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2003 Coaches

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National Champions: Louisiana State (BCS, NFF, USA-ESPN), Southern California (AP, FWAA)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Jason White (Oklahoma)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Nick Saban (Louisiana State)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ AP Final #1: Southern California

120 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
1 Bo Pelini Nebraska Big 12 1 0 1.000
2 Dan Hawkins Boise State WAC 13 1 .929
3 Terry Hoeppner Miami (OH) MAC 13 1 .929
4 Nick Saban Louisiana State SEC 13 1 .929
5 Pete Carroll Southern California Pac-10 12 1 .923
6 Bob Stoops Oklahoma Big 12 12 2 .857
7 Larry Coker Miami (FL) Big East 11 2 .846
8 Gary Patterson Texas Christian CUSA 11 2 .846
9 Jim Tressel Ohio State Big Ten 11 2 .846
10 Urban Meyer Utah MWC 10 2 .833
11 Joe Novak Northern Illinois MAC 10 2 .833
12 Gregg Brandon Bowling Green State MAC 11 3 .786
13 Mark Richt Georgia SEC 11 3 .786
14 Bobby Bowden Florida State ACC 10 3 .769
15 Mack Brown Texas Big 12 10 3 .769
16 Lloyd Carr Michigan Big Ten 10 3 .769
17 David Cutcliffe Mississippi SEC 10 3 .769
18 Bill Doba Washington State Pac-10 10 3 .769
19 Kirk Ferentz Iowa Big Ten 10 3 .769
20 Ralph Friedgen Maryland ACC 10 3 .769
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
21 Phillip Fulmer Tennessee SEC 10 3 .769
22 Glen Mason Minnesota Big Ten 10 3 .769
23 Randy Edsall Connecticut Ind 9 3 .750
24 Frank Solich Nebraska Big 12 9 3 .750
25 Bill Snyder Kansas State Big 12 11 4 .733
26 Tommy Bowden Clemson ACC 9 4 .692
27 Jeff Bower Southern Mississippi CUSA 9 4 .692
28 Darrell Dickey North Texas Sun Belt 9 4 .692
29 Les Miles Oklahoma State Big 12 9 4 .692
30 Houston Nutt Arkansas SEC 9 4 .692
31 Bobby Petrino Louisville CUSA 9 4 .692
32 Joe Tiller Purdue Big Ten 9 4 .692
33 Tommy West Memphis CUSA 9 4 .692
34 Tom Amstutz Toledo MAC 8 4 .667
35 Bob Pruett Marshall MAC 8 4 .667
36 Pat Hill Fresno State WAC 9 5 .643
37 June Jones Hawaii WAC 9 5 .643
38 Jim Leavitt South Florida CUSA 7 4 .636
39 Chuck Amato North Carolina State ACC 8 5 .615
40 Frank Beamer Virginia Tech Big East 8 5 .615
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
41 Mike Bellotti Oregon Pac-10 8 5 .615
42 Al Groh Virginia ACC 8 5 .615
43 Walt Harris Pittsburgh Big East 8 5 .615
44 Paul Johnson Navy Ind 8 5 .615
45 Steve Kragthorpe Tulsa WAC 8 5 .615
46 Mike Leach Texas Tech Big 12 8 5 .615
47 Rocky Long New Mexico MWC 8 5 .615
48 Tom O'Brien Boston College Big East 8 5 .615
49 Gary Pinkel Missouri Big 12 8 5 .615
50 Mike Riley Oregon State Pac-10 8 5 .615
51 Rich Rodriguez West Virginia Big East 8 5 .615
52 John Smith Michigan State Big Ten 8 5 .615
53 Tommy Tuberville Auburn SEC 8 5 .615
54 Ron Zook Florida SEC 8 5 .615
55 Fisher DeBerry Air Force MWC 7 5 .583
56 Lee Owens Akron MAC 7 5 .583
