The following is a list of Illinois Fighting Illini men's football head coaches. The Illinois Fighting Illini football team has had 27 individuals that have maintained the title of head coach. The current coach is Lovie Smith.
|Coach||Years||Conference Record||Winning Pct||Overall Record||Winning Pct||Conference Titles||Bowl Appearances||National Championships|
|Edward K. Hall||1892–1893||–||–||12–5–5||.706||0||0||0|
|Fred L. Smith||1900||1–3–2||.500||7–3–2||.667||0||0||0|
|George W. Woodruff||1903||1–5–0||.143||8–6–0||.571||0||0||0|
|Justa Lindgren*||1904, 1906||1–3–0||.250||1–3–1||.250||0||0||0|
|Arthur R. Hall*||1904, 1907–1912||17–9–2||.666||27–10–3||.730||1||0||0|
*Hall, Lindgren, Lowenthal and Matthews shared the title of "Head Coach" for the 1904 season.
**Zook was fired at the end of the regular season; defensive coordinator Vic Koenning was appointed as interim head coach and coached Illinois in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.
***Cubit served as interim coach for the most of the 2015 regular season after Tim Beckman was terminated in August 2015, one week before the season-opening game. The "Interim" portion of Cubit's title was removed on November 28, 2015, a few hours before the last game of the season, and he was named permanent head coach--a tenure that lasted exactly one game, as the following March he was relieved of duties in favor of Lovie Smith by new Athletic Director Josh Whitman.
Hall of fameEdit
Illinois has had five coaches inducted into the College Football Foundation Hall of Fame. Edward K. Hall (1892-1893), George Woodruff (1903), Robert Zuppke (1913-1941), Bob Blackman (1971-1976) and Pete Elliott (1960-1966).
- ↑ 2014 Illinois Football Record Book pg. 123
- ↑ Ed Hall at the College Football Hall of Fame
- ↑ George Washington Woodruff at the College Football Hall of Fame
- ↑ Robert Zuppke at the College Football Hall of Fame
- ↑ Bob Blackman at the College Football Hall of Fame
- ↑ Pete Elliott at the College Football Hall of Fame