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1953 Coaches

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National Champion: Maryland (AP, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: John Lattner (Notre Dame)

AP Preseason #1: Notre Dame ▪ AP Final #1: Maryland

110 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
1 Frank Leahy Notre Dame Ind 9 0 1 .950
2 DeWitt Weaver Texas Tech BIAA 11 1 0 .917
3 Jim Tatum Maryland ACC 10 1 0 .909
4 Biggie Munn Michigan State Big Ten 9 1 0 .900
5 Bud Wilkinson Oklahoma Big 7 9 1 1 .864
6 Red Blaik Army Ind 7 1 1 .833
7 Ray Eliot Illinois Big Ten 7 1 1 .833
8 Jess Neely Rice SWC 9 2 0 .818
9 Mike Brumbelow Texas-El Paso BIAA 8 2 0 .800
10 Jack Curtice Utah Skyline 8 2 0 .800
11 Art Lewis West Virginia Southern 8 2 0 .800
12 Red Sanders UCLA PCC 8 2 0 .800
13 Bobby Dodd Georgia Tech SEC 9 2 1 .792
14 William Young Furman Southern 7 2 0 .778
15 Bear Bryant Kentucky SEC 7 2 1 .750
16 Bill Murray Duke ACC 7 2 1 .750
17 John Vaught Mississippi SEC 7 2 1 .750
18 Lloyd Jordan Harvard Ind 6 2 0 .750
19 John Roning Utah State Skyline 8 3 0 .727
20 Ivy Williamson Wisconsin Big Ten 6 2 1 .722
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
21 Rex Enright South Carolina ACC 7 3 0 .700
22 Edwin Price Texas SWC 7 3 0 .700
23 George Sauer Baylor SWC 7 3 0 .700
24 Jennings Whitworth Oklahoma State MVC 7 3 0 .700
25 Ralph Jordan Auburn SEC 7 3 1 .682
26 Rip Engle Penn State Ind 6 3 0 .667
27 Woody Hayes Ohio State Big Ten 6 3 0 .667
28 Bennie Oosterbaan Michigan Big Ten 6 3 0 .667
29 Jordan Olivar Yale Ind 5 2 2 .667
30 Liz Blackbourn Marquette Ind 6 3 1 .650
31 Jess Hill Southern California PCC 6 3 1 .650
32 Bill Meek Kansas State Big 7 6 3 1 .650
33 Chuck Taylor Stanford PCC 6 3 1 .650
34 Murray Warmath Mississippi State SEC 5 2 3 .650
35 Red Drew Alabama SEC 6 3 3 .625
36 Aldo Donelli Boston University Ind 5 3 1 .611
37 Forest Evashevski Iowa Big Ten 5 3 1 .611
38 Mike Holovak Boston College Ind 5 3 1 .611
39 Edwin Merrick Richmond Southern 5 3 1 .611
40 Ben Schwartzwalder Syracuse Ind 5 3 1 .611
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
41 Robert Titchenal New Mexico Skyline 5 3 1 .611
42 Dutch Clark Detroit Mercy MVC 6 4 0 .600
43 Don Faurot Missouri Big 7 6 4 0 .600
44 Dallas Ward Colorado Big 7 6 4 0 .600
45 Harvey Robinson Tennessee SEC 6 4 1 .591
46 Gaynell Tinsley Louisiana State SEC 5 3 3 .591
47 Charles Caldwell Princeton Ind 5 4 0 .556
48 Bo Sherman George Washington Southern 5 4 0 .556
49 Eddie Erdelatz Navy Ind 4 3 2 .556
50 George James Cornell Ind 4 3 2 .556
51 Phil Dickens Wyoming Skyline 5 4 1 .550
52 Jackie Freeman William & Mary Southern 5 4 1 .550
