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This is a list of college football coaches with 200 career wins. "College level" is defined as a four-year college or university program in either the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics or the National Collegiate Athletic Association. If the team competed at a time before the official organization of either of the two groups but is generally accepted as a "college football program" it would also be included.

Historical overviewEdit

As of the end of the 2011 season, a total of 70 head football coaches had reached the milestone of 200 career coaching wins.

In the 100 years after the first college football game in 1869, only eight coaches reached the 200-win milestone. The only two who reached the mark before 1950 were Glenn Scobey Warner, with 319 wins from 1895 to 1938 (mostly at Carlisle, Pitt and Stanford), and Amos Alonzo Stagg, with 314 wins from 1890 to 1946 (mostly at the University of Chicago).[1]

By 1970, another six coaches had reached the milestone: Ace Mumford, with 233 wins from 1924 to 1961 (mostly at Southern University); Fred T. Long, with 227 wins from 1921 to 1965 (mostly at Wiley College); Jess Neely, with 207 wins from 1924 to 1966 (mostly at Clemson and Rice); Cleveland L. Abbott, with 203 wins at Tuskegee University between 1923 and 1954; Jake Gaither, with 204 wins at Florida A&M University from 1945 to 1969; and Eddie Anderson, with 201 wins from 1922 to 1964 (mostly at Holy Cross).[1][2]

Though only eight coaches reached the milestone from 1869 to 1970, 62 coaches have reached the mark in the 41 seasons since then. The most recent coach to reach 200 wins is Danny Hale, the current head football coach at Bloomsburg University, who reached the mark on October 8, 2011.

Leaders by categoryEdit

In overall career wins, the all-time leader is John Gagliardi with 484 wins, mostly at the Division III level.[3] Gagliardi began his head coaching career at Carroll College in Helena, Montana in 1949, and in 1953 took his current job at Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. Eddie Robinson, head coach at Grambling State University from 1941 to 1997 with a two-season hiatus during World War II, is second with 408.[2][3] Bobby Bowden is in third place and Bear Bryant in fourth place.[3]

Among NCAA Division I coaches, the all-time leaders are Bobby Bowden (377), Bear Bryant (323), Joe Paterno (298), and LaVell Edwards (257). For a few months, Joe Paterno held the top spot with 409, but all 111 wins from the 1998 through 2011 seasons were vacated, due to NCAA sanctions following the Penn State child sex abuse scandal.

Among active NCAA Division I coaches, the all-time win leader is Frank Beamer (251), Jerry Moore (234), Mack Brown (227).

The all-time win leaders in NCAA Division II are Eddie Robinson, Jake Gaither, and Chuck Broyles, and the all-time win leaders in NCAA Division III are John Gagliardi and Larry Kehres.

Among active coaches, the career win leaders are John Gagliardi (484), Larry Kehres (317), Ken Sparks (299), Bob Ford (255), Kevin Donley (254), and Hank Biesiot (253).[1][2]

Among the coaches with 200 career wins, the individual with the highest winning percentage is Larry Kehres with a .926 winning percentage after 26 seasons (1986–present) as the head football coach at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. Five others have reached the 200-win milestone with career winning percentages above .800: Jake Gaither (.844), Tom Osborne (.836), Mike Kelly (.819), Ron Schipper (.808) and Bo Schembechler (.804).[1][2]

The coaches with the most wins at one college are John Gagliardi (460 at St. John's), Eddie Robinson (408 at Grambling), Larry Kehres (317 at Mount Union), Roy Kidd (314 at Eastern Kentucky), Bobby Bowden (304 at Florida State), and Tubby Raymond (300 at Delaware).

