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1966 Coaches

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National Champions: Notre Dame (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI), Michigan State (NFF)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Steve Spurrier (Florida)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Thomas Cahill (Army)

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

118 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
1 Bear Bryant Alabama SEC 11 0 0 1.000
2 Duffy Daugherty Michigan State Big Ten 9 0 1 .950
3 Ara Parseghian Notre Dame Ind 9 0 1 .950
4 Vince Dooley Georgia SEC 10 1 0 .909
5 Lloyd Eaton Wyoming WAC 10 1 0 .909
6 Tommy Prothro UCLA AAWU 9 1 0 .900
7 Bo Schembechler Miami (OH) MAC 9 1 0 .900
8 John Yovicsin Harvard Ivy 8 1 0 .889
9 Hal Lahar Colgate Ind 8 1 1 .850
10 Bob Devaney Nebraska Big 8 9 2 0 .818
11 Bobby Dodd Georgia Tech Ind 9 2 0 .818
12 Ray Graves Florida SEC 9 2 0 .818
13 Jack Mollenkopf Purdue Big Ten 9 2 0 .818
14 Frank Broyles Arkansas SWC 8 2 0 .800
15 Thomas Cahill Army Ind 8 2 0 .800
16 Tommy Hudspeth Brigham Young WAC 8 2 0 .800
17 John McVay Dayton Ind 8 2 0 .800
18 Odus Mitchell North Texas MVC 8 2 0 .800
19 Bill Yeoman Houston Ind 8 2 0 .800
20 Bob Blackman Dartmouth Ivy 7 2 0 .778
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
21 Richard Colman Princeton Ivy 7 2 0 .778
22 Billy Murphy Memphis Ind 7 2 0 .778
23 Jerry Claiborne Virginia Tech Ind 8 2 1 .773
24 Charlie Tate Miami (FL) Ind 8 2 1 .773
25 Doug Dickey Tennessee SEC 8 3 0 .727
26 Hayden Fry Southern Methodist SWC 8 3 0 .727
27 Ben Schwartzwalder Syracuse Ind 8 3 0 .727
28 John Vaught Mississippi SEC 8 3 0 .727
29 Dee Andros Oregon State AAWU 7 3 0 .700
30 Eddie Crowder Colorado Big 8 7 3 0 .700
31 Bill Doolittle Western Michigan MAC 7 3 0 .700
32 Joe Kerbel West Texas A&M Ind 7 3 0 .700
33 Milo Lude Colorado State Ind 7 3 0 .700
34 Warren Woodson New Mexico State Ind 7 3 0 .700
35 Alex Bell Villanova Ind 6 3 0 .667
36 Bob Gibson Bowling Green State MAC 6 3 0 .667
37 Jack Musick Cornell Ivy 6 3 0 .667
38 Dan Devine Missouri Big 8 6 3 1 .650
39 Melvin Massucco Holy Cross Ind 6 3 1 .650
40 John McKay Southern California AAWU 7 4 0 .636
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
41 Darrell Royal Texas SWC 7 4 0 .636
42 Frank Camp Louisville MVC 6 4 0 .600
43 Glenn Dobbs Tulsa MVC 6 4 0 .600
44 Robert Dobbs Texas-El Paso Ind 6 4 0 .600
45 Bump Elliott Michigan Big Ten 6 4 0 .600
46 Frank Howard Clemson ACC 6 4 0 .600
47 Jim MacKenzie Oklahoma Big 8 6 4 0 .600
48 Jim Owens Washington AAWU 6 4 0 .600
49 Pie Vann Southern Mississippi Ind 6 4 0 .600
50 John Bateman Rutgers Ind 5 4 0 .556
51 Marv Levy William & Mary Southern 5 4 1 .550
52 Charles McClendon Louisiana State SEC 5 4 1 .550
53 Jim Pittman Tulane Ind 5 4 1 .550
54 Bill Peterson Florida State Ind 6 5 0 .545
