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1959 Coaches

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National Champion: Syracuse (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Billy Cannon (Louisiana State)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Ben Schwartzwalder (Syracuse)

AP Preseason #1: Louisiana State ▪ AP Final #1: Syracuse

111 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
1 Ben Schwartzwalder Syracuse Ind 11 0 0 1.000
2 Wallace Butts Georgia SEC 10 1 0 .909
3 Frank Kush Arizona State BIAA 10 1 0 .909
4 Jim Owens Washington AAWU 10 1 0 .909
5 John Vaught Mississippi SEC 10 1 0 .909
6 Bob Devaney Wyoming Skyline 9 1 0 .900
7 John McKenna Virginia Military Institute Southern 8 1 1 .850
8 Steve Sebo Pennsylvania Ivy 7 1 1 .833
9 Frank Broyles Arkansas SWC 9 2 0 .818
10 Paul Dietzel Louisiana State SEC 9 2 0 .818
11 Rip Engle Penn State Ind 9 2 0 .818
12 Frank Howard Clemson ACC 9 2 0 .818
13 Odus Mitchell North Texas MVC 9 2 0 .818
14 Darrell Royal Texas SWC 9 2 0 .818
15 Len Casanova Oregon Ind 8 2 0 .800
16 Don Clark Southern California AAWU 8 2 0 .800
17 Eddie Teague Citadel Southern 8 2 0 .800
18 Abe Martin Texas Christian SWC 8 3 0 .727
19 Warren Woodson New Mexico State BIAA 8 3 0 .727
20 Bear Bryant Alabama SEC 7 2 2 .727
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
21 Milt Bruhn Wisconsin Big Ten 7 3 0 .700
22 Ralph Jordan Auburn SEC 7 3 0 .700
23 Marv Levy New Mexico Skyline 7 3 0 .700
24 Clay Stapleton Iowa State Big 7 7 3 0 .700
25 Bud Wilkinson Oklahoma Big 7 7 3 0 .700
26 Jordan Olivar Yale Ivy 6 3 0 .667
27 Ara Parseghian Northwestern Big Ten 6 3 0 .667
28 John Stiegman Rutgers Ind 6 3 0 .667
29 John Yovicsin Harvard Ivy 6 3 0 .667
30 Jack Mollenkopf Purdue Big Ten 5 2 2 .667
31 Bob Blackman Dartmouth Ivy 5 3 1 .611
32 Ray Eliot Illinois Big Ten 5 3 1 .611
33 Paul Amen Wake Forest ACC 6 4 0 .600
34 Edward Anderson Holy Cross Ind 6 4 0 .600
35 Warren Giese South Carolina ACC 6 4 0 .600
36 Andy Gustafson Miami (FL) Ind 6 4 0 .600
37 John Michelosen Pittsburgh Ind 6 4 0 .600
38 Jim Miller Detroit Mercy Ind 6 4 0 .600
39 Frank Moseley Virginia Tech Southern 6 4 0 .600
40 Tuffy Mullison Colorado State Skyline 6 4 0 .600
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
41 Cliff Speegle Oklahoma State Ind 6 4 0 .600
42 Jim Sutherland Washington State Ind 6 4 0 .600
43 Arthur Guepe Vanderbilt SEC 5 3 2 .600
44 Duffy Daugherty Michigan State Big Ten 5 4 0 .556
45 Forest Evashevski Iowa Big Ten 5 4 0 .556
46 Mike Holovak Boston College Ind 5 4 0 .556
47 George James Cornell Ivy 5 4 0 .556
48 Moose Myers Pacific Ind 5 4 0 .556
49 Bill Barnes UCLA AAWU 5 4 1 .550
50 George Blackburn Cincinnati MVC 5 4 1 .550
51 Wayne Hardin Navy Ind 5 4 1 .550
