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1973 Coaches

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: John Cappelletti (Penn State)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Johnny Majors (Pittsburgh)

AP Preseason #1: Southern California ▪ AP Final #1: Notre Dame

130 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
1 Joe Paterno Penn State Ind 12 0 0 1.000
2 Bill Mallory Miami (OH) MAC 11 0 0 1.000
3 Ara Parseghian Notre Dame Ind 11 0 0 1.000
4 Woody Hayes Ohio State Big Ten 10 0 1 .955
5 Bo Schembechler Michigan Big Ten 10 0 1 .955
6 Barry Switzer Oklahoma Big 8 10 0 1 .955
7 Bear Bryant Alabama SEC 11 1 0 .917
8 Jim Carlen Texas Tech SWC 11 1 0 .917
9 Frank Kush Arizona State WAC 11 1 0 .917
10 Bill Yeoman Houston Ind 11 1 0 .917
11 Wayne Hardin Temple Ind 9 1 0 .900
12 Claude Gilbert San Diego State PCAA 9 1 1 .864
13 Don James Kent State MAC 9 2 0 .818
14 Sonny Randle East Carolina Southern 9 2 0 .818
15 Pepper Rodgers UCLA Pac-8 9 2 0 .818
16 Frank Jones Richmond Southern 8 2 0 .800
17 John McKay Southern California Pac-8 9 2 1 .792
18 Tom Osborne Nebraska Big 8 9 2 1 .792
19 Joseph Restic Harvard Ivy 7 2 0 .778
20 Bennie Ellender Tulane Ind 9 3 0 .750
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
21 Lou Holtz North Carolina State ACC 9 3 0 .750
22 Charles McClendon Louisiana State SEC 9 3 0 .750
23 Chester Caddas Pacific PCAA 7 2 1 .750
24 Dennis Fryzel Tampa Ind 8 3 0 .727
25 Fred Pancoast Memphis Ind 8 3 0 .727
26 Darrell Royal Texas SWC 8 3 0 .727
27 Jim Young Arizona WAC 8 3 0 .727
28 Don Nehlen Bowling Green State MAC 7 3 0 .700
29 Bill Battle Tennessee SEC 8 4 0 .667
30 Jerry Claiborne Maryland ACC 8 4 0 .667
31 Al Onofrio Missouri Big 8 8 4 0 .667
32 Carmen Cozza Yale Ivy 6 3 0 .667
33 John Crouthamel Dartmouth Ivy 6 3 0 .667
34 Harry Gamble Pennsylvania Ivy 6 3 0 .667
35 Art Baker Furman Southern 7 4 0 .636
36 Jack Christiansen Stanford Pac-8 7 4 0 .636
37 Paul Dietzel South Carolina Ind 7 4 0 .636
38 Phil Krueger Utah State Ind 7 4 0 .636
39 Cal Stoll Minnesota Big Ten 7 4 0 .636
40 Joseph Yukica Boston College Ind 7 4 0 .636
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
41 Vince Dooley Georgia SEC 7 4 1 .625
42 Don Fambrough Kansas Big 8 7 4 1 .625
43 John Vaught Mississippi SEC 5 3 0 .625
44 Ben Martin Air Force Ind 6 4 0 .600
45 Dave Smith Southern Methodist SWC 6 4 1 .591
46 P.W. Underwood Southern Mississippi Ind 6 4 1 .591
47 Doug Dickey Florida SEC 7 5 0 .583
48 Bill Meek Utah WAC 7 5 0 .583
49 John Anderson Brown Ivy 4 3 1 .563
50 Bobby Bowden West Virginia Ind 6 5 0 .545
51 Frank Burns Rutgers Ind 6 5 0 .545
52 Bill Doolittle Western Michigan MAC 6 5 0 .545
53 F. Dry Tulsa MVC 6 5 0 .545
54 Jerry Ippoliti Northern Illinois Ind 6 5 0 .545
55 James Root William & Mary Southern 6 5 0 .545
56 Darryl Rogers San Jose State PCAA 5 4 2 .545
57 Jim Stanley Oklahoma State Big 8 5 4 2 .545
58 Johnny Majors Pittsburgh Ind 6 5 1 .542
59 Ralph Jordan Auburn SEC 6 6 0 .500
60 Lamar Ind 5 5 0 .500
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
61 Frank Broyles Arkansas SWC 5 5 1 .500
62 Thomas Cecchini Xavier Ind 5 5 1 .500
