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Career Leaders and Records for Bowl Games

Since 1869

Rank Coach G School w/ most W Notes
1.Joe Paterno 37 Penn State  
2.Bobby Bowden 33 Florida State W-L-T adjusted to 346-123-4 by NCAA.
3.Bear Bryant 29 Alabama  
4.Tom Osborne 25 Nebraska  
5.Frank Beamer 24 Virginia Tech  
6.LaVell Edwards 22 Brigham Young  
 Lou Holtz 22 Notre Dame  
8.Mack Brown 21 Texas  
 Steve Spurrier 21 Florida  
10.Vince Dooley 20 Georgia  
11.Nick Saban 18 Alabama W-L-T adjusted to 205-61-1 by NCAA.
 Bill Snyder 18 Kansas State  
 John Vaught 18 Mississippi  
14.Hayden Fry 17 Iowa W-L-T adjusted to 233-177-10 by NCAA.
 Bo Schembechler 17 Michigan  
 Bob Stoops 17 Oklahoma  
17.Johnny Majors 16 Tennessee  
 Darrell Royal 16 Texas  
19.Phillip Fulmer 15 Tennessee W-L-T adjusted to 152-52 by NCAA.
 Don James 15 Washington W-L-T adjusted to 178-76-3 by NCAA.
 Les Miles 15 Louisiana State  
 Gary Patterson 15 Texas Christian  
 George Welsh 15 Virginia  
24.John Cooper 14 Ohio State  
 Kirk Ferentz 14 Iowa  
 Mark Richt 14 Georgia  
 Jackie Sherrill 14 Mississippi State W-L-T adjusted to 180-120-4 by NCAA.
 Tommy Tuberville 14 Auburn  
29.Barry Alvarez 13 Wisconsin W-L-T adjusted to 119-74-4 by NCAA.
 Lloyd Carr 13 Michigan  
 Bobby Dodd 13 Georgia Tech  
 Terry Donahue 13 UCLA W-L-T adjusted to 144-81-8 by NCAA.
 Charles McClendon 13 Louisiana State W-L-T adjusted to 137-59-7 by NCAA.
 Don Nehlen 13 West Virginia  
 Frank Solich 13 Ohio  
 Barry Switzer 13 Oklahoma  
37.Mike Bellotti 12 Oregon  
 Fisher DeBerry 12 Air Force  
 Dennis Erickson 12 Miami (FL)  
 Ralph Jordan 12 Auburn W-L-T adjusted to 176-83-6 by NCAA.
 Mike Leach 12 Texas Tech  
 Bronco Mendenhall 12 Brigham Young  
 Urban Meyer 12 Florida  
44.Jeff Bower 11 Southern Mississippi W-L-T adjusted to 119-83-1 by NCAA.
 Earle Bruce 11 Ohio State  
 Jerry Claiborne 11 Maryland  
 Mike Gundy 11 Oklahoma State  
 Woody Hayes 11 Ohio State  
 Pat Hill 11 Fresno State  
 Paul Johnson 11 Georgia Tech W-L-T adjusted to 109-82 by NCAA.
 Rocky Long 11 New Mexico  
 George O'Leary 11 Central Florida  
 Gary Pinkel 11 Missouri  
 Rich Rodriguez 11 West Virginia  
 R.C. Slocum 11 Texas A&M  
 Joe Tiller 11 Purdue  
 Bill Yeoman 11 Houston  
58.Fred Akers 10 Texas  
 Chris Ault 10 Nevada  
 Art Briles 10 Baylor  
 Frank Broyles 10 Arkansas  
 David Cutcliffe 10 Duke  
 Mark Dantonio 10 Michigan State  
 Bob Devaney 10 Nebraska  
 Dan Devine 10 Missouri W-L-T adjusted to 173-56-9 by NCAA.
 Bill Dooley 10 North Carolina W-L-T adjusted to 162-126-5 by NCAA.
 Pat Dye 10 Auburn  
 Ken Hatfield 10 Arkansas  
 June Jones 10 Hawaii  
 Brian Kelly 10 Notre Dame  
 Bill Mallory 10 Indiana W-L-T adjusted to 168-129-4 by NCAA.
 Tom O'Brien 10 Boston College  
 Chris Petersen 10 Boise State  
 Bobby Petrino 10 Louisville  
 Mike Riley 10 Oregon State  
 Larry Smith 10 Arizona  
 Jim Tressel 10 Ohio State W-L-T adjusted to 94-21 by NCAA.
 Kyle Whittingham 10 Utah  
79.Bret Bielema 9 Wisconsin  
 Troy Calhoun 9 Air Force  
 Pete Carroll 9 Southern California W-L-T adjusted to 83-19 by NCAA.
 Doug Dickey 9 Florida  
 Danny Ford 9 Clemson W-L-T adjusted to 122-59-5 by NCAA.
 Todd Graham 9 Arizona State  
 Sonny Lubick 9 Colorado State W-L-T adjusted to 109-73 by NCAA.
