The Denver Broncos are a professional American football franchise based in Denver, Colorado. They are members of the West Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team began playing in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL), and joined the NFL as part of the AFL-NFL merger. The team has played their home games at Sports Authority Field at Mile High since 2001. The Broncos are currently owned by Pat Bowlen.
There have been 15 head coaches for the Broncos franchise. The franchise's first head coach was Frank Filchock, who coached until 1961. Mike Shanahan is the franchise's all-time leader for the most regular season games coached (208), the most regular season game wins (130), and the most playoff game wins (8). Shanahan and Dan Reeves, are tied for the most playoffs games coached (13). Shanahan was the first Broncos head coach to win a Super Bowl following the 1997 season, and repeated the feat following the 1998 season. The Broncos next Super Bowl victory was for Super Bowl 50 following the 2015 season under the leadership of coach Gary Kubiak who had previously played for Denver and served as an assistant coach. Jack Faulkner, John Ralston, Red Miller, and Reeves have been named the United Press International (UPI) NFL Coach of the Year, at least once with the Broncos. Filchock, Faulkner, Mac Speedie, Jerry Smith, Ralston, and Miller spent their entire coaching careers with the Broncos. Speedie, Ray Malavasi, Miller, Shanahan, and Kubiak have been assistant coaches with the Broncos before they became head coaches with the Broncos.
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|*||Spent entire NFL head coaching career with the Broncos|
|*||Served as an interim head coach|
|*||Served as an interim head coach and spent entire NFL head coaching career with the Broncos|
Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2015 NFL season.
|2||Jack Faulkner*||1962–1964||32||9||22||1||.290||—||—||—||1962 UPI AFL Coach of the Year
|7||John Ralston*||1972–1976||70||34||33||3||.507||—||—||—||1973 UPI AFC NFL Coach of the Year
|8||Red Miller*||1977–1980||62||40||22||0||.645||5||2||3||1 AFC championship (1977)
1977 AP NFL Coach of the Year
1977 Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year
1977 Pro Football Weekly NFL Coach of the Year
1977 UPI AFC NFL Coach of the Year
|9||Dan Reeves||1981–1992||184||110||73||1||.601||13||7||6||3 AFC championships (1986, 1987, 1989)
1984 Pro Football Weekly NFL Coach of the Year
1989 UPI AFC NFL Coach of the Year
1991 UPI AFC NFL Coach of the Year
|11||Mike Shanahan||1995–2008||224||138||86||0||.616||13||8||5||2 Super Bowl championships (1997, 1998)|||
|14||John Fox||2011–2014||64||46||18||0||.719||7||3||4||1 AFC championship (2013)|||
|15||Gary Kubiak||2015–2016||32||21||11||0||.656||3||3||0||1 AFC championship (2015)
1 Super Bowl championships (2015)