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The Virginia Tech Hokies college football team represents Virginia Tech in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The program has had 33 head coaches, and 1 interim head coach, since it began play during the 1892 season.[1] Frank Beamer has served as Virginia Tech's head coach since December 1986. He is currently the winningest active coach and longest tenured coach in Division I FBS.[2]

The team has played more than 1,150 games over 118 seasons. In that time, four coaches have led the Hokies in postseason bowl games: James Kitts, Jerry Claiborne, Bill Dooley, and Beamer. Two of those coaches also won conference championships: Claiborne won as a member of the Southern Conference in 1963 and Beamer won seven, three in the Big East Conference and four in the ACC.

Beamer is the leader in seasons coached and games won, with 216 victories during his 25 years with the program. A. B. Morrison, Jr. has the highest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game, with .857. Robert McNeish has the lowest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game, with .086. Of the 33 different head coaches who have led the Hokies, Andy Gustafson and Claiborne have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana.

Key Edit

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

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

Conference games
CW Wins
CL Losses
CT Ties
C% Winning percentage

Postseason games[A 5]
PW Wins
PL Losses
PT Ties

Coaches Edit

List of head football coaches showing season(s) coached, overall records, conference records, postseason records, championships and selected awards[A 6]
# Name Season(s)[A 7] GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL PT DC[A 8] CC NC Awards
1 Smyth, E. A.E. A. Smyth 1892–1893 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000250000.250 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
2 Massie, JosephJoseph Massie 1894 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000800000.800 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
3 Jones, Art C.Art C. Jones 1895–1896 &000000000000001400000014 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000679000.679 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
4 Firth, CharlesCharles Firth 1897 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000714000.714 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
5 Ingles, J. LewisJ. Lewis Ingles 1898 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000600000.600 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
6 Morrison, JamesJames Morrison 1899 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000800000.800 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
7 Davis, EugeneEugene Davis 1900 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000500000.500 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
8 Morrison, Jr., A. B.A. B. Morrison, Jr. 1901 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000857000.857 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
9 Brown, R. R.R. R. Brown 1902 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000583000.583 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
10 Lueder, Charles AugustusCharles Augustus Lueder 1903 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000833000.833 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
11 O'Connor, John C.John C. O'Connor 1904 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000625000.625 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
12 Miles, SallySally Miles 1905–1906 &000000000000001900000019 &000000000000001400000014 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000737000.737 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
13 Williams, C. R.C. R. Williams 1907 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000778000.778 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
14 Brown, R. M.R. M. Brown 1908 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000556000.556 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
15 Bocock, BranchBranch Bocock 1909–1910,
1912–1915
&000000000000005000000050 &000000000000003400000034 &000000000000001400000014 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000680000.680 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
16 Riess, L. W.L. W. Riess 1911 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000778000.778 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
17 Ingersoll, Jack E.Jack E. Ingersoll 1916 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000778000.778 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
18 Bernier, Charles A.Charles A. Bernier 1917–1919 &000000000000002500000025 &000000000000001800000018 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000740000.740 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
19 Sutton, StanleyStanley Sutton 1920 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000400000.400 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
20 Cubbage, B. C.B. C. Cubbage 1921–1925 &000000000000004800000048 &000000000000003000000030 &000000000000001200000012 &00000000000000060000006 &0000000000000000688000.688 &000000000000001300000013 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000040000004 &0000000000000000560000.560 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
21 Gustafson, AndyAndy Gustafsondagger 1926–1929 &000000000000003600000036 &000000000000002200000022 &000000000000001300000013 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000625000.625 &000000000000001100000011 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000548000.548 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
22 Neale, OrvilleOrville Neale 1930–1931 &000000000000001800000018 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000528000.528 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000333000.333 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
23 Redd, HenryHenry Redd 1932–1940 &000000000000008800000088 &000000000000004300000043 &000000000000003700000037 &00000000000000080000008 &0000000000000000534000.534 &000000000000002500000025 &000000000000002700000027 &00000000000000070000007 &0000000000000000483000.483 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
24 Kitts, JamesJames Kitts 1941,
1946–1947
&000000000000002900000029 &000000000000001300000013 &000000000000001300000013 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000500000.500 &000000000000001100000011 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000571000.571 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
25 Tilson, Sumner D.Sumner D. Tilson 1942 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000750000.750 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000833000.833 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
26 McEver, HerbertHerbert McEver 1942, 1945 &000000000000001800000018 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000528000.528 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000538000.538 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
27 McNeish, RobertRobert McNeish 1948–1950 &000000000000002500000025 &00000000000000010000001 &000000000000002100000021 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000100000.100 &00000000000000010000001 &000000000000001500000015 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000132000.132 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
Int Learned, AllanAllan Learned 1950 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000000000.000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000000000.000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
28 Moseley, FrankFrank Moseley 1951–1960 &0000000000000100000000100 &000000000000005400000054 &000000000000004200000042 &00000000000000040000004 &0000000000000000560000.560 &000000000000002700000027 &000000000000002200000022 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000549000.549 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
29 Claiborne, JerryJerry Claibornedagger 1961–1970 &0000000000000102000000102 &000000000000006100000061 &000000000000003900000039 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000608000.608 &000000000000001200000012[A 9] &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000632000.632 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
30 Coffey, CharlieCharlie Coffey 1971–1973 &000000000000003300000033 &000000000000001200000012 &000000000000002000000020 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000379000.379 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
31 Sharpe, JimmyJimmy Sharpe 1974–1977 &000000000000004400000044 &000000000000002100000021 &000000000000002200000022 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000489000.489 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
32 Dooley, BillBill Dooley 1978–1986 &0000000000000102000000102 &000000000000006400000064[A 10] &000000000000003700000037 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000632000.632 &09999999999999998999999[A 11] &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000020000002 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
33 Beamer, FrankFrank Beamer 1987–present &0000000000000322000000322 &0000000000000216000000216 &0000000000000104000000104 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000674000.674 &0000000000000114000000114 &000000000000004100000041 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000549000.549 &00000000000000090000009 &000000000000001100000011 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000000000000 AFCA Coach of the Year (1999)
AP Coach of the Year (1999)
Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year (1999)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year (1999)
George Munger Award (1999)
Paul "Bear" Bryant Award (1999)
Walter Camp Coach of the Year (1999)
Joseph V. Paterno Award (2010)
Big East Coach of the Year (1995–1996, 1999)
ACC Coach of the Year (2004–2005)[A 12]

