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1982 Coaches

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National Champion: Penn State (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI, USA-CNN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Herschel Walker (Georgia)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Joe Paterno (Penn State)

AP Preseason #1: Pittsburgh ▪ AP Final #1: Penn State

109 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
1 Bobby Collins Southern Methodist SWC 11 0 1 .958
2 Tom Osborne Nebraska Big 8 12 1 0 .923
3 Vince Dooley Georgia SEC 11 1 0 .917
4 Joe Paterno Penn State Ind 11 1 0 .917
5 Jim Sweeney Fresno State PCAA 11 1 0 .917
6 John Cooper Tulsa MVC 10 1 0 .909
7 Joe Morrison New Mexico WAC 10 1 0 .909
8 Terry Donahue UCLA Pac-10 10 1 1 .875
9 Danny Ford Clemson ACC 9 1 1 .864
10 Don James Washington Pac-10 10 2 0 .833
11 Darryl Rogers Arizona State Pac-10 10 2 0 .833
12 Lou Holtz Arkansas SWC 9 2 1 .792
13 Fred Akers Texas SWC 9 3 0 .750
14 Bobby Bowden Florida State Ind 9 3 0 .750
15 Earle Bruce Ohio State Big Ten 9 3 0 .750
16 Pat Dye Auburn SEC 9 3 0 .750
17 Foge Fazio Pittsburgh Ind 9 3 0 .750
18 Don Nehlen West Virginia Ind 9 3 0 .750
19 Jack Elway San Jose State PCAA 8 3 0 .727
20 Willie Jeffries Wichita State MVC 8 3 0 .727
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
21 John Robinson Southern California Pac-10 8 3 0 .727
22 Jack Harbaugh Western Michigan MAC 7 2 2 .727
23 Jack Bicknell Boston College Ind 8 3 1 .708
24 Jerry Stovall Louisiana State SEC 8 3 1 .708
25 Sam Robertson Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 7 3 1 .682
26 Bear Bryant Alabama SEC 8 4 0 .667
27 Dick Crum North Carolina ACC 8 4 0 .667
28 LaVell Edwards Brigham Young WAC 8 4 0 .667
29 Hayden Fry Iowa Big Ten 8 4 0 .667
30 George MacIntyre Vanderbilt SEC 8 4 0 .667
31 Charley Pell Florida SEC 8 4 0 .667
32 Bobby Ross Maryland ACC 8 4 0 .667
33 Bo Schembechler Michigan Big Ten 8 4 0 .667
34 Barry Switzer Oklahoma Big 8 8 4 0 .667
35 Jim Carmody Southern Mississippi Ind 7 4 0 .636
36 Bill Dooley Virginia Tech Ind 7 4 0 .636
37 Ed Emory East Carolina Ind 7 4 0 .636
38 Joe Kapp California Pac-10 7 4 0 .636
39 Tom Reed Miami (OH) MAC 7 4 0 .636
40 Howard Schnellenberger Miami (FL) Ind 7 4 0 .636
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
41 Ken Hatfield Air Force WAC 8 5 0 .615
42 Herb Deromedi Central Michigan MAC 6 4 1 .591
43 Gerry Faust Notre Dame Ind 6 4 1 .591
44 Larry Smith Arizona Pac-10 6 4 1 .591
45 Dave McClain Wisconsin Big Ten 7 5 0 .583
46 Doug Scovil San Diego State WAC 7 5 0 .583
47 Dennis Stolz Bowling Green State MAC 7 5 0 .583
48 Mike White Illinois Big Ten 7 5 0 .583
49 Brian Burke Ohio MAC 6 5 0 .545
