Career Leaders and Records for Wins

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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
6LaVell Edwards257Brigham Young
7Tom Osborne255Nebraska
8Lou Holtz249Arkansas, Minnesota, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, South Carolina, William & Mary
9Nick Saban*244Alabama, LSU, Michigan State, Toledorecord adjusted to 239-63-1 by NCAA
10Mack Brown*241North Carolina, Texas, Tulane
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
22Dana Bible190LSU, Mississippi College, Nebraska, Texas, Texas A&M
Bob Stoops190Oklahoma
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
32Jerry Claiborne179Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia Tech
Jackie Sherrill179Mississippi State, Pitt, Texas A&M, Washington Staterecord adjusted to 180-120-4 by NCAA
34Frank Kush176Arizona State
35Don James175Kent State, Washingtonrecord adjusted to 178-76-3 by NCAA
Ralph Jordan175Auburnrecord adjusted to 176-83-6 by NCAA
37Bob Neyland173Tennessee
38Dan Devine172Arizona State, Missouri, Notre Damerecord adjusted to 173-56-9 by NCAA
George Woodruff172Carlisle, Georgia, Illinois, Pennsylvania
40Mark Richt171Georgia, Miami (FL)
Wallace Wade171Alabama, Duke
42Gary Patterson*170Texas Christian
43Fisher DeBerry169Air Force
Jim Sweeney169Fresno State, Washington Staterecord adjusted to 170-133-4 by NCAA
45Ken Hatfield168Air Force, Arkansas, Clemson, Rice
46Bill Mallory167Colorado, Indiana, Miami (OH), Northern Illinoisrecord adjusted to 168-129-4 by NCAA
Frank Solich*167Nebraska, Ohio
48Red Blaik166Army, Dartmouth
49Bobby Dodd165Georgia Tech
Frank Howard165Clemson
Fielding Yost165Michigan
52Bob Blackman164Cornell, Dartmouth, Denver, Illinois
53Bill Dooley161North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Wake Forestrecord adjusted to 162-126-5 by NCAA
54Bill Yeoman160Houston
55Tommy Tuberville159Auburn, Cincinnati, Ole Miss, Texas Tech
56Kirk Ferentz*157Iowa
Barry 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
63Frank Broyles149Arkansas, Missouri
64John Heisman148Clemson, Georgia Tech, Pennsylvania, Rice, Washington & Jefferson
65Dennis Erickson147Arizona State, Idaho, Miami (FL), Oregon State, Washington State, Wyoming
Warren Woodson147Arizona, Hardin-Simmons, New Mexico State
67Bud Wilkinson145Oklahoma
68Bernie Bierman144Iowa Pre-Flight, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Tulane
Les Miles*144Kansas, LSU, Oklahoma State
Chris Petersen*144Boise State, Washington
Jock Sutherland144Lafayette, Pitt
72Larry Smith143Arizona, Missouri, USC, Tulane
73Rocky Long*142New Mexico, San Diego State
Ray Morrison142SMU, Temple, Vanderbilt
75Ike Armstrong141Utah
Howard Schnellenberger141Florida Atlantic, Louisville, Miami (FL), Oklahoma
77Wallace Butts140Georgia
Edward Robinson140Brown
Henry Williams140Army, Minnesota
80Earle Bruce139Colorado State, Iowa State, Ohio State
Brian Kelly*139Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Notre Damerecord adjusted to 118-58-0 by NCAA
82Mike Leach*137Texas Tech, Washington State
83Madison Bell136SMU, Texas A&M, Texas Christian
Bob Devaney136Nebraska, Wyoming
James Phelan136Missouri, Purdue, Saint Mary's (CA), Washington
86Charles McClendon135LSUrecord adjusted to 137-59-7 by NCAA
Francis Schmidt135Arkansas, Idaho, Ohio State, Texas Christian
88William Alexander134Georgia Tech
89George O'Leary133UCF, Georgia Tech
