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John Heisman

John Heisman, namesake of the Heisman Trophy award, led Buchtel College to a 6–2 record in 1893–94.

The University of Akron Zips football program is a college football team that represents the University of Akron (formerly known as Buchtel College). The team has had 27 head coaches since it began playing organized football in 1891. Among those coaches, only Gordon K. Larson, Jim Dennison, J.D. Brookhart, and current head coach Terry Bowden have led Akron to postseason appearances. Brookhart is the only coach to win a conference championship with the Zips; he won the Mid-American Conference in 2005. Dennison is the school's all-time leader in games won and seasons coached.

KeyEdit

Key to symbols in coaches list
General Overall Conference Postseason[2]
No. Order of coaches[3] GC Games coached CW Conference wins PW Postseason wins
DC Division championships OW Overall wins CL Conference losses PL Postseason losses
CC Conference championships OL Overall losses CT Conference ties PT Postseason ties
NC National championships OT Overall ties[5] C% Conference winning percentage
dagger Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame O% Overall winning percentage[7]


CoachesEdit

List of head football coaches showing season(s) coached, overall records, conference records, postseason records, championships and selected awards[A 1]
No. Name Season(s) GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL PT DC CC NC Awards
&10000000000000001000000N/A &10000000000000000000000No coach[A 2] 1891 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000250000.250 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&100000000000000020000001 Cook, FrankFrank Cook 1892 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000429000.429 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&100000000000000030000002 Heisman, JohnJohn Heisman[10] 1893 – 94 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000750000.750 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&10000000000000004000000N/A &10000000000000000000000No coach 1895 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000600000.600 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&100000000000000050000003 Wilson, HarryHarry Wilson 1896 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000000000.000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&10000000000000006000000X &10000000000000001000000No team[A 3] 1897 – 98 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999
&100000000000000070000004 Eves, ArchieArchie Eves 1899 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000667000.667 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&10000000000000008000000N/A &10000000000000000000000No coach 1900 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000417000.417 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&10000000000000009000000X &10000000000000001000000No team[A 3] 1901 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999
&100000000000000100000005 Firestone, ForestForest Firestone 1902 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000286000.286 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&100000000000000110000006 Place, Alfred W.Alfred W. Place[A 4] 1903 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000000000.000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&10000000000000012000000X &10000000000000001000000No team[A 3] 1904 – 07 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999
&100000000000000130000007 Bradley, DwightDwight Bradley 1908 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000429000.429 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&100000000000000140000008 Weed, ClarenceClarence Weed 1909 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000500000.500 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&100000000000000150000009 Haggerty, FrankFrank Haggerty 1910 – 14 &000000000000004100000041 &000000000000002200000022 &000000000000001600000016 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000573000.573 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&1000000000000001600000010 Sefton, FredFred Sefton 1915 – 23 &000000000000007100000071 &000000000000003400000034 &000000000000003300000033 &00000000000000040000004 &0000000000000000507000.507 &000000000000002500000025 &000000000000002700000027 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000482000.482 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&1000000000000001700000011 Coleman, James W.James W. Coleman 1924 – 25 &000000000000001600000016 &00000000000000060000006 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000375000.375 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000333000.333 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&1000000000000001800000012 Babcock, GeorgeGeorge Babcock 1926 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000667000.667 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000625000.625 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&1000000000000001900000013 Blair, RedRed Blair 1927 – 35 &000000000000007800000078 &000000000000004300000043 &000000000000003000000030 &00000000000000050000005 &0000000000000000583000.583 &000000000000003400000034 &000000000000002800000028 &00000000000000040000004 &0000000000000000545000.545 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&1000000000000002000000014 Aiken, JimJim Aiken 1936 – 38 &000000000000002700000027 &000000000000001900000019 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000722000.722 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&1000000000000002100000015 Dowler, ThomasThomas Dowler 1939 – 40 &000000000000001800000018 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000444000.444 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&1000000000000002200000016 Douglas, OtisOtis Douglas 1941 – 42 &000000000000001800000018 &00000000000000050000005 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000361000.361 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&10000000000000023000000X &10000000000000001000000No team[A 5] 1943 – 45 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999
&1000000000000002400000017 Baldacci, PaulPaul Baldacci 1946 – 47 &000000000000001700000017 &00000000000000070000007 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000412000.412 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&1000000000000002500000018 Houghton, WilliamWilliam Houghton 1948 – 51 &000000000000003500000035 &00000000000000070000007 &000000000000002700000027 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000214000.214 &00000000000000030000003 &000000000000001300000013 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000206000.206 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&1000000000000002600000019 Cochrane, KennethKenneth Cochrane 1952 – 53 &000000000000001800000018 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000472000.472 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000591000.591 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&1000000000000002700000020 McMullen, JoeJoe McMullen 1954 – 60 &000000000000006100000061 &000000000000003000000030 &000000000000002800000028 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000516000.516 &000000000000002800000028 &000000000000002300000023 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000547000.547 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&1000000000000002800000021 Larson, Gordon K.Gordon K. Larson 1961 – 72 &0000000000000112000000112 &000000000000007400000074 &000000000000003300000033 &00000000000000050000005 &0000000000000000683000.683 &000000000000002600000026 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000765000.765 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&1000000000000002900000022 Dennison, JimJim Dennison 1973 – 85 &0000000000000144000000144 &000000000000008000000080 &000000000000006200000062 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000563000.563 &000000000000003000000030 &000000000000002200000022 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000637000.637 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 AFCA College Division Coach of the Year (1976)[15]
Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year (1982)[16]
&1000000000000003000000023 Faust, GerryGerry Faust 1986 – 94 &000000000000009900000099 &000000000000004300000043 &000000000000005300000053 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000449000.449 &000000000000001400000014 &000000000000001800000018 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000438000.438 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&1000000000000003100000024 Owens, LeeLee Owens 1995 – 2003 &0000000000000101000000101 &000000000000004000000040 &000000000000006100000061 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000396000.396 &000000000000003100000031 &000000000000003900000039 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000443000.443 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&1000000000000003200000025 Brookhart, J. D.J. D. Brookhart 2004 – 09 &000000000000007200000072 &000000000000003000000030 &000000000000004200000042 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000417000.417 &000000000000002200000022 &000000000000002600000026 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000458000.458 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 MAC Coach of the Year (2004)[17]
&1000000000000003300000026 Ianello, RobRob Ianello 2010 – 11 &000000000000002400000024 &00000000000000020000002 &000000000000002200000022 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000083000.083 &00000000000000010000001 &000000000000001500000015 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000063000.063 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
&1000000000000003400000027 Bowden, TerryTerry Bowden 2012 – 2018 &000000000000007500000075 &000000000000003100000031 &000000000000004400000044 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000413000.413 &000000000000002100000021 &000000000000002700000027 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000438000.438 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000010000001 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999

