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1989 Coaches

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National Champion: Miami (FL) (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI, USA-CNN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Andre Ware (Houston)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Bill McCartney (Colorado)

AP Preseason #1: Michigan ▪ AP Final #1: Miami (FL)

108 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
1 Paul Hackett Pittsburgh Ind 1 0 0 1.000
2 Lou Holtz Notre Dame Ind 12 1 0 .923
3 Dennis Erickson Miami (FL) Ind 11 1 0 .917
4 Johnny Majors Tennessee SEC 11 1 0 .917
5 Bill McCartney Colorado Big 8 11 1 0 .917
6 Jim Sweeney Fresno State Big West 11 1 0 .917
7 Bobby Bowden Florida State Ind 10 2 0 .833
8 Bill Curry Alabama SEC 10 2 0 .833
9 Pat Dye Auburn SEC 10 2 0 .833
10 Danny Ford Clemson ACC 10 2 0 .833
11 Ken Hatfield Arkansas SWC 10 2 0 .833
12 John Mackovic Illinois Big Ten 10 2 0 .833
13 Tom Osborne Nebraska Big 8 10 2 0 .833
14 Bo Schembechler Michigan Big Ten 10 2 0 .833
15 Jack Pardee Houston SWC 9 2 0 .818
16 Jerry Pettibone Northern Illinois Ind 9 2 0 .818
17 Galen Hall Florida SEC 4 1 0 .800
18 Larry Smith Southern California Pac-10 9 2 1 .792
19 LaVell Edwards Brigham Young WAC 10 3 0 .769
20 George Welsh Virginia ACC 10 3 0 .769
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
21 Spike Dykes Texas Tech SWC 9 3 0 .750
22 Bob Wagner Hawaii WAC 9 3 1 .731
23 Don Nehlen West Virginia Ind 8 3 1 .708
24 Joe Paterno Penn State Ind 8 3 1 .708
25 Mike Gottfried Pittsburgh Ind 7 3 1 .682
26 Jim Harkema Eastern Michigan MAC 7 3 1 .682
27 Billy Brewer Mississippi SEC 8 4 0 .667
28 Rich Brooks Oregon Pac-10 8 4 0 .667
29 John Cooper Ohio State Big Ten 8 4 0 .667
30 Don James Washington Pac-10 8 4 0 .667
31 Dick MacPherson Syracuse Ind 8 4 0 .667
32 George Perles Michigan State Big Ten 8 4 0 .667
33 R.C. Slocum Texas A&M SWC 8 4 0 .667
34 Steve Spurrier Duke ACC 8 4 0 .667
35 Dick Tomey Arizona Pac-10 8 4 0 .667
36 Paul Schudel Ball State MAC 7 3 2 .667
37 Fisher DeBerry Air Force WAC 8 4 1 .654
38 Gary Gibbs Oklahoma Big 8 7 4 0 .636
39 Bobby Ross Georgia Tech ACC 7 4 0 .636
40 Nelson Stokley Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 7 4 0 .636
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
41 Frank Beamer Virginia Tech Ind 6 4 1 .591
42 Gerry Faust Akron Ind 6 4 1 .591
43 Larry Marmie Arizona State Pac-10 6 4 1 .591
44 Gene Murphy Cal State Fullerton Big West 6 4 1 .591
45 Sparky Woods South Carolina Ind 6 4 1 .591
46 Dick Sheridan North Carolina State ACC 7 5 0 .583
47 Joe Peace Louisiana Tech Ind 5 4 1 .550
48 Jerry Claiborne Kentucky SEC 6 5 0 .545
49 Claude Gilbert San Jose State Big West 6 5 0 .545
50 John Gutekunst Minnesota Big Ten 6 5 0 .545
51 Mike Price Washington State Pac-10 6 5 0 .545
52 Howard Schnellenberger Louisville Ind 6 5 0 .545
53 Dan Simrell Toledo MAC 6 5 0 .545
54 Jim Walden Iowa State Big 8 6 5 0 .545
55 Jim Young Army Ind 6 5 0 .545
56 Al Luginbill San Diego State WAC 6 5 1 .542
57 Ray Goff Georgia SEC 6 6 0 .500
58 David Rader Tulsa Ind 6 6 0 .500
59 Earle Bruce Colorado State WAC 5 5 1 .500
60 Herb Deromedi Central Michigan MAC 5 5 1 .500
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
61 Bill Lewis East Carolina Ind 5 5 1 .500
62 Moe Ankney Bowling Green State MAC 5 6 0 .455
63 Rockey Felker Mississippi State SEC 5 6 0 .455
64 Hayden Fry Iowa Big Ten 5 6 0 .455
65 Curley Hallman Southern Mississippi Ind 5 6 0 .455
66 Bill Mallory Indiana Big Ten 5 6 0 .455
67 David McWilliams Texas SWC 5 6 0 .455
68 Al Molde Western Michigan MAC 5 6 0 .455
69 Paul Roach Wyoming WAC 5 6 0 .455
70 Grant Teaff Baylor SWC 5 6 0 .455
71 Gary Darnell Florida SEC 3 4 0 .429
72 Dave Kragthorpe Oregon State Pac-10 4 7 1 .375
73 Mike Archer Louisiana State SEC 4 7 0 .364
74 Pat Jones Oklahoma State Big 8 4 7 0 .364
75 Glen Mason Kansas Big 8 4 7 0 .364
76 Wayne Nunnely Nevada-Las Vegas Big West 4 7 0 .364
77 Chuck Shelton Utah State Big West 4 7 0 .364
78 Bruce Snyder California Pac-10 4 7 0 .364
79 Jim Wacker Texas Christian SWC 4 7 0 .364
80 Greg Davis Tulane Ind 4 8 0 .333
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
81 Jim Fassel Utah WAC 4 8 0 .333
82 Larry Reisbig Long Beach State Big West 4 8 0 .333
83 Terry Donahue UCLA Pac-10 3 7 1 .318
84 Joe Krivak Maryland ACC 3 7 1 .318
85 Fred Akers Purdue Big Ten 3 8 0 .273
86 Dennis Green Stanford Pac-10 3 8 0 .273
87 Elliot Uzelac Navy Ind 3 8 0 .273
88 Dick Anderson Rutgers Ind 2 7 2 .273
89 Bill Dooley Wake Forest ACC 2 8 1 .227
90 Fred Goldsmith Rice SWC 2 8 1 .227
91 Tim Rose Miami (OH) MAC 2 8 1 .227
92 Jack Bicknell Boston College Ind 2 9 0 .182
93 Forrest Gregg Southern Methodist SWC 2 9 0 .182
94 Don Morton Wisconsin Big Ten 2 9 0 .182
95 Chuck Stobart Memphis Ind 2 9 0 .182
96 Bob Stull Missouri Big 8 2 9 0 .182
97 Walt Harris Pacific Big West 2 10 0 .167
98 David Lee Texas-El Paso WAC 2 10 0 .167
99 Mike Sheppard New Mexico WAC 2 10 0 .167
100 Cleve Bryant Ohio MAC 1 9 1 .136
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
101 Tim Murphy Cincinnati Ind 1 9 1 .136
102 Jerry Berndt Temple Ind 1 10 0 .091
103 Mack Brown North Carolina ACC 1 10 0 .091
104 Watson Brown Vanderbilt SEC 1 10 0 .091
105 Bill Snyder Kansas State Big 8 1 10 0 .091
106 Dick Crum Kent State MAC 0 11 0 .000
107 Mike Knoll New Mexico State Big West 0 11 0 .000
108 Francis Peay Northwestern Big Ten 0 11 0 .000