50 Dave Currey Long Beach State PCAA 6 5 0 .545
51 Bill Curry Georgia Tech Ind 6 5 0 .545
52 Rey Dempsey Southern Illinois MVC 6 5 0 .545
53 Mike Gottfried Cincinnati Ind 6 5 0 .545
54 Monte Kiffin North Carolina State ACC 6 5 0 .545
55 Dan Simrell Toledo MAC 6 5 0 .545
56 Dick Tomey Hawaii WAC 6 5 0 .545
57 Gary Tranquill Navy Ind 6 5 0 .545
58 Red Wilson Duke ACC 6 5 0 .545
59 Warren Powers Missouri Big 8 5 4 2 .545
60 Jim Dickey Kansas State Big 8 6 5 1 .542
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
61 Johnny Majors Tennessee SEC 6 5 1 .542
62 Bill Mallory Northern Illinois MAC 5 5 0 .500
63 Bill Yeoman Houston SWC 5 5 1 .500
64 Emory Bellard Mississippi State SEC 5 6 0 .455
65 Frank Burns Rutgers Ind 5 6 0 .455
66 Lee Corso Indiana Big Ten 5 6 0 .455
67 Jackie Sherrill Texas A&M SWC 5 6 0 .455
68 Bruce Snyder Utah State PCAA 5 6 0 .455
69 Chuck Stobart Utah WAC 5 6 0 .455
70 Dwight Wallace Ball State MAC 5 6 0 .455
71 Bob Weber Louisville Ind 5 6 0 .455
72 Paul Wiggin Stanford Pac-10 5 6 0 .455
73 Jimmy Johnson Oklahoma State Big 8 4 5 2 .455
74 Al Kincaid Wyoming WAC 5 7 0 .417
75 Donnie Duncan Iowa State Big 8 4 6 1 .409
76 Grant Teaff Baylor SWC 4 6 1 .409
77 Richard Bell South Carolina Ind 4 7 0 .364
78 Ed Cavanaugh Army Ind 4 7 0 .364
79 Leon Fuller Colorado State WAC 4 7 0 .364
80 Vince Gibson Tulane Ind 4 7 0 .364
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
81 Wayne Hardin Temple Ind 4 7 0 .364
82 Jerry Moore Texas Tech SWC 4 7 0 .364
83 Steve Sloan Mississippi SEC 4 7 0 .364
84 Jim Walden Washington State Pac-10 3 7 1 .318
85 Leon Burtnett Purdue Big Ten 3 8 0 .273
86 F. Dry Texas Christian SWC 3 8 0 .273
87 Dennis Green Northwestern Big Ten 3 8 0 .273
88 Al Groh Wake Forest ACC 3 8 0 .273
89 Harvey Hyde Nevada-Las Vegas PCAA 3 8 0 .273
90 Gil Krueger New Mexico State MVC 3 8 0 .273
91 Jimmye Laycock William & Mary Ind 3 8 0 .273
92 Joe Salem Minnesota Big Ten 3 8 0 .273
93 Don Fambrough Kansas Big 8 2 7 2 .273
94 Gene Murphy Cal State Fullerton PCAA 3 9 0 .250
95 Rich Brooks Oregon Pac-10 2 8 1 .227
96 Bill McCartney Colorado Big 8 2 8 1 .227
97 Bob LaPointe Eastern Michigan MAC 1 6 1 .188
98 Dick MacPherson Syracuse Ind 2 9 0 .182
99 Corky Nelson North Texas Ind 2 9 0 .182
100 Bob Toledo Pacific PCAA 2 9 0 .182
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
101 Frank Waters Michigan State Big Ten 2 9 0 .182
102 George Welsh Virginia ACC 2 9 0 .182
103 Bill Yung Texas-El Paso WAC 2 10 0 .167
104 Joe Avezzano Oregon State Pac-10 1 9 1 .136
105 Rex Dockery Memphis Ind 1 10 0 .091
106 Jerry Claiborne Kentucky SEC 0 10 1 .045
107 Ray Alborn Rice SWC 0 11 0 .000
108 Ed Chlebek Kent State MAC 0 11 0 .000
109 Mike Stock Eastern Michigan MAC 0 3 0 .000