NotesEdit

  1. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2011) (PDF). Bowl/All-Star Game Records. Indianapolis, Indiana: NCAA. pp. 5–10. Archived from the original on August 22, 2011. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2011/Bowls.pdf. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
  2. Although the first Rose Bowl Game was played in 1902, it has been continuously played since the 1916 game, and is recognized as the oldest bowl game by the NCAA. "—" indicates any season prior to 1916 when postseason games were not played.[1]
  3. A running total of the number of head coaches, with coaches who served separate tenures being counted only once. Interim head coaches are represented with "Int" and are not counted in the running total. "—" indicates the team played but either without a coach or no coach is on record. "X" indicates an interim year without play.
  4. Whiteside, Kelly (August 25, 2006). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today (McLean, Virginia). Archived from the original on November 24, 2009. https://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/2006-08-24-overtime_x.htm. Retrieved September 25, 2009.
  5. Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[4]
  6. Finder, Chuck (September 6, 1987). "Big plays help Paterno to 200th". The New York Times (New York City). Archived from the original on October 22, 2009. https://www.nytimes.com/1987/09/06/sports/college-football-big-plays-help-paterno-to-200th.html. Retrieved October 22, 2009.
  7. When computing the win–loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.[6]
  8. Staff (2015). "1891-1894 Yearly Results". Akron Yearly Results. College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150905174007/http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/a/akron/yearly_results.php?year=1891. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  9. 9.0 9.1 2017 University of Akron Football Media Guide, Records, p. 158.
  10. Staff (2016). "Member Biography: John Heisman". College Football Hall of Fame. National Football Foundation. https://footballfoundation.org/hof_search.aspx?hof=1297. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  11. Spanton, A. I., ed. (1922). "Chapter XIII: Athletics". Fifty Years of Buchtel (1870 — 1920). Akron, Ohio: Buchtel College Alumni Association. pp. 250–251. ISBN 978-1-171-52113-6. OCLC 944350698.
  12. Staff (2015). "Rev. Alfred Place Records by Year". All-Time Coaching Records. College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150907204912/http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/coaching/alltime_coach_year_by_year.php?coachid=1880. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  13. "Akron Drops Football". The Newark Advocate. Associated Press (Newark, Ohio): p. 8. July 28, 1943. OCLC 11498850.
  14. Staff (2018). "About Us – History". University of Akron. Archived from the original on April 20, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160420151355/https://www.uakron.edu/bands/about-us/history.dot. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  15. "Majors, Dennison Claim Coach of Year Honors". Idaho State Journal. Associated Press (Pocatello, Idaho): p. 7. January 14, 1977. OCLC 8801227.
  16. Nold, Bob (November 23, 1982). "Akron U gets its share of respect in the OVC". Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio): p. 9. OCLC 9666962.
  17. Staff (2018). "MAC Coach of the Year Winners". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on March 10, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180310052122/https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/awards/mac-coy.html. Retrieved May 7, 2018.

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