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The Tennessee Volunteers college football team represents the University of Tennessee in the East Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Volunteers compete as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The program has had 23 head coaches since its formation during the 1891 season.[1] Since December 7, 2012, Butch Jones has served as head coach of the Volunteers.[2]

The team has played more than 1,100 games over 115 seasons of Tennessee football.[1] Prior to the 1899 season, the Volunteers did not have an official head coach while compiling a record of twelve wins and eleven losses between 1891 and 1898.[1] Since 1899, nine coaches have led the Volunteers in postseason bowl games: Robert Neyland, John Barnhill, Bowden Wyatt, Doug Dickey, Bill Battle, Johnny Majors, Phillip Fulmer, Lane Kiffin and Dooley.[3] Five of those coaches also won conference championships: Zora G. Clevenger captured one as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Neyland captured two as a member of the Southern Conference and Neyland, Wyatt, Majors and Fulmer won a combined twelve as a member of the SEC.[4] During their tenures, Neyland and Fulmer each won national championships with the Volunteers.[4][5]

Neyland is the leader in total number of seasons coached and games won, with 173 victories during his 21 years with the program.[1] Barnhill has the highest winning percentage with .846.[1] James DePree has the lowest winning percentage with .306.[1] Of the 23 head coaches who have led the Volunteers, Neyland, Wyatt, Dickey, Majors, and Fulmer have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana.[6][7][8][9]

Key Edit

Key to symbols in coaches list
General Overall Conference Postseason[11]
No. Order of coaches[12] 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[14] C% Conference winning percentage
dagger Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame O% Overall winning percentage[16]


Coaches Edit

List of head football coaches showing season(s) coached, overall records, conference records, postseason records, championships and selected awards[A 1]
# Name Season(s)
[A 2]
GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL PT DC
[A 3]
CC NC Awards
1 Pierce, J. A.J. A. Pierce 1899–1900 &000000000000001400000014 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000679000.679 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000417000.417 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
2 Kelley, GeorgeGeorge Kelley 1901 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000500000.500 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000500000.500 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
3 Fisher, H. F.H. F. Fisher 1902–1903 &000000000000001700000017 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000588000.588 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000400000.400 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
4 Crawford, S. D.S. D. Crawford 1904 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000389000.389 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000200000.200 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
5 DePree, JamesJames DePree 1905–1906 &000000000000001800000018 &00000000000000040000004 &000000000000001100000011 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000306000.306 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000100000.100 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
6 Levene, GeorgeGeorge Levene 1907–1909 &000000000000002800000028 &000000000000001500000015 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000589000.589 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000441000.441 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
7 Stone, Andrew A.Andrew A. Stone 1910 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000389000.389 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000200000.200 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
8 Clevenger, Zora G.Zora G. Clevenger 1911–1915 &000000000000004300000043 &000000000000002600000026 &000000000000001500000015 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000628000.628 &00000000000000080000008 &000000000000001200000012 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000400000.400 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
9 Bender, John R.John R. Bender 1916,
1919–1920
&000000000000002700000027 &000000000000001800000018 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000040000004 &0000000000000000741000.741 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000639000.639 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
10 Banks, M. B.M. B. Banks 1921–1925 &000000000000004500000045 &000000000000002700000027 &000000000000001500000015 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000633000.633 &000000000000001400000014 &000000000000001100000011 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000556000.556 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
11 Neyland, RobertRobert Neylanddagger 1926–1934,
1936–1940,
1946–1952
&0000000000000216000000216 &0000000000000173000000173 &000000000000003100000031 &000000000000001200000012 &0000000000000000829000.829 &0000000000000103000000103 &000000000000001700000017 &000000000000001000000010 &0000000000000000831000.831 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000040000004 – 1938, 1940, 1950, 1951 AP SEC Coach of the Year (1951)[18]
SEC Coach of the Year (1936, 1938, 1950)[18]
12 Britton, W. H.W. H. Britton 1935 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000444000.444 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000400000.400 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
13 Barnhill, JohnJohn Barnhill 1941–1942,
1944–1945
&000000000000003900000039 &000000000000003200000032 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000846000.846 &000000000000001500000015 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000816000.816 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 SEC Coach of the Year (1944)[18]
14 Robinson, HarveyHarvey Robinson 1953–1954 &000000000000002100000021 &000000000000001000000010 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000500000.500 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000375000.375 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
15 Wyatt, BowdenBowden Wyattdagger 1955–1962 &000000000000008200000082 &000000000000004900000049 &000000000000002900000029 &00000000000000040000004 &0000000000000000622000.622 &000000000000002900000029 &000000000000002300000023 &00000000000000040000004 &0000000000000000554000.554 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 AFCA Coach of the Year (1956)[19]
AP SEC Coach of the Year (1956)[18]
SEC Coach of the Year (1956)[18]
16 McDonald, JimJim McDonald 1963 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000500000.500 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000375000.375 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
17 Dickey, DougDoug Dickeydagger 1964–1969 &000000000000006500000065 &000000000000004600000046 &000000000000001500000015 &00000000000000040000004 &0000000000000000738000.738 &000000000000002300000023 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000040000004 &0000000000000000676000.676 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 AP SEC Coach of the Year (1967)[18]
UPI SEC Coach of the Year (1967)[18]
SEC Coach of the Year (1965, 1967)[18]
18 Battle, BillBill Battle 1970–1976 &000000000000008300000083 &000000000000005900000059 &000000000000002200000022 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000723000.723 &000000000000002200000022 &000000000000001800000018 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000549000.549 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
19 Majors, JohnnyJohnny Majorsdagger 1977–1992
[A 4]
&0000000000000186000000186 &0000000000000116000000116 &000000000000008200000082 &00000000000000080000008 &0000000000000000645000.645 &000000000000005700000057 &000000000000004000000040 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000585000.585 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 AP SEC Coach of the Year (1985)[18]
UPI SEC Coach of the Year (1985)[18]
SEC Coach of the Year (1985)[18]
20 Fulmer, PhillipPhillip Fulmerdagger 1992–2008
[A 4]
&0000000000000204000000204 &0000000000000152000000152 &000000000000005200000052 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000745000.745 &000000000000009800000098 &000000000000003400000034 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000742000.742 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000010000001 – 1998 AFCA Coach of the Year (1998)[19]
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year (1998)[21]
George Munger Award (1998)[22]
Sporting News College Football Coach of the Year (1998)[23]
AP SEC Coach of the Year (1998)[18]
SEC Coach of the Year (1998)[18]
21 Kiffin, LaneLane Kiffin 2009 &000000000000001300000013 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000060000006 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000538000.538 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000040000004 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000500000.500 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
22 Dooley, DerekDerek Dooley 2010–2012 &000000000000003600000036 &000000000000001500000015 &000000000000002100000021 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000417000.417 &00000000000000040000004 &000000000000001900000019 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000174000.174 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
Int Chaney, JimJim Chaney
[A 5]
2012 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000010000001.000 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000010000001.000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
23 Jones, ButchButch Jones 2013–present &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999

