns to four playoff appearances, three AFC Central Division titles, and two trips to the AFC Championship Game before he was fired by Art Modell in 1988.
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Sam Rutigliano (1978-84)
Record: 47-50 Hired by the Browns in 1978, Rutigliano led the Browns to the AFC Central Division Championship Game in 1980 and earned NFL Coach of the Year, despite their early playoff exit (due to the infamous "Red Right 88" play). Rutigliano was fired in 1984 after starting the season 1-7.
Dick Modzelewski (1977*)
Record: 0-1 Modzelewski capped off his 12-year playing career with the Browns from 1964-66. He had various roles on the Browns' coaching staff from 1967-76, before being promoted to defensive coordinator in 1977. The team's late-season collapse led to the firing of Forrest Gregg and Modzelewski was named interim head coach for the team's final game.
Forrest Gregg (1975-77)
Record: 18-23 Gregg had an illustrious Hall of Fame playing career, winning five NFL championships and two Super Bowls in the 1960s. He served as a head coach for three NFL teams, including a quiet stop in Cleveland, taking over for Nick Skorich in 1975. After three mediocre seasons, he was fired before the final game of the '77 season.
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Nick Skorich (1971-74)
Record: 30-24-2 Skorich took over as Browns head coach after Blaton Collier retired in 1970. By this time, many of the great Browns players from the 60's were retired, resulting in a drop-off in production and in 1973, they put up the worst record since the team's existence (7–5–2). Skorich retired at the end of the '74 season, after the team's first-ever last-place finish.
Blanton Collier (1963-70)
Record: 76-34-2 The Browns went 10-4 in Collier's first year and remained atop their division the following season, winning the NFL Championship in 1964. It was the last major professional sports championship the city of Cleveland has seen. Plagued by hearing problems, the 64-year-old coach announced his retirement in 1970.
Paul Brown (1946-1962)
Record: 158-48-8 Born in Norwalk and raised in Massilon, Ohio, Brown was the first coach of the Cleveland Browns, a team named after him. His teams won seven league championships in a professional coaching career spanning 25 seasons. He was an innovator of American football and arguably the greatest NFL coach in history. Despite his achievements, his inability to get along with Browns owner Art Modell led to his firing in 1963.