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The Navy Midshipmen football team has represented the United States Naval Academy in intercollegiate college football since 1879. The team participated as an independent school for the majority of its existence, but joined the American Athletic Conference (formerly the Big East Conference) as an expansion team in 2015.[1][2] The Midshipmen joined the NCAA Division I-A when it was created in 1978, becoming one of the first independent schools in that division. The program has had 37 head coaches, one interim coach, and two separate periods where it went without a coach since its formation.[3] Since December 2007, Ken Niumatalolo has served as head coach of the Midshipmen.[4]

The academy adopted the nickname "Midshipmen" for its students when it was founded in 1845. Between 1870 and 1902, the school tried out a number of different ideas, before Congress restored the name "Midshipmen" as the academy's nickname.[5][6] The term has been accepted since.[7] The Midshipmen have played in over 1200 games during the program's 133 seasons (through the 2015 regular season). In those seasons, seven coaches have led the Midshipmen to postseason bowl games, ten have been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame, and one, Bill Ingram, has led the school to a recognized national championship.[3]

Vaulx Carter, the program's first coach, is the all-time leader in win percentage, with a perfect 1.000.[NOTE 1][NOTE 2] Of coaches who have served in more than one game, Gil Dobie has the highest win percentage with .850 after completing a record of 17–3. George Sauer has the lowest win percentage of any non-interim coach, amassing a percentage of .222 and a record of 3–13–2. George Welsh is the all-time leader in seasons coached at Navy with nine, and also leads in number of games coached (102). Ken Niumatalolo overtook Welsh in 2014, for the most games won at Navy, with 57. In 2014, Niumatalolo overtook Paul Johnson, his predecessor, for the most bowl games coached, with seven,[NOTE 3] and most number of bowl games won (3).[3][9]

KeyEdit

General
No. A running total of the number of coaches[NOTE 4]
BG Bowl games[NOTE 5]
NC National championships
Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame

Overall games
GC Games coached
OW Wins
OL Losses
OT Ties[NOTE 6]
O% Winning percentage[NOTE 2]

