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1939 Coaches

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National Champion: Texas A&M (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Nile Kinnick (Iowa)

AP First #1: Pittsburgh ▪ AP Final #1: Texas A&M

118 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
1 Homer Norton Texas A&M SWC 11 0 0 1.000
2 Carl Snavely Cornell Ind 8 0 0 1.000
3 Aldo Donelli Duquesne Ind 8 0 1 .944
4 Jack Hagerty Georgetown Ind 7 0 1 .938
5 Bob Neyland Tennessee SEC 10 1 0 .909
6 Jess Neely Clemson Southern 9 1 0 .900
7 Howard Jones Southern California PCC 8 0 2 .900
8 Wallace Wade Duke Southern 8 1 0 .889
9 Tad Wieman Princeton Ind 7 1 0 .875
10 Lon Stiner Oregon State PCC 9 1 1 .864
11 Red Dawson Tulane SEC 8 1 1 .850
12 Raymond Wolf North Carolina Southern 8 1 1 .850
13 Biff Jones Nebraska Big 6 7 1 1 .833
14 Frank Kimbrough Hardin-Simmons Ind 7 1 1 .833
15 Frank Leahy Boston College Ind 9 2 0 .818
16 Edward Anderson Iowa Western 6 1 1 .813
17 William Alexander Georgia Tech SEC 8 2 0 .800
18 Don Faurot Missouri Big 6 8 2 0 .800
19 Allyn McKeen Mississippi State SEC 8 2 0 .800
20 Ted Shipkey New Mexico BIAA 8 2 0 .800
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
21 Glenn Thistlethwaite Richmond Southern 7 1 2 .800
22 Babe Horrell UCLA PCC 6 0 4 .800
23 Elmer Layden Notre Dame Ind 7 2 0 .778
24 Harry Mehre Mississippi SEC 7 2 0 .778
25 Joseph Sheeketski Holy Cross Ind 7 2 0 .778
26 Ike Armstrong Utah MSAC 6 1 2 .778
27 Dixie Howell Arizona State BIAA 8 2 1 .773
28 Fritz Crisler Michigan Western 6 2 0 .750
29 Jimmy Crowley Fordham Ind 6 2 0 .750
30 Puggy Hunton Gonzaga Ind 6 2 0 .750
31 Francis Schmidt Ohio State Western 6 2 0 .750
32 Maurice Smith Villanova Ind 6 2 0 .750
33 Bob Higgins Penn State Ind 5 1 2 .750
34 A.D. Kirwan Kentucky SEC 6 2 1 .722
35 Tom Stidham Oklahoma Big 6 6 2 1 .722
36 Buck Shaw Santa Clara Ind 5 1 3 .722
37 Morley Jennings Baylor SWC 7 3 0 .700
38 D.C. Walker Wake Forest Southern 7 3 0 .700
39 Edwin Kimball Brigham Young MSAC 5 2 2 .667
40 Madison Bell Southern Methodist SWC 6 3 1 .650
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
41 Jimmy Conzelman Washington (MO) MVC 6 3 1 .650
42 Allison Hubert Virginia Military Institute Southern 6 3 1 .650
43 Bunny Oakes Colorado MSAC 5 3 0 .625
44 Bill Reinhard George Washington Ind 5 3 0 .625
45 Red Blaik Dartmouth Ind 5 3 1 .611
46 Gus Dorais Detroit Mercy Ind 5 3 1 .611
47 Cac Hubbard Denver MSAC 5 3 1 .611
48 DeOrmond McLaughry Brown Ind 5 3 1 .611
49 Frank Thomas Alabama SEC 5 3 1 .611
50 Miles Casteel Arizona BIAA 6 4 0 .600
51 Elmer Holm Washburn MVC 6 4 0 .600
52 Dana Bible Texas SWC 5 4 0 .556
53 Charles Bowser Pittsburgh Ind 5 4 0 .556
54 Frank Murray Virginia Ind 5 4 0 .556
55 Mack Saxon Texas-El Paso BIAA 5 4 0 .556
56 Mal Stevens New York University Ind 5 4 0 .556