53 Murray Evans Hardin-Simmons BIAA 6 5 0 .545
54 Edward Anderson Holy Cross Ind 5 5 0 .500
55 John McKenna Virginia Military Institute Southern 5 5 0 .500
56 Frank Moseley Virginia Tech Southern 5 5 0 .500
57 Chalmer Woodward Southern Methodist SWC 5 5 0 .500
58 Robert Bronzan San Jose State Ind 4 4 1 .500
59 Wesley Fesler Minnesota Big Ten 4 4 1 .500
60 Warren Gaer Drake Ind 4 4 0 .500
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
61 Clyde Lee Houston MVC 4 4 1 .500
62 Jack Mitchell Wichita State MVC 4 4 1 .500
63 Moose Myers Pacific Ind 4 4 2 .500
64 Pappy Waldorf California PCC 4 4 2 .500
65 Len Casanova Oregon PCC 4 5 1 .450
66 Ray George Texas A&M SWC 4 5 1 .450
67 Clyde Smith Arizona State BIAA 4 5 1 .450
68 Warren Woodson Arizona BIAA 4 5 1 .450
69 Edward Danowski Fordham Ind 4 5 0 .444
70 Robert Davis Colorado State Skyline 4 5 0 .444
71 Andy Gustafson Miami (FL) Ind 4 5 0 .444
72 Lou Little Columbia Ind 4 5 0 .444
73 Hal Lahar Colgate Ind 3 4 2 .444
74 George Barclay North Carolina ACC 4 6 0 .400
75 Alton Kircher Washington State PCC 4 6 0 .400
76 Arthur Raimo Villanova Ind 4 6 0 .400
77 Carl Wise Washington & Lee Southern 4 6 0 .400
78 Bob Blackman Denver Skyline 3 5 2 .400
79 Bob Woodruff Florida SEC 3 5 2 .400
80 Red Dawson Pittsburgh Ind 3 5 1 .389
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
81 Frank Howard Clemson ACC 3 5 1 .389
82 Alva Kelley Brown Ind 3 5 1 .389
83 George Munger Pennsylvania Ind 3 5 1 .389
84 Eddie Chinske Montana Skyline 3 5 0 .375
85 John Cherberg Washington PCC 3 6 1 .350
86 William Glassford Nebraska Big 7 3 6 1 .350
87 Odus Mitchell North Texas Ind 3 6 1 .350
88 Tom Rogers Wake Forest ACC 3 6 1 .350
89 Kip Taylor Oregon State PCC 3 6 0 .333
90 Robert Voigts Northwestern Big Ten 3 6 0 .333
91 Arthur Guepe Vanderbilt SEC 3 7 0 .300
92 Abe Martin Texas Christian SWC 3 7 0 .300
93 Bernie Witucki Tulsa MVC 3 7 0 .300
94 Bowden Wyatt Arkansas SWC 3 7 0 .300
95 Wallace Butts Georgia SEC 3 8 0 .273
96 Charles Atkinson Brigham Young Skyline 2 7 1 .250
97 Harvey Harman Rutgers Ind 2 6 0 .250
98 Bernie Crimmins Indiana Big Ten 2 7 0 .222
99 Stuart Holcomb Purdue Big Ten 2 7 0 .222
100 DeOrmond McLaughry Dartmouth Ind 2 7 0 .222
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
101 Johnnie McMillan Citadel Southern 2 7 0 .222
102 James Patton New Mexico State BIAA 2 7 0 .222
103 Abe Stuber Iowa State Big 7 2 7 0 .222
104 Jules Sikes Kansas Big 7 2 8 0 .200
105 Frank Kimbrough West Texas A&M BIAA 1 8 1 .150
106 Raymond Wolf Tulane SEC 1 8 1 .150
107 Babe Curfman Idaho PCC 1 8 0 .111
108 Ned McDonald Virginia Ind 1 8 0 .111
109 Horace Hendrickson North Carolina State ACC 1 9 0 .100
110 Bill Dole Davidson Southern 0 9 0 .000