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Big Eight Conference Coaches

Known as: Big Eight Conference, Big Seven Conference, Big Six Conference, Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Record*: 89 Years, 3265-2796-293, .537 W-L%
*W-L-T adjusted to 3268-2795-291 by NCAA.

Bowls: 128 Bowls, 63-64-1, .496 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 94 (Preseason), 117 (Final), 1630 (Total)

145 Coaches

W-L-T records at Big 8 schools
Overall Bowls
Rk Coach From To Yrs School(s) G W L T Pct G W L T Pct Notes
1 Hobbs Adams 1940 1946 3 Kansas State 27 4 21 2 .185 0 0 0 0
2 Phog Allen 1920 1920 1 Kansas 8 5 2 1 .688 0 0 0 0
3 Charlie Bachman 1920 1927 8 Kansas State 65 33 23 9 .577 0 0 0 0
4 Chuck Banker 1986 1986 1 Iowa State 2 1 1 0 .500 0 0 0 0
5 Mark Banks 1918 1920 3 Drake 22 11 10 1 .523 0 0 0 0
6 Ernest Bearg 1925 1928 4 Nebraska 33 23 7 3 .742 0 0 0 0
7 John Bender 1915 1915 1 Kansas State 8 3 4 1 .438 0 0 0 0
8 Dana Bible 1929 1936 8 Nebraska 72 50 15 7 .743 0 0 0 0
9 J.M. Blanchard 1907 1907 1 Washington (MO) 6 1 5 0 .167 0 0 0 0
10 Jay Bond 1918 1918 1 Kansas 4 2 2 0 .500 0 0 0 0
11 Frank Broyles 1957 1957 1 Missouri 10 5 4 1 .550 0 0 0 0
12 Earle Bruce 1973 1978 6 Iowa State 68 36 32 0 .529 2 0 2 0 .000
13 Cappy Cappon 1926 1927 2 Kansas 16 5 10 1 .344 0 0 0 0
14 Frank Carideo 1932 1934 3 Missouri 27 2 23 2 .111 0 0 0 0
15 Mark Catlin 1907 1908 2 Iowa 12 5 7 0 .417 0 0 0 0
16 Francis Cayou 1908 1912 5 Washington (MO) 39 18 18 3 .500 0 0 0 0
17 Potsy Clark 1921 1948 7 Kansas, Nebraska 58 22 30 6 .431 0 0 0 0
18 Zora Clevenger 1916 1919 4 Kansas State 30 19 9 2 .667 0 0 0 0
19 King Cole 1907 1910 4 Nebraska 36 25 8 3 .736 0 0 0 0
20 Jim Criner 1983 1986 4 Iowa State 42 16 24 2 .405 0 0 0 0
Overall Bowls
Rk Coach From To Yrs School(s) G W L T Pct G W L T Pct Notes
21 Eddie Crowder 1963 1973 11 Colorado 118 67 49 2 .576 5 3 2 0 .600
22 Phil Cutchin 1963 1968 6 Oklahoma State 59 19 38 2 .339 0 0 0 0
23 Bud Davis 1962 1962 1 Colorado 10 2 8 0 .200 0 0 0 0
24 Fred Dawson 1921 1924 4 Nebraska 32 23 7 2 .750 0 0 0 0
25 Bob Devaney 1962 1972 11 Nebraska 123 101 20 2 .829 9 6 3 0 .667
26 Dan Devine 1958 1970 13 Missouri 137 92 38 7 .697 6 4 2 0 .667 W-L-T adjusted to 93-37-7 by NCAA.
27 Vince Di Francesca 1954 1956 3 Iowa State 28 6 21 1 .232 0 0 0 0
28 Jim Dickey 1978 1985 8 Kansas State 80 24 54 2 .313 1 0 1 0 .000 W-L-T adjusted to 25-53-2 by NCAA.
29 Ray Donels 1941 1942 2 Iowa State 12 3 8 1 .292 0 0 0 0
30 Donnie Duncan 1979 1982 4 Iowa State 44 18 24 2 .432 0 0 0 0
31 W.P. Edmunds 1913 1916 4 Washington (MO) 25 10 13 2 .440 0 0 0 0
32 Pete Elliott 1956 1956 1 Nebraska 10 4 6 0 .400 0 0 0 0
