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1978 Coaches

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National Champions: Alabama (AP, FWAA, NFF), Southern California (UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Billy Sims (Oklahoma)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Joe Paterno (Penn State)

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

139 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
1 Danny Ford Clemson ACC 1 0 0 1.000
2 John Robinson Southern California Pac-10 12 1 0 .923
3 Bear Bryant Alabama SEC 11 1 0 .917
4 Joe Paterno Penn State Ind 11 1 0 .917
5 Barry Switzer Oklahoma Big 8 11 1 0 .917
6 Charley Pell Clemson ACC 10 1 0 .909
7 Dwight Wallace Ball State MAC 10 1 0 .909
8 Bo Schembechler Michigan Big Ten 10 2 0 .833
9 John Cooper Tulsa MVC 9 2 0 .818
10 Herb Deromedi Central Michigan MAC 9 2 0 .818
11 Hayden Fry North Texas Ind 9 2 0 .818
12 Vince Dooley Georgia SEC 9 2 1 .792
13 Lou Holtz Arkansas SWC 9 2 1 .792
14 Jim Young Purdue Big Ten 9 2 1 .792
15 Tom Reed Miami (OH) MAC 8 2 1 .773
16 Fred Akers Texas SWC 9 3 0 .750
17 Frank Burns Rutgers Ind 9 3 0 .750
18 Jerry Claiborne Maryland ACC 9 3 0 .750
19 Dan Devine Notre Dame Ind 9 3 0 .750
20 Pat Dye East Carolina Ind 9 3 0 .750
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
21 Frank Kush Arizona State Pac-10 9 3 0 .750
22 Tom Osborne Nebraska Big 8 9 3 0 .750
23 Bo Rein North Carolina State ACC 9 3 0 .750
24 George Welsh Navy Ind 9 3 0 .750
25 Bill Yeoman Houston SWC 9 3 0 .750
26 Bobby Bowden Florida State Ind 8 3 0 .727
27 Wayne Howard Utah WAC 8 3 0 .727
28 Darryl Rogers Michigan State Big Ten 8 3 0 .727
29 Dick Sheridan Furman Southern 8 3 0 .727
30 Terry Donahue UCLA Pac-10 8 3 1 .708
31 LaVell Edwards Brigham Young WAC 9 4 0 .692
32 Wayne Hardin Temple Ind 7 3 1 .682
33 Joe Morrison Chattanooga Southern 7 3 1 .682
34 Earle Bruce Iowa State Big 8 8 4 0 .667
35 Charles McClendon Louisiana State SEC 8 4 0 .667
36 Warren Powers Missouri Big 8 8 4 0 .667
37 Jackie Sherrill Pittsburgh Ind 8 4 0 .667
38 Bill Walsh Stanford Pac-10 8 4 0 .667
39 John Anderson Brown Ivy 6 3 0 .667
40 Joseph Yukica Dartmouth Ivy 6 3 0 .667
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
41 Carmen Cozza Yale Ivy 5 2 2 .667
42 Emory Bellard Texas A&M SWC 4 2 0 .667
43 Tom Wilson Texas A&M SWC 4 2 0 .667
44 Jim Brakefield Appalachian State Southern 7 4 0 .636
45 Bobby Collins Southern Mississippi Ind 7 4 0 .636
46 Bill Davidson Arkansas State Southland 7 4 0 .636
47 Rey Dempsey Southern Illinois MVC 7 4 0 .636
48 Rex Dockery Texas Tech SWC 7 4 0 .636
49 Jack Doland McNeese State Southland 7 4 0 .636
50 Vince Gibson Louisville Ind 7 4 0 .636
51 Don James Washington Pac-10 7 4 0 .636
52 Tony Knap Nevada-Las Vegas Ind 7 4 0 .636
53 Bruce Snyder Utah State PCAA 7 4 0 .636
54 Elliot Uzelac Western Michigan MAC 7 4 0 .636
55 Neil Wheelwright Holy Cross Ind 7 4 0 .636
56 Woody Hayes Ohio State Big Ten 7 4 1 .625
57 Bob Blackman Cornell Ivy 5 3 1 .611
58 Doug Barfield Auburn SEC 6 4 1 .591
59 John David Crow Louisiana-Monroe Ind 6 4 1 .591
60 Bill Mondt New Mexico WAC 7 5 0 .583
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
61 Pepper Rodgers Georgia Tech Ind 7 5 0 .583
62 Lynn Stiles San Jose State PCAA 7 5 0 .583
63 Gil Krueger New Mexico State MVC 6 5 0 .545
64 Maxie Lambright Louisiana Tech Southland 6 5 0 .545
65 Bill Mallory Colorado Big 8 6 5 0 .545
