Best College Football Coaches & All Without An Associate Degree Online

Published on 10/28/2019
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Whether you’re a football fan or not, you are when you’re in college – although it’s a bit hard if you’re pursuing an associate degree online. Then again, none of that really matters. Okay fine, it does. In any case, we’re here to pick apart the greatest head college football coaches there is, and was. So what more can we say other than….Ready? Set? Hike! (That’s right, we went there).

Steve Spurrier

“Head Ball Coach” was the man in charge of three college and two professional teams over a 26 year span – bring his career record to 228-89-2. When Spurrier retired, he did so as the winningest coach in both Florida and South Carolina history. Moreover he has the second most coaching wins in SEC history, behind the legendary Bear Bryant. In 2017, Spurrier was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, making him just one of four to be inducted as a player and a coach.

Steve Spurrier

Steve Spurrier

Ara Parseghian

When it comes to Notre Dame royalty, you’re lookin’ at the King. When the College Football Hall of Famer was brought on board in 1964, he took the Fighting Irish to insane accomplishments. In fact, in his 11 seasons at Notre Dame, he bagged two national titles and never had a losing season – his coaching career is often referred to as “the Era of Ara”. He wrapped up his career with a record of 170–58–6. Sadly, Parseghian passed away on August 2, 2017 but his legacy is already in the history books.

Ara Parseghian

Ara Parseghian

Dabo Swinney

Meet Dabo Swinney, the head football coach at Clemson University. Swinney took over the Clemson Tigers midway through the 2008 season, after Tommy Bowden retired. Already, he took the 2016 Clemson Tigers to victory at the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship, securing a national championship. Clearly a man who will likely never pursue an associate degree online.

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Dabo Swinney

Lloyd Carr

Lloyd Carr – the College Football Hall of Fame inductee is a former player and coach with a plethora of accolades and accomplishments. From 1995 to 2007, Carr was head coach at the University of Michigan. As a result, the Wolverines garnered a record of 122–40 and went on to win or share five Big Ten Conference titles. No need for an associate degree online, this man is already a genius.

Lloyd Carr

Lloyd Carr

John Heisman

Ladies and gents, already we’ve reached football royalty with John Heisman. Whatever you know about the “pioneer of Southern football”, note that in his lifetime, he was a player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. Moreover he was also an actor and sportswriter. With a college football record of 186–70–18, this master innovator can never be forgotten. Furthermore, just in case you forgot, he’s got this little prize named him, the Heisman Trophy – which is awarded annually to the season’s most decorated player.

John Heisman

John Heisman

Darrell Royal

Darrell Royal was the head coach at Mississippi State University, the University of Washington, and the University of Texas at Austin, racking up a career record of 184–60–5. Additionally his 20 seasons at Texas mean that his teams won three national championships, 11 Southwest Conference titles, and he’s actually won more games out of any coach in Texas Longhorns football history.

Darrell Royal

Darrell Royal

John McKay

John McKay could talk about an associate degree online all day long, in fact he can talk about whatever he wants, he’s John McKay. This College Football Hall of Famer was the head coach at the University of Southern California and the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. OF course during his 16 seasons at USC, McKay earned a record of 127–40–8 and even won nine AAWU/Pac-8 conference titles. Oh yeah, his team also snagged eight appearances in the Rose Bowl, snatching five wins.

John McKay

John McKay

Bud Wilkinson

Charles Burnham “Bud” Wilkinson was a football player, coach, broadcaster, and politician. When he was the head football coach at the University of Oklahoma, he racked up a career record of 145–29–4. In fact, his Oklahoma Sooners would win three national championships and 14 conference titles – moreover his squads would win 47 straight games, a record still standing at the highest level of college football.

Bud Wilkinson

Bud Wilkinson

Bob Stoops

Bob Stoops is the former head football coach at the University of Oklahoma, a position that was his from 1999 until he retired in June 7, 2017. During the 2000 season, “Big Game Bob” would lead the Sooners to an Orange Bowl victory and a national championship.

Bob Stoops

Bob Stoops

Bobby Dodd

Bobby Dodd was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame as both a player and coach, which is something that only four other people have accomplished. Upon his retirement in 1966, Dodd had a career record of 165–64–8. Including nine major Bowl wins, with just four losses.

