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Career Leaders and Records for Win-Loss Percentage

  • Minimum 10 years.

Since 1869

Rank Coach Pct School w/ most W Notes
1.Knute Rockne .8811 Notre Dame  
2.Frank Leahy .8643 Notre Dame  
3.Urban Meyer .8508 Florida  
4.Barry Switzer .8368 Oklahoma  
5.Tom Osborne .8355 Nebraska  
6.Charley Moran .8333 Centre  
 Fielding Yost .8333 Michigan  
8.Bob Neyland .8287 Tennessee  
9.Jim Tressel .8281 Ohio State W-L-T adjusted to 94-21 by NCAA.
10.Bud Wilkinson .8258 Oklahoma  
11.Percy Haughton .8171 Harvard  
12.Chris Petersen .8168 Boise State  
13.Jock Sutherland .8118 Pittsburgh  
14.Frank Thomas .8116 Alabama  
15.Bob Devaney .8064 Nebraska  
16.George Woodruff .8032 Pennsylvania  
17.Bob Stoops .7956 Oklahoma  
18.Henry Williams .7850 Minnesota  
19.Fred Folsom .7806 Colorado  
20.Bear Bryant .7800 Alabama  
21.Bo Schembechler .7752 Michigan  
22.Andy Smith .7712 California  
23.Fritz Crisler .7675 Michigan  
24.Wallace Wade .7652 Duke  
25.Nick Saban .7646 Alabama W-L-T adjusted to 191-60-1 by NCAA.
26.Frank Kush .7641 Arizona State  
27.Jimmy Crowley .7625 Fordham  
28.Dan McGugin .7620 Vanderbilt  
29.Woody Hayes .7609 Ohio State  
30.Red Blaik .7588 Army  
31.Lloyd Carr .7531 Michigan  
32.Gary Patterson .7526 Texas Christian  
33.Joe Paterno .7491 Penn State  
34.Darrell Royal .7490 Texas  
35.John McKay .7486 Southern California  
36.John Vaught .7452 Mississippi  
37.Carmen Cozza .7452 Yale  
38.Phillip Fulmer .7427 Tennessee W-L-T adjusted to 152-52 by NCAA.
39.Dan Devine .7416 Missouri W-L-T adjusted to 173-56-9 by NCAA.
40.Bobby Bowden .7402 Florida State W-L-T adjusted to 346-123-4 by NCAA.
41.Mark Richt .7398 Georgia  
42.Pop Warner .7332 Carlisle  
43.Howard Jones .7323 Southern California  
44.Frank Cavanaugh .7298 Dartmouth  
45.Jim Tatum .7289 Maryland  
46.Les Miles .7254 Louisiana State  
47.Jumbo Stiehm .7215 Nebraska  
48.R.C. Slocum .7209 Texas A&M  
49.Bobby Petrino .7194 Louisville  
50.Gus Dorais .7193 Detroit Mercy  
51.Tad Jones .7188 Yale  
52.J.R. Richards .7179 Wisconsin  
53.Steve Spurrier .7179 Florida  
54.LaVell Edwards .7161 Brigham Young  
55.Dana Bible .7153 Texas A&M  
56.Vince Dooley .7153 Georgia  
57.Charles Caldwell .7135 Princeton  
58.Bobby Dodd .7131 Georgia Tech  
59.Bernie Bierman .7105 Minnesota  
60.Ara Parseghian .7101 Notre Dame  
61.Red Sanders .7089 UCLA  
62.Gilmour Dobie .7088 Cornell  
63.Francis Schmidt .7081 Texas Christian  
64.Pat Dye .7068 Auburn  
65.Brian Kelly .7059 Notre Dame  
66.Ike Armstrong .7038 Utah  
67.Frank Broyles .7005 Arkansas  
68.Biff Jones .7000 Army  
69.Jimmy Johnson .6992 Miami (FL)  
70.John Heisman .6982 Georgia Tech  
71.Branch Bocock .6977 Virginia Tech  
72.Bronco Mendenhall .6972 Brigham Young  
73.Billy Murphy .6966 Memphis  
74.Richard Colman .6944 Princeton  
75.Myron Witham .6927 Colorado  
76.John Cooper .6915 Ohio State  
77.Jesse Hawley .6902 Dartmouth  
78.John Wilce .6875 Ohio State  
79.Don James .6868 Washington W-L-T adjusted to 178-76-3 by NCAA.
80.Ray Graves .6857 Florida  
81.Mike Donahue .6848 Auburn  
82.Amos Alonzo Stagg .6832 Chicago  
83.Charles McClendon .6823 Louisiana State W-L-T adjusted to 137-59-7 by NCAA.