52 Ben Martin Air Force Ind 5 4 1 .550
53 Bill Meek Southern Methodist SWC 5 4 1 .550
54 Woody Woodard Wichita State MVC 5 4 1 .550
55 Bob Woodruff Florida SEC 5 4 1 .550
56 Bowden Wyatt Tennessee SEC 5 4 1 .550
57 Dan Devine Missouri Big 7 6 5 0 .545
58 Bobby Dodd Georgia Tech SEC 6 5 0 .545
59 Robert Dobbs Tulsa MVC 5 5 0 .500
60 Everett Grandelius Colorado Big 7 5 5 0 .500
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
61 James Hickey North Carolina ACC 5 5 0 .500
62 Joe Kuharich Notre Dame Ind 5 5 0 .500
63 Jack Mitchell Kansas Big 7 5 5 0 .500
64 Ray Nagel Utah Skyline 5 5 0 .500
65 Thomas Nugent Maryland ACC 5 5 0 .500
66 Phil Dickens Indiana Big Ten 4 4 1 .500
67 Dale Hall Army Ind 4 4 1 .500
68 John Ralston Utah State Skyline 5 6 0 .455
69 Edwin Merrick Richmond Southern 4 5 1 .450
70 Richard Colman Princeton Ivy 4 5 0 .444
71 Bump Elliott Michigan Big Ten 4 5 0 .444
72 Steve Sinko Boston University Ind 4 5 0 .444
73 John Bridgers Baylor SWC 4 6 0 .400
74 Blanton Collier Kentucky SEC 4 6 0 .400
75 Edward Doherty Xavier Ind 4 6 0 .400
76 Milt Drewer William & Mary Southern 4 6 0 .400
77 William Jennings Nebraska Big 7 4 6 0 .400
78 Jim LaRue Arizona BIAA 4 6 0 .400
79 Perry Moss Florida State Ind 4 6 0 .400
80 Bill Murray Duke ACC 4 6 0 .400
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
81 Robert Titchenal San Jose State Ind 4 6 0 .400
82 DeWitt Weaver Texas Tech Ind 4 6 0 .400
83 Woody Hayes Ohio State Big Ten 3 5 1 .389
84 Andy Pilney Tulane SEC 3 6 1 .350
85 Sammy Baugh Hardin-Simmons BIAA 3 7 0 .300
86 Liz Blackbourn Marquette Ind 3 7 0 .300
87 Ben Collins Texas-El Paso BIAA 3 7 0 .300
88 Jack Curtice Stanford AAWU 3 7 0 .300
89 William Kerr Dayton Ind 3 7 0 .300
90 Robert King Furman Southern 3 7 0 .300
91 Hal Lahar Houston MVC 3 7 0 .300
92 Art Lewis West Virginia Southern 3 7 0 .300
93 Jim Myers Texas A&M SWC 3 7 0 .300
94 Tommy Prothro Oregon State Ind 3 7 0 .300
95 Tally Stevens Brigham Young Skyline 3 7 0 .300
96 John McLaughry Brown Ivy 2 6 1 .278
97 Aldo Donelli Columbia Ivy 2 7 0 .222
98 Alva Kelley Colgate Ind 2 7 0 .222
99 Wade Walker Mississippi State SEC 2 7 0 .222
100 Murray Warmath Minnesota Big Ten 2 7 0 .222
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
101 Pete Elliott California AAWU 2 8 0 .200
102 Bernard Mertes Kansas State Big 7 2 8 0 .200
103 John Roning Denver Skyline 2 8 0 .200
104 Jess Neely Rice SWC 1 7 2 .200
105 Ray Jenkins Montana Skyline 1 8 0 .111
106 Bo Sherman George Washington Southern 1 8 0 .111
107 Earle Edwards North Carolina State ACC 1 9 0 .100
108 Clark Jarnagin West Texas A&M BIAA 1 9 0 .100
109 Francis Reagan Villanova Ind 1 9 0 .100
110 Skip Stahley Idaho Ind 1 9 0 .100
111 Richard Voris Virginia ACC 0 10 0 .000