90Charlie Bachman132Florida, Kansas State, Michigan State, Northwestern
Rip Engle132Brown, Penn State
John Robinson132UNLV, USC
93Lou Little131Columbia, Georgetown
Ara Parseghian131Northwestern, Notre Dame
Mike Price131UTEP, Washington State
Robert Zuppke131Illinois
97Rich Brooks130Kentucky, Oregonrecord adjusted to 131-155-4 by NCAA
98Mark Dantonio*129Cincinnati, Michigan State
99Paul Johnson128Georgia Tech, Navyrecord adjusted to 127-89-0 by NCAA
Grant Teaff128Baylor
101Dennis Franchione127Alabama, New Mexico, Texas A&M, Texas Christian, Texas State
John McKay127USC
103Joe Tiller126Purdue, Wyoming
Kyle Whittingham*126Utah
105Edward Anderson125Holy Cross, Iowa
Mike Gundy*125Oklahoma State
Harry Hughes125Colorado State
108Bruce Snyder124Arizona State, California, Utah Staterecord adjusted to 125-106-6 by NCAA
109Glen Mason123Kansas, Kent State, Minnesota
R.C. Slocum123Texas A&M
Dabo Swinney*123Clemson
112Lloyd Carr122Michigan
Mike Donahue122Auburn, LSU
114Danny Ford121Arkansas, Clemsonrecord adjusted to 122-59-5 by NCAA
115Andrew Kerr120Colgate, Stanford, Washington & Jefferson
Bronco Mendenhall*120Brigham Young, Virginia
Jim Young120Arizona, Army, Purdue
118Gus Dorais119Detroit Mercy, Gonzaga
Bobby Petrino119Arkansas, Louisville, Western Kentucky
120Barry Alvarez118Wisconsinrecord adjusted to 119-74-4 by NCAA
Jeff Bower118Southern Mississippirecord adjusted to 119-83-1 by NCAA
Rich Rodriguez118Arizona, Michigan, West Virginia
123Jim Grobe117Baylor, Ohio, Wake Forest
Paul Pasqualoni117Connecticut, Syracuserecord adjusted to 111-77-1 by NCAA
125Mike Bellotti116Oregon
Fritz Crisler116Michigan, Minnesota, Princeton
127David Cutcliffe*115Duke, Ole Miss
Gilmour Dobie115Boston College, Cornell, Navy, Washington
Andy Gustafson115Miami (FL), Virginia Tech
Tom O'Brien115Boston College, North Carolina State
Frank Thomas115Alabama
132Carmen Cozza114Yale
133Dick Crum113Kent State, Miami (OH), North Carolina
134Pat Hill112Fresno State
June Jones112Hawaii, SMU
Mike Riley112Nebraska, Oregon State
137Wayne Hardin111Navy, Temple
Frank Murray111Marquette, Virginia
Homer Norton111Centenary (LA), Texas A&M
Jordan Olivar111Loyola Marymount, Villanova, Yale
141Herb Deromedi110Central Michigan
142Duffy Daugherty109Michigan State
Paul Dietzel109Army, LSU, South Carolina
Don Faurot109Iowa Pre-Flight, Missourirecord adjusted to 110-80-10 by NCAA
DeOrmond McLaughry109Brown, Dartmouth
Dutch Meyer109Texas Christian
Darryl Rogers109Arizona State, Fresno State, Michigan State, San Jose State
148Fred Akers108Purdue, Texas, Wyoming
Sonny Lubick108Colorado Staterecord adjusted to 109-73-0 by NCAA
Clark Shaughnessy108Chicago, Maryland, Pitt, Stanford, Tulane
151Jim Carlen107South Carolina, Texas Tech, West Virginia
Frank Leahy107Boston College, Notre Dame
Jeff Tedford*107California, Fresno State
154Skip Holtz*106East Carolina, Louisiana Tech, South Florida
Carl Snavely106Bucknell, Cornell, North Carolina
Jim Tressel106Ohio Staterecord adjusted to 94-21-0 by NCAA
157Hugo Bezdek105Arkansas, Oregon, Penn State
Knute Rockne105Notre Dame
159Len Casanova104Oregon, Pitt, Santa Clara
Doug Dickey104Florida, Tennessee
Tommy Prothro104Oregon State, UCLA
162Houston Nutt103Arkansas, Boise State, Ole Miss
Bobby Ross103Army, Citadel, Georgia Tech, Maryland
164Ben Martin102Air Force, Virginia
Red Sanders102UCLA, Vanderbilt