84.Henry Frnka .6806 Tulsa  
85.Hugo Bezdek .6799 Penn State  
86.Mike Bellotti .6784 Oregon  
87.Mark Dantonio .6774 Michigan State  
88.Ralph Jordan .6736 Auburn W-L-T adjusted to 176-83-6 by NCAA.
89.William Fetzer .6719 North Carolina  
 Bernie Moore .6719 Louisiana State  
91.Carl Snavely .6717 North Carolina  
92.Kyle Whittingham .6714 Utah  
93.Jack Mollenkopf .6704 Purdue  
94.Mack Brown .6699 Texas  
95.Larry Coker .6667 Miami (FL)  
 Mike Gundy .6667 Oklahoma State  
97.Terry Donahue .6652 UCLA W-L-T adjusted to 144-81-8 by NCAA.
98.Danny Ford .6640 Clemson W-L-T adjusted to 122-59-5 by NCAA.
99.Frank Beamer .6621 Virginia Tech  
100.Bret Bielema .6615 Wisconsin  
101.Bennie Owen .6600 Oklahoma  
102.William Juneau .6573 Texas  
103.Herb Deromedi .6571 Central Michigan  
104.Dick Sheridan .6562 North Carolina State  
105.Bill Snyder .6559 Kansas State  
106.Bobby Collins .6558 Southern Mississippi W-L-T adjusted to 90-45-3 by NCAA.
107.Rip Engle .6539 Penn State  
108.Dick Harlow .6535 Harvard  
109.Sol Metzger .6520 South Carolina  
110.Lou Holtz .6508 Notre Dame  
111.Bennie Oosterbaan .6500 Michigan  
112.Tommy Prothro .6494 Oregon State  
113.George Munger .6492 Pennsylvania  
114.Butch Davis .6475 Miami (FL) W-L-T adjusted to 63-43 by NCAA.
115.Tommy Bowden .6475 Clemson  
116.Forest Evashevski .6471 Iowa  
117.Andrew Kerr .6462 Colgate  
118.Dennis Erickson .6441 Miami (FL)  
119.John Yovicsin .6440 Harvard  
120.Frank Burns .6434 Rutgers  
121.Homer Norton .6405 Texas A&M  
122.Bill Murray .6372 Duke  
123.Doug Dickey .6369 Florida  
124.Claude Gilbert .6361 San Diego State W-L-T adjusted to 100-55-3 by NCAA.
125.Warren Woodson .6354 New Mexico State  
126.Bowden Wyatt .6344 Tennessee  
127.Todd Graham .6336 Tulsa  
128.Gary Pinkel .6332 Missouri  
129.Frank Solich .6330 Ohio  
130.Darryl Rogers .6320 Arizona State  
131.Jordan Olivar .6319 Yale  
132.William Ingram .6310 Navy  
133.Jim Leavitt .6302 South Florida  
134.Tommy Tuberville .6301 Auburn  
135.Chris Ault .6291 Nevada  
136.John Robinson .6291 Southern California  
137.Pappy Waldorf .6283 California  
138.Earle Bruce .6278 Ohio State  
139.Jim Young .6269 Army  
140.Ben Schwartzwalder .6255 Syracuse  
141.O.E. Hollingbery .6250 Washington State  
 George Sanford .6250 Rutgers  
143.Bill McCartney .6242 Colorado  
144.Edward Robinson .6239 Brown  
145.Jeff Cravath .6230 Southern California  
146.Madison Bell .6200 Southern Methodist  
147.Joseph Yukica .6189 Boston College  
148.Walter Steffen .6186 Carnegie Mellon  
149.Joe Kerbel .6171 West Texas A&M  
150.James Phelan .6164 Washington  
151.Charlie Bachman .6156 Michigan State  
152.Harry Mehre .6151 Georgia  
153.Wallace Butts .6149 Georgia  
154.Harris Cope .6136 Sewanee  
 Rich Rodriguez .6136 West Virginia  
156.Harry Kipke .6131 Michigan  
157.Gene Stallings .6125 Alabama W-L-T adjusted to 89-70-1 by NCAA.
158.Slip Madigan .6121 Saint Mary's (CA)  
159.Robert Zuppke .6116 Illinois  
160.Don Nehlen .6095 West Virginia  
161.Duffy Daugherty .6093 Michigan State  
162.Barry Alvarez .6091 Wisconsin W-L-T adjusted to 119-74-4 by NCAA.
