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The Mississippi State Bulldogs college football team represents Mississippi State University in the West Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Bulldogs compete as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The program has had 32 head coaches since it began play during the 1895 season.[1] Since December 2008, Dan Mullen has served as the Bulldogs' head coach.[2]

The team has played more than 1,050 games over 111 seasons.[1] In that time, eight coaches have led the Bulldogs in postseason bowl games: Ralph Sasse, Allyn McKeen, Paul E. Davis, Bob Tyler, Emory Bellard, Jackie Sherrill, Sylvester Croom and Dan Mullen.[3] McKeen led the Bulldogs to their lone conference championship as a member of the SEC in 1941.[1]

Sherrill is the leader in seasons coached and games won, with 75 victories during his 13 years with the program.[1] McKeen has the highest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game, with .764.[1] W.M. Matthews and J.B. Hildebrand have the lowest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game, with .000.[1] Of the 32 different head coaches who have led the Bulldogs, Bernie Bierman,[4] McKeen[5] and Darrell Royal[6] have been inducted as head coaches 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
[A 2]
GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL PT DC
[A 3]
CC NC Awards
1 Matthews, W. M.W. M. Matthews 1895 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000000000.000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
2 Hildebrand, J. B.J. B. Hildebrand 1896 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000000000.000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000000000.000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
3 Harvey, L. B.L. B. Harvey 1901 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000500000.500 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000333000.333 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
4 Gwinn, L.L. Gwinn 1902 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000250000.250 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000100000.100 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
5 Martin, Daniel S.Daniel S. Martin 1903–1906 &000000000000002400000024 &000000000000001000000010 &000000000000001100000011 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000479000.479 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000382000.382 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
6 Furman, FredFred Furman 1907–1908 &000000000000001600000016 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000563000.563 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000455000.455 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
7 Chadwick, W. D.W. D. Chadwick 1909–1913 &000000000000004300000043 &000000000000002900000029 &000000000000001200000012 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000698000.698 &000000000000001900000019 &000000000000001200000012 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000606000.606 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
8 Hayes, Earle C.Earle C. Hayes 1914–1916 &000000000000002500000025 &000000000000001500000015 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000640000.640 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000556000.556 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
9 Robinson, Stanley L.Stanley L. Robinson 1917–1919 &000000000000002100000021 &000000000000001600000016 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000762000.762 &000000000000001100000011 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000786000.786 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
10 Holtkamp, FredFred Holtkamp 1920–1921 &000000000000001700000017 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000559000.559 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000577000.577 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
11 Noble, DudyDudy Noble 1922 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000444000.444 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000400000.400 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
12 Abell, EarlEarl Abell 1923–1924 &000000000000001800000018 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000611000.611 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000545000.545 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
13 Bierman, BernieBernie Biermandagger 1925–1926 &000000000000001700000017 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000500000.500 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000300000.300 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
14 Hancock, John W.John W. Hancock 1927–1929 &000000000000002400000024 &00000000000000080000008 &000000000000001200000012 &00000000000000040000004 &0000000000000000412000.412 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000269000.269 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
15 Cagle, ChrisChris Cagle 1930 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000222000.222 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000666000.666 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
16 Dauber, Ray G.Ray G. Dauber 1931–1932 &000000000000001600000016 &00000000000000050000005 &000000000000001100000011 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000313000.313 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000000000.000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
17 McKechnie, RossRoss McKechnie 1933–1934 &000000000000002000000020 &00000000000000070000007 &000000000000001200000012 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000375000.375 &00000000000000010000001 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000125000.125 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
18 Sasse, RalphRalph Sasse 1935–1937 &000000000000003200000032 &000000000000002000000020 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000656000.656 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000533000.533 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
19 Nelson, SpikeSpike Nelson 1938 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000400000.400 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000200000.200 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
20 McKeen, AllynAllyn McKeendagger 1939–1942
1944–1948
&000000000000008700000087 &000000000000006500000065 &000000000000001900000019 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000764000.764 &000000000000002900000029 &000000000000001600000016 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000638000.638 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
21 Morton, ArthurArthur Morton 1949–1951 &000000000000002700000027 &00000000000000080000008 &000000000000001800000018 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000315000.315 &00000000000000050000005 &000000000000001500000015 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000250000.250 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
22 Warmath, MurrayMurray Warmath 1952–1953 &000000000000001900000019 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000605000.605 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000536000.536 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
23 Royal, DarrellDarrell Royaldagger 1954–1955 &000000000000002000000020 &000000000000001200000012 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000600000.600 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000500000.500 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
24 Walker, WadeWade Walker 1956–1961 &000000000000005600000056 &000000000000002200000022 &000000000000003200000032 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000411000.411 &00000000000000080000008 &000000000000003000000030 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000225000.225 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
25 Davis, Paul E.Paul E. Davis 1962–1966 &000000000000005000000050 &000000000000002000000020 &000000000000002800000028 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000420000.420 &000000000000001000000010 &000000000000002200000022 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000324000.324 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 AP SEC Coach of the Year (1963)[15]
26 Shira, CharlesCharles Shira 1967–1972 &000000000000006300000063 &000000000000001600000016 &000000000000004500000045 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000270000.270 &00000000000000050000005 &000000000000003200000032 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000154000.154 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 AP SEC Coach of the Year (1970)[15]
27 Tyler, BobBob Tyler
[A 4]
1973–1978 &000000000000006700000067 &000000000000002100000021 &000000000000004400000044 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000328000.328 &00000000000000070000007 &000000000000003000000030 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000189000.189 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
28 Bellard, EmoryEmory Bellard 1979–1985 &000000000000007900000079 &000000000000003700000037 &000000000000004200000042 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000468000.468 &000000000000001500000015 &000000000000002700000027 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000357000.357 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
29 Felker, RockeyRockey Felker 1986–1990 &000000000000005500000055 &000000000000002100000021 &000000000000003400000034 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000382000.382 &00000000000000050000005 &000000000000002800000028 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000151000.151 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
30 Sherrill, JackieJackie Sherrill 1991–2003 &0000000000000152000000152 &000000000000007500000075 &000000000000007500000075 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000500000.500 &000000000000004300000043 &000000000000005900000059 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000422000.422 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
31 Croom, SylvesterSylvester Croom 2004–2008 &000000000000005900000059 &000000000000002100000021 &000000000000003800000038 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000356000.356 &000000000000001000000010 &000000000000003000000030 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000250000.250 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 AP SEC Coach of the Year (2007)[15]
SEC Coach of the Year (2007)[15]
32 Mullen, DanDan Mullen 2009–present &000000000000005100000051 &000000000000002900000029 &000000000000002200000022 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000569000.569 &000000000000001300000013 &000000000000001900000019 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000406000.406 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000010000001 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999

