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The Kentucky Wildcats college football team represents the University of Kentucky in the East Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Wildcats compete as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The program has had 37 head coaches since it began play during the 1881 season.[1] On November 27, 2012, Mark Stoops was introduced as Kentucky's 37th head coach.[2]

The team has played more than 1,150 games over 122 seasons of Kentucky football.[1] Both the inaugural 1881 squad and the revived 1891 squad have unknown coaches according to university records in winning two games and losing three.[1] Since 1892, seven coaches have led the Wildcats in postseason bowl games: Bear Bryant, Fran Curci, Jerry Claiborne, Bill Curry, Hal Mumme, Rich Brooks and Joker Phillips.[3] Two of those coaches also won conference championships: Bryant and Curci won a combined three as a member of the SEC.[4]

Curci is the leader in seasons coached with nine.[4] Bryant is the leader in games won, with 60 victories during his eight seasons with the program.[4] Jack Wright has the highest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game, with .875.[4] Bernie Shively has the lowest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game, with .200.[4] Of the 36 different head coaches who have led the Wildcats, Bryant[5] and Jerry Claiborne[6] have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana.

Key Edit

Key to symbols in coaches list
General Overall Conference Postseason[8]
No. Order of coaches[9] 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[11] C% Conference winning percentage
dagger Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame O% Overall winning percentage[13]


