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1980 Coaches

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: George Rogers (South Carolina)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Vince Dooley (Georgia)

AP Preseason #1: Ohio State ▪ AP Final #1: Georgia

138 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
1 Vince Dooley Georgia SEC 12 0 0 1.000
2 LaVell Edwards Brigham Young WAC 12 1 0 .923
3 Dick Crum North Carolina ACC 11 1 0 .917
4 Jackie Sherrill Pittsburgh Ind 11 1 0 .917
5 Dick Sheridan Furman Southern 9 1 1 .864
6 Bobby Bowden Florida State Ind 10 2 0 .833
7 Bear Bryant Alabama SEC 10 2 0 .833
8 Ernie Duplechin McNeese State Southland 10 2 0 .833
9 Tom Osborne Nebraska Big 8 10 2 0 .833
10 Joe Paterno Penn State Ind 10 2 0 .833
11 Bo Schembechler Michigan Big Ten 10 2 0 .833
12 Barry Switzer Oklahoma Big 8 10 2 0 .833
13 Grant Teaff Baylor SWC 10 2 0 .833
14 Herb Deromedi Central Michigan MAC 9 2 0 .818
15 Terry Donahue UCLA Pac-10 9 2 0 .818
16 Carmen Cozza Yale Ivy 8 2 0 .800
17 Dan Devine Notre Dame Ind 9 2 1 .792
18 John Robinson Southern California Pac-10 8 2 1 .773
19 Emory Bellard Mississippi State SEC 9 3 0 .750
20 Earle Bruce Ohio State Big Ten 9 3 0 .750
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
21 Bobby Collins Southern Mississippi Ind 9 3 0 .750
22 Don James Washington Pac-10 9 3 0 .750
23 Howard Schnellenberger Miami (FL) Ind 9 3 0 .750
24 Jim Young Purdue Big Ten 9 3 0 .750
25 John Cooper Tulsa MVC 8 3 0 .727
26 Dave Currey Long Beach State PCAA 8 3 0 .727
27 Bill Oliver Chattanooga Southern 8 3 0 .727
28 Chuck Shelton Drake MVC 8 3 0 .727
29 Dick Tomey Hawaii WAC 8 3 0 .727
30 Joseph Restic Harvard Ivy 7 3 0 .700
31 Jim Carlen South Carolina Ind 8 4 0 .667
32 Jerry Claiborne Maryland ACC 8 4 0 .667
33 Bill Dooley Virginia Tech Ind 8 4 0 .667
34 Ron Meyer Southern Methodist SWC 8 4 0 .667
35 Charley Pell Florida SEC 8 4 0 .667
36 Warren Powers Missouri Big 8 8 4 0 .667
37 George Welsh Navy Ind 8 4 0 .667
38 Art Baker Citadel Southern 7 4 0 .636
39 Frank Burns Rutgers Ind 7 4 0 .636
40 Ed Chlebek Boston College Ind 7 4 0 .636
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
41 John David Crow Louisiana-Monroe Ind 7 4 0 .636
42 Jack Elway San Jose State PCAA 7 4 0 .636
43 Tony Knap Nevada-Las Vegas Ind 7 4 0 .636
44 Bill Mallory Northern Illinois MAC 7 4 0 .636
45 Sam Robertson Louisiana-Lafayette Southland 7 4 0 .636
46 Darryl Rogers Arizona State Pac-10 7 4 0 .636
47 Jerry Stovall Louisiana State SEC 7 4 0 .636
48 Elliot Uzelac Western Michigan MAC 7 4 0 .636
49 Rich Brooks Oregon Pac-10 6 3 2 .636
50 John Anderson Brown Ivy 6 4 0 .600
51 Frank Navarro Princeton Ivy 6 4 0 .600
52 Sarkis Arslanian Colorado State WAC 6 4 1 .591
53 Mike Working Appalachian State Southern 6 4 1 .591
54 Fred Akers Texas SWC 7 5 0 .583
55 Vince Gibson Tulane Ind 7 5 0 .583
56 Lou Holtz Arkansas SWC 7 5 0 .583
57 Bill Yeoman Houston SWC 7 5 0 .583
58 Frederick Dunlap Colgate Ind 5 4 1 .550
59 Dick Bedesem Villanova Ind 6 5 0 .545
60 Brian Burke Ohio MAC 6 5 0 .545
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
61 Lee Corso Indiana Big Ten 6 5 0 .545
62 Donnie Duncan Iowa State Big 8 6 5 0 .545
63 Pat Dye Wyoming WAC 6 5 0 .545
64 Danny Ford Clemson ACC 6 5 0 .545
65 Monte Kiffin North Carolina State ACC 6 5 0 .545
66 Jerry Moore North Texas Ind 6 5 0 .545
67 Dennis Raetz Indiana State MVC 6 5 0 .545