Notes Edit

  1. Statistics correct as of the end of the 2012 college football season.
  2. Mississippi State did not field teams between the 18971900 seasons and again for the 1943 season due to World War II.[1]
  3. Divisional champions have advanced to the SEC Championship Game since the institution of divisional play beginning in the 1992 season. Since that time, Mississippi State has competed as a member of the West Division of the SEC.[14]
  4. Tyler's record on-the-field in 1975 was six wins and four losses and one tie (6–4–1, 1–4–1 SEC), nine wins and two losses (9–2, 4–2 SEC) in 1976 and five wins and six losses (5–6, 2–4 SEC) in 1977. In May 1978, the NCAA ruled that Mississippi State must forfeit 19 victories due to playing an ineligible player. As a result of this penalty, the official NCAA record for these years are 2–9, 0–11 and 0–11 respectively.[16][17]

References Edit

General

Specific

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 2011 Mississippi State Football Media Guide, pp. 86–92
  2. Forde, Pat (December 11, 2008). "Mississippi State hires Florida coordinator as coach". ESPN.com. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3760099. Retrieved July 21, 2011.
  3. 2011 Mississippi State Football Media Guide, p. 143
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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 2011 Mississippi State Football Media Guide, p. 116
  16. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named TylerNCAA
  17. 2011 Mississippi State Football Media Guide, p. 90
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