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*261Alabama, LSU, Michigan State, Toledorecord adjusted to 256-65-1 by NCAA
7LaVell Edwards257Brigham Young
8Tom Osborne255Nebraska
9Mack Brown*253North Carolina, Texas, Tulane
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
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
34Gary Patterson*178Texas Christian
35Frank Kush176Arizona State
36Don James175Kent State, Washingtonrecord adjusted to 178-76-3 by NCAA
Ralph Jordan175Auburnrecord adjusted to 176-83-6 by NCAA
38Bob Neyland173Tennessee
Frank Solich*173Nebraska, Ohio
40Dan Devine172Arizona State, Missouri, Notre Damerecord adjusted to 173-56-9 by NCAA
41Mark Richt171Georgia, Miami (FL)
Wallace Wade171Alabama, Duke
43Fisher DeBerry169Air Force
Jim Sweeney169Fresno State, Washington Staterecord adjusted to 170-133-4 by NCAA
45Kirk Ferentz*168Iowa
Ken Hatfield168Air Force, Arkansas, Clemson, Rice
47Bill Mallory167Colorado, Indiana, Miami (OH), Northern Illinoisrecord adjusted to 168-129-4 by NCAA
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
56Barry Switzer157Oklahoma
Pappy Waldorf157California, Kansas State, Northwestern, Oklahoma State
58Brian Kelly*155Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Notre Damerecord adjusted to 134-61-0 by NCAA
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
Chris Petersen147Boise State, Washington
Warren Woodson147Arizona, Hardin-Simmons, New Mexico State
68Rocky Long146New Mexico, San Diego State
69Les Miles*145Kansas, LSU, Oklahoma State
Bud Wilkinson145Oklahoma
71Bernie Bierman144Iowa Pre-Flight, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Tulane
Jock Sutherland144Lafayette, Pitt
73Mike Leach*143Mississippi State, Texas Tech, Washington State
Larry Smith143Arizona, Missouri, USC, Tulane
75Ray Morrison142SMU, Temple, Vanderbilt
George Washington Woodruff142Carlisle, Illinois, Pennsylvania
77Ike Armstrong141Utah
Howard Schnellenberger141Florida Atlantic, Louisville, Miami (FL), Oklahoma
79Wallace Butts140Georgia
Edward Robinson140Brown
Dabo Swinney*140Clemson
Henry Williams140Army, Minnesota
83Earle Bruce139Colorado State, Iowa State, Ohio State
84Mike Gundy*137Oklahoma State
85Madison Bell136SMU, Texas A&M, Texas Christian
Bob Devaney136Nebraska, Wyoming
James Phelan136Missouri, Purdue, Saint Mary's (CA), Washington
88Charles McClendon135LSUrecord adjusted to 137-59-7 by NCAA
Francis Schmidt135Arkansas, Idaho, Ohio State, Texas Christian
90William Alexander134Georgia Tech
Kyle Whittingham*134Utah
92George O'Leary133UCF, Georgia Tech
93Charlie Bachman132Florida, Kansas State, Michigan State, Northwestern
Mark Dantonio132Cincinnati, Michigan State
Rip Engle132Brown, Penn State
John Robinson132UNLV, USC
97Lou Little131Columbia, Georgetown
Ara Parseghian131Northwestern, Notre Dame
Mike Price131UTEP, Washington State
Robert Zuppke131Illinois
101Rich Brooks130Kentucky, Oregonrecord adjusted to 131-155-4 by NCAA
102Bronco Mendenhall*129Brigham Young, Virginia
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
115Danny Ford121Arkansas, Clemsonrecord adjusted to 122-59-5 by NCAA
116Andrew Kerr120Colgate, Stanford, Washington & Jefferson
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
David Cutcliffe*118Duke, Ole Miss
Rich Rodriguez118Arizona, Michigan, West Virginia
124Jim Grobe117Baylor, Ohio, Wake Forest
Paul Pasqualoni117Connecticut, Syracuserecord adjusted to 111-77-1 by NCAA
126Mike Bellotti116Oregon
Fritz Crisler116Michigan, Minnesota, Princeton
128Gilmour Dobie115Boston College, Cornell, Navy, Washington
Andy Gustafson115Miami (FL), Virginia Tech
Skip Holtz*115East Carolina, Louisiana Tech, South Florida
Tom O'Brien115Boston College, North Carolina State
Frank Thomas115Alabama
133Carmen Cozza114Yale
134Dick Crum113Kent State, Miami (OH), North Carolina
135Pat Hill112Fresno State
June Jones112Hawaii, SMU
Mike Riley112Nebraska, Oregon State
138Wayne Hardin111Navy, Temple
Frank Murray111Marquette, Virginia
Homer Norton111Centenary (LA), Texas A&M
Jordan Olivar111Loyola Marymount, Villanova, Yale
142Herb Deromedi110Central Michigan
143Duffy Daugherty109Michigan State
Paul Dietzel109Army, LSU, South Carolina
Don Faurot109Iowa Pre-Flight, Missourirecord adjusted to 110-80-10 by NCAA
