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There have been 26 head coaches for the Detroit Red Wings since 1926.

Note: includes coaches of Detroit Cougars (1926-30) and Detroit Falcons (1930-32).

# Name Dates Games Record Winning %
1 Art Duncan 1926 - 1927 33 10-21-2 .333
2 Duke Keats 1927 11 2-7-2 .272
3 Jack Adams 1927 - 1947 964 413-390-161 .511
4 Tommy Ivan 1947 - 1954 470 262-118-90 .653
5 Jimmy Skinner 1954 - 1958 247 123-78-46 .591
6 Sid Abel 1957 - 1968 704 286-306-112 .486
7 Bill Gadsby 1968 - 1969 78 35-31-12 .526
- Sid Abel 1969 - 1970 74 38-21-15 .615
8 Ned Harkness 1970 38 12-22-4 .368
9 Doug Barkley 1970 - 1972 51 13-31-7 .326
10 Johnny Wilson 1971 - 1973 145 67-56-22 .538
11 Ted Garvin 1973 12 2-9-1 .208
12 Alex Delvecchio 1973 - 1975 146 50-76-20 .411
- Doug Barkley 1975 26 7-15-4 .346
- Alex Delvecchio 1975 9 3-5-1 .389
13 Billy Dea 1975 - 1977 88 29-50-9 .380
14 Larry Wilson 1977 36 3-29-4 .139
15 Bobby Kromm 1977 - 1980 231 79-111-41 .430
16 Marcel Pronovost 1980 9 2-7-0 .222
17 Ted Lindsay 1980 20 3-14-3 .225
18 Wayne Maxner 1980 - 1982 129 34-68-27 .368
- Billy Dea 1982 11 3-8-0 .273
19 Nick Polano 1982 - 1985 240 79-127-34 .400
20 Harry Neale 1985 35 8-23-4 .286
21 Brad Park 1985 - 1986 45 9-34-2 .222
22 Jacques Demers 1986 - 1990 320 137-136-47 .502
23 Bryan Murray 1990 - 1993 244 124-91-29 .568
24 Scotty Bowman 1993 - 1998 378 223-103-52 .659
25 Dave Lewis and Barry Smith 1998 5 4-1-0 .800
- Scotty Bowman 1998 - 2002 323 187-100-36-8 .703
- Dave Lewis 2002 - 2005 164 96-41-21-6 .668
26 Mike Babcock 2005 - present 164 108-35-21 .723



Detroit Red Wings
Team Franchise • Players • Coaches • GMs • Seasons • Draft picks • Joe Louis Arena
Stanley Cups 1936, 1937, 1943, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1997, 1998, 2002
Affiliates Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL), Toledo Storm (ECHL), Flint Generals (IHL), Port Huron Icehawks (IHL)

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