While former Buccaneers and Colts head coach Tony Dungy is among the 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014, two other prominent former coaches didn’t make the final list.
The late Don Coryell, widely respected for his accomplishments as an offensive coach, was one of 10 semifinalists who didn’t make the cut.
Also falling short of the votes needed to be a finalist was Cowboys and Dolphins head coach Jimmy Johnson, who led Dallas to two Super Bowl titles and had a major role in the construction of a third Cowboys Super Bowl winner.
Coryell, who led the St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Chargers to multiple playoff berths, was a finalist for the Class of 2010. He has not received finalist consideration since. Johnson has yet to be a finalist.
Including postseason play, Coryell’s teams were 114-89-1 (.561), while Johnson’s clubs posted a 89-68 mark (.567).