Career Leaders and Records for Wins

Note: this only includes games played by schools while they were considered major schools and will exclude notable coaches such as Eddie Robinson (408 wins) and John Gagliardi (489 wins).

Leaders

  • * indicates active coach
  • Since 1869
Leaders Table
Rk Coach W School Notes
1Joe Paterno409Penn State
2Bobby Bowden357Florida State, West Virginiarecord adjusted to 346-123-4 by NCAA
3Bear Bryant323Alabama, Kentucky, Maryland, Texas A&M
4Pop Warner311Carlisle, Cornell, Pitt, Stanford, Temple
5Amos Alonzo Stagg282Chicago, Pacific, Springfield
6Nick Saban*274Alabama, LSU, Michigan State, Toledorecord adjusted to 269-67-1 by NCAA
7Mack Brown*259North Carolina, Texas, Tulane
8LaVell Edwards257Brigham Young
9Tom Osborne255Nebraska
10Lou Holtz249Arkansas, Minnesota, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, South Carolina, William & Mary
11Frank Beamer238Virginia Tech
12Bo Schembechler234Miami (OH), Michigan
13Hayden Fry230Iowa, North Texas, SMUrecord adjusted to 233-177-10 by NCAA
14Steve Spurrier228Duke, Florida, South Carolina
15Bill Snyder215Kansas State
16Woody Hayes205Ohio State
17Don Nehlen202Bowling Green State, West Virginia
18Vince Dooley201Georgia
19Dan McGugin197Vanderbilt
20John Cooper192Arizona State, Ohio State, Tulsa
21Gary Pinkel191Missouri, Toledo
Bob Stoops*191Oklahoma
23Dana Bible190LSU, Mississippi College, Nebraska, Texas, Texas A&M
John Vaught190Ole Miss
25George Welsh189Navy, Virginia
26Howard Jones188Duke, Iowa, USC, Syracuse, Yale
27Urban Meyer187Bowling Green State, Florida, Ohio State, Utah
Jess Neely187Clemson, Rice
29Johnny Majors185Iowa State, Pitt, Tennessee
30Darrell Royal184Mississippi State, Texas, Washington
31Dick Tomey183Arizona, Hawaii, San Jose State
32Gary Patterson*181Texas Christian
33Jerry Claiborne179Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia Tech
Jackie Sherrill179Mississippi State, Pitt, Texas A&M, Washington Staterecord adjusted to 180-120-4 by NCAA
35Kirk Ferentz*178Iowa
36Frank Kush176Arizona State
37Don James175Kent State, Washingtonrecord adjusted to 178-76-3 by NCAA
Ralph Jordan175Auburnrecord adjusted to 176-83-6 by NCAA
39Bob Neyland173Tennessee
Frank Solich173Nebraska, Ohio
41Dan Devine172Arizona State, Missouri, Notre Damerecord adjusted to 173-56-9 by NCAA
42Mark Richt171Georgia, Miami (FL)
Wallace Wade171Alabama, Duke
44Fisher DeBerry169Air Force
Jim Sweeney169Fresno State, Washington Staterecord adjusted to 170-133-4 by NCAA
46Ken Hatfield168Air Force, Arkansas, Clemson, Rice
47Bill Mallory167Colorado, Indiana, Miami (OH), Northern Illinoisrecord adjusted to 168-129-4 by NCAA
48Red Blaik166Army, Dartmouth
Brian Kelly*166Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Notre Damerecord adjusted to 145-62-0 by NCAA
50Bobby Dodd165Georgia Tech
Frank Howard165Clemson
Fielding Yost165Michigan
53Bob Blackman164Cornell, Dartmouth, Denver, Illinois
54Bill Dooley161North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Wake Forestrecord adjusted to 162-126-5 by NCAA