Bobby Dodd

Bobby Dodd

John Gagliardi

When you’ve got near 500 wins under your belt, you can talk about whatever you want, including an associate degree online. See, John Gagliardi has a career record of 489–138–11, which means that he has the most wins out of any coach in college football history. Yeah, he’s that good.

John Gagliardi

John Gagliardi

Bob Devaney

Bob Devaney was the head coach at the University of Wyoming (1957 to 1961) and the University of Nebraska (1962 to 1972) – which is how he compiled an impressive career record of 136–30–7. He’s just that good! Which explains why his Cornhuskers team won consecutive national championships back in 1970 and 1971 and also three consecutive Orange Bowls.

Bob Devaney

Bob Devaney

Mack Brown

Maybe you recognize Mack Brown as a college football commentator for ESPN, but there’s a reason he’s in that position. Duh, his former head coaching position of the Texas Longhorns! OF course we should mention Appalachian State, Tulane, and North Carolina – he was head coach there too. Although he really left his mark while at the University of Texas at Austin. Now his career record might be 244–122, but the rest of his accolades speak for themselves. Let’s see, he’s got one National win, two Big 12 wins, and SIX Big 12 South Division wins.

Mack Brown

Mack Brown

Bret Bielema

Bret Bielema, as if you didn’t know, is the head football coach at the University of Arkansas. Whoever before this gig, he was head coach from 2006 to 2014 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he captured a 68–24 record. This Big Ten Coach of the Year also has three Big Ten and one Big Ten Leaders Division wins to his name.

Bret Bielema

Bret Bielema

Frank Broyles

At age 92, on August 14, 2017, the great Frank Boyles passed away but his legacy lives on. As the head coach at the University of Missouri and the University of Arkansas, his 149–62–6 record is pretty darn impressive. Then there’s the fact that his achievement of 144–58–5 in just 19 seasons is the most wins and the most games out of any head coach in Razorback history.

Frank Broyles

Frank Broyles

Vince Dooley

Vince Dooley’s 25 year coaching career at the University of Georgia earned him a 201–77–10 career record. Furthermore his teams would bag six Southeastern Conference titles and also the 1980 national championship. Plus after 1980 season, Dooley would earn countless “Coach of the Year” awards, beats an associate degree online.

Vince Dooley

Vince Dooley

William Anderson Alexander

When you’ve got the “second most victories of any Tech football coach”, yeah, you wind up on the list. Alexander was the head coach at Georgia Institute of Technology from 1920 to 1944, compiling a record of 134–95–15. Moreover he became the first ever college football coach to place his teams in all four major post-season bowl games of that time: Sugar, Cotton, Orange, and Rose.

William Alexander

William Anderson Alexander

Tom Herman

Before Tom Herman took over at the University of Texas at Austin, he was the head honcho at the University of Houston. Currently his career record stands at 22–4 but with a win at the American Athletic Conference to his name already, he’s gonna make some big waves on the field.

Tom Herman

Tom Herman

David Shaw

David Shaw is the head coach at Stanford Cardinal football club, a position he’s held since 2011. Before he was head coach, he was Stanford’s offensive coordinator, the passing game coordinator at University of San Diego, and was also an assistant coach for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders, and Baltimore Ravens.

David Shaw

David Shaw

Jim Tressel

Slightly controversial to include Jim Tressel in our list but hey, his record speaks for itself. While at Ohio State, Tressel’s teams competed in three BCS National Championship Games, in fact his 2002 squad won a national title. Moreover, his team achieved the first 14–0 season record in major college football, a feat not seen since the 1897 Penn Quakers.

Jim Tressel

Jim Tressel

Joe Paterno

All right so we’ve reached another controversial choice but let’s just focus on the numbers, okay? When he was the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from 1966 to 2011, Paterno earned 409 victories, which makes him the most victorious coach in all of NCAA FBS history. Plus the Nittany Lions earned 37 bowl appearances, bagging 24 wins – meanwhile Paterno was turning offers down to coach in the NFL.

Joe Paterno

Joe Paterno

Gary Pinkel

Oh look, we’ve reached the most winning coach in Toledo’s history, Gary Pinkel. From 1991 to 2000, Pinkel’s team would win a Mid-American Conference and his record there was 73-37-3. He finished his career at Missouri, retiring in 2015 due to his diagnosis of non-Hodgkins lymphoma – we’re all sending positive thoughts his way.

