Career Leaders and Records for Losses

Note: this only includes games played by schools while they were considered major schools and will exclude notable coaches such as Eddie Robinson (408 wins) and John Gagliardi (489 wins).

Leaders

  • Since 1869
Leaders Table
Rk Coach L School Notes
1Hayden Fry180Iowarecord adjusted to 233-177-10 by NCAA
2Jess Neely159Rice
3Rich Brooks156Oregonrecord adjusted to 131-155-4 by NCAA
4Dick Tomey145Arizona
5Ken Hatfield140Rice
6Mike Price139Washington State
7Watson Brown137Alabama-Birmingham
Johnny Majors137Tennessee
9Joe Paterno136Penn State
10Jim Sweeney134Fresno Staterecord adjusted to 170-133-4 by NCAA
11Howard Schnellenberger133Louisville
12Lou Holtz132Notre Dame
George Welsh132Virginia
14Bill Mallory130Indianarecord adjusted to 168-129-4 by NCAA
15Don Nehlen128West Virginia
16Bill Dooley127North Carolinarecord adjusted to 162-126-5 by NCAA
17Larry Smith126Arizona
18Bobby Bowden124Florida Staterecord adjusted to 346-123-4 by NCAA
19Amos Alonzo Stagg123Chicago
20Jerry Claiborne122Maryland
21Frank Beamer121Virginia Tech
Jim Grobe121Wake Forest
Lou Little121Columbia
Glen Mason121Minnesota
Jackie Sherrill121Mississippi Staterecord adjusted to 180-120-4 by NCAA
26Frank Howard118Clemson
27Mack Brown117Texas
Dan McCarney117Iowa Staterecord adjusted to 79-116-0 by NCAA
29Ben Martin116Air Force
30Charlie Weatherbie115Louisiana-Monroe
31Jim Walden112Washington Staterecord adjusted to 70-111-7 by NCAA
32Dennis Franchione111New Mexico
33Gary Pinkel110Missouri
34Fisher DeBerry109Air Force
35Bill Yeoman108Houston
36Bruce Snyder107Arizona Staterecord adjusted to 125-106-6 by NCAA
37Bob Blackman106Dartmouth
38Bill Curry105Georgia Tech
Bill Snyder105Kansas State
Grant Teaff105Baylor
41Aldo Donelli104Boston University
42Pop Warner103Carlisle
43DeOrmond McLaughry102Brown
Bob Toledo102UCLA
45LaVell Edwards101Brigham Young
George O'Leary101Central Florida
John Pont101Indiana
Bobby Ross101Maryland
49Vince Gibson100Kansas Staterecord adjusted to 75-98-2 by NCAA
50Ray Morrison99Southern Methodist
Tommy Tuberville99Auburn
52Randy Edsall97Connecticut
Jim Wacker97Texas Christian
54William Alexander95Georgia Tech
Paul Dietzel95Louisiana State
Rocky Long95New Mexico
Chuck Shelton95Utah State
58Edward Anderson94Holy Cross
Len Casanova94Oregon
60Al Groh93Virginia
61Kirk Ferentz92Iowa
Harry Hughes92Colorado State
Joe Tiller92Purdue
64Doug Martin91Kent State
Mike Riley91Oregon State
Ben Schwartzwalder91Syracuse
Ron Turner91Illinois
68David Cutcliffe90Duke
69Gene Murphy89Cal State Fullertonrecord adjusted to 60-88-1 by NCAA
Clark Shaughnessy89Tulane
Steve Spurrier89Florida
Pappy Waldorf89California
Tommy West89Memphis
74Earle Edwards88North Carolina State
Robert King88Furman
Bill Meek88Utahrecord adjusted to 77-90-6 by NCAA
Tyrone Willingham88Stanford
78Jack Curtice87Utah
Edwin Merrick87Richmond
80Wallace Butts86Georgia
Steve Sloan86Texas Tech
Frank Solich86Ohio
83Bear Bryant85Alabama
Lee Corso85Indiana
Walt Harris85Pittsburgh
86Larry Blakeney84Troy
Jeff Bower84Southern Mississippirecord adjusted to 119-83-1 by NCAA
John Cooper84Ohio State
June Jones84Hawaii
Jerry Pettibone84Northern Illinois
Chuck Stobart84Memphisrecord adjusted to 70-83-3 by NCAA
Murray Warmath84Minnesota
93Alex Agase83Northwestern
Gary Barnett83Coloradorecord adjusted to 85-82-1 by NCAA
Bill Hess83Ohio
Ralph Jordan83Auburnrecord adjusted to 176-83-6 by NCAA
Bill Lynch83Ball State
David Rader83Tulsa
Ossie Solem83Drake
100Earle Bruce82Ohio State
John Mackovic82Texas
Frank Murray82Marquette
Jim Owens82Washington
James Phelan82Washington
Edward Robinson82Brown
Randy Walker82Miami (OH)record adjusted to 96-81-5 by NCAA
Warren Woodson82New Mexico State
108Jim Colletto81Purduerecord adjusted to 38-80-4 by NCAA
Dennis Erickson81Miami (FL)
Don Faurot81Missourirecord adjusted to 110-80-10 by NCAA
Houston Nutt81Arkansas
John Ralston81Stanford
Robert Zuppke81Illinois
114Dee Andros80Oregon State
Charlie Bachman80Michigan State
Todd Berry80Louisiana-Monroe
Pat Hill80Fresno State
Frank Kimbrough80West Texas A&M
Tom O'Brien80Boston College
Nelson Stokley80Louisiana-Lafayette