 Glen Mason 9 Minnesota  
 Bill McCartney 9 Colorado  
 John McKay 9 Southern California  
 Ken Niumatalolo 9 Navy  
 Houston Nutt 9 Arkansas  
 Paul Pasqualoni 9 Syracuse  
 John Robinson 9 Southern California  
 Dabo Swinney 9 Clemson  
 Tommy West 9 Memphis  
95.Tommy Bowden 8 Clemson  
 Rich Brooks 8 Oregon W-L-T adjusted to 131-155-4 by NCAA.
 Wallace Butts 8 Georgia  
 Jim Carlen 8 South Carolina  
 Dick Crum 8 North Carolina  
 Larry Fedora 8 North Carolina  
 Skip Holtz 8 East Carolina  
 Rick Neuheisel 8 Washington  
 Mike Price 8 Washington State  
 Grant Teaff 8 Baylor  
 Jeff Tedford 8 California  
 Dick Tomey 8 Arizona  
 Bud Wilkinson 8 Oklahoma  
108.Butch Davis 7 Miami (FL) W-L-T adjusted to 63-43 by NCAA.
 Spike Dykes 7 Texas Tech  
 Randy Edsall 7 Connecticut  
 Jimbo Fisher 7 Florida State  
 Pat Fitzgerald 7 Northwestern  
 Dennis Franchione 7 New Mexico  
 Ralph Friedgen 7 Maryland  
 Jimmy Johnson 7 Miami (FL)  
 Frank Kush 7 Arizona State  
 John Mackovic 7 Texas  
 Dutch Meyer 7 Texas Christian  
 Dan Mullen 7 Mississippi State  
 Jess Neely 7 Rice  
 Bob Neyland 7 Tennessee  
 Bo Pelini 7 Nebraska  
 George Perles 7 Michigan State W-L-T adjusted to 68-67-4 by NCAA.
 Bob Pruett 7 Marshall  
 Ben Schwartzwalder 7 Syracuse  
 John Smith 7 Louisville  
 Gene Stallings 7 Alabama W-L-T adjusted to 89-70-1 by NCAA.
 Kevin Sumlin 7 Texas A&M  
 Jim Sweeney 7 Fresno State W-L-T adjusted to 170-133-4 by NCAA.
 Warren Woodson 7 New Mexico State  
131.Gary Barnett 6 Colorado W-L-T adjusted to 85-82-1 by NCAA.
 Larry Coker 6 Miami (FL)  
 Darrell Dickey 6 North Texas  
 James Franklin 6 Vanderbilt  
 Hugh Freeze 6 Mississippi  
 Walt Harris 6 Pittsburgh  
 Frank Howard 6 Clemson  
 Butch Jones 6 Tennessee  
 Dirk Koetter 6 Arizona State  
 Ron McBride 6 Utah  
 Dan McCarney 6 Iowa State W-L-T adjusted to 79-121 by NCAA.
 Bobby Ross 6 Maryland  
 Greg Schiano 6 Rutgers  
 Howard Schnellenberger 6 Louisville  
 David Shaw 6 Stanford  
 Dick Sheridan 6 North Carolina State  
 Bruce Snyder 6 Arizona State W-L-T adjusted to 125-106-6 by NCAA.
 Rick Stockstill 6 Middle Tennessee State  
 Charlie Strong 6 Louisville  
 Jim Tatum 6 Maryland  
 Frank Thomas 6 Alabama  
 Jim Young 6 Army  
153.William Alexander 5 Georgia Tech  
 Chuck Amato 5 North Carolina State  
 Bill Battle 5 Tennessee  
 Emory Bellard 5 Texas A&M  
 Larry Blakeney 5 Troy  
 Terry Bowden 5 Auburn  
 Billy Brewer 5 Mississippi W-L-T adjusted to 77-67-4 by NCAA.
 Rod Carey 5 Northern Illinois  
 Bobby Collins 5 Southern Mississippi W-L-T adjusted to 90-45-3 by NCAA.
 Eddie Crowder 5 Colorado  
 Bill Curry 5 Georgia Tech  
 Bob Davie 5 Notre Dame  
 Chuck Fairbanks 5 Oklahoma  
 Henry Frnka 5 Tulsa  
 Chan Gailey 5 Georgia Tech  
 Ray Graves 5 Florida  
 Jim Grobe 5 Wake Forest  
 Al Groh 5 Virginia  
 Dan Hawkins 5 Boise State  
 Brady Hoke 5 Ball State  
 Dana Holgorsen 5 West Virginia  
 Doc Holliday 5 Marshall  
 Howard Jones 5 Southern California  
 Jerry Kill 5 Minnesota  
 Jim Leavitt 5 South Florida  
 Steve Logan 5 East Carolina  
 Dick MacPherson 5 Syracuse  
 Abe Martin 5 Texas Christian  
 Ruffin McNeill 5 East Carolina  
 Gary Moeller 5 Michigan  
 Bernie Moore 5 Louisiana State  
 Jim Mora 5 UCLA  
 Homer Norton 5 Texas A&M  
 Ara Parseghian 5 Notre Dame  
 Charley Pell 5 Florida  
 Warren Powers 5 Missouri W-L-T adjusted to 53-37-3 by NCAA.