66 Lou Saban Miami (FL) Ind 6 5 0 .545
67 Roger Theder California Pac-10 6 5 0 .545
68 Dick Tomey Hawaii Ind 6 5 0 .545
69 Bob Tyler Mississippi State SEC 6 5 0 .545
70 Bob Waters Western Carolina Southern 6 5 0 .545
71 Dave McClain Wisconsin Big Ten 5 4 2 .545
72 Jim Carlen South Carolina Ind 5 5 1 .500
73 Johnny Majors Tennessee SEC 5 5 1 .500
74 James Root William & Mary Ind 5 5 1 .500
75 Joseph Restic Harvard Ivy 4 4 1 .500
76 Sarkis Arslanian Colorado State WAC 5 6 0 .455
77 Art Baker Citadel Southern 5 6 0 .455
78 Dick Bedesem Villanova Ind 5 6 0 .455
79 Dick Crum North Carolina ACC 5 6 0 .455
80 Pat Culpepper Northern Illinois MAC 5 6 0 .455
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
81 Dave Currey Long Beach State PCAA 5 6 0 .455
82 Harold Elliott Texas-Arlington Southland 5 6 0 .455
83 Tony Mason Arizona Pac-10 5 6 0 .455
84 Steve Sloan Mississippi SEC 5 6 0 .455
85 Ralph Staub Cincinnati Ind 5 6 0 .455
86 Cal Stoll Minnesota Big Ten 5 6 0 .455
87 Jim Colletto Cal State Fullerton PCAA 5 7 0 .417
88 Bill Lewis Wyoming WAC 5 7 0 .417
89 Fran Curci Kentucky SEC 4 6 1 .409
90 Ron Meyer Southern Methodist SWC 4 6 1 .409
91 Homer Smith Army Ind 4 6 1 .409
92 William Campbell Columbia Ivy 3 5 1 .389
93 Ron Blackledge Kent State MAC 4 7 0 .364
94 Lee Corso Indiana Big Ten 4 7 0 .364
95 Doug Dickey Florida SEC 4 7 0 .364
96 Jim Dickey Kansas State Big 8 4 7 0 .364
97 Bill Dooley Virginia Tech Ind 4 7 0 .364
98 Claude Gilbert San Diego State WAC 4 7 0 .364
99 Mike McGee Duke ACC 4 7 0 .364
100 Chuck Shelton Drake MVC 4 7 0 .364
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
101 Larry Smith Tulane Ind 4 7 0 .364
102 Dennis Stolz Bowling Green State MAC 4 7 0 .364
103 Richard Williamson Memphis Ind 4 7 0 .364
104 Jim Wright Wichita State MVC 4 7 0 .364
105 Chester Caddas Pacific PCAA 4 8 0 .333
106 Frank Navarro Princeton Ivy 2 5 2 .333
107 Craig Fertig Oregon State Pac-10 3 7 1 .318
108 Jim Walden Washington State Pac-10 3 7 1 .318
109 Mike Stock Eastern Michigan MAC 3 7 0 .300
110 Harry Gamble Pennsylvania Ivy 2 6 1 .278
111 Frederick Dunlap Colgate Ind 3 8 0 .273
112 Dick Jamieson Indiana State MVC 3 8 0 .273
113 Bob Kappes Ohio MAC 3 8 0 .273
114 Frank Maloney Syracuse Ind 3 8 0 .273
115 Bob Padilla Fresno State PCAA 3 8 0 .273
116 Bill Parcells Air Force Ind 3 8 0 .273
117 Jim Stanley Oklahoma State Big 8 3 8 0 .273
118 Jim Tait Richmond Ind 3 8 0 .273
119 Augie Tammariello Louisiana-Lafayette Southland 3 8 0 .273
120 Grant Teaff Baylor SWC 3 8 0 .273
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
121 Bob Thalman Virginia Military Institute Southern 3 8 0 .273
122 Bill Yung West Texas A&M MVC 3 8 0 .273
123 Bob Frederick Lamar Southland 2 8 1 .227
124 Ray Alborn Rice SWC 2 9 0 .182
125 Dick Bestwick Virginia ACC 2 9 0 .182
126 Rich Brooks Oregon Pac-10 2 9 0 .182
127 Frank Cignetti West Virginia Ind 2 9 0 .182
128 Bob Commings Iowa Big Ten 2 9 0 .182
129 Charlie Cowdrey Illinois State Ind 2 9 0 .182
130 F. Dry Texas Christian SWC 2 9 0 .182
131 Fred Pancoast Vanderbilt SEC 2 9 0 .182
132 Chuck Stobart Toledo MAC 2 9 0 .182
133 Gary Moeller Illinois Big Ten 1 8 2 .182
134 Frank Ellwood Marshall Southern 1 10 0 .091
135 John Mackovic Wake Forest ACC 1 10 0 .091
136 Bud Moore Kansas Big 8 1 10 0 .091
137 Bill Michael Texas-El Paso WAC 1 11 0 .083
138 Rick Venturi Northwestern Big Ten 0 10 1 .045
139 Ed Chlebek Boston College Ind 0 11 0 .000