Harry Stuhldreher80Wisconsin
122Don James79Washingtonrecord adjusted to 178-76-3 by NCAA
Dutch Meyer79Texas Christian
124Madison Bell78Southern Methodist
Edward Doherty78Arizona State
Andy Gustafson78Miami (FL)
Doug Weaver78Kansas State
128Dick Crum77North Carolina
Gerry DiNardo77Louisiana Staterecord adjusted to 60-76-1 by NCAA
Vince Dooley77Georgia
Paul Johnson77Georgia Techrecord adjusted to 115-77-0 by NCAA
Mike Leach77Texas Tech
Paul Pasqualoni77Syracuse
John Robinson77Southern California
Rich Rodriguez77West Virginia
Dennis Stolz77Bowling Green State
137Joe Novak76Northern Illinois
138Fred Akers75Texas
Barry Alvarez75Wisconsinrecord adjusted to 119-74-4 by NCAA
Gerry Faust75Akron
Thomas Nugent75Maryland
142Art Baker74Furmanrecord adjusted to 65-73-5 by NCAA
Terry Donahue74UCLArecord adjusted to 144-81-8 by NCAA
Sonny Lubick74Colorado Staterecord adjusted to 109-73-0 by NCAA
145Charlie Bailey73Texas-El Paso
Ray Eliot73Illinois
John Smith73Louisville
148Dave Currey72Long Beach State
Pete Elliott72Illinois
Joe Morrison72Chattanooga
Skip Stahley72Idaho
Neil Wheelwright72Colgate
154Arthur Guepe71Virginia
Wayne Hardin71Temple
Bob Higgins71Penn State
Ray Nagel71Utah
Homer Smith71Davidson
Bobby Wallace71Temple
Woody Widenhofer71Vanderbilt
Jim Young71Army
162Curley Byrd70Maryland
Fred Goldsmith70Rice
Tom Harp70Duke
Brady Hoke70Ball State
Skip Holtz70East Carolina
Bob Thalman70Virginia Military Institute
168David Bailiff69Rice
Emory Bellard69Texas A&M
Jerry Berndt69Temple
Dana Bible69Texas A&M
Billy Brewer69Mississippirecord adjusted to 77-67-4 by NCAA
Jim Carlen69South Carolina
Duffy Daugherty69Michigan State
F. Dry69Tulsa
Rex Enright69South Carolina
Bo McMillin69Indiana
Buddy Teevens69Tulanerecord adjusted to 21-68-0 by NCAA
179Rip Engle68Penn State
Mike Sheppard68Long Beach Staterecord adjusted to 26-67-0 by NCAA
Ted Tollner68San Diego State
182Spike Dykes67Texas Tech
Gwinn Henry67Missouri
Greg Schiano67Rutgers
185Bobby Johnson66Vanderbilt
Chuck Mills66Utah State
Rick Stockstill66Middle Tennessee State
188Art Briles65Baylor
Rickey Bustle65Louisiana-Lafayette
Fran Curci65Kentuckyrecord adjusted to 56-64-2 by NCAA
Darrell Dickey65North Texas
Pepper Rodgers65Georgia Tech
Bo Schembechler65Michigan
Ron Zook65Illinois
195Bobby Dodd64Georgia Tech
Abe Martin64Texas Christian
Jack Meagher64Auburn
Hal Mumme64Kentucky
Elliot Uzelac64Western Michigan
200Jim Caldwell63Wake Forest
Robert Dobbs63Texas-El Paso
Dennis Green63Stanford
Howard Jones63Southern California
Andrew Kerr63Colgate
Hal Lahar63Colgate
Ron McBride63Utah
Rick Minter63Cincinnati
Odus Mitchell63North Texas
Jordan Olivar63Yale
Steve Roberts63Arkansas Staterecord adjusted to 35-63-0 by NCAA
211Frank Broyles62Arkansas
Frank Dobson62Richmond
Pat Dye62Auburn
Pat Fitzgerald62Northwestern
George Perles62Michigan Staterecord adjusted to 68-67-4 by NCAA
Darryl Rogers62Arizona State
Bill Yung62West Texas A&M
218Bob Davie61Notre Dame
Woody Hayes61Ohio State
Charles McClendon61Louisiana Staterecord adjusted to 137-59-7 by NCAA
Lee Owens61Akron
Nick Saban61Alabamarecord adjusted to 205-61-1 by NCAA
Gene Stallings61Alabamarecord adjusted to 89-70-1 by NCAA
Fred Thomsen61Arkansas
Robert Titchenal61San Jose State
John Vaught61Mississippi
Bob Weber61Louisville
228George Blackburn60Virginia
Danny Ford60Clemsonrecord adjusted to 122-59-5 by NCAA
Harvey Harman60Rutgers
John Heisman60Georgia Tech
Morley Jennings60Baylor
Pat Jones60Oklahoma State
Frank Lauterbur60Toledo
Marv Levy60William & Mary
John McKenna60Virginia Military Institute
Harry Mehre60Georgia
Darrell Royal60Texas
239Mark Dantonio59Michigan State
Al Golden59Miami (FL)
Jack Mitchell59Kansasrecord adjusted to 73-60-7 by NCAA
Homer Norton59Texas A&M
Red Parker59Citadel
Glenn Thistlethwaite59Richmond
245Doug Dickey58Florida
George James58Cornell
Steve Logan58East Carolina
Rick Neuheisel58Colorado
249Dan Devine57Missourirecord adjusted to 173-56-9 by NCAA
Vee Green57Drake
Jim Harkema57Eastern Michigan
Alva Kelley57Brown
Bunny Oakes57Colorado
Tony Samuel57New Mexico State
Chris Scelfo57Tulane
Jeff Tedford57California

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