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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 .8452 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.Jock Sutherland .8118 Pittsburgh  
13.Frank Thomas .8116 Alabama  
14.Bob Devaney .8064 Nebraska  
15.George Woodruff .8032 Pennsylvania  
16.Bob Stoops .7924 Oklahoma  
17.Henry Williams .7850 Minnesota  
18.Fred Folsom .7806 Colorado  
19.Bear Bryant .7800 Alabama  
20.Bo Schembechler .7752 Michigan  
21.Andy Smith .7712 California  
22.Fritz Crisler .7675 Michigan  
23.Wallace Wade .7652 Duke  
24.Frank Kush .7641 Arizona State  
25.Jimmy Crowley .7625 Fordham  
26.Dan McGugin .7620 Vanderbilt  
27.Woody Hayes .7609 Ohio State  
28.Red Blaik .7588 Army  
29.Nick Saban .7541 Alabama W-L-T adjusted to 177-59-1 by NCAA.
30.Lloyd Carr .7531 Michigan  
31.Joe Paterno .7491 Penn State  
32.Darrell Royal .7490 Texas  
33.John McKay .7486 Southern California  
34.Gary Patterson .7458 Texas Christian  
35.John Vaught .7452 Mississippi  
36.Carmen Cozza .7452 Yale  
37.Phillip Fulmer .7427 Tennessee W-L-T adjusted to 152-52 by NCAA.
38.Dan Devine .7416 Missouri W-L-T adjusted to 173-56-9 by NCAA.
39.Bobby Bowden .7402 Florida State W-L-T adjusted to 346-123-4 by NCAA.
40.Mark Richt .7391 Georgia  
41.Pop Warner .7332 Carlisle  
42.Howard Jones .7323 Southern California  
43.Bobby Petrino .7302 Louisville  
44.Frank Cavanaugh .7298 Dartmouth  
45.Jim Tatum .7289 Maryland  
46.Steve Spurrier .7252 Florida  
47.Les Miles .7238 Louisiana State  
48.Jumbo Stiehm .7215 Nebraska  
49.R.C. Slocum .7209 Texas A&M  
50.Gus Dorais .7193 Detroit Mercy  
51.Tad Jones .7188 Yale  
52.J.R. Richards .7179 Wisconsin  
53.LaVell Edwards .7161 Brigham Young  
54.Dana Bible .7153 Texas A&M  
55.Vince Dooley .7153 Georgia  
56.Charles Caldwell .7135 Princeton  
57.Bobby Dodd .7131 Georgia Tech  
58.Bernie Bierman .7105 Minnesota  
59.Ara Parseghian .7101 Notre Dame  
60.Red Sanders .7089 UCLA  
61.Gilmour Dobie .7088 Cornell  
62.Francis Schmidt .7081 Texas Christian  
63.Pat Dye .7068 Auburn  
64.Ike Armstrong .7038 Utah  
65.Frank Broyles .7005 Arkansas  
66.Biff Jones .7000 Army  
 Brian Kelly .7000 Notre Dame  
68.Jimmy Johnson .6992 Miami (FL)  
69.John Heisman .6982 Georgia Tech  
70.Branch Bocock .6977 Virginia Tech  
 Bronco Mendenhall .6977 Brigham Young  
72.Billy Murphy .6966 Memphis  
73.Richard Colman .6944 Princeton  
74.Myron Witham .6927 Colorado  
75.John Cooper .6915 Ohio State  
76.Jesse Hawley .6902 Dartmouth  
77.John Wilce .6875 Ohio State  
78.Don James .6868 Washington W-L-T adjusted to 178-76-3 by NCAA.
79.Ray Graves .6857 Florida  
80.Mike Donahue .6848 Auburn  
81.Charles McClendon .6823 Louisiana State W-L-T adjusted to 137-59-7 by NCAA.
82.Amos Alonzo Stagg .6812 Chicago  
83.Henry Frnka .6806 Tulsa  
84.Hugo Bezdek .6799 Penn State  
85.Mike Bellotti .6784 Oregon  
86.Ralph Jordan .6736 Auburn W-L-T adjusted to 176-83-6 by NCAA.
87.William Fetzer .6719 North Carolina  
 Bernie Moore .6719 Louisiana State  
89.Carl Snavely .6717 North Carolina  
90.Jack Mollenkopf .6704 Purdue  
91.Mack Brown .6699 Texas  
92.Frank Beamer .6667 Virginia Tech  
93.Terry Donahue .6652 UCLA W-L-T adjusted to 144-81-8 by NCAA.
