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Big Ten Conference Coaches

Known as: Big Ten Conference, Western Conference

Record*: 119 Years, 6274-4816-394, .563 W-L%
*W-L-T adjusted to 6150-4815-394 by NCAA.

Bowls: 247 Bowls, 111-135-1, .451 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 237 (Preseason), 243 (Final), 3588 (Total)

204 Coaches

W-L-T records at Big Ten schools
Overall Bowls
Rk Coach From To Yrs School(s) G W L T Pct G W L T Pct Notes
1 Alex Agase 1964 1976 13 Northwestern, Purdue 135 50 83 2 .378 0 0 0 0
2 Fred Akers 1987 1990 4 Purdue 44 12 31 1 .284 0 0 0 0
3 Barry Alvarez 1990 2012 17 Wisconsin 196 117 75 4 .607 12 8 4 0 .667 W-L-T adjusted to 118-74-4 by NCAA.
4 Gary Andersen 2013 2014 2 Wisconsin 20 14 6 0 .700 1 0 1 0 .000
5 Edward Anderson 1939 1949 8 Iowa 70 35 33 2 .514 0 0 0 0
6 Charlie Bachman 1919 1919 1 Northwestern 7 2 5 0 .286 0 0 0 0
7 D.M. Balliet 1901 1901 1 Purdue 9 4 4 1 .500 0 0 0 0
8 W.H. Bannard 1898 1898 1 Northwestern 14 9 4 1 .679 0 0 0 0
9 Gary Barnett 1992 1998 7 Northwestern 81 35 45 1 .438 2 0 2 0 .000 W-L-T adjusted to 36-44-1 by NCAA.
10 Tom Barry 1908 1910 3 Wisconsin 16 9 4 3 .656 0 0 0 0
11 Tim Beckman 2012 2014 3 Illinois 32 10 22 0 .313 0 0 0 0
12 Charles Best 1902 1902 1 Purdue 10 7 2 1 .750 0 0 0 0
13 Bret Bielema 2006 2012 7 Wisconsin 92 68 24 0 .739 6 2 4 0 .333
14 Bernie Bierman 1932 1950 16 Minnesota 134 93 35 6 .716 0 0 0 0
15 Paul Bixler 1946 1946 1 Ohio State 9 4 3 2 .556 0 0 0 0
16 Bob Blackman 1971 1976 6 Illinois 66 29 36 1 .447 0 0 0 0
17 Tom Bradley 2011 2011 1 Penn State 4 1 3 0 .250 1 0 1 0 .000 W-L-T adjusted to 0-3 by NCAA.
18 Tim Brewster 2007 2010 4 Minnesota 45 15 30 0 .333 2 0 2 0 .000
19 Paul Brown 1941 1943 3 Ohio State 27 18 8 1 .685 0 0 0 0
20 Earle Bruce 1979 1987 9 Ohio State 108 81 26 1 .755 8 5 3 0 .625
Overall Bowls
Rk Coach From To Yrs School(s) G W L T Pct G W L T Pct Notes
21 Milt Bruhn 1956 1966 11 Wisconsin 103 52 45 6 .534 2 0 2 0 .000
22 Elmer Burnham 1942 1943 2 Purdue 18 10 8 0 .556 0 0 0 0
23 Jerry Burns 1961 1965 5 Iowa 45 16 27 2 .378 0 0 0 0
24 Leon Burtnett 1982 1986 5 Purdue 56 21 34 1 .384 1 0 1 0 .000
25 Cam Cameron 1997 2001 5 Indiana 55 18 37 0 .327 0 0 0 0
26 Lloyd Carr 1995 2007 13 Michigan 162 122 40 0 .753 13 6 7 0 .462
27 Mark Catlin 1906 1908 3 Iowa 17 7 10 0 .412 0 0 0 0
28 John Chalmers 1903 1905 3 Iowa 32 24 8 0 .750 0 0 0 0