55Bill Yeoman160Houston
56Tommy Tuberville159Auburn, Cincinnati, Ole Miss, Texas Tech
57Barry Switzer157Oklahoma
Pappy Waldorf157California, Kansas State, Northwestern, Oklahoma State
59Pat Dye153Auburn, East Carolina, Wyoming
Ben Schwartzwalder153Syracuse
61Terry Donahue151UCLArecord adjusted to 144-81-8 by NCAA
Phillip Fulmer151Tennesseerecord adjusted to 152-52-0 by NCAA
63Mike Leach*150Mississippi State, Texas Tech, Washington State
Dabo Swinney*150Clemson
65Frank Broyles149Arkansas, Missouri
Mike Gundy*149Oklahoma State
67John Heisman148Clemson, Georgia Tech, Pennsylvania, Rice, Washington & Jefferson
68Dennis Erickson147Arizona State, Idaho, Miami (FL), Oregon State, Washington State, Wyoming
Chris Petersen147Boise State, Washington
Warren Woodson147Arizona, Hardin-Simmons, New Mexico State
71Rocky Long146New Mexico, San Diego State
72Les Miles145Kansas, LSU, Oklahoma State
Bud Wilkinson145Oklahoma
74Bernie Bierman144Iowa Pre-Flight, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Tulane
Jock Sutherland144Lafayette, Pitt
Kyle Whittingham*144Utah
77Larry Smith143Arizona, Missouri, USC, Tulane
78Ray Morrison142SMU, Temple, Vanderbilt
George Washington Woodruff142Carlisle, Illinois, Pennsylvania
80Ike Armstrong141Utah
Howard Schnellenberger141Florida Atlantic, Louisville, Miami (FL), Oklahoma
82Wallace Butts140Georgia
Edward Robinson140Brown
Henry Williams140Army, Minnesota
85Earle Bruce139Colorado State, Iowa State, Ohio State
86Madison Bell136SMU, Texas A&M, Texas Christian
Bob Devaney136Nebraska, Wyoming
James Phelan136Missouri, Purdue, Saint Mary's (CA), Washington
89Charles McClendon135LSUrecord adjusted to 137-59-7 by NCAA
Bronco Mendenhall*135Brigham Young, Virginia
Francis Schmidt135Arkansas, Idaho, Ohio State, Texas Christian
92William Alexander134Georgia Tech
93George O'Leary133UCF, Georgia Tech
94Charlie Bachman132Florida, Kansas State, Michigan State, Northwestern
Mark Dantonio132Cincinnati, Michigan State
Rip Engle132Brown, Penn State
John Robinson132UNLV, USC
98Lou Little131Columbia, Georgetown
Ara Parseghian131Northwestern, Notre Dame
Mike Price131UTEP, Washington State
Robert Zuppke131Illinois
102Rich Brooks130Kentucky, Oregonrecord adjusted to 131-155-4 by NCAA
103Paul Johnson128Georgia Tech, Navyrecord adjusted to 127-89-0 by NCAA
Grant Teaff128Baylor
105Dennis Franchione127Alabama, New Mexico, Texas A&M, Texas Christian, Texas State
John McKay127USC
107Joe Tiller126Purdue, Wyoming
108Edward Anderson125Holy Cross, Iowa
Harry Hughes125Colorado State
110Bruce Snyder124Arizona State, California, Utah Staterecord adjusted to 125-106-6 by NCAA
111Glen Mason123Kansas, Kent State, Minnesota
R.C. Slocum123Texas A&M
113Lloyd Carr122Michigan
Mike Donahue122Auburn, LSU
115David Cutcliffe*121Duke, Ole Miss
Danny Ford121Arkansas, Clemsonrecord adjusted to 122-59-5 by NCAA
117Andrew Kerr120Colgate, Stanford, Washington & Jefferson
Jim Young120Arizona, Army, Purdue
