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1956 Coaches

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National Champion: Oklahoma (AP, FWAA, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Paul Hornung (Notre Dame)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ AP Final #1: Oklahoma

110 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
1 Phil Dickens Wyoming Skyline 10 0 0 1.000
2 Bud Wilkinson Oklahoma Big 7 10 0 0 1.000
3 Bear Bryant Texas A&M SWC 9 0 1 .950
4 Bobby Dodd Georgia Tech SEC 10 1 0 .909
5 Bowden Wyatt Tennessee SEC 10 1 0 .909
6 Dan Devine Arizona State BIAA 9 1 0 .900
7 Forest Evashevski Iowa Big Ten 9 1 0 .900
8 Jordan Olivar Yale Ivy 8 1 0 .889
9 Andy Gustafson Miami (FL) Ind 8 1 1 .850
10 Bo Sherman George Washington Southern 8 1 1 .850
11 Sam Boyd Baylor SWC 9 2 0 .818
12 Mike Brumbelow Texas-El Paso BIAA 9 2 0 .818
13 Jess Hill Southern California PCC 8 2 0 .800
14 Frank Kimbrough West Texas A&M BIAA 8 2 0 .800
15 Charles Caldwell Princeton Ivy 7 2 0 .778
16 Duffy Daugherty Michigan State Big Ten 7 2 0 .778
17 Bennie Oosterbaan Michigan Big Ten 7 2 0 .778
18 Ben Schwartzwalder Syracuse Ind 7 2 0 .778
19 Eddie Erdelatz Navy Ind 6 1 2 .778
20 Murray Warmath Minnesota Big Ten 6 1 2 .778
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
21 Dallas Ward Colorado Big 7 8 2 1 .773
22 Robert Dobbs Tulsa MVC 7 2 1 .750
23 Bill Meek Houston MVC 7 2 1 .750
24 Odus Mitchell North Texas Ind 7 2 1 .750
25 Frank Moseley Virginia Tech Southern 7 2 1 .750
26 Abe Martin Texas Christian SWC 8 3 0 .727
27 Frank Howard Clemson ACC 7 2 2 .727
28 Rip Engle Penn State Ind 6 2 1 .722
29 Warren Giese South Carolina ACC 7 3 0 .700
30 Ralph Jordan Auburn SEC 7 3 0 .700
31 Red Sanders UCLA PCC 7 3 0 .700
32 John Vaught Mississippi SEC 7 3 0 .700
33 John Michelosen Pittsburgh Ind 7 3 1 .682
34 Tommy Prothro Oregon State PCC 7 3 1 .682
35 Woody Hayes Ohio State Big Ten 6 3 0 .667
36 Moose Myers Pacific Ind 6 3 1 .650
37 Bob Woodruff Florida SEC 6 3 1 .650
38 Edward Anderson Holy Cross Ind 5 3 1 .611
39 Bob Blackman Dartmouth Ivy 5 3 1 .611
40 Red Blaik Army Ind 5 3 1 .611
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
41 Blanton Collier Kentucky SEC 6 4 0 .600
42 Everett Faunce Utah State Skyline 6 4 0 .600
43 Art Lewis West Virginia Southern 6 4 0 .600
44 Jack Mitchell Arkansas SWC 6 4 0 .600
45 Andy Pilney Tulane SEC 6 4 0 .600
46 John Roning Denver Skyline 6 4 0 .600
47 Mike Holovak Boston College Ind 5 4 0 .556
48 Alva Kelley Brown Ivy 5 4 0 .556
49 Francis Reagan Villanova Ind 5 4 0 .556
50 Bill Murray Duke ACC 5 4 1 .550
51 Thomas Nugent Florida State Ind 5 4 1 .550
52 Jack Curtice Utah Skyline 5 5 0 .500