163.Fisher DeBerry .6075 Air Force  
164.Wayne Hardin .6069 Temple  
165.Bob Blackman .6047 Dartmouth  
166.Jim Carlen .6044 South Carolina  
167.Art Briles .6037 Baylor  
168.Paul Pasqualoni .6026 Syracuse  
169.Samuel Newton .6016 Lafayette  
170.John Anderson .6011 Brown  
171.Ralph Friedgen .6000 Maryland  
 Rick Neuheisel .6000 Washington  
 Dallas Ward .6000 Colorado  
174.Joseph Restic .5990 Harvard  
175.Red Drew .5981 Alabama  
176.D.C. Walker .5970 Wake Forest  
177.Jackie Sherrill .5954 Mississippi State W-L-T adjusted to 180-120-4 by NCAA.
178.Paul Johnson .5944 Georgia Tech W-L-T adjusted to 106-73 by NCAA.
179.Bill Yeoman .5942 Houston  
180.George Sauer .5941 Baylor  
181.Andy Gustafson .5939 Miami (FL)  
182.Kirk Ferentz .5935 Iowa  
183.Sonny Lubick .5934 Colorado State W-L-T adjusted to 109-73 by NCAA.
184.Mike Leach .5932 Texas Tech  
185.Dick Crum .5928 North Carolina  
186.Dave McClain .5927 Wisconsin  
187.Jerry Claiborne .5922 Maryland  
188.Glenn Thistlethwaite .5906 Richmond  
189.Dan Hawkins .5902 Boise State  
190.Jeff Tedford .5899 California  
191.Tom O'Brien .5897 Boston College  
192.Lon Stiner .5893 Oregon State  
193.Fred Akers .5887 Texas  
 John Bateman .5887 Rutgers  
195.Howard Odell .5882 Yale  
196.George Welsh .5877 Virginia  
197.Dick MacPherson .5862 Syracuse  
198.Jeff Bower .5837 Southern Mississippi W-L-T adjusted to 119-83-1 by NCAA.
199.Terry Bowden .5833 Auburn  
 Pat Hill .5833 Fresno State  
201.Ron McBride .5828 Utah  
202.Jim Lookabaugh .5809 Oklahoma State  
203.Joe Morrison .5806 Chattanooga  
204.William Alexander .5799 Georgia Tech  
205.Frank Howard .5797 Clemson  
206.Tex Oliver .5792 Arizona  
207.Ott Romney .5792 Brigham Young  
208.Ray Morrison .5785 Southern Methodist  
209.Clarence Spears .5780 Minnesota  
210.Joe Tiller .5776 Purdue  
211.Morley Jennings .5772 Baylor  
212.Eddie Crowder .5763 Colorado  
 Jack Hagerty .5763 Georgetown  
214.Bob Higgins .5761 Penn State  
215.Bob Woodruff .5758 Florida  
216.Ted Shipkey .5753 New Mexico  
217.Dutch Meyer .5746 Texas Christian  
218.Johnny Majors .5723 Tennessee  
219.June Jones .5714 Hawaii  
 Frank Murray .5714 Marquette  
221.Harry Hughes .5702 Colorado State  
222.Greasy Neale .5701 Virginia  
223.Don Faurot .5700 Missouri W-L-T adjusted to 110-80-10 by NCAA.
224.William Saunders .5692 Denver  
225.Edward Anderson .5689 Holy Cross  
226.George O'Leary .5684 Central Florida  
227.Al Molde .5676 Western Michigan  
228.William Spaulding .5669 UCLA  
229.Harvey Harman .5669 Rutgers  
230.Bo McMillin .5665 Indiana  
231.Bill Peterson .5635 Florida State  
232.Jack Meagher .5633 Auburn  
233.Bill Mallory .5615 Indiana W-L-T adjusted to 168-129-4 by NCAA.
234.Frank Moseley .5600 Virginia Tech  
235.Houston Nutt .5598 Arkansas  
236.Hayden Fry .5595 Iowa W-L-T adjusted to 233-177-10 by NCAA.
237.Bill Dooley .5580 North Carolina W-L-T adjusted to 162-126-5 by NCAA.
238.Jim Sweeney .5570 Fresno State W-L-T adjusted to 170-133-4 by NCAA.
239.Dick Tomey .5567 Arizona  
240.Stub Allison .5556 California  
 Pat Fitzgerald .5556 Northwestern  
 Art Lewis .5556 West Virginia  
243.Jack Mitchell .5536 Kansas W-L-T adjusted to 73-60-7 by NCAA.
 Paul Schudel .5536 Ball State  
245.Rey Dempsey .5531 Southern Illinois  
246.Curley Byrd .5523 Maryland  
247.Emory Bellard .5520 Texas A&M  
248.Spike Dykes .5500 Texas Tech  
249.Jack Elway .5491 San Jose State  
250.Grant Teaff .5481 Baylor