33 Mal Elward 1922 1923 2 Grinnell 16 5 11 0 .313 0 0 0 0
34 Chuck Fairbanks 1967 1981 9 Oklahoma, Colorado 101 59 41 1 .589 5 3 1 1 .700
35 Don Fambrough 1971 1982 8 Kansas 90 36 49 5 .428 2 0 2 0 .000 W-L-T adjusted to 35-50-5 by NCAA.
36 Don Faurot 1935 1956 19 Missouri 190 100 80 10 .553 4 0 4 0 .000 W-L-T adjusted to 101-79-10 by NCAA.
37 Lud Fiser 1945 1945 1 Kansas State 8 1 7 0 .125 0 0 0 0
38 Sam Francis 1947 1947 1 Kansas State 10 0 10 0 .000 0 0 0 0
39 Wesley Fry 1935 1939 5 Kansas State 45 18 21 6 .467 0 0 0 0
40 Floyd Gass 1969 1971 3 Oklahoma State 32 13 18 1 .422 0 0 0 0
Overall Bowls
Rk Coach From To Yrs School(s) G W L T Pct G W L T Pct Notes
41 Gary Gibbs 1989 1994 6 Oklahoma 69 44 23 2 .652 3 2 1 0 .667
42 Vince Gibson 1967 1974 8 Kansas State 85 33 52 0 .388 0 0 0 0
43 William Glassford 1949 1955 7 Nebraska 69 30 35 4 .464 1 0 1 0 .000 W-L-T adjusted to 31-35-3 by NCAA.
44 Ralph Glaze 1916 1917 2 Drake 15 3 10 2 .267 0 0 0 0
45 Mike Gottfried 1983 1985 3 Kansas 34 15 18 1 .456 0 0 0 0
46 Ralph Graham 1948 1950 3 Kansas State 31 4 26 1 .145 0 0 0 0
47 Everett Grandelius 1959 1961 3 Colorado 31 20 11 0 .645 1 0 1 0 .000
48 John Griffith 1909 1909 1 Iowa 7 2 4 1 .357 0 0 0 0
49 John Griffith 1908 1915 8 Drake 64 36 25 3 .586 0 0 0 0
50 Lewie Hardage 1932 1934 3 Oklahoma 27 11 12 4 .481 0 0 0 0
51 Bill Hargiss 1928 1932 5 Kansas 42 22 18 2 .548 0 0 0 0
52 Jesse Hawley 1910 1910 1 Iowa 7 5 2 0 .714 0 0 0 0
53 Ward Haylett 1942 1944 3 Kansas State 28 6 20 2 .250 0 0 0 0
54 Gwinn Henry 1923 1942 13 Missouri, Kansas 113 49 55 9 .473 1 0 1 0 .000
55 Bob Higgins 1925 1927 3 Washington (MO) 25 8 14 3 .380 0 0 0 0
56 Bill Hollenback 1910 1910 1 Missouri 8 4 2 2 .625 0 0 0 0
57 Homer Hubbard 1913 1914 2 Iowa State 15 8 7 0 .533 0 0 0 0
58 Mike Hyland 1924 1926 3 Grinnell 22 12 7 3 .614 0 0 0 0
59 William Jennings 1957 1961 5 Nebraska 50 15 34 1 .310 0 0 0 0
60 Jimmy Johnson 1979 1983 5 Oklahoma State 57 29 25 3 .535 2 1 1 0 .500
Overall Bowls
Rk Coach From To Yrs School(s) G W L T Pct G W L T Pct Notes
61 Biff Jones 1935 1941 7 Oklahoma, Nebraska 64 37 20 7 .633 1 0 1 0 .000
62 Gomer Jones 1964 1965 2 Oklahoma 21 9 11 1 .452 1 0 1 0 .000
63 Pat Jones 1984 1994 11 Oklahoma State 125 62 60 3 .508 4 3 1 0 .750
64 Thomas Kelly 1922 1922 1 Missouri 8 5 3 0 .625 0 0 0 0
65 Doc Kennedy 1907 1910 4 Kansas 34 28 5 1 .838 0 0 0 0
66 Maury Kent 1921 1921 1 Iowa State 8 4 4 0 .500 0 0 0 0
67 William Kline 1918 1918 1 Nebraska 6 2 3 1 .417 0 0 0 0
68 Adolph Lewandowski 1943 1944 2 Nebraska 16 4 12 0 .250 0 0 0 0
69 Adrian Lindsey 1927 1938 11 Oklahoma, Kansas 99 38 47 14 .455 0 0 0 0