KeyEdit

* Active in the 2011 season
Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame
200 wins with a Division I program (or historic equivalent)[n 1]

Coaches with 200 career winsEdit

Updated through the end of the 2011 season.
Rank Name Years Wins Losses Ties Pct. Teams
&00000000000000010000001* Gagliardi, JohnJohn Gagliardi 63 484 133 11 .779 Carroll (MT) (1949–1952), St. John's (MN) (1953–present)
&00000000000000020000002 Robinson, EddieEddie Robinson5540816515.707Grambling (1941–1942, 1945–1997)
&00000000000000030000003Bowden , BobbyBobby Bowden 443771294.743Samford (1959–1962), West Virginia (1970–1975), Florida State (1976–2009)
&00000000000000040000004Bryant, BearBear Bryant383238517.780Maryland (1945), Kentucky (1946–1953), Texas A&M (1954–1957), Alabama (1958–1982)
&00000000000000050000005Warner, Glenn ScobeyGlenn Scobey Warner4431910632.733Georgia (1895–1896), Cornell (1897–1898, 1904–1906), Carlisle (1899–1903, 1907–1914), Pittsburgh (1915–1923), Stanford (1924–1932), Temple (1933–1938)
&00000000000000060000006* Kehres, LarryLarry Kehres 26 317 24 3 .926 Mount Union (1986–present)
&00000000000000070000007Kidd, RoyRoy Kidd393141248.713Eastern Kentucky (1964–2002)
&00000000000000080000008Stagg, Amos AlonzoAmos Alonzo Stagg5731419935.605Springfield (1890–1891), Chicago (1892–1932), Pacific (CA) (1933–1946)
&00000000000000090000009 Westering, FrostyFrosty Westering40305967.756Parsons (1962–1963), Lea (1966–1971), Pacific Lutheran (1972–2003)
&000000000000001000000010 Raymond, TubbyTubby Raymond363001194.714Delaware (1966–2001)
&000000000000001100000011* Sparks, KenKen Sparks 32 299 80 2 .787 Carson–Newman (1980–present)
&000000000000001200000012 Paterno, JoeJoe Paterno 46 298[n 2] 136 3 .749 Penn State (1966–2011)
&000000000000001300000013Schipper, RonRon Schipper36287673.808Central (IA) (1961–1996)
&000000000000001400000014Harring, RogerRoger Harring31261757.771Wisconsin–La Crosse (1969–1999)
&000000000000001500000015Girardi, FrankFrank Girardi36257975.723Lycoming (1972–2007)
&000000000000001500000015Edwards, LaVellLaVell Edwards292571013.716BYU (1972–2000)
&000000000000001700000017Osborne, TomTom Osborne25255493.836Nebraska (1973–1997)
&000000000000001700000017Malosky, James S.James S. Malosky4025512513.665Minnesota–Duluth (1958–1997)
&000000000000001700000017* Ford, BobBob Ford 43 255 178 1 .589 St. Lawrence (1965–1968), Albany (1973–present)
&000000000000002000000020* Donley, KevinKevin Donley 33 254 117 1 .684 Anderson (IN) (1978–1981), Georgetown (KY) (1982–1992), California (PA) (1993–1996), Saint Francis (IN) (1998–present)
&000000000000002100000021* Biesiot, HankHank Biesiot 36 253 103 1 .710 Dickinson State (1976–present)
&000000000000002200000022* Beamer, FrankFrank Beamer 31 251 121 4 .673 Murray State (1981–1986), Virginia Tech (1987–present)
&000000000000002300000023 Holtz, LouLou Holtz332491327.651William & Mary (1969–1971), North Carolina State (1972–1975), Arkansas (1977–1983), Minnesota (1984–1985), Notre Dame (1986–1996), South Carolina (1999–2004)
&000000000000002400000024Kelly, MikeMike Kelly27246541.819Dayton (1981–2007)
&000000000000002500000025 Tjeerdsma, MelMel Tjeerdsma27242824.744Austin (1984–1993), Northwest Missouri State (1994–2010)
&000000000000002600000026Hayes, WoodyWoody Hayes332387210.759Denison (1946–1948), Miami (OH) (1949–1950), Ohio State (1951–1978)
&000000000000002700000027Joe, BillyBilly Joe312371084.685Cheyney (1972–1978), Central State (1981–1993), Florida A&M (1994–2004)
&000000000000002800000028Merritt, JohnJohn Merritt322357012.760Jackson State (1952–1962), Tennessee State (1963–1983)
&000000000000002900000029Schembechler, BoBo Schembechler27234658.804Miami (OH) (1963–1968), Michigan (1969–1989)
&000000000000002900000029* Moore, JerryJerry Moore 30 234 131 2 .640 North Texas (1979–1980), Texas Tech (1981–1985), Appalachian State (1989–present)
&000000000000003100000031Mumford, AceAce Mumford362338523.717Jarvis Christian (1924–1926), Bishop (1927–1929), Texas College (1931–1935), Southern (1936–1942, 1944–1961)
&000000000000003200000032* Douds, DennisDennis Douds 38 232 162 3 .588 East Stroudsburg (1974–present)
&000000000000003200000032Fry, HaydenHayden Fry3723217810.564SMU (1962–1972), North Texas (1973–1978), Iowa (1979–1998)
&000000000000003400000034Bailey, WillardWillard Bailey342311497.606Virginia Union (1971–1983, (1995–2003), Norfolk State (1984–1992), Saint Paul's (VA) (2005–2010)
&000000000000003500000035Tressel, JimJim Tressel25229[n 3]792.742Youngstown State (1986–2000), Ohio State (2001–2010)