Notes Edit

  1. 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.
  2. Virginia Tech did not join a conference until 1920, and was not a member of a conference from 1965 to 1990.
  3. Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[3]
  4. When computing the win–loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.[4]
  5. 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]
  6. Statistics correct as of the end of the 2012 college football season.
  7. Virginia Tech did not field teams in 1943 and 1944 due to World War II.
  8. Divisional champions have advanced to the ACC Championship Game since the institution of divisional play beginning in the 2005 season. Since that time, Virginia Tech has competed as a member of the Coastal division.
  9. Virginia Tech left the Southern Conference in 1965 for various financial and structural reasons. Virginia Tech wanted to schedule more large schools but was prevented from doing so by the Southern Conference schedule. In addition, The Hokies hoped to join the Atlantic Coast Conference.
  10. Includes a forfeit by Temple University during the 1986 season. Temple forfeited game because of an ineligible player.
  11. In 1978, Virginia Tech joined the Metro Conference in all sports except football.[6]
  12. The ACC Coach of the Year is voted by Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).

References Edit

General
Specific
  1. Virginia Tech 2012 Football Media Guide, p. 141
  2. "Coach Frank Beamer reflects on his place amongst all-time greats". washingtonpost.com. 2010-11-27. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/hokies-journal/2010/11/coach_frank_beamer_reflects_on.html. Retrieved 2011-10-21.
  3. Whiteside, Kelly (August 25, 2006). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today (McLean, Virginia). Archived from the original on November 24, 2009. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/2006-08-24-overtime_x.htm. Retrieved September 25, 2009.
  4. 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. http://www.nytimes.com/1987/09/06/sports/college-football-big-plays-help-paterno-to-200th.html. Retrieved October 22, 2009.
  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. Conference Affiliation History Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed July 10, 2008.

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