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Career Leaders and Records for Games

Since 1869

Rank Coach G School w/ most W Notes
1.Joe Paterno 548 Penn State  
2.Bobby Bowden 485 Florida State W-L-T adjusted to 346-123-4 by NCAA.
3.Pop Warner 446 Carlisle  
4.Bear Bryant 425 Alabama  
 Amos Alonzo Stagg 425 Chicago  
6.Hayden Fry 420 Iowa W-L-T adjusted to 233-177-10 by NCAA.
7.Lou Holtz 388 Notre Dame  
8.Jess Neely 363 Rice  
9.LaVell Edwards 361 Brigham Young  
10.Mack Brown 356 Texas  
11.Frank Beamer 348 Virginia Tech  
12.Don Nehlen 338 West Virginia  
13.Dick Tomey 335 Arizona  
14.Johnny Majors 332 Tennessee  
15.George Welsh 325 Virginia  
16.Steve Spurrier 313 Florida  
17.Ken Hatfield 312 Arkansas  
18.Jerry Claiborne 309 Maryland  
19.Tom Osborne 307 Nebraska  
 Bo Schembechler 307 Michigan  
 Jim Sweeney 307 Fresno State W-L-T adjusted to 170-133-4 by NCAA.
22.Jackie Sherrill 304 Mississippi State W-L-T adjusted to 180-120-4 by NCAA.
23.Bill Mallory 301 Indiana W-L-T adjusted to 168-129-4 by NCAA.
24.Frank Howard 295 Clemson  
25.Bill Dooley 293 North Carolina W-L-T adjusted to 162-126-5 by NCAA.
26.Gary Pinkel 292 Missouri  
27.Rich Brooks 290 Oregon W-L-T adjusted to 131-155-4 by NCAA.
28.Vince Dooley 288 Georgia  
29.John Cooper 282 Ohio State  
 Bill Snyder 282 Kansas State  
31.Dana Bible 281 Texas A&M  
32.Fisher DeBerry 279 Air Force  
33.Bob Blackman 277 Dartmouth  
 Howard Schnellenberger 277 Louisville  
35.Woody Hayes 276 Ohio State  
 Larry Smith 276 Arizona  
 Bill Yeoman 276 Houston  
38.Ray Morrison 274 Southern Methodist  
39.Dan McGugin 271 Vanderbilt  
40.Mike Price 270 Washington State  
41.Howard Jones 269 Southern California  
42.Ralph Jordan 265 Auburn W-L-T adjusted to 176-83-6 by NCAA.
 Pappy Waldorf 265 California  
44.Lou Little 264 Columbia  
45.John Vaught 263 Mississippi  
46.Don James 257 Washington W-L-T adjusted to 178-76-3 by NCAA.
47.Darrell Royal 249 Texas  
48.Ben Schwartzwalder 247 Syracuse  
49.Glen Mason 245 Minnesota  
50.William Alexander 244 Georgia Tech  
51.Nick Saban 242 Alabama W-L-T adjusted to 177-59-1 by NCAA.
52.Warren Woodson 240 New Mexico State  
53.Grant Teaff 239 Baylor  
54.Dan Devine 238 Missouri W-L-T adjusted to 173-56-9 by NCAA.
55.Bobby Dodd 237 Georgia Tech  
 Bruce Snyder 237 Arizona State W-L-T adjusted to 125-106-6 by NCAA.
57.Wallace Butts 235 Georgia  
 Harry Hughes 235 Colorado State  
59.Edward Robinson 234 Brown  
60.Terry Donahue 233 UCLA W-L-T adjusted to 144-81-8 by NCAA.
 Tommy Tuberville 233 Auburn  
62.James Phelan 232 Washington  
63.Frank Kush 231 Arizona State  
64.Wallace Wade 230 Duke  
65.Dennis Erickson 229 Miami (FL)  
66.Red Blaik 228 Army  
 Ben Martin 228 Air Force  
68.Dennis Franchione 226 New Mexico  
 Jim Grobe 226 Wake Forest  
 George O'Leary 226 Central Florida  
71.Edward Anderson 225 Holy Cross  
72.Robert Zuppke 224 Illinois  
73.Earle Bruce 223 Ohio State  
74.John Heisman 222 Georgia Tech  
75.Pat Dye 220 Auburn  
76.Joe Tiller 219 Purdue  
77.DeOrmond McLaughry 218 Brown  
78.Frank Broyles 217 Arkansas  
79.Bob Neyland 216 Tennessee  
 George Woodruff 216 Pennsylvania  
81.Watson Brown 213 Alabama-Birmingham  
 John Robinson 213 Southern California  
83.Bob Stoops 212 Oklahoma  
84.Ike Armstrong 211 Utah  
85.Bernie Bierman 209 Minnesota  
 Len Casanova 209 Oregon  
 Paul Dietzel 209 Louisiana State  
88.Rip Engle 208 Penn State  
89.Clark Shaughnessy 207 Tulane  
90.Bobby Ross 206 Maryland  
91.Frank Solich 205 Ohio  
92.Phillip Fulmer 204 Tennessee W-L-T adjusted to 152-52 by NCAA.