29 Clarence Childs 1914 1915 2 Indiana 14 6 7 1 .464 0 0 0 0
30 Bill Church 1897 1897 1 Purdue 9 5 3 1 .611 0 0 0 0
31 John Coatta 1967 1969 3 Wisconsin 30 3 26 1 .117 0 0 0 0
32 Jim Colletto 1991 1996 6 Purdue 66 20 43 3 .326 0 0 0 0 W-L-T adjusted to 21-42-3 by NCAA.
33 Bob Commings 1974 1978 5 Iowa 55 17 38 0 .309 0 0 0 0 W-L-T adjusted to 18-37 by NCAA.
34 John Cooper 1988 2000 13 Ohio State 158 111 43 4 .715 11 3 8 0 .273
35 Lee Corso 1973 1982 10 Indiana 111 41 68 2 .378 1 1 0 0 1.000
36 Bernie Crimmins 1952 1956 5 Indiana 45 13 32 0 .289 0 0 0 0
37 Fritz Crisler 1930 1947 12 Minnesota, Michigan 108 81 23 4 .769 1 1 0 0 1.000
38 Clem Crowe 1945 1945 1 Iowa 9 2 7 0 .222 0 0 0 0
39 Alvin Culver 1896 1896 1 Northwestern 9 6 1 2 .778 0 0 0 0
40 Arthur Curtis 1903 1904 2 Wisconsin 18 11 6 1 .639 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 Oliver Cutts 1903 1904 2 Purdue 18 13 5 0 .722 0 0 0 0
42 Mark Dantonio 2007 2014 8 Michigan State 101 71 30 0 .703 7 3 4 0 .429
43 Duffy Daugherty 1954 1972 19 Michigan State 183 109 69 5 .609 2 1 1 0 .500
44 Bob DeMoss 1970 1972 3 Purdue 31 13 18 0 .419 0 0 0 0
45 Phil Dickens 1958 1964 7 Indiana 63 20 41 2 .333 0 0 0 0
46 William Dietz 1921 1921 1 Purdue 7 1 6 0 .143 0 0 0 0
47 Gerry DiNardo 2002 2004 3 Indiana 35 8 27 0 .229 0 0 0 0
48 Randy Edsall 2014 2014 1 Maryland 8 5 3 0 .625 0 0 0 0
49 Ray Eliot 1942 1959 18 Illinois 167 83 73 11 .530 2 2 0 0 1.000
50 Bump Elliott 1959 1968 10 Michigan 95 51 42 2 .547 1 1 0 0 1.000
51 Pete Elliott 1960 1966 7 Illinois 66 31 34 1 .477 1 1 0 0 1.000
52 Mal Elward 1937 1941 5 Purdue 40 16 18 6 .475 0 0 0 0
53 Forest Evashevski 1952 1960 9 Iowa 83 52 27 4 .651 2 2 0 0 1.000
54 Gustave Ferbert 1897 1899 3 Michigan 28 24 3 1 .875 0 0 0 0
55 Kirk Ferentz 1999 2014 16 Iowa 194 113 81 0 .582 11 6 5 0 .545
56 Wesley Fesler 1947 1953 7 Ohio State, Minnesota 64 31 26 7 .539 1 1 0 0 1.000
57 Luke Fickell 2011 2011 1 Ohio State 13 6 7 0 .462 1 0 1 0 .000
58 Pat Fitzgerald 2006 2014 9 Northwestern 108 58 50 0 .537 5 1 4 0 .200
59 Kyle Flood 2014 2014 1 Rutgers 8 5 3 0 .625 0 0 0 0
60 James Franklin 2014 2014 1 Penn State 7 4 3 0 .571 0 0 0 0
Overall Bowls
Rk Coach From To Yrs School(s) G W L T Pct G W L T Pct Notes
61 Hayden Fry 1979 1998 20 Iowa 238 143 89 6 .613 14 6 7 1 .464
62 Dennis Grady 1913 1913 1 Northwestern 7 1 6 0 .143 0 0 0 0
63 Dennis Green 1981 1985 5 Northwestern 55 10 45 0 .182 0 0 0 0