70 Guy Lowman 1913 1914 2 Kansas State 15 4 9 2 .333 0 0 0 0
71 Snorter Luster 1941 1945 5 Oklahoma 48 27 18 3 .594 0 0 0 0
72 Jim MacKenzie 1966 1966 1 Oklahoma 10 6 4 0 .600 0 0 0 0
73 Johnny Majors 1968 1972 5 Iowa State 55 24 30 1 .445 2 0 2 0 .000
74 Bill Mallory 1974 1978 5 Colorado 57 35 21 1 .623 2 0 2 0 .000
75 Glen Mason 1988 1995 8 Kansas 91 43 47 1 .478 2 2 0 0 1.000
76 Bernie Masterson 1946 1947 2 Nebraska 18 5 13 0 .278 0 0 0 0
77 Chuck Mather 1954 1957 4 Kansas 40 11 26 3 .313 0 0 0 0
78 John Maulbetsch 1925 1927 3 Oklahoma State 24 9 13 2 .417 0 0 0 0
79 Dan McCarney 1995 1995 1 Iowa State 11 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 0
80 Bill McCartney 1982 1994 13 Colorado 153 93 55 5 .624 9 3 6 0 .333
Overall Bowls
Rk Coach From To Yrs School(s) G W L T Pct G W L T Pct Notes
81 Leon McCarty 1919 1919 1 Kansas 8 3 2 3 .563 0 0 0 0
82 Bo McMillin 1928 1933 6 Kansas State 51 29 21 1 .578 0 0 0 0
83 Bill Meek 1951 1954 4 Kansas State 39 15 22 2 .410 0 0 0 0 W-L-T adjusted to 14-24-1 by NCAA.
84 Bernard Mertes 1955 1959 5 Kansas State 50 15 34 1 .310 0 0 0 0
85 Mike Michalske 1942 1946 5 Iowa State 39 18 18 3 .500 0 0 0 0
86 John Miller 1919 1919 1 Missouri 8 5 1 2 .750 0 0 0 0
87 Jack Mitchell 1958 1966 9 Kansas 91 44 42 5 .511 1 1 0 0 1.000 W-L-T adjusted to 43-43-5 by NCAA.
88 W.J. Monilaw 1907 1908 2 Missouri 17 13 4 0 .765 0 0 0 0
89 Lee Moon 1985 1985 1 Kansas State 9 1 8 0 .111 0 0 0 0
90 Bud Moore 1975 1978 4 Kansas 45 17 27 1 .389 1 0 1 0 .000 W-L-T adjusted to 18-26-1 by NCAA.
91 Arthur Mosse 1912 1913 2 Kansas 16 9 7 0 .563 0 0 0 0
92 Jim Myers 1957 1957 1 Iowa State 10 4 5 1 .450 0 0 0 0
93 Rick Neuheisel 1995 1995 1 Colorado 12 10 2 0 .833 1 1 0 0 1.000
94 Herman Olcott 1915 1917 3 Kansas 24 16 7 1 .688 0 0 0 0
95 Al Onofrio 1971 1977 7 Missouri 79 38 41 0 .481 2 1 1 0 .500
96 Tom Osborne 1973 1995 23 Nebraska 281 231 47 3 .827 23 10 13 0 .435
97 Bennie Owen 1920 1926 7 Oklahoma 55 27 21 7 .555 0 0 0 0
98 Norman Paine 1920 1920 1 Iowa State 8 4 4 0 .500 0 0 0 0
99 Stan Parrish 1986 1988 3 Kansas State 33 2 30 1 .076 0 0 0 0
100 James Phelan 1920 1921 2 Missouri 16 13 3 0 .813 0 0 0 0
Overall Bowls
Rk Coach From To Yrs School(s) G W L T Pct G W L T Pct Notes
101 Warren Powers 1978 1984 7 Missouri 82 46 33 3 .579 5 3 2 0 .600
102 Glenn Presnell 1942 1942 1 Nebraska 10 3 7 0 .300 0 0 0 0
103 Ellis Rainsberger 1975 1977 3 Kansas State 33 5 28 0 .152 0 0 0 0 W-L-T adjusted to 6-27 by NCAA.
104 George Rider 1920 1922 3 Washington (MO) 23 9 12 2 .435 0 0 0 0
105 Pepper Rodgers 1967 1970 4 Kansas 42 20 22 0 .476 1 0 1 0 .000
106 Bill Roper 1909 1909 1 Missouri 8 7 0 1 .938 0 0 0 0