53 Arthur Guepe Vanderbilt SEC 5 5 0 .500
54 Darrell Royal Washington PCC 5 5 0 .500
55 Len Casanova Oregon PCC 4 4 2 .500
56 Ara Parseghian Northwestern Big Ten 4 4 1 .500
57 Don Faurot Missouri Big 7 4 5 1 .450
58 George Blackburn Cincinnati Ind 4 5 0 .444
59 Hal Lahar Colgate Ind 4 5 0 .444
60 Edwin Merrick Richmond Southern 4 5 0 .444
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
61 Steve Sebo Pennsylvania Ivy 4 5 0 .444
62 Skip Stahley Idaho PCC 4 5 0 .444
63 Jack Mollenkopf Purdue Big Ten 3 4 2 .444
64 Sammy Baugh Hardin-Simmons BIAA 4 6 0 .400
65 Dick Clausen New Mexico Skyline 4 6 0 .400
66 Pete Elliott Nebraska Big 7 4 6 0 .400
67 William Kerr Dayton Ind 4 6 0 .400
68 Jess Neely Rice SWC 4 6 0 .400
69 Chuck Taylor Stanford PCC 4 6 0 .400
70 Pete Tillman Wichita State MVC 4 6 0 .400
71 Wade Walker Mississippi State SEC 4 6 0 .400
72 Warren Woodson Arizona BIAA 4 6 0 .400
73 Chalmer Woodward Southern Methodist SWC 4 6 0 .400
74 Cliff Speegle Oklahoma State MVC 3 5 2 .400
75 John Sauer Citadel Southern 3 5 1 .389
76 Wallace Butts Georgia SEC 3 6 1 .350
77 Chuck Mather Kansas Big 7 3 6 1 .350
78 John McKenna Virginia Military Institute Southern 3 6 1 .350
79 Jim Sutherland Washington State PCC 3 6 1 .350
80 Paul Amen Wake Forest ACC 2 5 3 .350
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
81 Bernie Crimmins Indiana Big Ten 3 6 0 .333
82 Warren Gaer Drake Ind 3 6 0 .333
83 Lou Little Columbia Ivy 3 6 0 .333
84 Ray Eliot Illinois Big Ten 2 5 2 .333
85 Paul Dietzel Louisiana State SEC 3 7 0 .300
86 Earle Edwards North Carolina State ACC 3 7 0 .300
87 Ben Martin Virginia ACC 3 7 0 .300
88 Bernard Mertes Kansas State Big 7 3 7 0 .300
89 John Stiegman Rutgers Ind 3 7 0 .300
90 Pappy Waldorf California PCC 3 7 0 .300
91 Milt Bruhn Wisconsin Big Ten 1 5 3 .278
92 Robert Bronzan San Jose State Ind 2 7 1 .250
93 Lloyd Jordan Harvard Ivy 2 6 0 .250
94 Harold Kopp Brigham Young Skyline 2 7 1 .250
95 Tommy Mont Maryland ACC 2 7 1 .250
96 Tuffy Mullison Colorado State Skyline 2 7 1 .250
97 Jim Tatum North Carolina ACC 2 7 1 .250
98 DeWitt Weaver Texas Tech Ind 2 7 1 .250
99 Jennings Whitworth Alabama SEC 2 7 1 .250
100 Aldo Donelli Boston University Ind 1 5 2 .250
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
101 Terry Brennan Notre Dame Ind 2 8 0 .200
102 Vince Di Francesca Iowa State Big 7 2 8 0 .200
103 Wally Fromhart Detroit Mercy MVC 2 8 0 .200
104 Homer Hobbs Furman Southern 2 8 0 .200
105 George James Cornell Ivy 1 8 0 .111
106 Tony Cavallo New Mexico State BIAA 1 9 0 .100
107 Edwin Price Texas SWC 1 9 0 .100
108 Jerry Williams Montana Skyline 1 9 0 .100
109 Jackie Freeman William & Mary Southern 0 9 1 .050
110 Johnny Druze Marquette Ind 0 9 0 .000