64 John Griffith 1909 1909 1 Iowa 7 2 4 1 .357 0 0 0 0
65 John Gutekunst 1985 1991 7 Minnesota 68 29 37 2 .441 2 1 1 0 .500
66 Arthur Hall 1907 1912 6 Illinois 40 27 10 3 .713 0 0 0 0
67 Charles Hammett 1910 1912 3 Northwestern 18 6 10 2 .389 0 0 0 0
68 S.M. Hammond 1896 1896 1 Purdue 7 4 2 1 .643 0 0 0 0
69 Dick Hanley 1927 1934 8 Northwestern 66 36 26 4 .576 0 0 0 0
70 John Harrison 1899 1899 1 Minnesota 11 6 3 2 .636 0 0 0 0
71 George Hauser 1942 1944 3 Minnesota 27 15 11 1 .574 0 0 0 0
72 Jesse Hawley 1910 1915 6 Iowa 42 24 18 0 .571 0 0 0 0
73 Billy Hayes 1931 1933 3 Indiana 24 6 14 4 .333 0 0 0 0
74 Woody Hayes 1951 1978 28 Ohio State 276 205 61 10 .761 11 5 6 0 .455
75 Darrell Hazell 2013 2014 2 Purdue 20 4 16 0 .200 0 0 0 0
76 A.E. Hernstein 1905 1905 1 Purdue 8 6 1 1 .813 0 0 0 0
77 James Herron 1922 1922 1 Indiana 7 1 4 2 .286 0 0 0 0
78 Bob Hicks 1957 1957 1 Indiana 9 1 8 0 .111 0 0 0 0
79 Patrick Higgins 2012 2012 1 Purdue 1 0 1 0 .000 1 0 1 0 .000
80 Jim Hilles 1986 1986 1 Wisconsin 12 3 9 0 .250 0 0 0 0
Overall Bowls
Rk Coach From To Yrs School(s) G W L T Pct G W L T Pct Notes
81 Terry Hoeppner 2005 2006 2 Indiana 23 9 14 0 .391 0 0 0 0
82 Brady Hoke 2011 2014 4 Michigan 47 29 18 0 .617 3 1 2 0 .333
83 Stuart Holcomb 1947 1955 9 Purdue 81 35 42 4 .457 0 0 0 0
84 Charles Hollister 1899 1902 4 Northwestern 47 27 16 4 .617 0 0 0 0
85 Edgar Holt 1901 1902 2 Illinois 23 18 4 1 .804 0 0 0 0
86 Lou Holtz 1984 1985 2 Minnesota 22 10 12 0 .455 0 0 0 0
87 Danny Hope 2009 2012 4 Purdue 49 22 27 0 .449 1 1 0 0 1.000
88 James Horne 1900 1904 5 Indiana 45 24 18 3 .567 0 0 0 0
89 Bill Horr 1909 1909 1 Northwestern 5 1 3 1 .300 0 0 0 0
90 M.H. Horr 1910 1912 3 Purdue 20 8 11 1 .425 0 0 0 0
91 Jeff Horton 2010 2010 1 Minnesota 5 2 3 0 .400 0 0 0 0
92 George Huff 1896 1899 4 Illinois 33 17 14 2 .545 0 0 0 0
93 Charles Hutchins 1906 1907 2 Wisconsin 10 8 1 1 .850 0 0 0 0
94 William Ingram 1923 1925 3 Indiana 23 10 12 1 .457 0 0 0 0
95 Burton Ingwersen 1924 1931 8 Iowa 64 33 27 4 .547 0 0 0 0
96 Cecil Isbell 1944 1946 3 Purdue 29 14 14 1 .500 0 0 0 0
97 Alpha Jamison 1898 1900 3 Purdue 23 11 11 1 .500 0 0 0 0
98 John Jardine 1970 1977 8 Wisconsin 87 37 47 3 .443 0 0 0 0
99 Alexander Jerrems 1896 1897 2 Minnesota 18 12 6 0 .667 0 0 0 0
100 Alton Johnson 1908 1908 1 Northwestern 4 2 2 0 .500 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 Howard Jones 1916 1923 8 Iowa 60 42 17 1 .708 0 0 0 0