Postseason games
PW Wins
PL Losses
PT Ties

CoachesEdit

List of head football coaches showing season(s) coached, overall records, postseason records, and national championships[NOTE 7]
No. Name Term GC OW OL OT O% PW PL PT BG NC
&10000000000000001000000N/A &10000000000000000000000No coach 1879 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 .500 &09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&100000000000000000000000
&100000000000000020000001 Carter, VaulxVaulx Carter 1882 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &100000000000000001000000 1.000 &09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&100000000000000000000000
&10000000000000003000000N/A &10000000000000000000000No coach 1883 – 91 &000000000000004000000040 &000000000000002300000023 &000000000000001500000015 &00000000000000020000002 .600 &09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&100000000000000000000000
&100000000000000040000002 Crosby, BenBen Crosby 1892 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 .714 &09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&100000000000000000000000
&100000000000000050000003 Hartwell, John A.John A. Hartwell 1893 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 .625 &09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&100000000000000000000000
&100000000000000060000004 Wurtenburg, WilliamWilliam Wurtenburg 1894 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000020000002 .714 &09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&100000000000000000000000
&100000000000000070000005 McClung, MatthewMatthew McClung 1895 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 .714 &09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&100000000000000000000000
&100000000000000080000006 Poe, JohnnyJohnny Poe 1896 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 .625 &09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&100000000000000000000000
&100000000000000090000007 Armstrong, BillBill Armstrong 1897 – 99 &000000000000002500000025 &000000000000002000000020 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000000000000 .800 &09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&100000000000000000000000
&100000000000000100000008 Cochran, GarrettGarrett Cochran[14] 1900 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 .667 &09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&100000000000000000000000
&100000000000000110000009 Hillebrand, DocDoc Hillebrand[15] 1901 – 02 &000000000000002100000021 &00000000000000080000008 &000000000000001100000011 &00000000000000020000002 .429 &09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000001200000010 Chamberlain, BurrBurr Chamberlain 1903 &000000000000001200000012 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000010000001 .375 &09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000001300000011 Dashiell, PaulPaul Dashiell 1904 – 06 &000000000000003400000034 &000000000000002500000025 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000040000004 .794 &09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000001400000012 Reeves, JoeJoe Reeves 1907 &000000000000001200000012 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000010000001 .792 &09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000001500000013 Berrien, FrankFrank Berrien 1908 – 10 &000000000000002900000029 &000000000000002100000021 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000030000003 .776 &09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000001600000014 Howard, Douglas LegateDouglas Legate Howard 1911 – 14 &000000000000003600000036 &000000000000002500000025 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000040000004 .750 &09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&09999999999999998999999&100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000001700000015 Ingram, JonasJonas Ingram[16] 1915 – 16 &000000000000001900000019 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000020000002 .526 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000001800000016 Dobie, GilGil Dobie[17] 1917 – 19 &000000000000002000000020 &000000000000001700000017 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 .850 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000001900000017 Folwell, BobBob Folwell 1920 – 24 &000000000000003800000038 &000000000000002400000024 &000000000000001200000012 &00000000000000020000002 .658 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &100000000000000010000001 –
1924 Rose Bowl
&100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000002000000018 Owsley, JackJack Owsley 1925 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000010000001 .688 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000002100000019 Ingram, BillBill Ingram[18] 1926 – 30 &000000000000004900000049 &000000000000003200000032 &000000000000001300000013 &00000000000000040000004 .694 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000010000001 –
1926
&1000000000000002200000020 Miller, RipRip Miller[19] 1931 – 33 &000000000000002900000029 &000000000000001200000012 &000000000000001500000015 &00000000000000020000002 .448 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000002300000021 Hamilton, TomTom Hamilton[20] 1934 – 36,
1946 – 47
&000000000000004500000045 &000000000000002100000021 &000000000000002300000023 &00000000000000010000001 .478 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000002400000022 Hardwick, HankHank Hardwick 1937 – 38 &000000000000001800000018 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000030000003 .528 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000002500000023 Larson, SwedeSwede Larson 1939 – 41 &000000000000002700000027 &000000000000001600000016 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000030000003 .648 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000002600000024 Whelchel, BillickBillick Whelchel 1942 – 43 &000000000000001800000018 &000000000000001300000013 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000000000000 .722 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000002700000025 Hagberg, OscarOscar Hagberg 1944 – 45 &000000000000001800000018 &000000000000001300000013 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000010000001 .750 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000002800000026 Sauer, GeorgeGeorge Sauer[21] 1948 – 49 &000000000000001800000018 &00000000000000030000003 &000000000000001300000013 &00000000000000020000002 .222 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000002900000027 Erdelatz, EddieEddie Erdelatz 1950 – 58 &000000000000008400000084 &000000000000005000000050 &000000000000002600000026 &00000000000000080000008 .643 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &100000000000000020000002 –
1955 Sugar Bowl,
1958 Cotton Bowl
&100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000003000000028 Hardin, WayneWayne Hardin[22] 1959 – 64 &000000000000006200000062 &000000000000003800000038 &000000000000002200000022 &00000000000000020000002 .629 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &100000000000000020000002 –
1961 Orange Bowl,
1964 Cotton Bowl
&100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000003100000029 Elias, BillBill Elias 1965 – 68 &000000000000004000000040 &000000000000001500000015 &000000000000002200000022 &00000000000000030000003 .413 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000003200000030 Forzano, RickRick Forzano 1969 – 72 &000000000000004300000043 &000000000000001000000010 &000000000000003300000033 &00000000000000000000000 .233 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000003300000031 Welsh, GeorgeGeorge Welsh[23] 1973 – 81 &0000000000000102000000102 &000000000000005500000055 &000000000000004600000046 &00000000000000010000001 .544 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &100000000000000030000003 –
1978 Holiday Bowl,
1980 Garden State Bowl,
1981 Liberty Bowl
&100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000003400000032 Tranquill, GaryGary Tranquill 1982 – 86 &000000000000005500000055 &000000000000002000000020 &000000000000003400000034 &00000000000000010000001 .373 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000003500000033 Uzelac, ElliotElliot Uzelac 1987 – 89 &000000000000003300000033 &00000000000000080000008 &000000000000002500000025 &00000000000000000000000 .242 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000003600000034 Chaump, GeorgeGeorge Chaump 1990 – 94 &000000000000005500000055 &000000000000001400000014 &000000000000004100000041 &00000000000000000000000 .255 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000003700000035 Weatherbie, CharlieCharlie Weatherbie
[NOTE 8]
1995 – 2001 &000000000000007500000075 &000000000000003000000030 &000000000000004500000045 &00000000000000000000000 .400 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &100000000000000010000001 –
1996 Aloha Bowl
&100000000000000000000000
&10000000000000038000000Int Lantz, RickRick Lantz
[NOTE 8]
2001 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000030000003 &10000000000000000000000.000 &100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000&100000000000000000000000 &100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000003900000036 Johnson, PaulPaul Johnson
[NOTE 3]
2002 – 07 &000000000000007400000074 &000000000000004500000045 &000000000000002900000029 &10000000000000000000000.608 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000020000002 &10000000000000000000000&100000000000000050000005 –
2003 Houston Bowl,
2004 Emerald Bowl,
2005 Poinsettia Bowl,
2006 Meineke Car Care Bowl,
2007 Poinsettia Bowl
&100000000000000000000000
&1000000000000004000000037 Niumatalolo, KenKen Niumatalolo
[NOTE 3]
2007 – present &0000000000000145000000145 &000000000000008700000087 &000000000000005800000058 &10000000000000000000000.600 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000050000005 &10000000000000000000000&1000000000000001000000010 –
[NOTE 9]
&100000000000000000000000

