First, let's start off with the coaches that just missed the list. Some of them are just too unproven at this time to be included in the Top 10 right now, but could very well be soon. Others are veteran coaches on the fringe and just missed out of the Top 10, but still have proven their abilities at the NFL level.
Raheem Morris, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: In just 2 years, Morris has proved that he is one of the best up and coming coaches in the game. Last season Morris led the surprise Bucs to a 10-6 season, and him and Quarterback Josh Freeman have Bucs fans excited for the future.
John Fox, Denver Broncos: After 9 seasons as coach of the Carolina Panthers, Fox now gets a new chance to start over in Denver this season. Although they were atrocious last year, Fox had a good amount of success in Carolina including leading them to 1 Super Bowl and 3 Playoff Appearances.
Tom Coughlin, New York Giants: Tom Coughlin has 133 career wins as well as a Super Bowl title to his name. Although he has rubbed many players the wrong way with his strict approach, Coughlin has shown he knows how to win games and championships in the NFL.
Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins: Shanahan is one of only 2 active coaches to have multiple Super Bowl rings and I expect many to wonder how I could leave him off the list. But Shanahan's first season in Washington was a disaster and the way he handled the Donovan McNabb as well as Albert Haynesworth situations left many fans with a sour taste in their mouth and leaves him out of the top 10 for now.