102 William Juneau 1912 1915 4 Wisconsin 28 18 8 2 .679 0 0 0 0
103 Jerry Kill 2011 2014 4 Minnesota 46 23 23 0 .500 2 0 2 0 .000
104 Phil King 1896 1905 8 Wisconsin 77 65 11 1 .851 0 0 0 0
105 Harry Kipke 1929 1937 9 Michigan 76 46 26 4 .632 0 0 0 0
106 Noble Kizer 1930 1936 7 Purdue 58 42 13 3 .750 0 0 0 0
107 Alden Knipe 1900 1902 3 Iowa 26 18 7 1 .712 0 0 0 0
108 Vic Koenning 2011 2011 1 Illinois 1 1 0 0 1.000 1 1 0 0 1.000
109 Frank Lauterbur 1971 1973 3 Iowa 33 4 28 1 .136 0 0 0 0
110 Biff Lea 1900 1900 1 Michigan 10 7 2 1 .750 0 0 0 0
111 William Leary 1899 1899 1 Minnesota 11 6 3 2 .636 0 0 0 0
112 Justa Lindgren 1906 1906 1 Illinois 5 1 3 1 .300 0 0 0 0
113 George Little 1924 1926 3 Michigan, Wisconsin 24 17 5 2 .750 0 0 0 0
114 Fred Lowenthal 1905 1905 1 Illinois 9 5 4 0 .556 0 0 0 0
115 Guy Lowman 1918 1918 1 Wisconsin 6 3 3 0 .500 0 0 0 0
116 Bill Lynch 2007 2010 4 Indiana 49 19 30 0 .388 1 0 1 0 .000
117 John Mackovic 1988 1991 4 Illinois 47 30 16 1 .649 3 1 2 0 .333
118 Slip Madigan 1943 1944 2 Iowa 16 2 13 1 .156 0 0 0 0
119 Bill Mallory 1984 1996 13 Indiana 149 68 78 3 .466 6 2 4 0 .333 W-L-T adjusted to 69-77-3 by NCAA.
120 Glen Mason 1997 2006 10 Minnesota 121 64 57 0 .529 7 3 4 0 .429
Overall Bowls
Rk Coach From To Yrs School(s) G W L T Pct G W L T Pct Notes
121 Dave McClain 1978 1985 8 Wisconsin 91 46 42 3 .522 3 1 2 0 .333
122 Walter McCornack 1903 1905 3 Northwestern 35 26 5 4 .800 0 0 0 0
123 Elmer McDevitt 1920 1921 2 Northwestern 14 4 10 0 .286 0 0 0 0
124 Bo McMillin 1934 1947 14 Indiana 122 63 48 11 .561 0 0 0 0
125 Urban Meyer 2012 2014 3 Ohio State 33 30 3 0 .909 1 0 1 0 .000
126 Jack Minds 1898 1898 1 Minnesota 9 4 5 0 .444 0 0 0 0
127 Gary Moeller 1977 1994 8 Illinois, Michigan 93 50 37 6 .570 5 4 1 0 .800
128 Jack Mollenkopf 1956 1969 14 Purdue 132 84 39 9 .670 1 1 0 0 1.000
129 Don Morton 1987 1989 3 Wisconsin 33 6 27 0 .182 0 0 0 0
130 Biggie Munn 1953 1953 1 Michigan State 10 9 1 0 .900 1 1 0 0 1.000
131 Fred Murphy 1914 1918 5 Northwestern 33 16 16 1 .500 0 0 0 0
132 Ray Nagel 1966 1970 5 Iowa 50 16 32 2 .340 0 0 0 0
133 Bill O'Brien 2012 2013 2 Penn State 24 15 9 0 .625 0 0 0 0
134 Cleo O'Donnell 1916 1917 2 Purdue 14 5 8 1 .393 0 0 0 0
135 Bennie Oosterbaan 1948 1958 11 Michigan 100 63 33 4 .650 1 1 0 0 1.000
136 Pat Page 1926 1930 5 Indiana 41 14 24 3 .378 0 0 0 0
137 Ara Parseghian 1956 1963 8 Northwestern 72 36 35 1 .507 0 0 0 0