Gary Pinkel

Gary Pinkel

Barry Alvarez

Currently, Barry Alvarez is the athletic director at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, although most of us remember him for his football genius. Let’s start – he was the head football coach at Wisconsin for 16 beautiful seasons, where he compiled a career record of 118–73–4. Not only does he hold the record of the longest head coaching tenure with the Wisconsin Badgers, but he also holds the most wins.

Barry Alvarez

Barry Alvarez

Jimmy Johnson

Oklahoma State University–Stillwater and the University of Miami had exceptional seasons when Jimmy Johnson was the head honcho. Of course when he moved onto the NFL, his success only increased. As it stands, he’s just one of three football coaches to lead teams to wins in a major college football championship and a Super Bowl (with the other two being Barry Switzer and Pete Carroll).

Jimmy Johnson

Jimmy Johnson

Lou Holtz

Player? Coach? Analyst? Triple check. Lou Holtz signed off with a career record of 249–132–7, thanks to his coaching at The College of William & Mary, North Carolina State University, the University of Arkansas, the University of Minnesota, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of South Carolina. Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008, Holtz is also remembered best for his ability to inspire players and quick wit.

Lou Holtz

Lou Holtz

Mike Gundy

Mike Gundy is currently head football coach at Oklahoma State University–Stillwater, his alma mater. As a result his career record stands at 104–50, but he’s not done yet. Nor is his mullet.

Mike Gundy

Mike Gundy

Brian Kelly

Since 2009, Brian Kelly has been the head football coach for the University of Notre Dame – where in the 2012 season, Kelly’s Irish finished at #3 in the USA Today Coaches poll and at #4 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. Previously Kelly was head coach at Grand Valley State University , Central Michigan University, and University of Cincinnati. Be that as it may, his current career record is 230–88–2.

Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly

Kevin Sumlin

From 2007 to 2011, Kevin Sumlin was the head coach at the University of Houston, but he’s now with Texas A&M University. As it stands, his record stands at 79–38. In his first season with A&M, he became the first head coach to have won over eight games!

NCAA Football: Cotton Bowl Texas A&M Vs Oklahoma

Kevin Sumlin

Gus Malzahn

Right now, Gus is the head coach of the Auburn Tigers – in his first season there, he gained tons of national attention for coaching one of the biggest turnarounds in college football history. Not bad for someone who spent the season before at Arkansas State University as head coach. Malzahn might just be starting out as head coach, but he’s already made a name for himself.

NCAA Football: Auburn At Mississippi State

Gus Malzahn

Chip Kelly

Chip Kelly doesn’t care about an associate degree online, he’s too busy as an ESPN analyst for NFL/NCAA football. Prior to this, Kelly was head coach for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers. Yes, before this he was head coach of the Oregon Ducks, where he took the team to four consecutive BCS bowl game appearances, which include the 2011 BCS National Championship Game.

Chip Kelly

Chip Kelly

Howard Schnellenberger

83 year old Howard Schnellenberger has been a football legend, at both the college and professional level for many years. As head coach of the University of Miami, University of Oklahoma, University of Louisville, and Florida Atlantic University – he finished with a record 158–151–3. Although that’s not all that impressive, Howard is best known as having recruited Joe Namath to Alabama for the legend Bear Bryant in 1961.

NCAA Football: Louisiana Monroe At Florida Atlantic

Howard Schnellenberger

Frank Beamer

Frank Beamer’s name will always be synonymous with the Virginia Tech Hokies. Why? Well he was their head coach from 1987 to 2015 (yup, really). In his 29 years with VT, Beamer’s record finished at 238–121–2. Moreover his teams went to postseason play after every season from 1993 until he retired in 2015; then there’s the 23 consecutive bowl appearance streak which was the longest at that time. Beamer impressively owns all but one of the Hokies’ 10-win seasons, but all of their 11-win seasons.

Frank Beamer

Frank Beamer

Kyle Whittingham

Before Kyle Whittingham became the head coach of the University of Utah Utes, he served as their defensive coordinator for ten seasons. 2008 was a good year for him as he won the AFCA Coach of the Year and the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award. As it stands, his career record is 104–50. If he wanted to conquer an associate degree online, he could.