 Fielding Yost 204 Michigan  
94.Jeff Bower 203 Southern Mississippi W-L-T adjusted to 119-83-1 by NCAA.
 Charles McClendon 203 Louisiana State W-L-T adjusted to 137-59-7 by NCAA.
 Frank Murray 203 Marquette  
97.Aldo Donelli 202 Boston University  
98.Dutch Meyer 201 Texas Christian  
99.Don Faurot 200 Missouri W-L-T adjusted to 110-80-10 by NCAA.
 Kirk Ferentz 200 Iowa  
101.Barry Alvarez 197 Wisconsin W-L-T adjusted to 119-74-4 by NCAA.
 Andy Gustafson 197 Miami (FL)  
 Francis Schmidt 197 Texas Christian  
104.June Jones 196 Hawaii  
105.Andrew Kerr 195 Colgate  
 Tom O'Brien 195 Boston College  
 Paul Pasqualoni 195 Syracuse  
108.Dick Crum 194 North Carolina  
 Ossie Solem 194 Drake  
110.Jim Young 193 Army  
111.Bill Curry 192 Georgia Tech  
 Pat Hill 192 Fresno State  
113.Jack Curtice 191 Utah  
 Murray Warmath 191 Minnesota  
 Charlie Weatherbie 191 Louisiana-Monroe  
116.Dan McCarney 190 Iowa State W-L-T adjusted to 79-111 by NCAA.
 Barry Switzer 190 Oklahoma  
118.Ara Parseghian 188 Notre Dame  
 Jim Walden 188 Washington State W-L-T adjusted to 70-111-7 by NCAA.
120.Wayne Hardin 187 Temple  
 Jim Owens 187 Washington  
122.Fred Akers 186 Texas  
 Charlie Bachman 186 Michigan State  
 Danny Ford 186 Clemson W-L-T adjusted to 122-59-5 by NCAA.
 Rocky Long 186 New Mexico  
 Jock Sutherland 186 Pittsburgh  
 Henry Williams 186 Minnesota  
128.Homer Norton 185 Texas A&M  
129.Mike Donahue 184 Auburn  
 Bob Higgins 184 Penn State  
 Houston Nutt 184 Arkansas  
 Mark Richt 184 Georgia  
133.Duffy Daugherty 183 Michigan State  
 Randy Edsall 183 Connecticut  
135.Jim Carlen 182 South Carolina  
 Sonny Lubick 182 Colorado State W-L-T adjusted to 109-73 by NCAA.
 Jordan Olivar 182 Yale  
 John Ralston 182 Stanford  
 Randy Walker 182 Miami (OH) W-L-T adjusted to 96-81-5 by NCAA.
140.Les Miles 181 Louisiana State  
141.John Mackovic 180 Texas  
 Joe Morrison 180 Chattanooga  
 Bob Toledo 180 UCLA  
144.Al Groh 178 Virginia  
 Darryl Rogers 178 Arizona State  
 Bud Wilkinson 178 Oklahoma  
147.Gary Patterson 177 Texas Christian  
148.Madison Bell 175 Southern Methodist  
 Herb Deromedi 175 Central Michigan  
 Vince Gibson 175 Kansas State W-L-T adjusted to 75-98-2 by NCAA.
 John McKay 175 Southern California  
152.Frank Kimbrough 174 West Texas A&M  
153.Bob Devaney 173 Nebraska  
 Earle Edwards 173 North Carolina State  
 Bo McMillin 173 Indiana  
 Bill Meek 173 Utah W-L-T adjusted to 77-90-6 by NCAA.
 Mike Riley 173 Oregon State  
158.Curley Byrd 172 Maryland  
 R.C. Slocum 172 Texas A&M  
160.Mike Bellotti 171 Oregon  
 Gus Dorais 171 Detroit Mercy  
162.Larry Blakeney 170 Troy  
 Gilmour Dobie 170 Cornell  
 Dennis Stolz 170 Bowling Green State  
165.Harry Stuhldreher 169 Wisconsin  
 Tommy West 169 Memphis  
167.Gary Barnett 168 Colorado W-L-T adjusted to 85-82-1 by NCAA.