107 R.B. Rutherford 1917 1919 3 Washington (MO) 20 15 5 0 .750 0 0 0 0
108 George Sauer 1946 1947 2 Kansas 21 15 3 3 .786 1 0 1 0 .000
109 William Saunders 1920 1921 2 Grinnell 14 5 8 1 .393 0 0 0 0
110 Howard Schnellenberger 1995 1995 1 Oklahoma 11 5 5 1 .500 0 0 0 0
111 Henry Schulte 1914 1917 4 Missouri 32 16 14 2 .531 0 0 0 0
112 Henry Shenk 1943 1945 3 Kansas 30 11 16 3 .417 0 0 0 0
113 Ralph Sherwin 1911 1911 1 Kansas 8 4 2 2 .625 0 0 0 0
114 Jules Sikes 1948 1953 6 Kansas 60 35 25 0 .583 0 0 0 0
115 Bob Simmons 1995 1995 1 Oklahoma State 12 4 8 0 .333 0 0 0 0
116 Chauncey Simpson 1943 1945 3 Missouri 28 12 14 2 .464 1 0 1 0 .000
117 Dave Smith 1972 1972 1 Oklahoma State 11 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 0
118 Larry Smith 1994 1995 2 Missouri 23 6 16 1 .283 0 0 0 0
119 Bill Snyder 1989 1995 7 Kansas State 80 46 33 1 .581 3 2 1 0 .667
120 Ossie Solem 1921 1927 7 Drake 54 32 21 1 .602 0 0 0 0
Overall Bowls
Rk Coach From To Yrs School(s) G W L T Pct G W L T Pct Notes
121 Cliff Speegle 1960 1962 3 Oklahoma State 30 11 19 0 .367 0 0 0 0
122 Jim Stanley 1973 1978 6 Oklahoma State 68 35 31 2 .529 2 2 0 0 1.000
123 Clay Stapleton 1958 1967 10 Iowa State 99 42 53 4 .444 0 0 0 0
124 Edward Stewart 1916 1917 2 Nebraska 15 11 4 0 .733 0 0 0 0
125 Tom Stidham 1937 1940 4 Oklahoma 38 27 8 3 .750 1 0 1 0 .000
126 Jumbo Stiehm 1911 1915 5 Nebraska 40 35 2 3 .913 0 0 0 0
127 Abe Stuber 1947 1953 7 Iowa State 65 24 38 3 .392 0 0 0 0
128 Bob Stull 1989 1993 5 Missouri 55 15 38 2 .291 0 0 0 0
129 Barry Switzer 1973 1988 16 Oklahoma 190 157 29 4 .837 13 8 5 0 .615
130 Jim Tatum 1946 1946 1 Oklahoma 11 8 3 0 .727 1 1 0 0 1.000
131 Russell Tollefson 1919 1919 1 Grinnell 6 1 4 1 .250 0 0 0 0
132 Bob Valesente 1986 1987 2 Kansas 22 4 17 1 .205 0 0 0 0
133 George Veenker 1931 1936 6 Iowa State 51 21 22 8 .490 0 0 0 0
134 Jim Walden 1987 1994 8 Iowa State 88 28 57 3 .335 0 0 0 0
135 Pappy Waldorf 1934 1934 1 Kansas State 10 7 2 1 .750 0 0 0 0
136 Dallas Ward 1948 1958 11 Colorado 110 63 41 6 .600 1 1 0 0 1.000
137 Lester Watt 1927 1927 1 Grinnell 8 0 7 1 .063 0 0 0 0
138 Doug Weaver 1960 1966 7 Kansas State 69 8 60 1 .123 0 0 0 0
139 H.M. Wheaton 1914 1914 1 Kansas 8 5 2 1 .688 0 0 0 0
140 Woody Widenhofer 1985 1988 4 Missouri 44 12 31 1 .284 0 0 0 0
Overall Bowls
Rk Coach From To Yrs School(s) G W L T Pct G W L T Pct Notes
141 Bud Wilkinson 1947 1963 17 Oklahoma 178 145 29 4 .826 8 6 2 0 .750
142 Sam Willaman 1922 1925 4 Iowa State 32 14 15 3 .484 0 0 0 0
143 Byron Wimberly 1923 1924 2 Washington (MO) 16 7 9 0 .438 0 0 0 0
144 C. Noel Workman 1928 1930 3 Iowa State 25 3 21 1 .140 0 0 0 0
145 Jim Yeager 1937 1940 4 Iowa State 36 16 19 1 .458 0 0 0 0