Career Leaders and Records for Wins

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 W School Notes
1Joe Paterno409Penn State
2Bobby Bowden357Florida Staterecord adjusted to 346-123-4 by NCAA
3Bear Bryant323Alabama
4Pop Warner311Carlisle
5Amos Alonzo Stagg282Chicago
6LaVell Edwards257Brigham Young
7Tom Osborne255Nebraska
8Lou Holtz249Notre Dame
9Frank Beamer238Virginia Tech
Mack Brown238Texas
11Bo Schembechler234Michigan
12Hayden Fry230Iowarecord adjusted to 233-177-10 by NCAA
13Steve Spurrier228Florida
14Nick Saban210Alabamarecord adjusted to 205-61-1 by NCAA
15Woody Hayes205Ohio State
16Don Nehlen202West Virginia
Bill Snyder202Kansas State
18Vince Dooley201Georgia
19Dan McGugin197Vanderbilt
20John Cooper192Ohio State
21Gary Pinkel191Missouri
22Dana Bible190Texas A&M
Bob Stoops190Oklahoma
John Vaught190Mississippi
25George Welsh189Virginia
26Howard Jones188Southern California
27Jess Neely187Rice
28Johnny Majors185Tennessee
29Darrell Royal184Texas
30Dick Tomey183Arizona
31Jerry Claiborne179Maryland
Jackie Sherrill179Mississippi Staterecord adjusted to 180-120-4 by NCAA
33Frank Kush176Arizona State
34Don James175Washingtonrecord adjusted to 178-76-3 by NCAA
Ralph Jordan175Auburnrecord adjusted to 176-83-6 by NCAA
36Bob Neyland173Tennessee
37Dan Devine172Missourirecord adjusted to 173-56-9 by NCAA
George Woodruff172Pennsylvania
39Wallace Wade171Duke
40Fisher DeBerry169Air Force
Jim Sweeney169Fresno Staterecord adjusted to 170-133-4 by NCAA
42Ken Hatfield168Arkansas
43Bill Mallory167Indianarecord adjusted to 168-129-4 by NCAA
44Red Blaik166Army
45Bobby Dodd165Georgia Tech
Frank Howard165Clemson
Urban Meyer165Florida
Fielding Yost165Michigan
49Bob Blackman164Dartmouth
50Bill Dooley161North Carolinarecord adjusted to 162-126-5 by NCAA
51Bill Yeoman160Houston
52Tommy Tuberville159Auburn
53Barry Switzer157Oklahoma
Pappy Waldorf157California
55Mark Richt154Georgia
56Pat Dye153Auburn
Ben Schwartzwalder153Syracuse
58Terry Donahue151UCLArecord adjusted to 144-81-8 by NCAA
Phillip Fulmer151Tennesseerecord adjusted to 152-52-0 by NCAA
60Frank Broyles149Arkansas
Gary Patterson149Texas Christian
62John Heisman148Georgia Tech
63Dennis Erickson147Miami (FL)
Warren Woodson147New Mexico State
65Frank Solich146Ohio
66Bud Wilkinson145Oklahoma
67Bernie Bierman144Minnesota
Jock Sutherland144Pittsburgh
69Larry Smith143Arizona
70Les Miles142Louisiana State
Ray Morrison142Southern Methodist
72Ike Armstrong141Utah
Howard Schnellenberger141Louisville
74Wallace Butts140Georgia
Edward Robinson140Brown
Henry Williams140Minnesota
77Earle Bruce139Ohio State
78Madison Bell136Southern Methodist
Bob Devaney136Nebraska
James Phelan136Washington
81Kirk Ferentz135Iowa
Charles McClendon135Louisiana Staterecord adjusted to 137-59-7 by NCAA
Francis Schmidt135Texas Christian
84William Alexander134Georgia Tech
85George O'Leary133Central Florida
86Charlie Bachman132Michigan State
Rip Engle132Penn State
John Robinson132Southern California
89Lou Little131Columbia
Ara Parseghian131Notre Dame
Mike Price131Washington State
Robert Zuppke131Illinois
93Rich Brooks130Oregonrecord adjusted to 131-155-4 by NCAA
94Grant Teaff128Baylor
95Dennis Franchione127New Mexico
John McKay127Southern California
97Joe Tiller126Purdue
98Edward Anderson125Holy Cross
Harry Hughes125Colorado State
100Bruce Snyder124Arizona Staterecord adjusted to 125-106-6 by NCAA
101Glen Mason123Minnesota
R.C. Slocum123Texas A&M
103Lloyd Carr122Michigan
Mike Donahue122Auburn
105Danny Ford121Clemsonrecord adjusted to 122-59-5 by NCAA
106Andrew Kerr120Colgate
Jim Young120Army
108Gus Dorais119Detroit Mercy
Rocky Long119New Mexico
Chris Petersen119Boise State
111Barry Alvarez118Wisconsinrecord adjusted to 119-74-4 by NCAA
Jeff Bower118Southern Mississippirecord adjusted to 119-83-1 by NCAA
113Jim Grobe117Wake Forest
Paul Pasqualoni117Syracuse
115Mike Bellotti116Oregon
Fritz Crisler116Michigan
Paul Johnson116Georgia Techrecord adjusted to 115-77-0 by NCAA