119Gus Dorais119Detroit Mercy, Gonzaga
Bobby Petrino119Arkansas, Louisville, Western Kentucky
121Barry Alvarez118Wisconsinrecord adjusted to 119-74-4 by NCAA
Jeff Bower118Southern Mississippirecord adjusted to 119-83-1 by NCAA
Skip Holtz*118East Carolina, Louisiana Tech, South Florida
Rich Rodriguez118Arizona, Michigan, West Virginia
125Jimbo Fisher*117Florida State, Texas A&M
Jim Grobe117Baylor, Ohio, Wake Forest
Paul Pasqualoni117Connecticut, Syracuserecord adjusted to 111-77-1 by NCAA
128Mike Bellotti116Oregon
Fritz Crisler116Michigan, Minnesota, Princeton
130Gilmour Dobie115Boston College, Cornell, Navy, Washington
Andy Gustafson115Miami (FL), Virginia Tech
Tom O'Brien115Boston College, North Carolina State
Frank Thomas115Alabama
134Carmen Cozza114Yale
135Dick Crum113Kent State, Miami (OH), North Carolina
136Pat Hill112Fresno State
June Jones112Hawaii, SMU
Mike Riley112Nebraska, Oregon State
139Troy Calhoun*111Air Force
Wayne Hardin111Navy, Temple
Frank Murray111Marquette, Virginia
Homer Norton111Centenary (LA), Texas A&M
Jordan Olivar111Loyola Marymount, Villanova, Yale
144Herb Deromedi110Central Michigan
145Duffy Daugherty109Michigan State
Paul Dietzel109Army, LSU, South Carolina
Don Faurot109Iowa Pre-Flight, Missourirecord adjusted to 110-80-10 by NCAA
Pat Fitzgerald*109Northwestern
DeOrmond McLaughry109Brown, Dartmouth
Dutch Meyer109Texas Christian
Darryl Rogers109Arizona State, Fresno State, Michigan State, San Jose State
152Fred Akers108Purdue, Texas, Wyoming
Sonny Lubick108Colorado Staterecord adjusted to 109-73-0 by NCAA
Clark Shaughnessy108Chicago, Maryland, Pitt, Stanford, Tulane
Jeff Tedford108California, Fresno State
156Jim Carlen107South Carolina, Texas Tech, West Virginia
Frank Leahy107Boston College, Notre Dame
158Todd Graham*106Arizona State, Hawaii, Pitt, Rice, Tulsa
Carl Snavely106Bucknell, Cornell, North Carolina
Jim Tressel106Ohio Staterecord adjusted to 94-21-0 by NCAA
161Hugo Bezdek105Arkansas, Oregon, Penn State
Ken Niumatalolo*105Navy
Knute Rockne105Notre Dame
164Len Casanova104Oregon, Pitt, Santa Clara
Doug Dickey104Florida, Tennessee
Tommy Prothro104Oregon State, UCLA
167Butch Davis*103Florida International, Miami (FL), North Carolinarecord adjusted to 87-75-0 by NCAA
Dan Mullen*103Florida, Mississippi State
Houston Nutt103Arkansas, Boise State, Ole Miss
Bobby Ross103Army, The Citadel, Georgia Tech, Maryland
171Bret Bielema*102Arkansas, Illinois, Wisconsin
Ben Martin102Air Force, Virginia
Red Sanders102UCLA, Vanderbilt
174Joe Morrison101Chattanooga, New Mexico, South Carolina
Rick Stockstill*101Middle Tennessee State
176Jim Tatum100Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma
177Art Briles99Baylor, Houston
Claude Gilbert99San Diego State, San Jose Staterecord adjusted to 100-55-3 by NCAA
Bob Higgins99Penn State, Washington (MO)
Jim Owens99Washington
Ossie Solem99Drake, Iowa, Syracuse
Bowden Wyatt99Arkansas, Tennessee, Wyoming
183Randy Edsall*98Connecticut, Maryland
Harry Mehre98Georgia, Ole Miss
