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The Purdue Boilermakers football program is a college football team that represents Purdue University in the Big Ten Conference in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The team has had 34 head coaches since it started playing organized football in 1887 and has been known by the nickname Boilermakers since 1891. Purdue is an original member of the Big Ten, joining in 1896 after spending six years in the Indiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The Boilermakers have played in 1,117 games during their 122 seasons. Four coaches have led the Boilermakers to postseason bowl games: Jack Mollenkopf, Jim Young, Leon Burtnett, and Joe Tiller. Nine coaches have won conference championships with the Boilermakers: Snake Ames and D. M. Balliet in the Indiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association, and A. G. Scanlon, James Phelan, Noble Kizer, Elmer Burnham, Stu Holcomb, Mollenkopf and Tiller in the Big Ten. No Purdue coach has led the Boilermakers to a national championship. As of the end of the 2009 season, Tiller is the all-time leader in games coached (149) and wins (87), while Mollenkopf is the all-time leader years coached (14). Ames leads the Boilermakers in winning percentage with a perfect 1.000 in his two seasons at Purdue. Among coaches with more than two seasons of tenure, Kizer has the highest winning percentage, .750, and Fred Akers has the lowest winning percentage, with a record of 12-31-1 (.284) in four seasons.

Of the 35 Boilermakers coaches, three have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame: Phelan, Mollenkopf and Young. None have received National Coach of the Year honors. The current interim coach is Patrick Higgins, who was named as a replacement for Danny Hope in November 2012. Darrell Hazell was announced as the 35th head coach for the 2013 season in December 2012.

KeyEdit

General
# Number of coaches[A 1]
CCs Conference championships[A 2]
NCs National Championships
Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame

Overall
GC Games coached
OW Wins
OL Losses
OT Ties[A 3]
O% Winning percentage[A 4]