&000000000000003500000035* Wilcox, LarryLarry Wilcox 33 229 126 0 .645 Benedictine (KS) (1979–present)
&000000000000003700000037* Taylor, JoeJoe Taylor 29 228 90 4 .714 Howard (1983), Virginia Union (1984–1991), Hampton (1992–2007), Florida A&M (2008–present)
&000000000000003800000038* Brown, MackMack Brown 28 227 113 1 .667 Appalachian State (1983), Tulane (1985–1987), North Carolina (1988–1997), Texas (1998–present)
&000000000000003800000038Long, Fred T.Fred T. Long4522715131.593Paul Quinn (1921–1922), Wiley (1923–1947, 1956–1965), Prairie View A&M (1948), Texas College (1949–1955)
&000000000000004000000040* Ault, ChrisChris Ault[n 4] 27 226 103 1 .686 Nevada (1976–1992, 1994–1995, 2004–present)
&000000000000004100000041* Luckhardt, JohnJohn Luckhardt 27 225 70 2 .761 Washington & Jefferson (1982–1998), California (PA), (2002–present)
&000000000000004200000042* Bagnoli, AlAl Bagnoli 30 222 81 0 .733 Union (NY) (1982–1991), Penn (1992–present)
&000000000000004300000043Kessinger, TedTed Kessinger28219571.792Bethany (KS) (1976–2003)
&000000000000004300000043Carpenter, GeneGene Carpenter32219896.707Adams State (1968), Millersville (1970–2000)
&000000000000004300000043Harms, RonRon Harms312191124.660Concordia (NE) (1964–1969), Adams State (1970–1973), Texas A&M–Kingsville (1979–1999)
&000000000000004600000046* Talley, AndyAndy Talley 32 218 135 2 .617 St. Lawrence (1979–83, Villanova (1985–present)
&000000000000004600000046Randleman, RonRon Randleman362181676.565William Penn (1969–1975), Pittsburg State (1976–1981), Sam Houston State (1982–2004)
&000000000000004800000048Christopherson, JimJim Christopherson322171027.676Concordia (MN) (1969–2000)
&000000000000004800000048Martinelli, FredFred Martinelli3521711912.641Ashland (1959–1993)
&000000000000005000000050Manlove, BillBill Manlove332151111.659Widener (1969–1991), Delaware Valley (1992–1995), La Salle (1997–2001)
&000000000000005100000051* Ash, RobRob Ash 32 214 119 5 .641 Juniata (1980–1988), Drake (1989–2006), Montana State (2007–present)
&000000000000005200000052* Cater, MonteMonte Cater 31 213 107 2 .665 Lakeland (1981–1986), Shepherd (1987–present)
&000000000000005200000052* Laycock, JimmyeJimmye Laycock 32 213 151 2 .585 William & Mary (1980–present)
&000000000000005400000054* Giancola, RickRick Giancola 29 209 91 2 .695 Montclair State (1983–present)
&000000000000005400000054Mazzaferro, PeterPeter Mazzaferro4120915711.569Waynesburg (1959–1962), Curry (1963), Bridgewater State (1968–1986, 1988–2004)
&000000000000005600000056* Hamilton, EricEric Hamilton 35 208 138 6 .599 New Jersey (1977–present)
&000000000000005700000057 Neely, JessJess Neely4020717619.539Southwestern (TN) (1924–1927), Clemson (1931–1939), Rice (1940–1966)
&000000000000005800000058Butterfield, JimJim Butterfield27206711.743Ithaca (1967–1993)
&000000000000005900000059Elliott, HaroldHarold Elliott372051799.533Southwestern (KS) (1964–1968), Washburn (1969–1970), Emporia State (1971–1973), Texas–Arlington (1974–1983), Northwest Missouri State (1988–1993), Eastern New Mexico (1994–2004)
&000000000000006000000060Gaither, JakeJake Gaither25204364.844Florida A&M (1945–1969)
&000000000000006000000060* Hameline, WaltWalt Hameline 31 204 123 2 .623 Wagner (1981–present)
&000000000000006200000062* Hale, DannyDanny Hale 23 203 67 1 .751 West Chester (1984–1988), Bloomsburg (1993–present)
&000000000000006200000062Abbott, Cleveland L.Cleveland L. Abbott322039628.664Tuskegee (1923–1954)
&000000000000006400000064Woodson, Warren B.Warren B. Woodson312029414.674Arkansas State Teachers (1935–1940), Hardin–Simmons (1941–1942, 1946–1951), Arizona (1952–1956), New Mexico State (1958–1967), Trinity (TX) (1972–1973)
&000000000000006400000064Nehlen, DonDon Nehlen302021288.609Bowling Green (1968–1976), West Virginia (1980–2000)
&000000000000006600000066Dooley, VinceVince Dooley252017710.715Georgia (1964–1988)
&000000000000006600000066Anderson, EddieEddie Anderson3920112815.606Loras (1922–1924), DePaul (1925–1931), Holy Cross (MA) (1933–1938, 1950–1964) Iowa (1939–1942, 1946–1949)
&000000000000006600000066Piper, Keith W.Keith W. Piper3920114118.583Denison (1954–1992)
&000000000000006600000066Sweeney, JimJim Sweeney322011535.567Montana State (1963–1967), Washington State (1968–1975), Fresno State (1976–1977, 1980–1996)
&000000000000007000000070Mudra, DarrellDarrell Mudra26200814.709Adams State (1959–1962), North Dakota State (1963–1965), Arizona (1967–1968), Western Illinois (1969–1973), Florida State (1974–1975), Eastern Illinois (1978–1982), Northern Iowa (1983–1987)

