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 Staterecord adjusted to 346-123-4 by NCAA
3Bear Bryant323Alabama
4Pop Warner311Carlisle
5Amos Alonzo Stagg282Chicago
6LaVell Edwards257Brigham Young
7Tom Osborne255Nebraska
8Lou Holtz249Notre Dame
9Frank Beamer238Virginia Tech
Mack Brown238Texas
11Bo Schembechler234Michigan
12Nick Saban*233Alabamarecord adjusted to 228-62-1 by NCAA
13Hayden Fry230Iowarecord adjusted to 233-177-10 by NCAA
14Steve Spurrier228Florida
15Bill Snyder*214Kansas State
16Woody Hayes205Ohio State
17Don Nehlen202West Virginia
18Vince Dooley201Georgia
19Dan McGugin197Vanderbilt
20John Cooper192Ohio State
21Gary Pinkel191Missouri
22Dana Bible190Texas A&M
Bob Stoops190Oklahoma
John Vaught190Ole Miss
25George Welsh189Virginia
26Howard Jones188USC
27Jess Neely187Rice
28Johnny Majors185Tennessee
29Darrell Royal184Texas
30Urban Meyer*183Ohio State
Dick Tomey183Arizona
32Jerry Claiborne179Maryland
Jackie Sherrill179Mississippi Staterecord adjusted to 180-120-4 by NCAA
34Frank Kush176Arizona State
35Don James175Washingtonrecord adjusted to 178-76-3 by NCAA
Ralph Jordan175Auburnrecord adjusted to 176-83-6 by NCAA
37Bob Neyland173Tennessee
38Dan Devine172Missourirecord adjusted to 173-56-9 by NCAA
George Woodruff172Pennsylvania
40Wallace Wade171Duke
41Fisher DeBerry169Air Force
Mark Richt*169Georgia
Jim Sweeney169Fresno Staterecord adjusted to 170-133-4 by NCAA
44Ken Hatfield168Arkansas
45Bill Mallory167Indianarecord adjusted to 168-129-4 by NCAA
46Red Blaik166Army
47Bobby Dodd165Georgia Tech
Frank Howard165Clemson
Fielding Yost165Michigan
50Bob Blackman164Dartmouth
Gary Patterson*164Texas Christian
52Bill Dooley161North Carolinarecord adjusted to 162-126-5 by NCAA
Frank Solich*161Ohio
54Bill Yeoman160Houston
55Tommy Tuberville159Auburn
56Barry Switzer157Oklahoma
Pappy Waldorf157California
58Pat Dye153Auburn
Ben Schwartzwalder153Syracuse
60Terry Donahue151UCLArecord adjusted to 144-81-8 by NCAA
Phillip Fulmer151Tennesseerecord adjusted to 152-52-0 by NCAA
62Frank Broyles149Arkansas
Kirk Ferentz*149Iowa
64John Heisman148Georgia Tech
65Dennis Erickson147Miami (FL)
Warren Woodson147New Mexico State
67Bud Wilkinson145Oklahoma
68Bernie Bierman144Minnesota
Jock Sutherland144Pitt
70Larry Smith143Arizona
71Les Miles142LSU
Ray Morrison142SMU
73Ike Armstrong141Utah
Howard Schnellenberger141Louisville
75Wallace Butts140Georgia
Edward Robinson140Brown
Henry Williams140Minnesota
78Earle Bruce139Ohio State
79Madison Bell136SMU
Bob Devaney136Nebraska
Rocky Long*136San Diego State
Chris Petersen*136Boise State
James Phelan136Washington
84Charles McClendon135LSUrecord adjusted to 137-59-7 by NCAA
Francis Schmidt135Texas Christian
86William Alexander134Georgia Tech
87George O'Leary133UCF
88Charlie Bachman132Michigan State
Rip Engle132Penn State
Brian Kelly*132Notre Damerecord adjusted to 111-56-0 by NCAA
John Robinson132USC
92Mike Leach*131Texas Tech
Lou Little131Columbia
Ara Parseghian131Notre Dame
Mike Price131Washington State
Robert Zuppke131Illinois
97Rich Brooks130Oregonrecord adjusted to 131-155-4 by NCAA
98Grant Teaff128Baylor
99Dennis Franchione127New Mexico
Paul Johnson*127Georgia Techrecord adjusted to 126-87-0 by NCAA
John McKay127USC
102Joe Tiller126Purdue
103Edward Anderson125Holy Cross
Harry Hughes125Colorado State
105Mark Dantonio*124Michigan State
Bruce Snyder124Arizona Staterecord adjusted to 125-106-6 by NCAA
107Glen Mason123Minnesota
R.C. Slocum123Texas A&M
109Lloyd Carr122Michigan
Mike Donahue122Auburn
111Danny Ford121Clemsonrecord adjusted to 122-59-5 by NCAA
112Andrew Kerr120Colgate
Jim Young120Army
114Gus Dorais119Detroit Mercy
Mike Gundy*119Oklahoma State
Bobby Petrino*119Louisville
117Barry Alvarez118Wisconsinrecord adjusted to 119-74-4 by NCAA
Jeff Bower118Southern Mississippirecord adjusted to 119-83-1 by NCAA
Rich Rodriguez118West Virginia
Kyle Whittingham*118Utah
121Jim Grobe117Wake Forest
