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Head coaching recordsEdit

Coach Years Seasons Record Pct. Conf. Record Pct. Div. Titles Conf. Titles Bowl Games National Titles Conference
[No Coach] 1896 1 1–2–1 .375 0 0 0 0 0 0 MIAA
Henry Keep 1897–1898 2 8–5–1 .607 0 0 0 0 0 0 MIAA
Charles Bemies 1899–1900 2 3–7–1 .318 0 0 0 0 0 0 MIAA
George Denham 1901–1902 2 7–9–1 .441 0 0 0 0 0 0 MIAA
Chester Brewer 1903–1910, 1917, 1919 10 58–23–7 .699 0 0 0 2 0 0 Left MIAA in 1907
John Macklin 1911–1915 4 29–5–0 .853 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0 Independent
Frank Sommers 1916 1 4–2–1 .643 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0 Independent
George Gauthier 1918 1 4–3–0 .571 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0 Independent
George Clark 1920 1 4–6 .400 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0 Independent
Albert Barron 1921–1922 2 6–10–2 .389 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0 Independent
Ralph H. Young 1923–1927 5 18–22–1 .451 0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 Independent
Harry Kipke 1928 1 3–4–1 .438 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0 Independent
Jim Crowley 1929–1932 4 22–8–3 .712 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0 Independent
Charlie Bachman 1933–1942, 1944–1946 13 70–34–10 .658 n/a n/a n/a n/a 1 0 Independent
Clarence Munn 1947–1953 6 54–9–2 .846 5–1 .833 n/a 1 0 2 Joined Big Ten in 1953
Duffy Daugherty 1954–1972 19 109–69–5 .609 72–50–3 .588 n/a 2 3 4 Big Ten
Denny Stolz 1973–1975 3 19–13–1 .591 14–9–1 .604 n/a 0 0 0 Big Ten
Darryl Rogers 1976–1979 4 24–18–2 .568 19–12–1 .609 n/a 1 0 0 Big Ten
Muddy Waters 1980–1982 3 10–23–0 .303 8–18–0 .308 n/a 0 0 0 Big Ten
George Perles 1983–1994 12 68–67–4 .504 53–42–2 .557 n/a 2 7 0 Big Ten
Nick Saban 1995–1999 5 35–24–1 .592 23–16–1 .589 n/a 0 3 0 Big Ten
Bobby Williams 2000–2002 3 15–17 .469 6–15 .286 n/a 0 2 0 Big Ten
Morris Watts 2002 1 1–2 .333 1–2 .333 n/a 0 0 0 Big Ten
John L. Smith 2003–2006 4 22–26 .458 12–20 .375 n/a 0 1 0 Big Ten
Mark Dantonio 2007–present 6 51–28 .646 30–18 .625 1* 1 6 0 Big Ten
Totals 1896–present 113 645–436–44 .594 243–203–8 .544 1 7 23 6
  • The Big Ten split into the Leaders and Legends Divisions with the addition of Nebraska for the 2011 season. Michigan State has played in the Legends Division from 2011 to present.
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