55 John Bridgers Baylor SWC 5 5 0 .500
56 Earle Edwards North Carolina State ACC 5 5 0 .500
57 Mike Giddings Utah WAC 5 5 0 .500
58 Tom Harp Duke ACC 5 5 0 .500
59 Bill Hess Ohio MAC 5 5 0 .500
60 Frank Kush Arizona State WAC 5 5 0 .500
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
61 Joe Paterno Penn State Ind 5 5 0 .500
62 John Ralston Stanford AAWU 5 5 0 .500
63 Doc Urich Buffalo Ind 5 5 0 .500
64 Phil Cutchin Oklahoma State Big 8 4 5 1 .450
65 Gene Stallings Texas A&M SWC 4 5 1 .450
66 Clarence Stasavich East Carolina Southern 4 5 1 .450
67 Murray Warmath Minnesota Big Ten 4 5 1 .450
68 Carmen Cozza Yale Ivy 4 5 0 .444
69 Woody Hayes Ohio State Big Ten 4 5 0 .444
70 Homer Smith Davidson Southern 4 5 0 .444
71 Edward Biles Xavier Ind 4 6 0 .400
72 George Blackburn Virginia ACC 4 6 0 .400
73 Jim Camp George Washington Southern 4 6 0 .400
74 William Elias Navy Ind 4 6 0 .400
75 Pete Elliott Illinois Big Ten 4 6 0 .400
76 Ralph Jordan Auburn SEC 4 6 0 .400
77 J. King Texas Tech SWC 4 6 0 .400
78 Tony Knap Utah State Ind 4 6 0 .400
79 Ben Martin Air Force Ind 4 6 0 .400
80 Jim Miller Boston College Ind 4 6 0 .400
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
81 Steve Musseau Idaho Ind 4 6 0 .400
82 Red Parker Citadel Southern 4 6 0 .400
83 Lou Saban Maryland ACC 4 6 0 .400
84 Leo Strang Kent State MAC 4 6 0 .400
85 Jim Carlen West Virginia Southern 3 5 2 .400
86 Doug Scovil Pacific Ind 4 7 0 .364
87 Alex Agase Northwestern Big Ten 3 6 1 .350
88 Charley Bradshaw Kentucky SEC 3 6 1 .350
89 Milt Bruhn Wisconsin Big Ten 3 6 1 .350
90 Harry Anderson San Jose State Ind 3 7 0 .300
91 Len Casanova Oregon AAWU 3 7 0 .300
92 Bert Clark Washington State AAWU 3 7 0 .300
93 Jim LaRue Arizona WAC 3 7 0 .300
94 Charles Studley Cincinnati MVC 3 7 0 .300
95 William Tate Wake Forest ACC 3 7 0 .300
96 Ray Willsey California AAWU 3 7 0 .300
97 Clay Stapleton Iowa State Big 8 2 6 2 .300
98 Robert King Furman Southern 2 7 1 .250
99 Frank Lauterbur Toledo MAC 2 7 1 .250
100 Jack Mitchell Kansas Big 8 2 7 1 .250
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
101 Aldo Donelli Columbia Ivy 2 7 0 .222
102 Robert Odell Pennsylvania Ivy 2 7 0 .222
103 Paul Davis Mississippi State SEC 2 8 0 .200
104 James Hickey North Carolina ACC 2 8 0 .200
105 Frank Jones Richmond Southern 2 8 0 .200
106 George Karras Wichita State MVC 2 8 0 .200
107 Abe Martin Texas Christian SWC 2 8 0 .200
108 Ray Nagel Iowa Big Ten 2 8 0 .200
109 Jess Neely Rice SWC 2 8 0 .200
110 Vito Ragazzo Virginia Military Institute Southern 2 8 0 .200
111 Charlie Snyder Marshall MAC 2 8 0 .200
112 Bill Weeks New Mexico WAC 2 8 0 .200
113 John Pont Indiana Big Ten 1 8 1 .150
114 John McLaughry Brown Ivy 1 8 0 .111
115 Paul Dietzel South Carolina ACC 1 9 0 .100
116 Jack Green Vanderbilt SEC 1 9 0 .100
117 Dave Hart Pittsburgh Ind 1 9 0 .100
118 Doug Weaver Kansas State Big 8 0 9 1 .050