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

  • 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
12Hayden Fry230Iowarecord adjusted to 233-177-10 by NCAA
13Steve Spurrier228Florida
14Nick Saban221Alabamarecord adjusted to 216-62-1 by NCAA
15Bill Snyder209Kansas 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
30Dick Tomey183Arizona
31Jerry Claiborne179Maryland
Jackie Sherrill179Mississippi Staterecord adjusted to 180-120-4 by NCAA
33Frank Kush176Arizona State
Urban Meyer176Ohio 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
Jim Sweeney169Fresno Staterecord adjusted to 170-133-4 by NCAA
43Ken Hatfield168Arkansas
44Bill Mallory167Indianarecord adjusted to 168-129-4 by NCAA
45Red Blaik166Army
46Bobby Dodd165Georgia Tech
Frank Howard165Clemson
Fielding Yost165Michigan
49Bob Blackman164Dartmouth
Mark Richt164Georgia
51Bill Dooley161North Carolinarecord adjusted to 162-126-5 by NCAA
52Bill Yeoman160Houston
53Gary Patterson159Texas Christian
Tommy Tuberville159Auburn
55Barry Switzer157Oklahoma
Pappy Waldorf157California
57Frank Solich154Ohio
58Pat Dye153Auburn
Ben Schwartzwalder153Syracuse
60Terry Donahue151UCLArecord adjusted to 144-81-8 by NCAA
Phillip Fulmer151Tennesseerecord adjusted to 152-52-0 by NCAA
62Frank Broyles149Arkansas
63John Heisman148Georgia Tech
64Dennis Erickson147Miami (FL)
Warren Woodson147New Mexico State
66Bud Wilkinson145Oklahoma
67Bernie Bierman144Minnesota
Jock Sutherland144Pitt
69Larry Smith143Arizona
70Kirk Ferentz142Iowa
Les Miles142LSU
Ray Morrison142SMU
73Ike Armstrong141Utah
Howard Schnellenberger141Louisville
75Wallace Butts140Georgia
Edward Robinson140Brown
Henry Williams140Minnesota
78Earle Bruce139Ohio State
79Madison Bell136SMU
Bob Devaney136Nebraska
James Phelan136Washington
82Charles McClendon135LSUrecord adjusted to 137-59-7 by NCAA
Francis Schmidt135Texas Christian
84William Alexander134Georgia Tech
85George O'Leary133UCF
86Charlie Bachman132Michigan State
Rip Engle132Penn State
John Robinson132USC
89Lou Little131Columbia
Ara Parseghian131Notre Dame
Mike Price131Washington State
Robert Zuppke131Illinois
93Rich Brooks130Oregonrecord adjusted to 131-155-4 by NCAA
94Rocky Long129New Mexico
Chris Petersen129Boise State
96Grant Teaff128Baylor
97Dennis Franchione127New Mexico
John McKay127USC
99Joe Tiller126Purdue
100Edward Anderson125Holy Cross
Harry Hughes125Colorado State
102Bruce Snyder124Arizona Staterecord adjusted to 125-106-6 by NCAA
103Glen Mason123Minnesota
R.C. Slocum123Texas A&M
105Lloyd Carr122Michigan
Mike Donahue122Auburn
Mike Leach122Texas Tech
108Danny Ford121Clemsonrecord adjusted to 122-59-5 by NCAA
Paul Johnson121Georgia Techrecord adjusted to 120-83-0 by NCAA
Brian Kelly121Notre Dame
111Andrew Kerr120Colgate
Jim Young120Army
113Gus Dorais119Detroit Mercy
114Barry Alvarez118Wisconsinrecord adjusted to 119-74-4 by NCAA
Jeff Bower118Southern Mississippirecord adjusted to 119-83-1 by NCAA
Rich Rodriguez118West Virginia
117Mark Dantonio117Michigan State
Jim Grobe117Wake Forest
Paul Pasqualoni117Syracuserecord adjusted to 111-77-1 by NCAA
Bobby Petrino117Louisville
121Mike Bellotti116Oregon
Fritz Crisler116Michigan
123Gilmour Dobie115Cornell
Andy Gustafson115Miami (FL)
Tom O'Brien115Boston College
Frank Thomas115Alabama
127Carmen Cozza114Yale
128Dick Crum113North Carolina
Mike Gundy113Oklahoma State
130Pat Hill112Fresno State
June Jones112Hawaii