68 Bruce Snyder Utah State PCAA 6 5 0 .545
69 Dwight Wallace Ball State MAC 6 5 0 .545
70 Paul Wiggin Stanford Pac-10 6 5 0 .545
71 Don Nehlen West Virginia Ind 6 6 0 .500
72 Bob Blackman Cornell Ivy 5 5 0 .500
73 Wayne Howard Utah WAC 5 5 1 .500
74 Willie Jeffries Wichita State MVC 5 5 1 .500
75 Ray Alborn Rice SWC 5 6 0 .455
76 Doug Barfield Auburn SEC 5 6 0 .455
77 Billy Brewer Louisiana Tech Southland 5 6 0 .455
78 Rex Dockery Texas Tech SWC 5 6 0 .455
79 John Mackovic Wake Forest ACC 5 6 0 .455
80 Johnny Majors Tennessee SEC 5 6 0 .455
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
81 Frank Maloney Syracuse Ind 5 6 0 .455
82 Tom Reed Miami (OH) MAC 5 6 0 .455
83 Joe Salem Minnesota Big Ten 5 6 0 .455
84 Dal Shealy Richmond Ind 5 6 0 .455
85 Larry Smith Arizona Pac-10 5 6 0 .455
86 Jim Sweeney Fresno State PCAA 5 6 0 .455
87 Bob Weber Louisville Ind 5 6 0 .455
88 Bill Yung West Texas A&M MVC 5 6 0 .455
89 Don Fambrough Kansas Big 8 4 5 2 .455 W-L-T adjusted to 3-6-2 by NCAA.
90 Joseph Yukica Dartmouth Ivy 4 6 0 .400
91 Dick Bestwick Virginia ACC 4 7 0 .364
92 Charlie Cowdrey Illinois State Ind 4 7 0 .364
93 Ed Emory East Carolina Ind 4 7 0 .364
94 Hayden Fry Iowa Big Ten 4 7 0 .364
95 Wayne Hardin Temple Ind 4 7 0 .364
96 Dave McClain Wisconsin Big Ten 4 7 0 .364
97 Joe Morrison New Mexico WAC 4 7 0 .364
98 Gene Murphy Cal State Fullerton PCAA 4 7 0 .364
99 Chuck Stobart Toledo MAC 4 7 0 .364
100 Dennis Stolz Bowling Green State MAC 4 7 0 .364
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
101 Jim Walden Washington State Pac-10 4 7 0 .364
102 Tom Wilson Texas A&M SWC 4 7 0 .364
103 Claude Gilbert San Diego State WAC 4 8 0 .333
104 Bob Toledo Pacific PCAA 4 8 0 .333
105 Ed Cavanaugh Army Ind 3 7 1 .318
106 Jimmy Johnson Oklahoma State Big 8 3 7 1 .318
107 Gil Krueger New Mexico State MVC 3 7 1 .318
108 Bob Thalman Virginia Military Institute Southern 3 7 1 .318
109 Bob Waters Western Carolina Southern 3 7 1 .318
110 Mike White Illinois Big Ten 3 7 1 .318
111 Ron Blackledge Kent State MAC 3 8 0 .273
112 Fran Curci Kentucky SEC 3 8 0 .273
113 Rey Dempsey Southern Illinois MVC 3 8 0 .273
114 Jim Dickey Kansas State Big 8 3 8 0 .273 W-L-T adjusted to 4-7 by NCAA.
115 Harold Elliott Texas-Arlington Southland 3 8 0 .273
116 Bob Frederick Lamar Southland 3 8 0 .273
117 Steve Sloan Mississippi SEC 3 8 0 .273
118 Roger Theder California Pac-10 3 8 0 .273
119 Frank Waters Michigan State Big Ten 3 8 0 .273
120 Neil Wheelwright Holy Cross Ind 3 8 0 .273
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
121 Sonny Randle Marshall Southern 2 8 1 .227
122 Ken Hatfield Air Force WAC 2 9 1 .208
123 Jack Carlisle East Tennessee State Southern 2 9 0 .182
124 Larry Lacewell Arkansas State Southland 2 9 0 .182
125 Jimmye Laycock William & Mary Ind 2 9 0 .182
126 George MacIntyre Vanderbilt SEC 2 9 0 .182
127 Ralph Staub Cincinnati Ind 2 9 0 .182
128 Richard Williamson Memphis Ind 2 9 0 .182
129 Red Wilson Duke ACC 2 9 0 .182
130 Bill Curry Georgia Tech Ind 1 9 1 .136
131 Harry Gamble Pennsylvania Ivy 1 9 0 .100
132 Bob Naso Columbia Ivy 1 9 0 .100
133 Mike Stock Eastern Michigan MAC 1 9 0 .100
134 F. Dry Texas Christian SWC 1 10 0 .091
135 Chuck Fairbanks Colorado Big 8 1 10 0 .091
136 Bill Michael Texas-El Paso WAC 1 11 0 .083
137 Joe Avezzano Oregon State Pac-10 0 11 0 .000
138 Rick Venturi Northwestern Big Ten 0 11 0 .000