 Wallace Wade 5 Duke  
 Tyrone Willingham 5 Stanford  
191.Tom Amstutz 4 Toledo  
 David Bailiff 4 Rice  
 John Barnhill 4 Tennessee  
 Dana Bible 4 Texas A&M  
 Jack Bicknell 4 Boston College  
 Len Casanova 4 Oregon  
 Paul Chryst 4 Wisconsin  
 Jeff Cravath 4 Southern California  
 Tim DeRuyter 4 Fresno State  
 Paul Dietzel 4 Louisiana State  
 Dave Doeren 4 North Carolina State  
 Jim Donnan 4 Georgia  
 Karl Dorrell 4 UCLA  
 Rip Engle 4 Penn State  
 Don Faurot 4 Missouri W-L-T adjusted to 110-80-10 by NCAA.
 Ray Goff 4 Georgia  
 Andy Gustafson 4 Miami (FL)  
 Jim Harbaugh 4 Stanford  
 Mark Helfrich 4 Oregon  
 Mark Hudspeth 4 Louisiana-Lafayette  
 Pat Jones 4 Oklahoma State  
 Chip Kelly 4 Oregon  
 Jim Lambright 4 Washington  
 Gus Malzahn 4 Auburn  
 Mark Mangino 4 Kansas  
 Rick Minter 4 Cincinnati  
 Bill Peterson 4 Florida State  
 Tommy Prothro 4 Oregon State  
 John Ralston 4 Stanford  
 Steve Sarkisian 4 Washington  
 Bill Stewart 4 West Virginia  
 Jock Sutherland 4 Pittsburgh  
 Ted Tollner 4 San Diego State  
 Pop Warner 4 Carlisle  
 Matt Wells 4 Utah State  
 Bowden Wyatt 4 Tennessee  
 Ron Zook 4 Illinois  
228.Steve Addazio 3 Boston College  
 Gary Andersen 3 Utah State  
 Blake Anderson 3 Arkansas State  
 Bill Arnsparger 3 Louisiana State  
 Madison Bell 3 Southern Methodist  
 Gregg Brandon 3 Bowling Green State  
 John Bridgers 3 Baylor  
 Jeff Brohm 3 Western Kentucky  
 Mike Brumbelow 3 Texas-El Paso  
 Matt Campbell 3 Toledo  
 Blair Cherry 3 Texas  
 Gene Chizik 3 Auburn  
 Dave Clawson 3 Bowling Green State  
 Bill Cubit 3 Western Michigan  
 Gerry DiNardo 3 Louisiana State W-L-T adjusted to 60-76-1 by NCAA.
 Red Drew 3 Alabama  
 Sonny Dykes 3 California  
 P.J. Fleck 3 Western Michigan  
 Kyle Flood 3 Rutgers  
 Gary Gibbs 3 Oklahoma  
 Al Golden 3 Miami (FL)  
 Wayne Hardin 3 Temple  
 Bryan Harsin 3 Boise State  
 Clay Helton 3 Southern California  
 Kliff Kingsbury 3 Texas Tech  
 Steve Kragthorpe 3 Tulsa  
 Jim Lookabaugh 3 Oklahoma State  
 Ben Martin 3 Air Force  
 Dave McClain 3 Wisconsin  
 Jim McElwain 3 Colorado State  
 David McWilliams 3 Texas  
 Charley Moran 3 Centre  
 Joe Morrison 3 Chattanooga  
 Bill Murray 3 Duke  
 Mike O'Cain 3 North Carolina State  
 Jim Owens 3 Washington  
 Ray Perkins 3 Alabama  
 James Phelan 3 Washington  
 Brian Polian 3 Nevada  
 Jeff Quinn 3 Buffalo  
 Paul Rhoads 3 Iowa State  
 Paul Roach 3 Wyoming  
 George Sauer 3 Baylor  
 Steve Sloan 3 Texas Tech  
 Carl Snavely 3 North Carolina  
 Frank Spaziani 3 Boston College  
 Dennis Stolz 3 Bowling Green State  
 Mike Stoops 3 Arizona  
 Lou Tepper 3 Illinois  
 Tiny Thornhill 3 Stanford  
 Bob Toledo 3 UCLA  
 Pappy Waldorf 3 California  
 Randy Walker 3 Miami (OH) W-L-T adjusted to 96-81-5 by NCAA.
 Bill Walsh 3 Stanford  
 DeWitt Weaver 3 Texas Tech  
 Charlie Weis 3 Notre Dame  
 Mike White 3 Illinois W-L-T adjusted to 82-71-4 by NCAA.
 Bob Woodruff 3 Florida