Coaches Edit

List of head football coaches showing season(s) coached, overall records, conference records, postseason records, championships and selected awards[A 1]
# Name Term GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL PT DC
[A 2]
CC NC Awards
1 Miller, A. M.A. M. Miller 1892 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000357000.357 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
2 Thompson, JohnJohn Thompson 1893 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000687000.687 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
3 Finney, W. P.W. P. Finney 1894 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000714000.714 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
4 Mason, Charles B.Charles B. Mason 1895 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000444000.444 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
5 Short, DudleyDudley Short 1896 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000333000.333 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
6 Eaton, LymanLyman Eaton 1897 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000333000.333 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
7 Bass, W. R.W. R. Bass 1898–1899 &000000000000001600000016 &000000000000001200000012 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000813000.813 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
8 Kiler, W. H.W. H. Kiler 1900–1901 &000000000000001900000019 &00000000000000060000006 &000000000000001200000012 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000342000.342 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
9 McLeod, E. W.E. W. McLeod 1902 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000389000.389 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
10 Wright, JackJack Wright 1903 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000875000.875 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
11 Schacht, FredFred Schacht 1904–1905 &000000000000002000000020 &000000000000001500000015 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000775000.775 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
12 Guyn, J. WhiteJ. White Guyn 1906–1908 &000000000000002500000025 &000000000000001700000017 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000700000.700 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000250000.250 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
13 Sweetland, EdwinEdwin Sweetland 1909–1910
1912
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14 Douglass, PrentissPrentiss Douglass 1911 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000700000.700 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000500000.500 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
15 Brummage, AlphaAlpha Brummage 1913–1914 &000000000000001600000016 &000000000000001100000011 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000688000.688 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000333000.333 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
16 Tigert, John J.John J. Tigert 1915–1916 &000000000000001500000015 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000767000.767 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000563000.563 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
17 Boles, Stanley A.Stanley A. Boles 1917 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000389000.389 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000167000.167 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
18 Gill, AndrewAndrew Gill 1918–1919 &000000000000001100000011 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000500000.500 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000643000.643 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
19 Juneau, WilliamWilliam Juneau 1920–1922 &000000000000002500000025 &000000000000001300000013 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000560000.560 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000308000.308 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
20 Winn, JackJack Winn 1923 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000556000.556 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000250000.250 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
21 Murphy, Fred J.Fred J. Murphy 1924–1926 &000000000000002700000027 &000000000000001200000012 &000000000000001400000014 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000463000.463 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000441000.441 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
22 Gamage, HarryHarry Gamage 1927–1933 &000000000000006200000062 &000000000000003200000032 &000000000000002500000025 &00000000000000050000005 &0000000000000000556000.556 &000000000000002100000021 &000000000000002300000023 &00000000000000040000004 &0000000000000000479000.479 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
23 Wynne, Chet A.Chet A. Wynne 1934–1937 &000000000000003900000039 &000000000000002000000020 &000000000000001900000019 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000513000.513 &00000000000000050000005 &000000000000001400000014 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000236000.236 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
24 Kirwan, A. D.A. D. Kirwan 1938–1944 &000000000000005600000056 &000000000000002400000024 &000000000000002800000028 &00000000000000040000004 &0000000000000000464000.464 &00000000000000040000004 &000000000000002200000022 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000190000.190 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
25 Shively, BernieBernie Shively 1945 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000200000.200 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000000000.000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
26 Bryant, BearBear Bryantdagger 1946–1953 &000000000000008800000088 &000000000000006000000060 &000000000000002300000023 &00000000000000050000005 &0000000000000000710000.710 &000000000000002500000025 &000000000000001900000019 &00000000000000040000004 &0000000000000000563000.563 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 AP SEC Coach of the Year (1950)[15]
27 Collier, BlantonBlanton Collier 1954–1961 &000000000000008000000080 &000000000000004100000041 &000000000000003600000036 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000531000.531 &000000000000002100000021 &000000000000003400000034 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000388000.388 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 SEC Coach of the Year (1954)[15]
28 Bradshaw, CharlieCharlie Bradshaw 1962–1968 &000000000000007000000070 &000000000000002500000025 &000000000000004100000041 &00000000000000040000004 &0000000000000000386000.386 &000000000000001100000011 &000000000000002500000025 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000316000.316 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
29 Ray, JohnJohn Ray 1969–1972 &000000000000004300000043 &000000000000001000000010 &000000000000003300000033 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000233000.233 &00000000000000040000004 &000000000000002400000024 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000143000.143 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
30 Curci, FranFran Curci 1973–1981 &0000000000000100000000100 &000000000000004700000047 &000000000000005100000051 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000480000.480 &000000000000002500000025 &000000000000003000000030 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000455000.455 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 AP SEC Coach of the Year (1977)[15]
31 Claiborne, JerryJerry Claibornedagger 1982–1989 &000000000000009000000090 &000000000000004100000041 &000000000000004600000046 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000472000.472 &000000000000001300000013 &000000000000003700000037 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000260000.260 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 AP SEC Coach of the Year (1983)[15]
32 Curry, BillBill Curry 1990–1996 &000000000000007800000078 &000000000000002600000026 &000000000000005200000052 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000333000.333 &000000000000001400000014 &000000000000004000000040 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000259000.259 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
33 Mumme, HalHal Mumme 1997–2000 &000000000000004600000046 &000000000000002000000020 &000000000000002600000026 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000435000.435 &000000000000001000000010 &000000000000002200000022 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000313000.313 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
34 Morriss, GuyGuy Morriss 2001–2002 &000000000000002300000023 &00000000000000090000009 &000000000000001400000014 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000391000.391 &00000000000000040000004 &000000000000001200000012 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000250000.250 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
35 Brooks, RichRich Brooks 2003–2009 &000000000000008600000086 &000000000000003900000039 &000000000000004700000047 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000453000.453 &000000000000001600000016 &000000000000003900000039 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000291000.291 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
36 Phillips, JokerJoker Phillips 2010–2012 &000000000000003700000037 &000000000000001300000013 &000000000000002400000024 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000351000.351 &00000000000000040000004 &000000000000002000000020 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000167000.167 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
37 Stoops, MarkMark Stoops 2013–present &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999

Notes Edit

  1. Statistics correct as of the end of the 2012–13 college football season.
  2. Divisional champions have advanced to the SEC Championship Game since the institution of divisional play beginning in the 1992 season. Since that time, Kentucky has competed as a member of the East Division of the SEC.[14]

References Edit

General

Specific

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kentucky Football Media Guide, p. 177
  2. "Mark Stoops hired by Kentucky". ESPN.com news services. ESPN.com. 2012-11-27. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8683310/mark-stoops-florida-state-seminoles-defensive-coordinator-hired-head-coach-kentucky-wildcats. Retrieved 2012-11-27.
  3. Kentucky Football Media Guide, p. 141
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Kentucky Football Media Guide, pp. 190–196
  5. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named PB-HOF
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  7. 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.
  8. 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.[7]
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[10]
  12. 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.
  13. When computing the win–loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.[12]
  14. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Division
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Kentucky Football Media Guide, p. 146
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