Kyle Whittingham

Kyle Whittingham

Ken Niumatalolo

You’re looking at the head coach of the United States Naval Academy, a position Ken Niumatalolo has held since 2007. Currently his record is 77–42 and he has also won two American West Division championships. Moreover his Navy teams have defeated Army in every one of Niumatalolo’s first nine seasons as the head coach – impressive.

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Ken Niumatalolo

Mark Richt

Mark Richt is busy as head coach at his alma mater, the University of Miami. Probably doesn’t have time to worry about an associate degree online, not that that would interest him anyway. Most noteworthy here is that Richt spent 15 years as the head coach at the University of Georgia. Which explains his current record of 154–55, plus his two SEC championship wins and five SEC Eastern Division championship wins.

Mark Richt

Mark Richt

Lane Kiffin

Yup, the son of the longtime NFL defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, is the current head coach at Florida Atlantic University. Currently his record at the college football level is 35–21, but he’s only just getting started, we ain’t seen nothing yet.

NCAA Football: Charleston Southern At Alabama

Lane Kiffin

Mark Dantonio

Meet Mark Dantonio, the current head coach at Michigan State University – a position he’s held since 2007 – and furthermore, he’s presiding over one of THE most successful eras in the program’s history on top of it all. As such, the Spartans enjoyed snagging three Big Ten Conference championships and seven vital victories over arch rival, Michigan.

Mark Dantonio

Mark Dantonio

Gary Patterson

Gary Patterson’s time as head coach at Texas Christian University is pure gold. I mean, he is the winningest coach in all of Horned Frogs’ history. His team has earned six conference championships, one Big 12 Conference title, and nine bowl game victories. He could preach about an associate degree online and everyone would listen.

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Gary Patterson

James Franklin

James Franklin is currently is the head coach at Penn State University, prior to this position he was head coach at Vanderbilt University. In the 2016 season with the Nittany Lions, Franklin may have started the season 2-2, but he absolutely rallied his team who went on to win the next eight games, including the Big Ten’s East Division. Which was then followed up with a victory over Wisconsin in the 2016 Big Ten Football Championship Game.

James Franklin

James Franklin

Wayne ‘Woody’ Hayes

So the least we can do is mention that ‘Woody’ Hayes coached at Denison Big Red and Miami Redskins, but it’s his time with the Ohio State Buckeyes that’s of most interest to us. Overall his career record is 238–72–10. In his 28 seasons with the Buckeyes, Hayes’ teams would go on to win five national championships and 13 Big Ten Conference titles. Furthermore no fan could ever forget the intense Michigan–Ohio State football rivalry, which was dubbed “The Ten Year War”.

Wayne Woody Hayes

Wayne Woody Hayes

Pete Carroll

As if you didn’t already know, Pete Carroll is head coach and executive VP to the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks (actually he’s the oldest coach in the NFL). His college football career record with the USC Trojans stands at 97-19. Moreover we need to mention that Carroll is just one of three coaches to win both a Super Bowl and a college football national championship.

Pete Carroll

Pete Carroll

Urban Meyer

Bowling Green Falcons, the Utah Utes, the Florida Gators, and now the Ohio State Buckeyes – obviously we’re talking about places where Urban Meyer was head coach at. On another note, Meyer is also just one of three coaches (Pop Warner and Nick Saban are the other two) to have won a major college football national championship at two different universities. We see you, Meyer, we see you.

Urban Meyer

Urban Meyer

Barry Switzer

We’ve reached Barry Switzer, whose impeccable career is far more interesting than an associate degree online. In any case, Switzer spent 16 years as the head football coach at the University of Oklahoma and an additional four years as the head coach for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. Now we also need to mention that he has one of the highest winning percentages out of any college football coach in history. Yeah, he really is that good. Moreover he is just one of three head coaches to win both a college football national championship and a Super Bowl, the others are Jimmy Johnson and Pete Carroll.

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Barry Switzer

Bernie Bierman

Minnesota lad, Bernie Bierman, is a former football player and also a head coach of football and basketball. When it comes to football, he coached at the University of Montana, Mississippi State University, Tulane University, and also his alma mater, the University of Minnesota. When he hung up his hat, he had a career record of 153–65–12.