Paul Pasqualoni117Syracuserecord adjusted to 111-77-1 by NCAA
123Mike Bellotti116Oregon
Fritz Crisler116Michigan
125Gilmour Dobie115Cornell
Andy Gustafson115Miami (FL)
Tom O'Brien115Boston College
Frank Thomas115Alabama
129Carmen Cozza114Yale
Bronco Mendenhall*114Brigham Young
131Dick Crum113North Carolina
132Pat Hill112Fresno State
June Jones112Hawaii
Mike Riley112Oregon State
135Wayne Hardin111Temple
Frank Murray111Marquette
Homer Norton111Texas A&M
Jordan Olivar111Yale
Dabo Swinney*111Clemson
140David Cutcliffe*110Duke
Herb Deromedi110Central Michigan
142Duffy Daugherty109Michigan State
Paul Dietzel109LSU
Don Faurot109Missourirecord adjusted to 110-80-10 by NCAA
DeOrmond McLaughry109Brown
Dutch Meyer109Texas Christian
Darryl Rogers109Arizona State
148Fred Akers108Texas
Sonny Lubick108Colorado Staterecord adjusted to 109-73-0 by NCAA
Clark Shaughnessy108Tulane
151Jim Carlen107South Carolina
Frank Leahy107Notre Dame
153Carl Snavely106North Carolina
Jim Tressel106Ohio Staterecord adjusted to 94-21-0 by NCAA
155Hugo Bezdek105Penn State
Knute Rockne105Notre Dame
157Len Casanova104Oregon
Doug Dickey104Florida
Tommy Prothro104Oregon State
160Houston Nutt103Arkansas
Bobby Ross103Maryland
162Ben Martin102Air Force
Red Sanders102UCLA
164Joe Morrison101Chattanooga
165Jim Tatum100Maryland
Jeff Tedford*100California
167Art Briles99Baylor
Claude Gilbert99San Diego Staterecord adjusted to 100-55-3 by NCAA
Bob Higgins99Penn State
Skip Holtz*99Louisiana Tech
Jim Owens99Washington
Ossie Solem99Drake
Bowden Wyatt99Tennessee
174Harry Mehre98Georgia
175Bret Bielema97Wisconsin
Pete Carroll97USCrecord adjusted to 83-19-0 by NCAA
Jack Curtice97Utah
Percy Haughton97Harvard
John Ralston97Stanford
Gene Stallings97Alabamarecord adjusted to 89-70-1 by NCAA
Murray Warmath97Minnesota
182Randy Edsall*96Connecticut
183Chris Ault95Nevada
Todd Graham95Arizona State
John Mackovic95Texas
Randy Walker95Miami (OH)record adjusted to 96-81-5 by NCAA
187Butch Davis*94Miami (FL)record adjusted to 78-51-0 by NCAA
188Pat Fitzgerald*93Northwestern
O.E. Hollingbery93Washington State
Bill McCartney93Colorado
Bill Murray93Duke
Bennie Owen93Oklahoma
193Bo McMillin92Indiana
194Aldo Donelli91Boston University
Dennis Stolz91Bowling Green State
Kevin Sumlin*91Texas A&M
197Tommy Bowden90Clemson
198Bobby Collins89Southern Mississippirecord adjusted to 90-45-3 by NCAA
Jimbo Fisher*89Florida State
200Curley Byrd88Maryland
Ron McBride88Utah
Glenn Thistlethwaite88Richmond
Joseph Yukica88Boston College
204Biff Jones87Army
Frank Kimbrough87West Texas A&M
Rick Neuheisel87Washington
207Larry Blakeney86Troy
Troy Calhoun*86Air Force
Frank Cavanaugh86Dartmouth
Jimmy Crowley86Fordham
Arthur Guepe86Virginia
Ken Niumatalolo*86Navy
Andy Smith86California
Rick Stockstill*86Middle Tennessee State
215Emory Bellard85Texas A&M
Al Groh85Virginia
217Gary Barnett84Coloradorecord adjusted to 85-82-1 by NCAA
Butch Jones84Tennessee
Jack Meagher84Auburn
Jack Mollenkopf84Purdue
Thomas Nugent84Maryland
222Bill Curry83Georgia Tech
Ray Eliot83Illinois
Morley Jennings83Baylor
Bernie Moore83LSU
John Smith83Louisville
227Terry Bowden*82Auburn
Larry Coker82Miami (FL)
Spike Dykes82Texas Tech
George Munger82Pennsylvania
Dick Sheridan82North Carolina State
232Jimmy Johnson81Miami (FL)
Billy Murphy81Memphis
Mike White81Illinoisrecord adjusted to 82-71-4 by NCAA
235Bill Hess80Ohio
Charley Moran80Centre
Tommy West80Memphis
238Harvey Harman79Rutgers
Bob Pruett79Marshall
David Shaw*79Stanford
241Frank Burns78Rutgers
Larry Fedora*78North Carolina
Brady Hoke78Ball State
Dan McCarney78Iowa Staterecord adjusted to 79-116-0 by NCAA
Bill Meek78Utahrecord adjusted to 77-90-6 by NCAA
Harry Stuhldreher78Wisconsin
Bob Toledo78UCLA
John Wilce78Ohio State
John Yovicsin78Harvard
250Earle Edwards77North Carolina State
Hal Lahar77Colgate
D.C. Walker77Wake Forest

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