57 Jim Lookabaugh Oklahoma State MVC 5 4 1 .550
58 George Malley San Francisco Ind 4 3 3 .550
59 Pete Cawthon Texas Tech BIAA 5 5 1 .500
60 Josh Cody Florida SEC 5 5 1 .500
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
61 Vee Green Drake MVC 5 5 0 .500
62 Jack Harding Miami (FL) Ind 5 5 0 .500
63 Jack Meagher Auburn SEC 5 5 1 .500
64 Charlie Bachman Michigan State Ind 4 4 1 .500
65 Paddy Driscoll Marquette Ind 4 4 0 .500
66 Dick Harlow Harvard Ind 4 4 0 .500
67 Herb Kopf Manhattan Ind 4 4 0 .500
68 George Munger Pennsylvania Ind 4 4 0 .500
69 Mal Elward Purdue Western 3 3 2 .500
70 Ossie Solem Syracuse Ind 3 3 2 .500
71 Wallace Butts Georgia SEC 5 6 0 .455
72 Chet Benefiel Tulsa MVC 4 5 1 .450
73 Henry Redd Virginia Tech Southern 4 5 1 .450
74 Fred Thomsen Arkansas SWC 4 5 1 .450
75 Wesley Fry Kansas State Big 6 4 5 0 .444
76 O.E. Hollingbery Washington State PCC 4 5 0 .444
77 Bernie Moore Louisiana State SEC 4 5 0 .444
78 James Phelan Washington PCC 4 5 0 .444
79 Marchy Schwartz Creighton MVC 4 5 0 .444
80 William Wood Army Ind 3 4 2 .444
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
81 Bernie Bierman Minnesota Western 3 4 1 .438
82 Slip Madigan Saint Mary's (CA) Ind 3 4 1 .438
83 Tex Oliver Oregon PCC 3 4 1 .438
84 Ducky Pond Yale Ind 3 4 1 .438
85 E. Lowell Romney Utah State MSAC 3 4 1 .438
86 Tex Tilson Washington & Lee Southern 3 4 1 .438
87 Pappy Waldorf Northwestern Western 3 4 1 .438
88 Robert Zuppke Illinois Western 3 4 1 .438
89 Swede Larson Navy Ind 3 5 1 .389
90 Heck Clark Sewanee SEC 3 5 0 .375
91 Al Humphreys Bucknell Ind 3 5 0 .375
92 William Kern Carnegie Mellon Ind 3 5 0 .375
93 Lou Little Columbia Ind 2 4 2 .375
94 Bo McMillin Indiana Western 2 4 2 .375
95 Rex Enright South Carolina Southern 3 6 1 .350
96 Doug Fessenden Montana PCC 3 6 0 .333
97 Gerald Hines New Mexico State BIAA 3 6 0 .333
98 Andrew Kerr Colgate Ind 2 5 1 .313
99 Stub Allison California PCC 3 7 0 .300
100 Dutch Meyer Texas Christian SWC 3 7 0 .300
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
101 Marshall Glenn West Virginia Ind 2 6 1 .278
102 Mike Pecarovich Loyola Marymount Ind 2 6 1 .278
103 Tatum Gressette Citadel Southern 3 8 0 .273
104 Ted Bank Idaho PCC 2 6 0 .250
105 Gwinn Henry Kansas Big 6 2 6 0 .250
106 Ray Morrison Vanderbilt SEC 2 7 1 .250
107 Clark Shaughnessy Chicago Western 2 6 0 .250
108 Frank Dobson Maryland Southern 2 7 0 .222
109 Harry Hughes Colorado State MSAC 2 7 0 .222
110 Gene McEver Davidson Southern 2 7 0 .222
111 Fred Swan Temple Ind 2 7 0 .222
112 Jim Yeager Iowa State Big 6 2 7 0 .222
113 Curtis Player Centenary (LA) Ind 2 9 1 .208
114 Garrett Arbelbide Northern Arizona BIAA 1 6 1 .188
115 Harry Stuhldreher Wisconsin Western 1 6 1 .188
116 Tiny Thornhill Stanford PCC 1 7 1 .167
117 Jimmy Kitts Rice SWC 1 9 1 .136
118 Dutch Witte Wyoming MSAC 0 7 1 .063