Notes Edit

  1. Statistics correct as of the end of the 2012–13 college football season.
  2. Tennessee did not field teams for the 1917 and 1918 seasons due to World War I 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, Tennessee has competed as a member of the SEC East.[17]
  4. 4.0 4.1 Johnny Majors finished the 1992 season with a record of five wins and three losses. While Majors was recovering from heart surgery, Philip Fulmer served as interim head coach for the first three games of the season and for the 1993 Hall of Fame Bowl. Fulmer was then named head coach at the conclusion of the regular season following the resignation of Majors.[20]
  5. Jim Chaney served as interim head coach for the final game of the 2012 season after Derek Dooley was fired as head coach on November 18, 2012.[24]

References Edit

General

Specific

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 2010 Tennessee Volunteers Football Guide, p. 162
  2. "Butch Jones takes Tennessee job". ESPN.com. December 7, 2012. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8723192/tennessee-volunteers-hire-butch-jones-new-coach. Retrieved December 7, 2012.
  3. 2010 Tennessee Volunteers Football Guide, pp. 192–193
  4. 4.0 4.1 2010 Tennessee Volunteers Football Guide, pp. 165–173
  5. National Collegiate Athletic Association (2010) (PDF). 2010 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision Records. Indianapolis, Indiana: NCAA.org. pp. 68–77. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/DI/2010/2010FBS.pdf. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
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  10. 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.
  11. 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.[10]
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[13]
  15. 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.
  16. When computing the win–loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.[15]
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  18. 18.00 18.01 18.02 18.03 18.04 18.05 18.06 18.07 18.08 18.09 18.10 18.11 18.12 2010 Tennessee Volunteers Football Guide, p. 132
  19. 19.0 19.1 "AFCA Coach of the Year Award – Past Winners". American Football Coaches Association. January 19, 2011. http://www.afca.com/SportSelect.dbml?SPSID=69275&SPID=7857&DB_OEM_ID=9300&ATCLID=639381. Retrieved March 7, 2010.
  20. 2010 Tennessee Volunteers Football Guide, p. 172
  21. "All-time Eddie Robinson Award Winners". Football Writers Association of America. http://www.sportswriters.net/fwaa/awards/robinson/winners.html. Retrieved March 7, 2010.
  22. "The Joseph V. Paterno Award Winners". The Maxwell Football Club. http://www.maxwellfootballclub.org/JosephVPaternoAwardWinners.aspx. Retrieved March 7, 2010.
  23. 2010 Tennessee Volunteers Football Guide, p. 131
  24. "Tennessee dismisses Derek Dooley". ESPN.com news services. ESPN.com. November 18, 2012. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8648445/derek-dooley-tennessee-volunteers-return-another-season. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
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