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Western Athletic Conference Coaches

Known as: Western Athletic Conference

Record*: 51 Years, 2569-2671-43, .490 W-L%
*W-L-T adjusted to 2568-2662-43 by NCAA.

Bowls: 114 Bowls, 48-65-1, .425 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 27 (Preseason), 43 (Final), 611 (Total)

95 Coaches

W-L-T records at WAC schools
Overall Bowls
Rk Coach From To Yrs School(s) G W L T Pct G W L T Pct Notes
1 Fred Akers 1975 1976 2 Wyoming 23 10 13 0 .435 1 0 1 0 .000
2 Robb Akey 2007 2012 6 Idaho 70 20 50 0 .286 1 1 0 0 1.000
3 Billy Alton 1981 1981 1 Texas-El Paso 9 1 8 0 .111 0 0 0 0
4 Gary Andersen 2009 2012 4 Utah State 50 26 24 0 .520 2 1 1 0 .500
5 Sarkis Arslanian 1973 1981 9 Colorado State 96 45 47 4 .490 0 0 0 0
6 Chris Ault 2004 2011 8 Nevada 103 63 40 0 .612 7 2 5 0 .286
7 Kent Baer 2012 2012 1 San Jose State 1 1 0 0 1.000 1 1 0 0 1.000
8 Charlie Bailey 1993 1999 7 Texas-El Paso 73 19 53 1 .267 0 0 0 0
9 Dave Baldwin 1997 2000 4 San Jose State 45 18 27 0 .400 0 0 0 0
10 Gil Bartosh 1974 1976 3 Texas-El Paso 34 6 28 0 .176 0 0 0 0
11 Phil Bennett 2002 2004 3 Southern Methodist 35 6 29 0 .171 0 0 0 0
12 Jack Bicknell 2001 2006 6 Louisiana Tech 72 32 40 0 .444 1 0 1 0 .000
13 Earle Bruce 1989 1992 4 Colorado State 47 22 24 1 .479 1 1 0 0 1.000
14 Keith Burns 2000 2002 3 Tulsa 35 7 28 0 .200 0 0 0 0
15 Chester Caddas 1981 1981 1 Colorado State 6 0 6 0 .000 0 0 0 0
16 Mike Cavan 1997 2001 5 Southern Methodist 56 22 34 0 .393 0 0 0 0 W-L-T adjusted to 18-28 by NCAA.
17 Larry Coker 2012 2012 1 Texas-San Antonio 12 8 4 0 .667 0 0 0 0
18 Fisher DeBerry 1984 1998 15 Air Force 185 120 64 1 .651 10 5 5 0 .500
19 Dana Dimel 1997 1998 2 Wyoming 24 15 9 0 .625 0 0 0 0 W-L-T adjusted to 16-8 by NCAA.
20 Robert Dobbs 1968 1972 5 Texas-El Paso 47 20 26 1 .436 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 Derek Dooley 2007 2009 3 Louisiana Tech 37 17 20 0 .459 1 1 0 0 1.000
22 Joe Lee Dunn 1983 1986 4 New Mexico 47 17 30 0 .362 0 0 0 0
23 Pat Dye 1980 1980 1 Wyoming 11 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 0
24 Sonny Dykes 2010 2012 3 Louisiana Tech 37 22 15 0 .595 1 0 1 0 .000
25 Lloyd Eaton 1962 1970 9 Wyoming 92 57 33 2 .630 2 1 1 0 .500
26 LaVell Edwards 1972 1998 27 Brigham Young 337 243 91 3 .726 21 7 13 1 .357
27 Dennis Erickson 1986 2006 2 Wyoming, Idaho 24 10 14 0 .417 0 0 0 0
28 Jim Fassel 1985 1989 5 Utah 58 25 33 0 .431 0 0 0 0
29 Rudy Feldman 1968 1973 6 New Mexico 63 24 37 2 .397 0 0 0 0
30 Dennis Franchione 1992 2012 10 New Mexico, Texas Christian, Texas State 116 62 54 0 .534 3 2 1 0 .667
31 Leon Fuller 1982 1988 7 Colorado State 80 25 55 0 .313 0 0 0 0
32 Jason Gesser 2012 2012 1 Idaho 8 1 7 0 .125 0 0 0 0
33 Mike Giddings 1966 1967 2 Utah 21 9 12 0 .429 0 0 0 0
34 Claude Gilbert 1978 1980 3 San Diego State 34 16 18 0 .471 0 0 0 0
35 Brent Guy 2005 2008 4 Utah State 47 9 38 0 .191 0 0 0 0
36 Ken Hatfield 1980 2004 13 Air Force, Rice 149 71 77 1 .480 2 2 0 0 1.000
37 Dan Hawkins 2001 2005 5 Boise State 64 53 11 0 .828 4 2 2 0 .500
38 Fitz Hill 2001 2004 4 San Jose State 47 14 33 0 .298 0 0 0 0
39 Pat Hill 1997 2011 15 Fresno State 192 112 80 0 .583 11 4 7 0 .364
40 Nick Holt 2005 2005 1 Idaho 11 2 9 0 .182 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 Jeff Horton 1996 1998 3 Nevada-Las Vegas 34 4 30 0 .118 0 0 0 0
42 Wayne Howard 1977 1981 5 Utah 56 30 24 2 .554 0 0 0 0
43 Tommy Hudspeth 1964 1973 10 Brigham Young, Texas-El Paso 97 40 56 1 .418 0 0 0 0