Mike Riley112Oregon State
133Wayne Hardin111Temple
Frank Murray111Marquette
Homer Norton111Texas A&M
Jordan Olivar111Yale
137Herb Deromedi110Central Michigan
Kyle Whittingham110Utah
139Duffy Daugherty109Michigan State
Paul Dietzel109LSU
Don Faurot109Missourirecord adjusted to 110-80-10 by NCAA
DeOrmond McLaughry109Brown
Dutch Meyer109Texas Christian
Darryl Rogers109Arizona State
145Fred Akers108Texas
Sonny Lubick108Colorado Staterecord adjusted to 109-73-0 by NCAA
Clark Shaughnessy108Tulane
148Jim Carlen107South Carolina
Frank Leahy107Notre Dame
Bronco Mendenhall107Brigham Young
151Carl Snavely106North Carolina
Jim Tressel106Ohio Staterecord adjusted to 94-21-0 by NCAA
153Hugo Bezdek105Penn State
Knute Rockne105Notre Dame
155Len Casanova104Oregon
Doug Dickey104Florida
Tommy Prothro104Oregon State
158Houston Nutt103Arkansas
Bobby Ross103Maryland
160David Cutcliffe102Duke
Ben Martin102Air Force
Red Sanders102UCLA
163Joe Morrison101Chattanooga
Dabo Swinney101Clemson
165Jim Tatum100Maryland
166Art Briles99Baylor
Claude Gilbert99San Diego Staterecord adjusted to 100-55-3 by NCAA
Bob Higgins99Penn State
Jim Owens99Washington
Ossie Solem99Drake
Bowden Wyatt99Tennessee
172Harry Mehre98Georgia
173Bret 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
180Chris Ault95Nevada
Randy Edsall95Connecticut
Todd Graham95Arizona State
John Mackovic95Texas
Randy Walker95Miami (OH)record adjusted to 96-81-5 by NCAA
185O.E. Hollingbery93Washington State
Bill McCartney93Colorado
Bill Murray93Duke
Bennie Owen93Oklahoma
189Bo McMillin92Indiana
190Aldo Donelli91Boston University
Skip Holtz91East Carolina
Dennis Stolz91Bowling Green State
Jeff Tedford91California
194Tommy Bowden90Clemson
195Bobby Collins89Southern Mississippirecord adjusted to 90-45-3 by NCAA
196Curley Byrd88Maryland
Ron McBride88Utah
Glenn Thistlethwaite88Richmond
Joseph Yukica88Boston College
200Butch Davis87Miami (FL)record adjusted to 71-47-0 by NCAA
Biff Jones87Army
Frank Kimbrough87West Texas A&M
Rick Neuheisel87Washington
204Larry Blakeney86Troy
Frank Cavanaugh86Dartmouth
Jimmy Crowley86Fordham
Pat Fitzgerald86Northwestern
Arthur Guepe86Virginia
Andy Smith86California
Kevin Sumlin86Texas A&M
211Emory Bellard85Texas A&M
Al Groh85Virginia
213Gary Barnett84Coloradorecord adjusted to 85-82-1 by NCAA
Butch Jones84Tennessee
Jack Meagher84Auburn
Jack Mollenkopf84Purdue
Thomas Nugent84Maryland
218Bill Curry83Georgia Tech
Ray Eliot83Illinois
Jimbo Fisher83Florida State
Morley Jennings83Baylor
Bernie Moore83LSU
Ken Niumatalolo83Navy
John Smith83Louisville
225Troy Calhoun82Air Force
Larry Coker82Miami (FL)
Spike Dykes82Texas Tech
George Munger82Pennsylvania
Dick Sheridan82North Carolina State
230Jimmy Johnson81Miami (FL)
Billy Murphy81Memphis
Mike White81Illinoisrecord adjusted to 82-71-4 by NCAA
233Bill Hess80Ohio
Charley Moran80Centre
Tommy West80Memphis
236Harvey Harman79Rutgers
Bob Pruett79Marshall
238Terry Bowden78Auburn
Frank Burns78Rutgers
Brady Hoke78Ball State
Dan McCarney78Iowa Staterecord adjusted to 79-116-0 by NCAA
Bill Meek78Utahrecord adjusted to 77-90-6 by NCAA
Rick Stockstill78Middle Tennessee State
Harry Stuhldreher78Wisconsin
Bob Toledo78UCLA
John Wilce78Ohio State
John Yovicsin78Harvard
248Earle Edwards77North Carolina State
Larry Fedora77North Carolina
Hal Lahar77Colgate
D.C. Walker77Wake Forest

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