138 Joe Paterno 1993 2011 19 Penn State 231 162 69 0 .701 14 10 4 0 .714 W-L-T adjusted to 51-69 by NCAA.
139 Francis Peay 1986 1991 6 Northwestern 66 13 51 2 .212 0 0 0 0
140 Bo Pelini 2011 2014 4 Nebraska 48 35 13 0 .729 3 1 2 0 .333
Overall Bowls
Rk Coach From To Yrs School(s) G W L T Pct G W L T Pct Notes
141 George Perles 1983 1994 12 Michigan State 139 73 62 4 .540 7 3 4 0 .429 W-L-T adjusted to 68-67-4 by NCAA.
142 James Phelan 1922 1929 8 Purdue 62 35 22 5 .605 0 0 0 0
143 John Pont 1965 1977 13 Indiana, Northwestern 138 43 94 1 .315 1 0 1 0 .000
144 Leonard Raffensperger 1950 1951 2 Iowa 18 5 10 3 .361 0 0 0 0
145 J.R. Richards 1911 1922 6 Wisconsin 42 29 9 4 .738 0 0 0 0
146 Rich Rodriguez 2008 2010 3 Michigan 37 15 22 0 .405 1 0 1 0 .000
147 Darryl Rogers 1976 1979 4 Michigan State 44 24 18 2 .568 0 0 0 0
148 Jack Ryan 1923 1924 2 Wisconsin 15 5 6 4 .467 0 0 0 0
149 Lou Saban 1955 1955 1 Northwestern 9 0 8 1 .056 0 0 0 0
150 Nick Saban 1995 1999 5 Michigan State 59 34 24 1 .585 3 0 3 0 .000
151 Joe Salem 1979 1983 5 Minnesota 55 19 35 1 .355 0 0 0 0
152 Butch Scanlon 1918 1920 3 Purdue 20 7 12 1 .375 0 0 0 0
153 Bo Schembechler 1969 1989 21 Michigan 247 194 48 5 .796 17 5 12 0 .294
154 Francis Schmidt 1934 1940 7 Ohio State 56 39 16 1 .705 0 0 0 0
155 Clark Shaughnessy 1933 1939 7 Chicago 55 17 34 4 .345 0 0 0 0
156 James Sheldon 1905 1913 9 Indiana 63 34 26 3 .563 0 0 0 0
157 Andy Smith 1913 1915 3 Purdue 21 12 6 3 .643 0 0 0 0
158 Clyde Smith 1948 1951 4 Indiana 36 8 27 1 .236 0 0 0 0
159 Fred Smith 1900 1900 1 Illinois 12 7 3 2 .667 0 0 0 0
160 John Smith 2003 2006 4 Michigan State 48 22 26 0 .458 1 0 1 0 .000
Overall Bowls
Rk Coach From To Yrs School(s) G W L T Pct G W L T Pct Notes
161 Ossie Solem 1932 1936 5 Iowa 40 15 21 4 .425 0 0 0 0
162 William Spaulding 1922 1924 3 Minnesota 22 11 7 4 .591 0 0 0 0
163 Clarence Spears 1925 1935 9 Minnesota, Wisconsin 72 41 26 5 .604 0 0 0 0
164 Frederick Speik 1908 1909 2 Purdue 14 6 8 0 .429 0 0 0 0
165 Amos Alonzo Stagg 1896 1932 37 Chicago 351 232 95 24 .695 0 0 0 0
166 Jumbo Stiehm 1916 1921 6 Indiana 39 20 18 1 .526 0 0 0 0
167 Cal Stoll 1972 1978 7 Minnesota 78 39 39 0 .500 1 0 1 0 .000
168 Dennis Stolz 1973 1975 3 Michigan State 33 19 13 1 .591 0 0 0 0
169 Harry Stuhldreher 1936 1948 13 Wisconsin 113 45 62 6 .425 0 0 0 0
170 Lou Tepper 1991 1996 6 Illinois 58 25 31 2 .448 3 1 2 0 .333
