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The South Carolina Gamecocks college football team represents the University of South Carolina in the East Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Gamecocks compete as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The school has had 32 head coaches since it began play during the 1892 season. Since November 2004, Steve Spurrier has served as South Carolina's head coach.[1]

The team has played more than 1,100 games over 118 seasons of South Carolina football.[2] Seven coaches have led the Gamecocks to postseason bowl games: John D. McMillan, Paul Dietzel, Jim Carlen, Joe Morrison, Brad Scott, Lou Holtz and Spurrier.[3] Paul Dietzel led South Carolina to the 1969 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) championship.[3] Rex Enright is the leader in seasons coached and games won, with 64 victories during his 15 years with the Gamecocks.[2] Of all coaches who coached more than one game, Douglas McKay has the highest winning percentage with 1.000, and W. P. Murphy has the lowest winning percentage with .000.[2] Only Lou Holtz has been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana.[4]

Key Edit

Key to symbols in coaches list
General Overall Conference Postseason[6]
No. Order of coaches[7] 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[9] C% Conference winning percentage
dagger Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame O% Overall winning percentage[11]


Coaches Edit

List of head football coaches showing season(s) coached, overall records, conference records, postseason records, championships and selected awards[A 1]
# Name
[A 2]
Term
[A 3]
GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL PT DC
[A 4]
CC NC Awards
1 Whaley, W. H.W. H. Whaley 1896 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000250000.250 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
2 Murphy, W. P.W. P. Murphy 1897 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000000000.000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
3 Wertenbaker, BillBill Wertenbaker 1898 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000333000.333 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
4 Hunt, I. O.I. O. Hunt 1899–1900 &000000000000001200000012 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000500000.500 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
5 Dickson, Byron W.Byron W. Dickson 1901 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000429000.429 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
6 Williams, C. R.C. R. Williams 1902–1903 &000000000000001700000017 &000000000000001400000014 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000824000.824 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
7 Benet, ChristieChristie Benet 1904–1905
1908–1909
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8 McKay, DouglasDouglas McKay 1907 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001.000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
9 Neff, JohnJohn Neff 1910–1911 &000000000000001500000015 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000400000.400 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
10 Edgerton, N. B.N. B. Edgerton 1912–1915 &000000000000003500000035 &000000000000001900000019 &000000000000001300000013 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000586000.586 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
11 Warren, RiceRice Warren 1916 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000222000.222 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
12 Foster, DixonDixon Foster 1917
1919
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13 Dobson, FrankFrank Dobson 1918 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000625000.625 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
14 Metzger, SolSol Metzger 1920–1924 &000000000000004600000046 &000000000000002600000026 &000000000000001800000018 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000587000.587 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000273000.273 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
15 Bocock, BranchBranch Bocock 1925–1926 &000000000000002000000020 &000000000000001300000013 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000650000.650 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000600000.600 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
16 Lightsey, HarryHarry Lightsey 1927 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000444000.444 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000333000.333 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
17 Laval, BillyBilly Laval 1928–1934 &000000000000007200000072 &000000000000003900000039 &000000000000002600000026 &00000000000000070000007 &0000000000000000590000.590 &000000000000001800000018 &000000000000001800000018 &00000000000000040000004 &0000000000000000500000.500 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
18 McCallister, DonDon McCallister 1935–1937 &000000000000003400000034 &000000000000001300000013 &000000000000002000000020 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000397000.397 &00000000000000050000005 &000000000000001100000011 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000324000.324 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
19 Enright, RexRex Enright 1938–1942
1946–1955
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20 Moran, James P.James P. Moran 1943 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000714000.714 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000667000.667 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
21 Newton, WilliamsWilliams Newton 1944 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000444000.444 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000250000.250 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
22 McMillan, John D.John D. McMillan 1945 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000389000.389 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000200000.200 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
23 Giese, WarrenWarren Giese 1956–1960 &000000000000005000000050 &000000000000002800000028 &000000000000002100000021 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000570000.570 &000000000000001900000019 &000000000000001500000015 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000559000.559 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
24 Bass, MarvinMarvin Bass 1961–1965 &000000000000005000000050 &000000000000001700000017 &000000000000002900000029 &00000000000000040000004 &0000000000000000380000.380 &000000000000001300000013 &000000000000001800000018 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000424000.424 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
25 Dietzel, PaulPaul Dietzel 1966–1974 &000000000000009600000096 &000000000000004200000042 &000000000000005300000053 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000443000.443 &000000000000001800000018 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000638000.638 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 ACC Coach of the Year (1969)[13]
26 Carlen, JimJim Carlen 1975–1981 &000000000000008200000082 &000000000000004500000045 &000000000000003600000036 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000555000.555 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
27 Bell, RichardRichard Bell 1982 &000000000000001100000011 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000364000.364 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
28 Morrison, JoeJoe Morrison 1983–1988 &000000000000006900000069 &000000000000003900000039 &000000000000002800000028 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000580000.580 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award (1984)[14]
29 Woods, SparkySparky Woods 1989–1993 &000000000000005500000055 &000000000000002500000025 &000000000000002700000027 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000482000.482 &00000000000000050000005 &000000000000001100000011 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000313000.313 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
30 Scott, BradBrad Scott 1994–1998 &000000000000005600000056 &000000000000002300000023 &000000000000003200000032 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000420000.420 &000000000000001300000013 &000000000000002600000026 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000338000.338 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
31 Holtz, LouLou Holtzdagger 1999–2004 &000000000000007000000070 &000000000000003300000033 &000000000000003700000037 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000471000.471 &000000000000001900000019 &000000000000002900000029 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000396000.396 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 SEC Coach of the Year (2000)[15]
32 Spurrier, SteveSteve Spurrier 2005–present &0000000000000103000000103 &000000000000006600000066 &000000000000003700000037 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000641000.641 &000000000000003500000035 &000000000000002900000029 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000547000.547 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000040000004 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 SEC Coach of the Year (2005, 2010)[15]
AP SEC Coach of the Year (2005)[15]

Notes Edit

  1. Statistics correct as of the end of the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season.
  2. South Carolina did not have a head coach for the 1892, 1894 or 1895 seasons.[2]
  3. South Carolina did not field a team for the 1893 or 1906 seasons.[2]
  4. Divisional champions have advanced to the SEC Championship Game since the institution of divisional play beginning in the 1992 season. Since that time, South Carolina has competed as a member of the SEC East.[12]

References Edit

General

Specific

  1. Iacobelli, Pete (November 24, 2004). "Spurrier on board at USC". The Tuscaloosa News. Associated Press (Tuscaloosa, Alabama): p. C4. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=EUsgAAAAIBAJ&sjid=kKYEAAAAIBAJ&pg=2180%2C1746580. Retrieved August 7, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2012 South Carolina Football Media Guide, p. 123
  3. 3.0 3.1 2012 South Carolina Football Media Guide, pp. 126–137
  4. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named LH-HOF
  5. 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.
  6. 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.[5]
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[8]
  10. 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.
  11. When computing the win–loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.[10]
  12. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Division
  13. 2012 South Carolina Football Media Guide, p. 147
  14. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named WCCOY
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 2012 South Carolina Football Media Guide, p. 145
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