166Joe Morrison101Chattanooga, New Mexico, South Carolina
167Butch Davis*100Florida International, Miami (FL), North Carolinarecord adjusted to 84-55-0 by NCAA
Jim Tatum100Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma
169Art 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
175Harry Mehre98Georgia, Ole Miss
176Bret Bielema97Arkansas, Wisconsin
Pete Carroll97USCrecord adjusted to 83-19-0 by NCAA
Jack Curtice97California-Santa Barbara, Stanford, UTEP, Utah, West Texas A&M
Randy Edsall*97Connecticut, Maryland
Pat Fitzgerald*97Northwestern
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
185Jimbo Fisher*96Florida State, Texas A&M
186Chris Ault95Nevada
Todd Graham95Arizona State, Pitt, Rice, Tulsa
John Mackovic95Arizona, Illinois, Texas, Wake Forest
Kevin Sumlin*95Arizona, Houston, Texas A&M
Randy Walker95Miami (OH), Northwesternrecord adjusted to 96-81-5 by NCAA
191O.E. Hollingbery93Washington State
Bill McCartney93Colorado
Bill Murray93Duke
Bennie Owen93Oklahoma
195Troy Calhoun*92Air Force
Bo McMillin92Indiana, Kansas State
Ken Niumatalolo*92Navy
198Aldo Donelli91Boston University, Columbia, Duquesne
Dennis Stolz91Bowling Green State, Michigan State, San Diego State
200Tommy Bowden90Clemson, Tulane
201Bobby Collins89SMU, Southern Mississippirecord adjusted to 90-45-3 by NCAA
Rick Stockstill*89Middle Tennessee State
203Curley Byrd88Maryland
Ron McBride88Utah
Glenn Thistlethwaite88Northwestern, Richmond, Wisconsin
Joseph Yukica88Boston College, Dartmouth
207Biff Jones87Army, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma
Frank Kimbrough87Baylor, Hardin-Simmons, North Carolina Pre-Flight, West Texas A&M
Rick Neuheisel87Colorado, UCLA, Washington
210Larry Blakeney86Troy
Frank Cavanaugh86Boston College, Dartmouth, Fordham, Holy Cross
Jimmy Crowley86Fordham, Michigan State, North Carolina Pre-Flight
Arthur Guepe86Vanderbilt, Virginia
Dan Mullen*86Florida, Mississippi State
Andy Smith86California, Purdue
216Emory Bellard85Mississippi State, Texas A&M
Al Groh85Virginia, Wake Forest
David Shaw*85Stanford
219Gary Barnett84Colorado, Northwesternrecord adjusted to 85-82-1 by NCAA
Butch Jones84Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Tennessee
Jack Meagher84Auburn, Iowa Pre-Flight, Rice
Jack Mollenkopf84Purdue
Thomas Nugent84Florida State, Maryland, Virginia Military Institute
224Bill Curry83Alabama, Georgia Tech, Kentucky
Ray Eliot83Illinois
Morley Jennings83Baylor
Bernie Moore83LSU
John Smith83Arkansas, Louisville, Michigan State, Utah State
229Terry Bowden82Akron, Auburn
Larry Coker82Miami (FL), UTSA
Spike Dykes82Texas Tech
George Munger82Pennsylvania
Dick Sheridan82Furman, North Carolina State
234Jimmy Johnson81Miami (FL), Oklahoma State
Billy Murphy81Memphis
Mike White81California, Illinoisrecord adjusted to 82-71-4 by NCAA
237Bill Hess80Ohio
Charley Moran80Centre, Texas A&M
Tommy West80Clemson, Memphis
240Larry Fedora79North Carolina, Southern Mississippi
Harvey Harman79Pennsylvania, Rutgers
Bob Pruett79Marshall
243Frank Burns78Rutgers
Brady Hoke78Ball State, Michigan, San Diego State, Tennessee
Dan McCarney78Iowa State, North Texasrecord adjusted to 79-116-0 by NCAA
Bill Meek78Houston, Kansas State, SMU, Utahrecord adjusted to 77-90-6 by NCAA
Harry Stuhldreher78Villanova, Wisconsin
Bob Toledo78Pacific, Tulane, UCLA
John Wilce78Ohio State
John Yovicsin78Harvard
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