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Northwestern Wildcats Coaches

Location: Evanston, Illinois ▪ Colors: Purple & White
Stadium: Ryan Field (cap. 49,256)
Record*: 121 Years, 499-642-40, .439 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 500-641-40 by NCAA.

Conferences: Big Ten, Western and Ind
Conference Champion: 8 Times
Bowls: 11 Bowls, 2-9, .182 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 7 Times (Preseason), 9 Times (Final), 161 Weeks (Total)

29 Coaches

W-L-T record at Northwestern
Record Bowls
Rk Coach From To Yrs G W L T Pct G W L T Pct Notes
1 Pat Fitzgerald 2006 2014 9 113 60 53 0 .531 5 1 4 0 .200
2 Pappy Waldorf 1935 1946 12 101 49 45 7 .520 0 0 0 0
3 Randy Walker 1999 2005 7 83 37 46 0 .446 3 0 3 0 .000
4 Dick Hanley 1927 1934 8 66 36 26 4 .576 0 0 0 0
5 Ara Parseghian 1956 1963 8 72 36 35 1 .507 0 0 0 0
6 Gary Barnett 1992 1998 7 81 35 45 1 .438 2 0 2 0 .000 W-L-T adjusted to 36-44-1 by NCAA.
7 Robert Voigts 1947 1954 8 73 33 39 1 .459 1 1 0 0 1.000
8 Alex Agase 1964 1972 9 91 32 58 1 .357 0 0 0 0
9 Charles Hollister 1899 1902 4 47 27 16 4 .617 0 0 0 0
10 Walter McCornack 1903 1905 3 35 26 5 4 .800 0 0 0 0
11 Glenn Thistlethwaite 1922 1926 5 39 21 17 1 .551 0 0 0 0
12 Fred Murphy 1914 1918 5 33 16 16 1 .500 0 0 0 0
13 Francis Peay 1986 1991 6 66 13 51 2 .212 0 0 0 0
14 Alvin Culver 1895 1896 2 20 12 6 2 .650 0 0 0 0
15 John Pont 1973 1977 5 55 12 43 0 .218 0 0 0 0
16 Dennis Green 1981 1985 5 55 10 45 0 .182 0 0 0 0
17 W.H. Bannard 1898 1898 1 14 9 4 1 .679 0 0 0 0
18 Charles Hammett 1910 1912 3 18 6 10 2 .389 0 0 0 0
19 Knowlton Ames 1892 1892 1 10 5 3 2 .600 0 0 0 0
20 Jesse Van Doozer 1897 1897 1 8 5 3 0 .625 0 0 0 0
Record Bowls
Rk Coach From To Yrs G W L T Pct G W L T Pct Notes
21 A.A. Ewing 1894 1894 1 9 4 5 0 .444 0 0 0 0
22 Elmer McDevitt 1920 1921 2 14 4 10 0 .286 0 0 0 0
23 Alton Johnson 1908 1908 1 4 2 2 0 .500 0 0 0 0
24 Charlie Bachman 1919 1919 1 7 2 5 0 .286 0 0 0 0
25 Paul Noyes 1893 1893 1 10 2 5 3 .350 0 0 0 0
26 Bill Horr 1909 1909 1 5 1 3 1 .300 0 0 0 0
27 Dennis Grady 1913 1913 1 7 1 6 0 .143 0 0 0 0
28 Rick Venturi 1978 1980 3 33 1 31 1 .045 0 0 0 0
29 Lou Saban 1955 1955 1 9 0 8 1 .056 0 0 0 0