94.Bill Snyder .6649 Kansas State  
95.Danny Ford .6640 Clemson W-L-T adjusted to 122-59-5 by NCAA.
96.Kyle Whittingham .6614 Utah  
97.Bennie Owen .6600 Oklahoma  
98.Mark Dantonio .6596 Michigan State  
99.William Juneau .6573 Texas  
100.Herb Deromedi .6571 Central Michigan  
101.Mike Gundy .6562 Oklahoma State  
 Dick Sheridan .6562 North Carolina State  
103.Bobby Collins .6558 Southern Mississippi W-L-T adjusted to 90-45-3 by NCAA.
104.Rip Engle .6539 Penn State  
105.Dick Harlow .6535 Harvard  
106.Sol Metzger .6520 South Carolina  
107.Lou Holtz .6508 Notre Dame  
108.Bennie Oosterbaan .6500 Michigan  
109.Tommy Prothro .6494 Oregon State  
110.George Munger .6492 Pennsylvania  
111.Butch Davis .6475 Miami (FL) W-L-T adjusted to 63-43 by NCAA.
112.Tommy Bowden .6475 Clemson  
113.Forest Evashevski .6471 Iowa  
114.Andrew Kerr .6462 Colgate  
115.Dennis Erickson .6441 Miami (FL)  
116.John Yovicsin .6440 Harvard  
117.Frank Burns .6434 Rutgers  
118.Gary Pinkel .6421 Missouri  
119.Homer Norton .6405 Texas A&M  
120.Bill Murray .6372 Duke  
121.Doug Dickey .6369 Florida  
122.Claude Gilbert .6361 San Diego State W-L-T adjusted to 100-55-3 by NCAA.
123.Warren Woodson .6354 New Mexico State  
124.Tommy Tuberville .6352 Auburn  
125.Bowden Wyatt .6344 Tennessee  
126.Frank Solich .6341 Ohio  
127.Darryl Rogers .6320 Arizona State  
128.Jordan Olivar .6319 Yale  
129.William Ingram .6310 Navy  
130.Jim Leavitt .6302 South Florida  
131.Chris Ault .6291 Nevada  
132.John Robinson .6291 Southern California  
133.Pappy Waldorf .6283 California  
134.Earle Bruce .6278 Ohio State  
135.Jim Young .6269 Army  
136.Ben Schwartzwalder .6255 Syracuse  
137.O.E. Hollingbery .6250 Washington State  
 George Sanford .6250 Rutgers  
139.Bill McCartney .6242 Colorado  
140.Edward Robinson .6239 Brown  
141.Jeff Cravath .6230 Southern California  
142.Rich Rodriguez .6220 West Virginia  
143.Madison Bell .6200 Southern Methodist  
144.Paul Johnson .6190 Georgia Tech W-L-T adjusted to 103-64 by NCAA.
145.Joseph Yukica .6189 Boston College  
146.Walter Steffen .6186 Carnegie Mellon  
147.Joe Kerbel .6171 West Texas A&M  
148.James Phelan .6164 Washington  
149.Charlie Bachman .6156 Michigan State  
150.Harry Mehre .6151 Georgia  
151.Wallace Butts .6149 Georgia  
152.Harris Cope .6136 Sewanee  
153.Harry Kipke .6131 Michigan  
154.Gene Stallings .6125 Alabama W-L-T adjusted to 89-70-1 by NCAA.
155.Slip Madigan .6121 Saint Mary's (CA)  
156.Robert Zuppke .6116 Illinois  
157.Don Nehlen .6095 West Virginia  
158.Duffy Daugherty .6093 Michigan State  
159.Barry Alvarez .6091 Wisconsin W-L-T adjusted to 119-74-4 by NCAA.
160.Fisher DeBerry .6075 Air Force  
161.Wayne Hardin .6069 Temple  
162.Bob Blackman .6047 Dartmouth  
163.Jim Carlen .6044 South Carolina  
164.Paul Pasqualoni .6026 Syracuse  
165.Samuel Newton .6016 Lafayette  
166.John Anderson .6011 Brown  
167.Ralph Friedgen .6000 Maryland  
 Rick Neuheisel .6000 Washington  
 Dallas Ward .6000 Colorado  
170.Joseph Restic .5990 Harvard  
171.Red Drew .5981 Alabama  
172.D.C. Walker .5970 Wake Forest  
173.Jackie Sherrill .5954 Mississippi State W-L-T adjusted to 180-120-4 by NCAA.