Tom Harmon Bernie Bierman

Bernie Bierman

Nick Saban

Since 2007, Nick Saban has been the head coach at the University of Alabama. Prior to this, he was the head coach of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins and three universities, including Louisiana State University, Michigan State University, and the University of Toledo. Additionally we have to mention that Saban and Bear Bryant are the only two coaches to have won an SEC championship at two different schools! Oh yeah, and since the inception of the AP Poll in 1936, Saban became the first coach in college football history to have won a national championship with two different Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools.

Nick Saban

Nick Saban

Jimbo Fisher

When discussing Jimbo Fisher, an associate degree online won’t come up, what will though is his brilliant record. Currently he’s the head coach at Florida State University, a position he’s held since 2010. Of course there’s also the fact that in Saban’s inaugural year, he took FSU to their first 10-win season since 2003 and also their first appearance in the ACC Championship Game since 2005. As a result his current career record stands at 78–17, but he’s just getting started.

Jimbo Fisher

Jimbo Fisher

Bill Snyder

Currently Bill Snyder is the head football coach at Kansas State University – although he was the head coach there from 1989 to 2005 and was rehired in 2008. Which, you guessed it, makes him just one of a few head coaches to have served non-consecutive tenures at the same school. With a career record of 202–105–1, the College Football Hall of Famer has won several conference and national coach of the year awards. Moreover, the football stadium at Kansas State is named after him.

Bill Snyder

Bill Snyder

Les Miles

Call him what you want, a genius, the Mad Hatter, or just Les Miles, you can’t deny that he’s good at what he does. Long before he became a head coach, Miles established himself as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State, the University of Michigan, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and with the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.

Les Miles

Les Miles

Jim Harbaugh

Former college football and NFL quarterback, Jim Harbaugh makes the cut. As head coach, he was with the University of San Diego, Stanford University, and from 2015, he’s been head coach at his alma mater, the University of Michigan. As it stands, his career record currently stands at 78–33

Jim Harbaugh

Jim Harbaugh

Bobby Bowden

Forget about an associate degree online cause we’ve just reached Bobby Bowden. Forever will Boweden be remembered as the head coach at the Florida State Seminoles, from 1976 to 2009. While at FSU, Bowden’s teams would reach an Associated Press and Coaches Poll National Title, a BCS National Championship, and 12 Atlantic Coast Conference championships. At the end, his career record stands at 377–129–4.

Bobby Bowden

Bobby Bowden

Frank Leahy

Sure, we could focus on many of Frank Leahy’s accomplishments but we would be doing an injustice if we didn’t focus on his time at the University of Notre Dame. Why? Because his winning percentage is at .864 which makes it the second best in NCAA Division I football history, behind fellow Fighting Irish coach, Knute Rockne. This College Football Hall of Famer has a total career record of 107–13–9.

Frank Leahy

Frank Leahy

Tom Osborne

Tom Osborne is a former football player, coach, college athletics administrator, and Nebraska politician. A jack of all trades, really. Heck he could throw in an associate degree online and we’d all be rejoicing. In his 25 year career, he was the head coach at the University of Nebraska where he went on to earn a career record of 255–49–3, 13 conference championships, and three national championships. Not bad, Tom, not bad at all.

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Tom Osborne

Eddie Robinson

Eddie Robinson may be a controversial choice but let’s just get on with it, okay? There are many many college football experts who regard Robinson as one of the greatest coaches in history. Considering that his career record is 408–165–15, we get it. For 56 years, Robinson was the head coach of Grambling State University.

Eddie Robinson

Eddie Robinson

Bob Neyland

Bob Neyland: the football player, the coach, and the officer in the United States Army is up next. Neyland served three stints as the head coach at the University of Tennessee, making him just one of two coaches to win national titles in two non-consecutive tenures at the very same school. Lest we forget, this legend still holds the record for most wins in Tennessee Volunteers history which include 173 wins in 216 games, six undefeated seasons, nine undefeated regular seasons, seven conference championships, and four national championships. #epic

Bob Neyland

Bob Neyland

Pop Warner

Not only is Pop Warner a former football player and coach, he’s also credited with inventing many crucial aspects of the modern game. With an overall career record of 319–106–32, Warner once held the record for most wins out of any coach in college football history.

