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1947 Coaches

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National Champion: Notre Dame (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: John Lujack (Notre Dame)

AP First #1: Notre Dame ▪ AP Final #1: Notre Dame

118 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
1 Fritz Crisler Michigan Western 10 0 0 1.000
2 Frank Leahy Notre Dame Ind 9 0 0 1.000
3 Bob Higgins Penn State Ind 9 0 1 .950
4 George Munger Pennsylvania Ind 7 0 1 .938
5 Blair Cherry Texas SWC 10 1 0 .909
6 Bobby Dodd Georgia Tech SEC 10 1 0 .909
7 Madison Bell Southern Methodist SWC 9 0 2 .909
8 Pappy Waldorf California PCC 9 1 0 .900
9 Harvey Harman Rutgers Ind 8 1 0 .889
10 Ike Armstrong Utah MSAC 8 1 1 .850
11 Rube McCray William & Mary Southern 9 2 0 .818
12 Joseph Sheeketski Nevada Ind 9 2 0 .818
13 John Vaught Mississippi SEC 9 2 0 .818
14 George Sauer Kansas Big 6 8 1 2 .818
15 Carl Snavely North Carolina Southern 8 2 0 .800
16 Lou Little Columbia Ind 7 2 0 .778
17 Biggie Munn Michigan State Ind 7 2 0 .778
18 Jeff Cravath Southern California PCC 7 2 1 .750
19 Bud Wilkinson Oklahoma Big 6 7 2 1 .750
20 Bear Bryant Kentucky SEC 8 3 0 .727
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
21 Red Drew Alabama SEC 8 3 0 .727
22 Warren Woodson Hardin-Simmons BIAA 8 3 0 .727
23 Jim Tatum Maryland Southern 7 2 2 .727
24 Rex Enright South Carolina Southern 6 2 1 .722
25 Jim Aiken Oregon PCC 7 3 0 .700
26 Arthur Guepe Virginia Ind 7 3 0 .700
27 Allyn McKeen Mississippi State SEC 7 3 0 .700
28 Ed McKeever San Francisco Ind 7 3 0 .700
29 Bernie Bierman Minnesota Western 6 3 0 .667
30 Howard Odell Yale Ind 6 3 0 .667
31 Red Blaik Army Ind 5 2 2 .667
32 Jess Neely Rice SWC 6 3 1 .650
33 Jordan Olivar Villanova Ind 6 3 1 .650
34 William Story Davidson Southern 6 3 1 .650
35 Doug Fessenden Montana PCC 7 4 0 .636
36 Ralph Graham Wichita State MVC 7 4 0 .636
37 Frank Kimbrough West Texas A&M BIAA 7 4 0 .636
38 Wallace Butts Georgia SEC 7 4 1 .625
39 Charles Caldwell Princeton Ind 5 3 0 .625
40 Aldo Donelli Boston University Ind 5 3 0 .625
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
41 Jack Curtice Texas-El Paso BIAA 5 3 1 .611
42 Ray Eliot Illinois Western 5 3 1 .611
43 Beattie Feathers North Carolina State Southern 5 3 1 .611
44 Bo McMillin Indiana Western 5 3 1 .611
45 Bernie Moore Louisiana State SEC 5 3 1 .611
46 Harry Stuhldreher Wisconsin Western 5 3 1 .611
47 Chuck Baer Detroit Mercy Ind 6 4 0 .600
48 Don Faurot Missouri Big 6 6 4 0 .600
49 Bill Kern West Virginia Ind 6 4 0 .600
50 Red Sanders Vanderbilt SEC 6 4 0 .600
51 D.C. Walker Wake Forest Southern 6 4 0 .600
52 John Barnhill Arkansas SWC 6 4 1 .591
53 Stuart Holcomb Purdue Western 5 4 0 .556
54 Bert LaBrucherie UCLA PCC 5 4 0 .556
55 Denny Myers Boston College Ind 5 4 0 .556
56 Wallace Wade Duke Southern 4 3 2 .556