Active coaches nearing 200 career winsEdit

This list identifies active coaches with at least 185 career wins, i.e. those who can reach the 200-win milestone within a season or two; updated through the end of the 2011 season.
Rank Name Years Wins Losses Ties Pct. Teams
* Spurrier, SteveSteve Spurrier 22 197 75 2 .723 Duke (1987–1989), Florida (1990–2001), South Carolina (2005–present)
* Dennison, JimJim Dennison 30 196 131 2 .599 Akron (1973–1985), Walsh (1995–present)
* Franchione, DennisDennis Franchione 26 193 107 2 .642 Southwestern (KS) (1981–1982), Pittsburg State (1985–1989), Texas State (1990–1991), New Mexico (1992–1997), TCU (1998–2000), Alabama (2001–2002), Texas A&M (2003–2007), Texas State (2011–present)
* Glenn, JoeJoe Glenn 24 188 100 1 .652 Doane (1976–1979), Northern Colorado (1989–1999), Montana (2000–2002), Wyoming (2003–2008), South Dakota (2012–present)

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "NCAA Career Statistics". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/stats/StatsSrv/careersearch. Retrieved June 21, 2010. (The NCAA Career Statistics database allows the viewer to obtain coaching records for all NCAA coaches by inputting the individual's name in the linked window.)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "NCAA Coaching Records". NCAA. 2008. pp. 188–189. http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/stats/football_records/D2/2008/Coaching%20Section.pdf. (The linked document is a report published by the NCAA listing the winningest coaches based on data through the end of the 2007 season. Updated information on coaches active in subsequent seasons is available through the other sources listed in the "References" section.)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "All-Time Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/coaching/coach_records.php. Retrieved June 20, 2010. (The referenced page reflects the updated information on the Top 10 winningest coaches. Records for other coaches are available in the database in alphabetical order through links from the referenced page.)

ReferencesEdit


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