174.Bill Yeoman .5942 Houston  
175.George Sauer .5941 Baylor  
176.Andy Gustafson .5939 Miami (FL)  
177.Sonny Lubick .5934 Colorado State W-L-T adjusted to 109-73 by NCAA.
178.Dick Crum .5928 North Carolina  
179.Dave McClain .5927 Wisconsin  
180.Jerry Claiborne .5922 Maryland  
181.Glenn Thistlethwaite .5906 Richmond  
182.Dan Hawkins .5902 Boise State  
183.Jeff Tedford .5899 California  
184.Tom O'Brien .5897 Boston College  
185.Lon Stiner .5893 Oregon State  
186.Fred Akers .5887 Texas  
 John Bateman .5887 Rutgers  
188.George O'Leary .5885 Central Florida  
189.Howard Odell .5882 Yale  
190.George Welsh .5877 Virginia  
191.Dick MacPherson .5862 Syracuse  
192.Art Briles .5855 Baylor  
193.Mike Leach .5854 Texas Tech  
194.Jeff Bower .5837 Southern Mississippi W-L-T adjusted to 119-83-1 by NCAA.
195.Pat Hill .5833 Fresno State  
196.Ron McBride .5828 Utah  
197.Jim Lookabaugh .5809 Oklahoma State  
198.Joe Morrison .5806 Chattanooga  
199.William Alexander .5799 Georgia Tech  
200.Frank Howard .5797 Clemson  
201.Tex Oliver .5792 Arizona  
202.Ott Romney .5792 Brigham Young  
203.Ray Morrison .5785 Southern Methodist  
204.Clarence Spears .5780 Minnesota  
205.Joe Tiller .5776 Purdue  
206.Morley Jennings .5772 Baylor  
207.Eddie Crowder .5763 Colorado  
 Jack Hagerty .5763 Georgetown  
209.Bob Higgins .5761 Penn State  
210.Bob Woodruff .5758 Florida  
211.Ted Shipkey .5753 New Mexico  
212.Kirk Ferentz .5750 Iowa  
213.Dutch Meyer .5746 Texas Christian  
214.Johnny Majors .5723 Tennessee  
215.June Jones .5714 Hawaii  
 Frank Murray .5714 Marquette  
217.Harry Hughes .5702 Colorado State  
218.Greasy Neale .5701 Virginia  
219.Don Faurot .5700 Missouri W-L-T adjusted to 110-80-10 by NCAA.
220.William Saunders .5692 Denver  
221.Edward Anderson .5689 Holy Cross  
222.Al Molde .5676 Western Michigan  
223.William Spaulding .5669 UCLA  
224.Harvey Harman .5669 Rutgers  
225.Bo McMillin .5665 Indiana  
226.Bill Peterson .5635 Florida State  
227.Jack Meagher .5633 Auburn  
228.Bill Mallory .5615 Indiana W-L-T adjusted to 168-129-4 by NCAA.
229.Frank Moseley .5600 Virginia Tech  
230.Houston Nutt .5598 Arkansas  
231.Hayden Fry .5595 Iowa W-L-T adjusted to 233-177-10 by NCAA.
232.Bill Dooley .5580 North Carolina W-L-T adjusted to 162-126-5 by NCAA.
233.Jim Sweeney .5570 Fresno State W-L-T adjusted to 170-133-4 by NCAA.
234.Dick Tomey .5567 Arizona  
235.Stub Allison .5556 California  
 Art Lewis .5556 West Virginia  
237.Jack Mitchell .5536 Kansas W-L-T adjusted to 73-60-7 by NCAA.
 Paul Schudel .5536 Ball State  
239.Rey Dempsey .5531 Southern Illinois  
240.Curley Byrd .5523 Maryland  
241.Emory Bellard .5520 Texas A&M  
242.Spike Dykes .5500 Texas Tech  
243.Jack Elway .5491 San Jose State  
244.Dennis Franchione .5487 New Mexico  
245.Grant Teaff .5481 Baylor  
246.Bump Elliott .5474 Michigan  
247.Hal Lahar .5467 Colgate  
248.Clark Shaughnessy .5459 Tulane  
249.Jim Owens .5454 Washington  
250.Arthur Guepe .5452 Virginia