Pop Warner

Pop Warner

Walter Camp

Oh man, we’ve just reached Walter Camp, the football player, coach, and sports writer who was known as the “Father of American Football”. You don’t need an associate degree online to know that Camp has a heck of a long list of inventions to his name. There are not many College Football Hall of Fame inductees can say they helped shape the very way we look at American football today, but Walter Camp certainly can.

Walter Camp

Walter Camp

Amos Alonzo Stagg

Amos Alonzo Stagg is the kind of guy who would have absolutely destroyed an associate degree online – he’s just that good. Stagg wasn’t just a football genius, but also in basketball, baseball, and track and field. However when it comes to college football, his career record stands at 314–199–35. Oh, and Stagg is credited with MANY inventions to the game we all love so much.

Amos Alonzo Stagg

Amos Alonzo Stagg

Fielding H. Yost

As far as head coaches go, Fielding H. Yost is a pretty important one to know. In his 25 seasons with Ann Arbor, Yost’s Wolverines would go on to win six national championships, and 10 Big Ten Conference titles. Although this College Football Hall of Famer is best remembered for “pioneering the development of college football into a national phenomenon”.

Fielding H. Yost

Fielding H. Yost

Knute Rockne

Here’s the thing about Knute Rockne, he’s easily regarded as one of the greatest college football coaches in history. Now that’s of course an impressive accomplishment, more so than an associate degree online. I mean even his biography at the College Football Hall of Fame calls him as “without question, American football’s most-renowned coach”. Just ask anyone who’s a fan of Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish and they’ll never shut up about Rockne.

Knute Rockne

Knute Rockne

Bear Bryant

Here we are folks, our number one slot. Without a doubt, Bear Bryant was always destined to wind up here. During his 25-year tenure as the head coach of Alabama, he racked up six national championships and 13 conference championships, with a career record of 323–85–17. Furthermore, when he retired in 1982, he actually held the record for the most wins as a head coach in collegiate football history, with a staggering 323 wins.

Bear Bryant

Bear Bryant

Major Applewhite

Major Applewhite was a former player and is currently the head coach at the University of Houston. Major was offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach before getting the role of head coach. Before going to Texas, Major was offensive coordinator at Rice University and at the University of Alabama. At the time, he was the youngest offensive coordinator among Division I-A schools.

Major Applewhite

Major Applewhite

Scott Frost

Scott Frost is another former football player, but he is currently the head coach for the University of Nebraska. Scott played in the NFL for 6 years on the New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Before he got the job at the University of Nebraska, he was the head coach at the University of Central Florida.

Scott Frost

Scott Frost

Kirk Ferentz

Kirk James Ferentz is the head coach at the University of Iowa, and has been since 1999. Before he got the gig, he was head coach at the University of Maine. Kirk also dipped his feet in the NFL and was an assistant coach to the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens. Before all of his coaching stints, he was a player as well. He attended the University of Connecticut from 1974 to 1976 where he was a linebacker on the university’s team. Can you believe that he currently holds the position for the longest tenured FBS coach with one program? Impressive.

Kirk Ferentz

Kirk Ferentz

Mark Stoops

Mark Thomas Stoops was a football player before getting into coaching. Currently, he is the head coach at the University of Kentucky and has been since 2012. Before moving to Kentucky, he was defensive coordinator at the University of Arizona and Florida State University.

Mark Stoops

Mark Stoops

Jeff Brohm

Jeff Brohm played college football at the University of Louisville for coach Howard Schnellenberger and went on to play in the NFL for 7 seasons. He then went into coaching and served as the head coach at Western Kentucky University. He currently is the head football coach at Purdue University in Indiana.

Jeff Brohm

Jeff Brohm

Charlie Strong

From 2010-2014, Charlie was head coach at the University of Louisville, leading the team to a 37–15 record and to a bowl game each season. He then went on to the University of Texas but was fired after a losing season. Charlie Strong is currently the head coach at the University of South Florida.

Charlie Strong

Charlie Strong

Neal Brown

Neal Brown was the offensive coordinator at Troy, Texas Tech University, and the University of Kentucky before moving on to bigger and better things. He is currently the head coach at Troy University, and has been since November 2014.