FootnotesEdit

  1. Wagner, Bill (January 3, 2013). "Navy still considers Big East a good fit". The Capital Gazette (Glen Burnie, Maryland). OCLC 20603859. Archived from the original on February 7, 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20130207092138/http://www.capitalgazette.com/sports/navy_sports/navy-still-considers-big-east-a-good-fit/article_731b2b39-613e-5b29-800d-f0067cc54798.html. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  2. Markus, Don (December 13, 2012). "Navy, bound for Big East football in 2015, will wait to review 'all the moving parts'". The Baltimore Sun. ISSN 2165-1752. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-12-13/sports/bal-navy-bound-for-big-east-football-in-2015-will-wait-to-review-all-the-moving-parts-20121213_1_mike-aresco-big-east-navy-athletic-director. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Navy Coaching Records (2013)
  4. Fienstein, John (November 24, 2013). "Navy football deserves salute for success under Ken Niumatalolo, Paul Johnson". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/navy-football-deserves-salute-for-success-under-ken-niumatalolo-paul-johnson/2013/11/24/98a02982-532e-11e3-a7f0-b790929232e1_story.html. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  5. General Accounting Office (June 30, 1941). "(B-12199) Subsistence and Lodging – Naval Reserve Midshipmen Attending a University". Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States 20: 142–145. ISSN 0011-7323. https://books.google.com/books?id=ad1JSGY_E0gC&lpg=PR11&dq=%2232%20Stat.%20686%22&pg=PA143#v=onepage&q=%2232%20Stat.%20686%22&f=false. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
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  7. Staff (2013). "U.S. Naval Academy Facts, Figures and History". Traditions. United States Naval Academy Athletics. Midshipmen. http://www.navysports.com/trads/usna-facts-figures-history.html. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  8. Patterson, Ted (2000). Football in Baltimore: History and Memorabilia. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-8018-6424-7.
  9. Navy Football History (2005)
  10. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2011). Bowl/All-Star Game Records. Indianapolis: NCAA. pp. 5–10. Archived from the original on August 22, 2011. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2011/Bowls.pdf. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  11. Whiteside, Kelly (August 25, 2006). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today. Archived from the original on November 24, 2009. https://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/2006-08-24-overtime_x.htm. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  12. "2009–10 NCAA Football Rules and Interpretation". Rule 3, Article 3: Extra Periods. National Collegiate Athletic Association. May 2009. pp. FR–64 to FR–65. Archived from the original on July 2, 2010. https://www.webcitation.org/5qufl9pjH?url=http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/FR09.pdf. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  13. Finder, Chuck (September 6, 1987). "Big plays help Paterno to 200th". The New York Times. 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 December 25, 2013.
  14. Staff (2013). "Member Biography: Gary Cochran". National Football Foundation. https://footballfoundation.org/hof_search.aspx?hof=2093. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  15. Staff (2013). "Member Biography: Art "Doc" Hillebrand". National Football Foundation. https://footballfoundation.org/hof_search.aspx?hof=2095. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  16. Staff (2015). "Member Biography: Jonas "One Armed Admiral" Ingram". National Football Foundation. https://footballfoundation.org/hof_search.aspx?hof=1233. Retrieved May 30, 2015.
  17. Staff (2013). "Member Biography: Gil "Gloomy Gil" Dobie". National Football Foundation. https://footballfoundation.org/hof_search.aspx?hof=1293. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  18. Staff (2013). "Member Biography: Bill Ingram". National Football Foundation. https://footballfoundation.org/hof_search.aspx?hof=1449. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  19. Staff (2013). "Member Biography: Edgar "Rip" Miller". National Football Foundation. https://footballfoundation.org/hof_search.aspx?hof=1375. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  20. Staff (2013). "Member Biography: Tom Hamilton". National Football Foundation. https://footballfoundation.org/hof_search.aspx?hof=1363. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  21. Staff (2013). "Member Biography: George Sauer". National Football Foundation. https://footballfoundation.org/hof_search.aspx?hof=1565. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  22. Staff (2013). "Member Biography: Wayne Hardin". National Football Foundation. https://footballfoundation.org/hof_search.aspx?hof=2335. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  23. Staff (2013). "Member Biography: George Welsh". National Football Foundation. https://footballfoundation.org/hof_search.aspx?hof=2148. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  24. Baker, Kent (October 30, 2001). "Lantz gets his chance at Navy with promotion". The Baltimore Sun. ISSN 2165-1752. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2001-10-30/sports/0110300190_1_lantz-head-coach-ralph-friedgen. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  25. Staff writer (October 29, 2001). "Plus: College Football; Weatherbie Fired As Navy Coach". The New York Times: Sports. ISSN 0362-4331. https://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/29/sports/plus-college-football-weatherbie-fired-as-navy-coach.html. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
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  27. Staff writer (December 7, 2007). "Paul Johnson Named Georgia Tech's Head Football Coach". Ramblinwreck.com (Atlanta). http://www.ramblinwreck.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/120707aab.html. Retrieved December 26, 2013.

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