 Doug Dickey 168 Florida  
 Paul Johnson 168 Georgia Tech W-L-T adjusted to 103-64 by NCAA.
 Urban Meyer 168 Florida  
171.Ray Eliot 167 Illinois  
 John Pont 167 Indiana  
173.Arthur Guepe 166 Virginia  
 Bill Hess 166 Ohio  
 Carl Snavely 166 North Carolina  
176.Harry Mehre 165 Georgia  
 Tyrone Willingham 165 Stanford  
178.Hugo Bezdek 164 Penn State  
 Lee Corso 164 Indiana  
 Mike Leach 164 Texas Tech  
 Tommy Prothro 164 Oregon State  
 Rich Rodriguez 164 West Virginia  
183.Lloyd Carr 162 Michigan  
 Thomas Nugent 162 Maryland  
185.David Cutcliffe 161 Mississippi  
186.O.E. Hollingbery 160 Washington State  
 Gene Stallings 160 Alabama W-L-T adjusted to 89-70-1 by NCAA.
 Glenn Thistlethwaite 160 Richmond  
 Bowden Wyatt 160 Tennessee  
190.Claude Gilbert 158 San Diego State W-L-T adjusted to 100-55-3 by NCAA.
 Jack Meagher 158 Auburn  
192.Fritz Crisler 157 Michigan  
 Steve Sloan 157 Texas Tech  
 Mike White 157 Illinois W-L-T adjusted to 82-71-4 by NCAA.
195.John Smith 156 Louisville  
 Chuck Stobart 156 Memphis W-L-T adjusted to 70-83-3 by NCAA.
197.Carmen Cozza 155 Yale  
 Jim Wacker 155 Texas Christian  
199.Emory Bellard 154 Texas A&M  
 Walt Harris 154 Pittsburgh  
 Chuck Shelton 154 Utah State  
202.Bill McCartney 153 Colorado  
 Bill Murray 153 Duke  
204.Art Briles 152 Baylor  
 Robert King 152 Furman  
206.Chris Ault 151 Nevada  
 Ron McBride 151 Utah  
208.Spike Dykes 150 Texas Tech  
 Hal Lahar 150 Colgate  
 Bennie Owen 150 Oklahoma  
211.Morley Jennings 149 Baylor  
 Gene Murphy 149 Cal State Fullerton W-L-T adjusted to 60-88-1 by NCAA.
213.Billy Brewer 148 Mississippi W-L-T adjusted to 77-67-4 by NCAA.
 Brady Hoke 148 Ball State  
215.Edwin Merrick 146 Richmond  
 Red Sanders 146 UCLA  
 Frank Thomas 146 Alabama  
218.Edward Doherty 145 Arizona State  
 Gerry Faust 145 Akron  
 Abe Martin 145 Texas Christian  
 Rick Neuheisel 145 Washington  
222.Dee Andros 144 Oregon State  
223.Art Baker 143 Furman W-L-T adjusted to 65-73-5 by NCAA.
 Nelson Stokley 143 Louisiana-Lafayette  
 Joseph Yukica 143 Boston College  
226.Harvey Harman 142 Rutgers  
 Jim Tatum 142 Maryland  
228.Mark Dantonio 141 Michigan State  
 Gwinn Henry 141 Missouri  
 Pepper Rodgers 141 Georgia Tech  
231.Rex Enright 140 South Carolina  
 Brian Kelly 140 Notre Dame  
 Jack Mitchell 140 Kansas W-L-T adjusted to 73-60-7 by NCAA.
 Lon Stiner 140 Oregon State  
235.Tommy Bowden 139 Clemson  
 Bill Lynch 139 Ball State  
 Odus Mitchell 139 North Texas  
 Joe Novak 139 Northern Illinois  
 George Perles 139 Michigan State W-L-T adjusted to 68-67-4 by NCAA.
 Jeff Tedford 139 California  
241.Bobby Collins 138 Southern Mississippi W-L-T adjusted to 90-45-3 by NCAA.
 Robert Dobbs 138 Texas-El Paso  
 Ted Tollner 138 San Diego State  
244.Gerry DiNardo 137 Louisiana State W-L-T adjusted to 60-76-1 by NCAA.
245.Alex Agase 135 Northwestern  
 Biff Jones 135 Army  
 Greg Schiano 135 Rutgers  
 Neil Wheelwright 135 Colgate  
249.George Munger 134 Pennsylvania  
 David Rader 134 Tulsa  
 D.C. Walker 134 Wake Forest