The Indianapolis Colts have a rich history dating all the way back to their days back in Baltimore, with their first season taking place in 1953. The Colts have had 20 coaches in their history, and 10 of them have led the team to at least a .500 record.

Let's break down the five best Colts coaches of all time.

5. Jim Caldwell

Jim Caldwell had an odd tenure with the Colts, but he still did enough to be the fifth-best coach in team history. Caldwell's first season with the team was in 2009, having one of the best first years in NFL coaching history by leading the team to a 14-2 record. After starting 14-0, he was involved in a bit of controversy for resting his starters when there was a chance for a perfect season on the line.

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Caldwell then led the Colts to the Super Bowl before losing to the New Orleans Saints. During his second season, Caldwell's Colts had a 10-6 record before losing to the New York Jets in the playoffs. Caldwell's final season in Indianapolis did not go well, with the team losing 14 of their 16 games while Manning missed the year after undergoing neck surgery.

4. Don Shula

Don Shula is mostly known for what he did during his days with the Miami Dolphins, but he also found a lot of success during his time with the Colts. Shula was named the Colts' head coach in 1963, holding the job through the 1969 season when he left to become the head coach for Dolphins.

In 1967 and 1968, Shula led Indianapolis to only one regular-season loss. The 1968 season, the team seemed destined to win the Super Bowl, but they were upset by the New York Jets in the big game. If the Colts would have won that Super Bowl, Shula would have easily been higher up on this list.

3. Don McCafferty

Don McCafferty was only the head coach of the Baltimore Colts for two years, but still he found success in that short tenure. McCafferty had been the offensive coordinator from 1963-1969 before taking over the head coaching job in 1970. In his first season with the Colts, he led the team to an 11-2-1 regular-season record. The Colts made it all the way to the Super Bowl, beating the Dallas Cowboys 16-13.

During the 1971 season, Baltimore made it to the playoffs again, but were shutout in the AFC Championship game. After that season, he left the Colts to coach the Detroit Lions. Even though he only spent two seasons with the Colts, he led them to a Super Bowl, which easily puts him on the list.

2. Tony Dungy

Tony Dungy was hired as the head coach of the Colts ahead of the 2002 season. He was with the team seven seasons and had Peyton Manning as his quarterback, a pairing that led to a lot of success for the franchise. However, that led to Dungy and Manning winning only one Super Bowl together, which is why he is second on this list. He coached the Colts to an 85-27 regular-season record and is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

1. Weeb Ewbank

Weeb Ewbank took over the Colts in 1954 and was in charge of the team until 1962. Ewbank wasn't the best head coach during the regular season, sitting just above .500 during his time, but he was particularly successful during the playoffs. Ewbank led Indianapolis to back-to-back Championships in 1958 and 1959.

Ewbank was a great player developer which is why the Colts improved so much as the years went on with him serving as coach. Ewbank is the best coach in team history, but he is also one that fans sometimes love to hate: Ewbank was in charge of the Jets when they beat Shula and the Colts in the Super Bowl.