Neal Brown

Neal Brown

Terry Bowden

The Bowden family truly is College Football Royalty! Terry Bowden’s father was Bobby Bowden, Florida State University ‘s head coach, and his brother is Tommy Bowden, the former head football coach at Clemson University. Terry’s other brother, Jeff, was the former offensive coordinator at Florida State University and was also Terry’s special teams coordinator at Akron. Terry is currently the head coach at the University of Akron. He was previously head coach at Salem University, Samford University, Auburn University and the University of North Alabama.

Terry Bowden

Terry Bowden

Sonny Dykes

Daniel “Sonny” Dykes was a former college baseball player and is currently a head coach for college football. Sonny was an offensive analyst for TCU, head coach at the University of California, Berkeley and Louisiana Tech University. Currently, he is the head coach at Southern Methodist University (SMU).

Sonny Dykes

Sonny Dykes

Bob Davie

Robert (Bob) Edwin Davie Jr. is currently the head football coach at New Mexico University. Previously, he was the head coach at Notre Dame, and also served as an ESPN college football color commentator.

Bob Davie

Bob Davie

Butch Davis

Paul Hilton “Butch” Davis Jr. is currently the head football coach at Florida International University. Right after graduating from the University of Arkansas, he moved to Oklahoma to work at Oklahoma State University as an assistant college football coach. Butch also worked as assistant coach at the University of Miami before moving on to the NFL. Butch finally got a big break as he became defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL. He then went back to college ball and was the head coach of the University of Miami. But he didn’t stay for long, as he soon went back to the NFL and became the head coach for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns. As you’d probably assume by now, Butch can’t make his mind up between college and the pros. He ended up going back to college, serving as the head coach of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels team. But, he soon left UNC after NCAA investigations went underway. Back to the NFL he went, where he served as an advisor for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Butch Davis

Butch Davis

Justin Wilcox

Justin Draper Wilcox moved from team to team in the college football world. He’s currently the head coach at the University of California, Berkeley. But, before his big break he worked at Boise State as a General Assistant. Justin then went on to be Defensive Coordinator at Boise State, Tennessee, Washington, USC and Wisconsin.

Justin Wilcox

Justin Wilcox

Herm Edwards

Herman Edwards Jr. played cornerback for ten seasons in the NFL. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Los Angeles Rams, and the Atlanta Falcons. Herm is now the head coach at Arizona State University, and has been since the year 2017. Prior to this gig, he was an ESPN pro-football analyst. Over the years Herm was also an NFL head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Jets.

Herm Edwards

Herm Edwards

Brad Lambert

Brad Lambert was the head coach of the Charlotte 49ers until about a month ago. He was let go by the school on November 18, 2018. Brad Lambert is responsible for building a football program at the school and nursing it until it joined the rest of the 49ers’ sports in programs in Conference USA.

Brad Lambert

Brad Lambert

John Bonamego

John Frank Bonamego has over two decades of both college and pro coaching experience under his belt. Not only did John play football for Central Michigan, but he was also head coach for 3 years. John also coached at Army, Lehigh and Maine at the collegiate level. In the pros, he was an assistant for the New Orleans Saints, the Green Bay Packers and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

John Bonamego

John Bonamego

Craig Bohl

Craig Philip Bohl is the current head football coach for the University of Wyoming. Before this stint, Craig was the head coach at North Dakota State University. During his final 3 years in North Dakota, he led the team to three NCAA Division I Football Championships.

Craig Bohl

Craig Bohl

Greg Schiano

Gregory Edward Schiano is currently the associate head coach and defensive coordinator of the unstoppable Ohio State Buckeyes. Previously, he had been head coach for Rutgers University at the collegiate level, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL.

Greg Schiano

Greg Schiano

Ryan Day

Ryan Day was previously a quarterback at the New Hampshire University and is now a coach at the collegiate level. Currently, Ryan is the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Amazingly enough, he will become head coach when Urban Meyer retires in 2019.

Ryan Day

Ryan Day

Mario Cristobal

Mario Manuel Cristobal is currently the head football coach at the University of Oregon, and was previously Florida International University’s head coach. Back in the day when he was a player himself, he was an all-conference offensive tackle on the Miami Hurricanes team and won 2 national championships.

Mario Cristobal

Mario Cristobal

Doug Martin

Douglas Franklin Martin is currently the head coach at New Mexico State University, and has been since 2013. Before New Mexico, Doug was head coach at Kent State University for 6 years.

Doug Martin

Doug Martin

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