118Gilmour Dobie115Cornell
Andy Gustafson115Miami (FL)
Tom O'Brien115Boston College
Frank Thomas115Alabama
122Carmen Cozza114Yale
123Dick Crum113North Carolina
Mike Leach113Texas Tech
125Pat Hill112Fresno State
June Jones112Hawaii
Brian Kelly112Notre Dame
128Wayne Hardin111Temple
Frank Murray111Marquette
Homer Norton111Texas A&M
Jordan Olivar111Yale
Rich Rodriguez111West Virginia
133Herb Deromedi110Central Michigan
134Duffy Daugherty109Michigan State
Paul Dietzel109Louisiana State
Don Faurot109Missourirecord adjusted to 110-80-10 by NCAA
DeOrmond McLaughry109Brown
Dutch Meyer109Texas Christian
Bobby Petrino109Louisville
Darryl Rogers109Arizona State
141Fred Akers108Texas
Mark Dantonio108Michigan State
Sonny Lubick108Colorado Staterecord adjusted to 109-73-0 by NCAA
Mike Riley108Oregon State
Clark Shaughnessy108Tulane
146Jim Carlen107South Carolina
Frank Leahy107Notre Dame
148Carl Snavely106North Carolina
Jim Tressel106Ohio Staterecord adjusted to 94-21-0 by NCAA
150Hugo Bezdek105Penn State
Knute Rockne105Notre Dame
152Len Casanova104Oregon
Doug Dickey104Florida
Mike Gundy104Oklahoma State
Tommy Prothro104Oregon State
Kyle Whittingham104Utah
157Houston Nutt103Arkansas
Bobby Ross103Maryland
159Ben Martin102Air Force
Red Sanders102UCLA
161Bronco Mendenhall101Brigham Young
Joe Morrison101Chattanooga
163Jim Tatum100Maryland
164Art Briles99Baylor
Claude Gilbert99San Diego Staterecord adjusted to 100-55-3 by NCAA
Bob Higgins99Penn State
Jim Owens99Washington
Ossie Solem99Drake
Bowden Wyatt99Tennessee
170Harry Mehre98Georgia
171Pete Carroll97Southern Californiarecord adjusted to 83-19-0 by NCAA
Jack Curtice97Utah
Percy Haughton97Harvard
John Ralston97Stanford
Gene Stallings97Alabamarecord adjusted to 89-70-1 by NCAA
Murray Warmath97Minnesota
177David Cutcliffe96Duke
178Chris Ault95Nevada
John Mackovic95Texas
Randy Walker95Miami (OH)record adjusted to 96-81-5 by NCAA
181Bret Bielema93Wisconsin
O.E. Hollingbery93Washington State
Bill McCartney93Colorado
Bill Murray93Duke
Bennie Owen93Oklahoma
186Randy Edsall92Connecticut
Bo McMillin92Indiana
188Aldo Donelli91Boston University
Dennis Stolz91Bowling Green State
190Tommy Bowden90Clemson
191Bobby Collins89Southern Mississippirecord adjusted to 90-45-3 by NCAA
Dabo Swinney89Clemson
193Curley Byrd88Maryland
Todd Graham88Arizona State
Ron McBride88Utah
Glenn Thistlethwaite88Richmond
Joseph Yukica88Boston College
198Biff Jones87Army
Frank Kimbrough87West Texas A&M
Rick Neuheisel87Washington
201Larry Blakeney86Troy
Frank Cavanaugh86Dartmouth
Jimmy Crowley86Fordham
Arthur Guepe86Virginia
Andy Smith86California
206Emory Bellard85Texas A&M
Al Groh85Virginia
Skip Holtz85East Carolina
209Gary Barnett84Coloradorecord adjusted to 85-82-1 by NCAA
Jack Meagher84Auburn
Jack Mollenkopf84Purdue
Thomas Nugent84Maryland
213Bill Curry83Georgia Tech
Ray Eliot83Illinois
Morley Jennings83Baylor
Bernie Moore83Louisiana State
John Smith83Louisville
218Larry Coker82Miami (FL)
Spike Dykes82Texas Tech
George Munger82Pennsylvania
Dick Sheridan82North Carolina State
Jeff Tedford82California
223Jimmy Johnson81Miami (FL)
Billy Murphy81Memphis
Mike White81Illinoisrecord adjusted to 82-71-4 by NCAA
226Bill Hess80Ohio
Butch Jones80Tennessee
Charley Moran80Centre
Tommy West80Memphis
230Butch Davis79Miami (FL)record adjusted to 63-43-0 by NCAA
Harvey Harman79Rutgers
Bob Pruett79Marshall
Kevin Sumlin79Texas A&M
234Frank Burns78Rutgers
Jimbo Fisher78Florida State
Brady Hoke78Ball State
Dan McCarney78Iowa Staterecord adjusted to 79-116-0 by NCAA
Bill Meek78Utahrecord adjusted to 77-90-6 by NCAA
Harry Stuhldreher78Wisconsin
Bob Toledo78UCLA
John Wilce78Ohio State
John Yovicsin78Harvard
243Troy Calhoun77Air Force
Earle Edwards77North Carolina State
Pat Fitzgerald77Northwestern
Hal Lahar77Colgate
Ken Niumatalolo77Navy
D.C. Walker77Wake Forest
249Samuel Newton76Lafayette
Charlie Weatherbie76Louisiana-Monroe
Tyrone Willingham76Stanford

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