185Pete Carroll97USCrecord adjusted to 83-19-0 by NCAA
Jack Curtice97California-Santa Barbara, Stanford, UTEP, Utah, West Texas A&M
Percy Haughton97Columbia, Cornell, Harvard
John Ralston97San Jose State, Stanford, Utah State
Gene Stallings97Alabama, Texas A&Mrecord adjusted to 89-70-1 by NCAA
Murray Warmath97Minnesota, Mississippi State
191Chris Ault95Nevada
John Mackovic95Arizona, Illinois, Texas, Wake Forest
Kevin Sumlin95Arizona, Houston, Texas A&M
Randy Walker95Miami (OH), Northwesternrecord adjusted to 96-81-5 by NCAA
195Brady Hoke*94Ball State, Michigan, San Diego State, Tennessee
196O.E. Hollingbery93Washington State
Bill McCartney93Colorado
Bill Murray93Duke
Bennie Owen93Oklahoma
David Shaw*93Stanford
201Bo McMillin92Indiana, Kansas State
202Aldo Donelli91Boston University, Columbia, Duquesne
James Franklin*91Penn State, Vanderbilt
Dennis Stolz91Bowling Green State, Michigan State, San Diego State
205Tommy Bowden90Clemson, Tulane
Jim Harbaugh*90Michigan, Stanford
207Bobby Collins89SMU, Southern Mississippirecord adjusted to 90-45-3 by NCAA
Clarence Spears89Maryland, Minnesota, Oregon, West Virginia, Wisconsin
209Curley Byrd88Maryland
Ron McBride88Utah
Glenn Thistlethwaite88Northwestern, Richmond, Wisconsin
Joseph Yukica88Boston College, Dartmouth
213Dave Doeren*87North Carolina State, Northern Illinois
Biff Jones87Army, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma
Frank Kimbrough87Baylor, Hardin-Simmons, North Carolina Pre-Flight, West Texas A&M
Rick Neuheisel87Colorado, UCLA, Washington
217Larry Blakeney86Troy
Terry Bowden*86Akron, Auburn, Louisiana-Monroe
Frank Cavanaugh86Boston College, Dartmouth, Fordham, Holy Cross
Jimmy Crowley86Fordham, Michigan State, North Carolina Pre-Flight
Arthur Guepe86Vanderbilt, Virginia
Butch Jones*86Arkansas State, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Tennessee
Gus Malzahn*86Arkansas State, Auburn, UCF
Andy Smith86California, Purdue
225Emory Bellard85Mississippi State, Texas A&M
Al Groh85Virginia, Wake Forest
Doc Holliday85Marshall
228Gary Barnett84Colorado, Northwesternrecord adjusted to 85-82-1 by NCAA
Paul Chryst*84Pitt, Wisconsin
Jack Meagher84Auburn, Iowa Pre-Flight, Rice
Jack Mollenkopf84Purdue
Thomas Nugent84Florida State, Maryland, Virginia Military Institute
233Dave Clawson*83Bowling Green State, Wake Forest
Bill Curry83Alabama, Georgia Tech, Kentucky
Ray Eliot83Illinois
Morley Jennings83Baylor
Bernie Moore83LSU
John Smith83Arkansas, Louisville, Michigan State, Utah State
239Larry Coker82Miami (FL), UTSA
Spike Dykes82Texas Tech
Bryan Harsin*82Arkansas State, Auburn, Boise State
George Munger82Pennsylvania
Dick Sheridan82Furman, North Carolina State
244Jimmy Johnson81Miami (FL), Oklahoma State
Billy Murphy81Memphis
Chuck Shelton81Drake, Pacific, Utah State
Mike White81California, Illinoisrecord adjusted to 82-71-4 by NCAA
248Bill Hess80Ohio
Dana Holgorsen*80Houston, West Virginia
Charley Moran80Centre, Texas A&M
Tommy West80Clemson, Memphis