44 June Jones 1999 2007 9 Hawaii 117 76 41 0 .650 6 4 2 0 .667
45 Al Kincaid 1981 1985 5 Wyoming 58 29 29 0 .500 0 0 0 0
46 Steve Kragthorpe 2003 2004 2 Tulsa 25 12 13 0 .480 1 0 1 0 .000
47 Frank Kush 1962 1977 16 Arizona State 173 133 39 1 .772 6 5 1 0 .833
48 Jim LaRue 1962 1966 5 Arizona 50 22 27 1 .450 0 0 0 0
49 David Lee 1989 1993 5 Texas-El Paso 53 11 41 1 .217 0 0 0 0
50 Bill Lewis 1977 1979 3 Wyoming 35 13 21 1 .386 0 0 0 0
51 Rocky Long 1998 1998 1 New Mexico 12 3 9 0 .250 0 0 0 0
52 Tom Lovat 1974 1976 3 Utah 33 5 28 0 .152 0 0 0 0
53 Sonny Lubick 1993 1998 6 Colorado State 72 49 23 0 .681 3 1 2 0 .333 W-L-T adjusted to 50-22 by NCAA.
54 Milo Lude 1968 1969 2 Colorado State 20 6 14 0 .300 0 0 0 0
55 Al Luginbill 1989 1993 5 San Diego State 59 31 25 3 .551 1 0 1 0 .000
56 Mike MacIntyre 2010 2012 3 San Jose State 37 16 21 0 .432 0 0 0 0
57 Tony Mason 1977 1977 1 Arizona 12 5 7 0 .417 0 0 0 0
58 Ron McBride 1990 1998 9 Utah 105 62 43 0 .590 4 1 3 0 .250
59 Greg McMackin 2008 2011 4 Hawaii 54 29 25 0 .537 2 0 2 0 .000
60 Bill Meek 1968 1973 6 Utah 64 33 31 0 .516 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 Bill Michael 1977 1981 5 Texas-El Paso 48 5 43 0 .104 0 0 0 0
62 Hal Mitchell 1962 1963 2 Brigham Young 20 6 14 0 .300 0 0 0 0
63 Bill Mondt 1974 1979 6 New Mexico 69 32 36 1 .471 0 0 0 0
64 Joe Morrison 1980 1982 3 New Mexico 34 18 15 1 .544 0 0 0 0
65 Darrell Mudra 1967 1968 2 Arizona 21 11 9 1 .548 1 0 1 0 .000
66 Hal Mumme 2005 2008 4 New Mexico State 49 11 38 0 .224 0 0 0 0
67 Ray Nagel 1962 1965 4 Utah 41 20 20 1 .500 1 1 0 0 1.000
68 Gary Nord 2000 2003 4 Texas-El Paso 48 14 34 0 .292 1 0 1 0 .000
69 Gary Patterson 2000 2000 1 Texas Christian 1 0 1 0 .000 1 0 1 0 .000
70 Chris Petersen 2006 2010 5 Boise State 66 61 5 0 .924 5 3 2 0 .600
71 Mike Price 2004 2004 1 Texas-El Paso 12 8 4 0 .667 1 0 1 0 .000
72 David Rader 1996 1999 4 Tulsa 44 12 32 0 .273 0 0 0 0
73 John Ralston 1996 1996 1 San Jose State 12 3 9 0 .250 0 0 0 0
74 Paul Roach 1987 1990 4 Wyoming 50 35 15 0 .700 3 0 3 0 .000
75 Tom Rossley 1996 1996 1 Southern Methodist 11 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 0
76 Doug Scovil 1981 1985 5 San Diego State 59 24 32 3 .432 0 0 0 0 W-L-T adjusted to 25-31-3 by NCAA.
77 Mike Sheppard 1987 1991 5 New Mexico 59 9 50 0 .153 0 0 0 0
78 Fritz Shurmur 1971 1974 4 Wyoming 44 15 29 0 .341 0 0 0 0
79 Chuck Stobart 1982 1984 3 Utah 34 16 17 1 .485 0 0 0 0
80 Dennis Stolz 1986 1988 3 San Diego State 35 16 19 0 .457 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
81 Bob Stull 1986 1988 3 Texas-El Paso 36 21 15 0 .583 1 0 1 0 .000
82 Pat Sullivan 1996 1997 2 Texas Christian 22 5 17 0 .227 0 0 0 0
83 Jim Sweeney 1992 1996 5 Fresno State 61 31 29 1 .516 2 1 1 0 .500
84 Joe Tiller 1991 1996 6 Wyoming 70 39 30 1 .564 1 0 1 0 .000
85 Ted Tollner 1994 1998 5 San Diego State 58 32 26 0 .552 1 0 1 0 .000
86 Dick Tomey 1979 2009 13 Hawaii, San Jose State 150 77 70 3 .523 1 1 0 0 1.000
87 Chris Tormey 2000 2003 4 Nevada 47 16 31 0 .340 0 0 0 0
88 Fred Vonappen 1996 1998 3 Hawaii 36 5 31 0 .139 0 0 0 0
89 Bob Wagner 1987 1995 9 Hawaii 110 58 49 3 .541 2 1 1 0 .500
90 DeWayne Walker 2009 2012 4 New Mexico State 50 10 40 0 .200 0 0 0 0
91 Jerry Wampfler 1970 1972 3 Colorado State 33 8 25 0 .242 0 0 0 0
92 Bob Weber 1969 1972 4 Arizona 42 16 26 0 .381 0 0 0 0
93 Bill Weeks 1962 1967 6 New Mexico 61 28 32 1 .467 0 0 0 0
94 Jim Young 1973 1976 4 Arizona 44 31 13 0 .705 0 0 0 0
95 Bill Yung 1982 1985 4 Texas-El Paso 46 7 39 0 .152 0 0 0 0