Jimbo Fisher*109Florida State, Texas A&M
DeOrmond McLaughry109Brown, Dartmouth
Dutch Meyer109Texas Christian
Darryl Rogers109Arizona State, Fresno State, Michigan State, San Jose State
150Fred Akers108Purdue, Texas, Wyoming
Sonny Lubick108Colorado Staterecord adjusted to 109-73-0 by NCAA
Clark Shaughnessy108Chicago, Maryland, Pitt, Stanford, Tulane
Jeff Tedford108California, Fresno State
154Jim Carlen107South Carolina, Texas Tech, West Virginia
Frank Leahy107Boston College, Notre Dame
156Pat Fitzgerald*106Northwestern
Carl Snavely106Bucknell, Cornell, North Carolina
Jim Tressel106Ohio Staterecord adjusted to 94-21-0 by NCAA
159Hugo Bezdek105Arkansas, Oregon, Penn State
Knute Rockne105Notre Dame
161Len Casanova104Oregon, Pitt, Santa Clara
Doug Dickey104Florida, Tennessee
Tommy Prothro104Oregon State, UCLA
164Houston Nutt103Arkansas, Boise State, Ole Miss
Bobby Ross103Army, Citadel, Georgia Tech, Maryland
166Butch Davis*102Florida International, Miami (FL), North Carolinarecord adjusted to 86-64-0 by NCAA
Ben Martin102Air Force, Virginia
Red Sanders102UCLA, Vanderbilt
169Troy Calhoun*101Air Force
Joe Morrison101Chattanooga, New Mexico, South Carolina
Ken Niumatalolo*101Navy
172Todd Graham*100Arizona State, Hawaii, Pitt, Rice, Tulsa
Jim Tatum100Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma
174Art 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
180Randy Edsall*98Connecticut, Maryland
Harry Mehre98Georgia, Ole Miss
Dan Mullen*98Florida, Mississippi State
183Bret Bielema*97Arkansas, Illinois, Wisconsin
Pete 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
190Chris Ault95Nevada
John Mackovic95Arizona, Illinois, Texas, Wake Forest
Kevin Sumlin95Arizona, Houston, Texas A&M
Randy Walker95Miami (OH), Northwesternrecord adjusted to 96-81-5 by NCAA
194Rick Stockstill*94Middle Tennessee State
195O.E. Hollingbery93Washington State
Bill McCartney93Colorado
Bill Murray93Duke
Bennie Owen93Oklahoma
199Bo McMillin92Indiana, Kansas State
200Aldo Donelli91Boston University, Columbia, Duquesne
Dennis Stolz91Bowling Green State, Michigan State, San Diego State
202Tommy Bowden90Clemson, Tulane
David Shaw*90Stanford
204Bobby Collins89SMU, Southern Mississippirecord adjusted to 90-45-3 by NCAA
Clarence Spears89Maryland, Minnesota, Oregon, West Virginia, Wisconsin
206Curley Byrd88Maryland
Ron McBride88Utah
Glenn Thistlethwaite88Northwestern, Richmond, Wisconsin
Joseph Yukica88Boston College, Dartmouth
210Biff Jones87Army, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma
Frank Kimbrough87Baylor, Hardin-Simmons, North Carolina Pre-Flight, West Texas A&M
Rick Neuheisel87Colorado, UCLA, Washington
213Larry Blakeney86Troy
Frank Cavanaugh86Boston College, Dartmouth, Fordham, Holy Cross
Jimmy Crowley86Fordham, Michigan State, North Carolina Pre-Flight
Arthur Guepe86Vanderbilt, Virginia
Andy Smith86California, Purdue
218Emory Bellard85Mississippi State, Texas A&M
Al Groh85Virginia, Wake Forest
Doc Holliday85Marshall
221Gary Barnett84Colorado, Northwesternrecord adjusted to 85-82-1 by NCAA
James Franklin*84Penn State, Vanderbilt
Butch Jones*84Arkansas State, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Tennessee
Jack Meagher84Auburn, Iowa Pre-Flight, Rice
Jack Mollenkopf84Purdue
Thomas Nugent84Florida State, Maryland, Virginia Military Institute
227Bill Curry83Alabama, Georgia Tech, Kentucky
Ray Eliot83Illinois
Morley Jennings83Baylor
Bernie Moore83LSU
John Smith83Arkansas, Louisville, Michigan State, Utah State
232Terry Bowden*82Akron, Auburn, Louisiana-Monroe
Larry Coker82Miami (FL), UTSA
Spike Dykes82Texas Tech
Brady Hoke*82Ball State, Michigan, San Diego State, Tennessee
George Munger82Pennsylvania
Dick Sheridan82Furman, North Carolina State
238Jimmy Johnson81Miami (FL), Oklahoma State
Billy Murphy81Memphis
Chuck Shelton81Drake, Pacific, Utah State
Mike White81California, Illinoisrecord adjusted to 82-71-4 by NCAA
242Bill Hess80Ohio
Charley Moran80Centre, Texas A&M
Tommy West80Clemson, Memphis
245Larry Fedora79North Carolina, Southern Mississippi
Harvey Harman79Pennsylvania, Rutgers
Bob Pruett79Marshall
248Frank Burns78Rutgers
Dave Doeren*78North Carolina State, Northern Illinois
Jim Harbaugh*78Michigan, Stanford
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