57 Miles Casteel Arizona BIAA 5 4 1 .550
58 Robert Davis Colorado State MSAC 5 4 1 .550
59 Cac Hubbard Denver MSAC 5 4 1 .550
60 Dell Morgan Texas Tech BIAA 6 5 0 .545
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
61 E. Lowell Romney Utah State MSAC 6 5 0 .545
62 John Brothers Tulsa MVC 5 5 0 .500
63 Art Lewis Washington & Lee Southern 5 5 0 .500
64 Bob Neyland Tennessee SEC 5 5 0 .500
65 Lon Stiner Oregon State PCC 5 5 0 .500
66 Bob Woodruff Baylor SWC 5 5 0 .500
67 Len Casanova Santa Clara Ind 4 4 0 .500
68 John DaGrosa Holy Cross Ind 4 4 2 .500
69 Rip Engle Brown Ind 4 4 1 .500
70 Dixie Howell Idaho PCC 4 4 0 .500
71 DeOrmond McLaughry Dartmouth Ind 4 4 1 .500
72 Dutch Meyer Texas Christian SWC 4 5 2 .455
73 Berl Huffman New Mexico BIAA 4 5 1 .450
74 Raymond Wolf Florida SEC 4 5 1 .450
75 Clyde Carpenter Montana State Ind 4 5 0 .444
76 Dick Harlow Harvard Ind 4 5 0 .444
77 Frank Howard Clemson Southern 4 5 0 .444
78 George James Cornell Ind 4 5 0 .444
79 Jimmy Kitts Virginia Tech Southern 4 5 0 .444
80 Frank Murray Marquette Ind 4 5 0 .444
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
81 Bowden Wyatt Wyoming MSAC 4 5 0 .444
82 Jim Yeager Colorado MSAC 4 5 0 .444
83 Jack Hagerty Georgetown Ind 3 4 1 .438
84 Andrew Moore Chattanooga Ind 4 6 0 .400
85 Edward Anderson Iowa Western 3 5 1 .389
86 Slick Morton Virginia Military Institute Southern 3 5 1 .389
87 Quinn Decker Citadel Southern 3 5 0 .375
88 Edward Doherty Arizona State BIAA 4 7 0 .364
89 Homer Norton Texas A&M SWC 3 6 1 .350
90 Reaves Baysinger Syracuse Ind 3 6 0 .333
91 Raymond Curfman New Mexico State BIAA 3 6 0 .333
92 Ray Morrison Temple Ind 3 6 0 .333
93 Abe Stuber Iowa State Big 6 3 6 0 .333
94 Robert Voigts Northwestern Western 3 6 0 .333
95 Ralph Welch Washington PCC 3 6 0 .333
96 Henry Frnka Tulane SEC 2 5 2 .333
97 Hook Mylin New York University Ind 2 5 1 .313
98 John Fenlon Richmond Southern 3 7 0 .300
99 Edwin Kimball Brigham Young MSAC 3 7 0 .300
100 Jim Lookabaugh Oklahoma State MVC 3 7 0 .300
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
101 James Phelan Saint Mary's (CA) Ind 3 7 0 .300
102 Phil Sarboe Washington State PCC 3 7 0 .300
103 Wesley Fesler Ohio State Western 2 6 1 .278
104 Jack Harding Miami (FL) Ind 2 7 1 .250
105 Paul Bixler Colgate Ind 1 5 2 .250
106 Bernie Masterson Nebraska Big 6 2 7 0 .222
107 Robert Smith Furman Southern 2 7 0 .222
108 Carl Voyles Auburn SEC 2 7 0 .222
109 Kass Kovalcheck Duquesne Ind 2 8 0 .200
110 Edward Danowski Fordham Ind 1 6 1 .188
111 Bill Reinhart Merchant Marine Ind 2 9 0 .182
112 Thomas Hamilton Navy Ind 1 7 1 .167
113 Al Kawal Drake MVC 1 7 1 .167
114 Skip Stahley George Washington Southern 1 7 1 .167
115 Nick Ragus Northern Arizona BIAA 1 7 0 .125
116 Walter Milligan Pittsburgh Ind 1 8 0 .111
117 Sam Francis Kansas State Big 6 0 10 0 .000
118 Marchy Schwartz Stanford PCC 0 9 0 .000