63 Hayden Fry North Texas MVC 5 5 1 .500
64 Bill Hess Ohio MAC 5 5 0 .500
65 Ron Marciniak Dayton Ind 5 5 1 .500
66 Neil Wheelwright Colgate Ind 5 5 0 .500
67 Alex Agase Purdue Big Ten 5 6 0 .455
68 Tom Alley Louisville MVC 5 6 0 .455
69 Sarkis Arslanian Colorado State WAC 5 6 0 .455
70 Emory Bellard Texas A&M SWC 5 6 0 .455
71 Bob Blackman Illinois Big Ten 5 6 0 .455
72 Jim Bradley New Mexico State MVC 5 6 0 .455
73 Al Conover Rice SWC 5 6 0 .455
74 Eddie Crowder Colorado Big 8 5 6 0 .455
75 Fran Curci Kentucky SEC 5 6 0 .455
76 Edward Doherty Holy Cross Ind 5 6 0 .455
77 LaVell Edwards Brigham Young WAC 5 6 0 .455
78 Pete Elliott Miami (FL) Ind 5 6 0 .455
79 Bill Fulcher Georgia Tech Ind 5 6 0 .455
80 Vince Gibson Kansas State Big 8 5 6 0 .455
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
81 Red Parker Clemson ACC 5 6 0 .455
82 Steve Sloan Vanderbilt SEC 5 6 0 .455
83 Dennis Stolz Michigan State Big Ten 5 6 0 .455
84 Jim Sweeney Washington State Pac-8 5 6 0 .455
85 Bob Tyler Mississippi State SEC 4 5 2 .455
86 John Symank Texas-Arlington Ind 4 6 0 .400
87 Jack Musick Cornell Ivy 3 5 1 .389
88 Earle Bruce Iowa State Big 8 4 7 0 .364
89 Bill Dooley North Carolina ACC 4 7 0 .364
90 Rudy Feldman New Mexico WAC 4 7 0 .364
91 John Jardine Wisconsin Big Ten 4 7 0 .364
92 Don Lawrence Virginia ACC 4 7 0 .364
93 Jack Lengyel Marshall Ind 4 7 0 .364
94 Tony Mason Cincinnati Ind 4 7 0 .364
95 Joe Morrison Chattanooga Ind 4 7 0 .364
96 John Pont Northwestern Big Ten 4 7 0 .364
97 Don Robbins Idaho Ind 4 7 0 .364
98 Bob Seaman Wichita State MVC 4 7 0 .364
99 Fritz Shurmur Wyoming WAC 4 7 0 .364
100 George Welsh Navy Ind 4 7 0 .364
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
101 Mike White California Pac-8 4 7 0 .364
102 Billy Kinard Mississippi SEC 1 2 0 .333
103 Jim Brakefield Appalachian State Southern 3 7 1 .318
104 Dick Towers Southern Illinois Ind 3 7 1 .318
105 Lou Ferry Villanova Ind 3 8 0 .273
106 Jack Murphy Toledo MAC 3 8 0 .273
107 Bobby Ross Citadel Southern 3 8 0 .273
108 Bob Thalman Virginia Military Institute Southern 3 8 0 .273
109 Billy Tohill Texas Christian SWC 3 8 0 .273
110 Mike McGee Duke ACC 2 8 1 .227
111 David Fagg Davidson Southern 2 8 0 .200
112 Dee Andros Oregon State Pac-8 2 9 0 .182
113 J.R. Boone Fresno State PCAA 2 9 0 .182
114 Charles Coffey Virginia Tech Ind 2 9 0 .182
115 Lee Corso Indiana Big Ten 2 9 0 .182
116 Dick Enright Oregon Pac-8 2 9 0 .182
117 Gene Mayfield West Texas A&M MVC 2 9 0 .182
118 Jim Owens Washington Pac-8 2 9 0 .182
119 Ben Schwartzwalder Syracuse Ind 2 9 0 .182
120 Grant Teaff Baylor SWC 2 9 0 .182
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
121 Jack Wallace Drake MVC 2 9 0 .182
122 Frank Navarro Columbia Ivy 1 7 1 .167
123 Chuck Mills Wake Forest ACC 1 9 1 .136
124 Jim Strangeland Long Beach State PCAA 1 9 1 .136
125 Robert Casciola Princeton Ivy 1 8 0 .111
126 Thomas Cahill Army Ind 0 10 0 .000
127 Russ Faulkinberry Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 0 10 0 .000
128 Tommy Hudspeth Texas-El Paso WAC 0 11 0 .000
129 Larry Jones Florida State Ind 0 11 0 .000
130 Frank Lauterbur Iowa Big Ten 0 11 0 .000