57 Jeff Tedford California Pac-10 8 6 .571
58 Barry Alvarez Wisconsin Big Ten 7 6 .538
59 Art Briles Houston CUSA 7 6 .538
60 Chan Gailey Georgia Tech ACC 7 6 .538
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
61 Sonny Lubick Colorado State MWC 7 6 .538
62 Larry Blakeney Troy Ind 6 6 .500
63 Tom Craft San Diego State MWC 6 6 .500
64 Keith Gilbertson Washington Pac-10 6 6 .500
65 Paul Pasqualoni Syracuse Big East 6 6 .500
66 John Robinson Nevada-Las Vegas MWC 6 6 .500
67 Chris Tormey Nevada WAC 6 6 .500
68 Karl Dorrell UCLA Pac-10 6 7 .462
69 Mark Mangino Kansas Big 12 6 7 .462
70 Randy Walker Northwestern Big Ten 6 7 .462
71 Gary Barnett Colorado Big 12 5 7 .417
72 Jack Bicknell Louisiana Tech WAC 5 7 .417
73 Watson Brown Alabama-Birmingham CUSA 5 7 .417
74 Gary Darnell Western Michigan MAC 5 7 .417
75 Jim Grobe Wake Forest ACC 5 7 .417
76 Ken Hatfield Rice WAC 5 7 .417
77 Lou Holtz South Carolina SEC 5 7 .417
78 Dirk Koetter Arizona State Pac-10 5 7 .417
79 Rick Minter Cincinnati CUSA 5 7 .417
80 Dean Pees Kent State MAC 5 7 .417
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
81 Steve Roberts Arkansas State Sun Belt 5 7 .417
82 Chris Scelfo Tulane CUSA 5 7 .417
83 Greg Schiano Rutgers Big East 5 7 .417
84 Tyrone Willingham Notre Dame Ind 5 7 .417
85 Buddy Teevens Stanford Pac-10 4 7 .364
86 Rich Brooks Kentucky SEC 4 8 .333
87 Rickey Bustle Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 4 8 .333
88 Gary Crowton Brigham Young MWC 4 8 .333
89 Dennis Franchione Texas A&M Big 12 4 8 .333
90 Carl Franks Duke ACC 4 8 .333
91 Joe Glenn Wyoming MWC 4 8 .333
92 Brady Hoke Ball State MAC 4 8 .333
93 Andy McCollum Middle Tennessee State Sun Belt 4 8 .333
94 Mike Shula Alabama SEC 4 9 .308
95 Mike Kruczek Central Florida MAC 3 7 .300
96 Fitz Hill San Jose State WAC 3 8 .273
97 Tom Cable Idaho Sun Belt 3 9 .250
98 Mike DeBord Central Michigan MAC 3 9 .250
99 Mick Dennehy Utah State Sun Belt 3 9 .250
100 Guy Morriss Baylor Big 12 3 9 .250
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
101 Joe Paterno Penn State Big Ten 3 9 .250 W-L-T adjusted to 0-9 by NCAA.
102 Tony Samuel New Mexico State Sun Belt 3 9 .250
103 Jeff Woodruff Eastern Michigan MAC 3 9 .250
104 John Mackovic Arizona Pac-10 1 4 .200
105 John Bunting North Carolina ACC 2 10 .167
106 Gerry DiNardo Indiana Big Ten 2 10 .167
107 Bobby Johnson Vanderbilt SEC 2 10 .167
108 Brian Knorr Ohio MAC 2 10 .167
109 Dan McCarney Iowa State Big 12 2 10 .167
110 Jackie Sherrill Mississippi State SEC 2 10 .167
111 Gary Nord Texas-El Paso WAC 2 11 .154
112 Mike Hankwitz Arizona Pac-10 1 6 .143
113 Jim Hofher Buffalo MAC 1 11 .083
114 John Thompson East Carolina CUSA 1 11 .083
115 Ron Turner Illinois Big Ten 1 11 .083
116 Bobby Wallace Temple Big East 1 11 .083
117 Charlie Weatherbie Louisiana-Monroe Sun Belt 1 11 .083
118 Phil Bennett Southern Methodist WAC 0 12 .000
119 Todd Berry Army CUSA 0 13 .000
120 Alan Gooch Central Florida MAC 0 2 .000