Conference
CW Wins
CL Losses
CT Ties
C% Winning percentage

Post-season
PW Wins
PL Losses
PT Ties
P% Winning percentage

CoachesEdit

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2009-10 college football season
# Name Term GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL PT CCs NCs National awards
1 Berg, AlbertAlbert Berg 1887 1 0 1 &100000000000000001000000 .000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
2 Reisner, G. A.G. A. Reisner 1889 3 2 1 &100000000000000001000000 .667 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
3 Hare, Clinton L.Clinton L. Hare 1890 6 3 3 &100000000000000001000000 .500 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
4 Ames, KnowltonKnowlton Ames 1891–1892 12 12 0 &100000000000000001000000 1.000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &00000000000000020000002 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
5 Balliet, D. M.D. M. Balliet 1893–1895, 1901 34 22 10 &00000000000000020000002 .676 &100000000000000001000000 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000010000001 .125 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &00000000000000020000002 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
6 Hammond, Samuel M.Samuel M. Hammond 1896 7 4 2 &00000000000000010000001 .643 &100000000000000001000000 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000010000001 .167 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
7 Church, William H.William H. Church 1897 9 5 3 &00000000000000010000001 .611 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000020000002 &100000000000000001000000 .333 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
8 Jamison, AlphaAlpha Jamison 1898–1900 23 11 11 &00000000000000010000001 .500 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000070000007 &100000000000000001000000 .125 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
9 Best, Charles M.Charles M. Best 1902 10 7 2 &00000000000000010000001 .750 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000020000002 &100000000000000001000000 .500 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
10 Cutts, OliverOliver Cutts 1903–1904 18 13 5 &100000000000000001000000 .722 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000040000004 &100000000000000001000000 .200 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
11 Herrnstein, Albert E.Albert E. Herrnstein 1905 8 6 1 &00000000000000010000001 .813 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000010000001 .500 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
12 Witham, Myron E.Myron E. Witham 1906 5 0 5 &100000000000000001000000 .000 &100000000000000001000000 &00000000000000030000003 &100000000000000001000000 .000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
13 Turner, Leigh C.Leigh C. Turner 1907 5 0 5 &100000000000000001000000 .000 &100000000000000001000000 &00000000000000030000003 &100000000000000001000000 .000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
14 Speik, Frederick A.Frederick A. Speik 1908–1909 14 6 8 &100000000000000001000000 .429 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000070000007 &100000000000000001000000 .125 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
15 Horr, BillBill Horr 1910–1912 20 8 11 &00000000000000010000001 .425 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000010000001 .269 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
16 Smith, AndyAndy Smith 1913–1915 21 12 6 &00000000000000030000003 .643 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000020000002 .538 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
17 O'Donnell, Cleo A.Cleo A. O'Donnell 1916–1917 14 5 8 &00000000000000010000001 .393 &100000000000000001000000 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000010000001 .056 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
18 Scanlon, A. G. "Butch"A. G. "Butch" Scanlon 1918–1920 20 7 12 &00000000000000010000001 .375 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000070000007 &100000000000000001000000 .125 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
19 Dietz, William HenryWilliam Henry Dietz 1921 7 1 6 &100000000000000001000000 .143 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000040000004 &100000000000000001000000 .200 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
20 Phelan, JamesJames Phelan[3] 1922–1929 62 35 22 &00000000000000050000005 .605 &000000000000001400000014 &000000000000001700000017 &00000000000000040000004 .457 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
21 Kizer, NobleNoble Kizer 1930–1936 58 42 13 &00000000000000030000003 .750 &000000000000002600000026 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000030000003 .724 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &00000000000000020000002 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
22 Elward, AllenAllen Elward 1937–1941 40 16 18 &00000000000000060000006 .475 &00000000000000090000009 &000000000000001100000011 &00000000000000040000004 .458 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
23 Burnham, ElmerElmer Burnham 1942–1943 18 10 8 &100000000000000001000000 .556 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000040000004 &100000000000000001000000 .636 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
24 Isbell, CecilCecil Isbell 1944–1946 29 14 14 &00000000000000010000001 .500 &00000000000000070000007 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000010000001 .417 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
25 Holcomb, StuStu Holcomb 1947–1955 81 35 42 &00000000000000040000004 .457 &000000000000002500000025 &000000000000002600000026 &00000000000000020000002 .491 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
26 Mollenkopf, JackJack Mollenkopf[4] 1956–1969 132 84 39 &00000000000000090000009 .670 &000000000000005700000057 &000000000000003200000032 &00000000000000050000005 .633 &00000000000000010000001 &100000000000000001000000 &100000000000000001000000 &00000000000000010000001 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
27 DeMoss, BobBob DeMoss 1970–1972 31 13 18 &100000000000000001000000 .419 &000000000000001100000011 &000000000000001200000012 &100000000000000001000000 .478 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
28 Agase, AlexAlex Agase 1973–1976 44 18 25 &00000000000000010000001 .420 &000000000000001500000015 &000000000000001700000017 &100000000000000001000000 .469 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
29 Young, JimJim Young[5] 1977–1981 58 38 19 &00000000000000010000001 .664 &000000000000002600000026 &000000000000001400000014 &00000000000000010000001 .646 &00000000000000030000003 &100000000000000001000000 &100000000000000001000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
30 Burtnett, LeonLeon Burtnett 1982–1986 56 21 34 &00000000000000010000001 .384 &000000000000001700000017 &000000000000002500000025 &00000000000000010000001 .407 &100000000000000001000000 &00000000000000010000001 &100000000000000001000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
31 Akers, FredFred Akers 1987–1990 44 12 31 &00000000000000010000001 .284 &00000000000000090000009 &000000000000002300000023 &100000000000000001000000 .281 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
32 Colletto, JimJim Colletto 1991–1996 66 21 42 &00000000000000030000003 .341 &000000000000001300000013 &000000000000003200000032 &00000000000000030000003 .302 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
33 Tiller, JoeJoe Tiller 1997–2008 149 87 62 &10000000000000000000000 .584 &000000000000005300000053 &000000000000004300000043 &10000000000000000000000 .552 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000050000005 &100000000000000001000000 &00000000000000010000001 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
34 Hope, DannyDanny Hope 2009–2012 28 11 17 &10000000000000000000000 .393 &00000000000000060000006 &000000000000001000000010 &10000000000000000000000 .375 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
35 Hazell, DarrellDarrell Hazell 2013–? - - - &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000

NotesEdit

  1. A running total of the number of coaches of the Boilermakers. Thus, any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is counted only once.
  2. Purdue did not join a conference until 1891.
  3. Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[1]
  4. When computing the win-loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.[2]

ReferencesEdit

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