171 Glenn Thistlethwaite 1922 1931 10 Northwestern, Wisconsin 84 47 33 4 .583 0 0 0 0
172 Joe Tiller 1997 2008 12 Purdue 149 87 62 0 .584 10 4 6 0 .400
173 Jim Tressel 2001 2010 10 Ohio State 128 106 22 0 .828 10 6 4 0 .600 W-L-T adjusted to 94-21 by NCAA.
174 Irl Tubbs 1937 1938 2 Iowa 16 2 13 1 .156 0 0 0 0
175 L.C. Turner 1907 1907 1 Purdue 5 0 5 0 .000 0 0 0 0
176 Ron Turner 1997 2004 8 Illinois 92 35 57 0 .380 2 1 1 0 .500
177 James Valek 1967 1970 4 Illinois 40 8 32 0 .200 0 0 0 0
178 Jesse Van Doozer 1897 1897 1 Northwestern 8 5 3 0 .625 0 0 0 0
179 Rick Venturi 1978 1980 3 Northwestern 33 1 31 1 .045 0 0 0 0
180 Robert Voigts 1947 1954 8 Northwestern 73 33 39 1 .459 1 1 0 0 1.000
Overall Bowls
Rk Coach From To Yrs School(s) G W L T Pct G W L T Pct Notes
181 Jim Wacker 1992 1996 5 Minnesota 55 16 39 0 .291 0 0 0 0
182 Pappy Waldorf 1935 1946 12 Northwestern 101 49 45 7 .520 0 0 0 0
183 Randy Walker 1999 2005 7 Northwestern 83 37 46 0 .446 3 0 3 0 .000
184 William Ward 1896 1896 1 Michigan 10 9 1 0 .900 0 0 0 0
185 Murray Warmath 1954 1971 18 Minnesota 172 87 78 7 .526 2 1 1 0 .500
186 Frank Waters 1980 1982 3 Michigan State 33 10 23 0 .303 0 0 0 0
187 Morris Watts 2002 2002 1 Michigan State 5 1 2 0 .333 0 0 0 0
188 Mike White 1980 1987 8 Illinois 91 47 41 3 .533 3 0 3 0 .000
189 Carroll Widdoes 1944 1945 2 Ohio State 18 16 2 0 .889 0 0 0 0
190 Tad Wieman 1927 1928 2 Michigan 16 9 6 1 .594 0 0 0 0
191 John Wilce 1913 1928 16 Ohio State 120 78 33 9 .688 1 0 1 0 .000
192 Sam Willaman 1929 1933 5 Ohio State 41 26 10 5 .695 0 0 0 0
193 Bobby Williams 1999 2002 4 Michigan State 31 16 17 0 .485 2 2 0 0 1.000
194 Henry Williams 1900 1921 22 Minnesota 180 136 33 11 .786 0 0 0 0
195 Ivy Williamson 1949 1955 7 Wisconsin 64 41 19 4 .672 1 0 1 0 .000
196 Kevin Wilson 2011 2014 4 Indiana 43 13 30 0 .302 0 0 0 0
197 M.E. Witham 1906 1906 1 Purdue 5 0 5 0 .000 0 0 0 0
198 Paul Withington 1916 1916 1 Wisconsin 7 4 2 1 .643 0 0 0 0
199 George Woodruff 1903 1903 1 Illinois 14 8 6 0 .571 0 0 0 0
200 Sam Wyche 1983 1983 1 Indiana 11 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 0
Overall Bowls
Rk Coach From To Yrs School(s) G W L T Pct G W L T Pct Notes
201 Fielding Yost 1901 1926 15 Michigan 129 113 13 3 .888 1 1 0 0 1.000
202 Jim Young 1977 1981 5 Purdue 58 38 19 1 .664 3 3 0 0 1.000
203 Ron Zook 2005 2011 7 Illinois 85 34 51 0 .400 2 1 1 0 .500
204 Robert Zuppke 1913 1941 29 Illinois 224 131 81 12 .612 0 0 0 0