1. Mike Mularkey
For what Mike Mularkey was able to accomplish with the roster he inherited and the state of the team the year prior, he has earned the honor of Titans Coach of the Decade.
After Whisenhunt was let go in the middle of the year, Mike Mularkey was named head coach for the interim and… did the best he could. Mularkey managed to get two more wins out of the 2015 Titans in the nine games he coached that year’s team.
Going forward, the Titans’ front office decided to give Mularkey a chance to run the team, meaning he would get to assemble his own staff, get an offseason to prepare his scheme, and a full 16-game schedule to prove Tennessee didn’t make a mistake in hiring him.
In just one season, the Titans went from the worst team in the NFL to 9-7, their first winning record since Tennessee went 9-7 under Munchak in 2011. The 2016 Titans missed out on the playoffs, but started to build a competitive roster and began to develop a winning culture.
The next year, Mularkey and the Titans went a step further. Despite the offense regressing, the Titans once again went 9-7 to have consecutive winning seasons for the first time since 2007-08 and were able to secure a wild-card spot in the playoffs.
The appearance in the playoffs marked the first for the team since that 2008 season, and the upset win they pulled off against the Kansas City Chiefs gave the Titans their first playoff win since 2003.
Despite being let go after the team’s 2017 playoff season, the way he was able to turn a 3-13 Titans team into a team winning playoff games in just two seasons makes him the best Tennessee Titans coach of the 2010’s.