Monday, May 17, 2021

With 100 Days Until College Football Season, A List of All of the Head Coaches With 100 Wins

There are now exactly 100 days until the first games of the 2018 college football season kickoff.  What better way to celebrate that than to countdown all of the college head football coaches who have 100 or more wins?  Now, to clarify only active coaches are counted and only wins at FBS schools are counted.

So for example, Brian Kelly’s wins at Grand Valley State are not counted, Jim Harbaugh’s wins at San Diego would not be counted (not that he’s even close to 100 wins) and Paul Johnson’s wins at Georgia Southern are not counted (they did not become an FBS member until 2014, long after Johnson had left).  Coaches will be ranked going from the fewest wins to the most wins.  Here we go.

College Football’s best coaches

Knocking on the Door

Skip Holtz – Louisiana Tech: 92 wins

Jeff Tedford – Fresno State: 92 wins

Randy Edsall – UConn: 99 wins

 

Now on to the actual countdown.

 

T-18 – Brian Kelly – Notre Dame

Central Michigan: 19-16

Cincinnati: 34-6

Notre Dame: 48-34

Overall: 101-56

Win Pct: 64%

National Championships: 0

NY6 Bowl wins: 0

Conference Championships: 3 (2006, 2008, 2009)

 

T-18 – Dabo Swinney – Clemson

Clemson: 101-30

Overall: 101-30

Win Pct: 77%

National Championships: 1 (2016)

NY6 Bowl wins: 4 (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)

Conference Championships: 4 (2011, 2015, 2016, 2017)

 

17 – David Cutcliffe – Duke

Ole Miss: 44-29

Duke: 59-67

Overall: 103-96

Win Pct: 51%

National Championships: 0

NY6 Bowl wins: 1 (2003)

Conference Championships: 0

 

16 – Bronco Mendenhall – Virginia

BYU: 99-43

Virginia: 8-17

Overall: 107-60

Win Pct: 64%

National Championships: 0

NY6 Bowl wins: 0

Conference Championships: 2 (2006, 2007)

 

15 – Kyle Whittingham – Utah

Utah: 111-56

Overall: 111-56

Win Pct: 66%

National Championships: 0

NY6 Bowl wins: 2 (2004, 2008)

Conference Championships: 1 (2008)

 

14 – Mike Gundy – Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State: 114-53

Overall: 114-53

Win Pct: 68%

National Championships: 0

NY6 Bowl wins: 1 (2011)

Conference Championships: 1 (2011)

 

13 – Bobby Petrino – Louisville

Louisville: 75-27

Arkansas: 34-17

Western Kentucky: 8-4

Overall: 117-48

Win Pct: 70%

National Championships: 0

NY6 Bowl wins: 2 (2006, 2011)

Conference Championships: 2 (2004, 2006)

 

12 – Mark Dantonio – Michigan State

Cincinnati: 18-17

Michigan State: 100-45

Overall: 118-62

Win Pct: 64%

National Championships: 0

NY6 Bowl wins: 2 (2013, 2014)

Conference Championships: 3 (2010, 2013, 2015)

 

11 – Paul Johnson – Georgia Tech

Navy: 45-29

Georgia Tech: 75-54

Overall: 120-83

Win Pct: 59%

National Championships: 0

NY6 Bowl wins: 1 (2014)

Conference Championships: 1 (2009)

 

10 – Mike Leach – Washington State

Texas Tech: 84-43

Washington State: 38-38

Overall: 122-81

60%

National Championships: 0

NY6 Bowl wins: 0

Conference Championships: 0

 

T-8 – Rocky Long – San Diego State

New Mexico: 65-69

San Diego State: 64-29

Overall: 129-98

Win Pct: 56%

National Championships: 0

NY6 Bowl wins: 0

Conference Championships: 3 (2012, 2015, 2016)

 

T-8 – Chris Petersen – Washington

Boise State: 92-12

Washington: 37-17

Overall: 129-29

Win Pct: 81%

National Championships: 0

NY6 Bowl wins: 2 (2006, 2009)

Conference Championships: 6 (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2016)

 

7 – Kirk Ferentz – Iowa

Iowa: 143-97

Overall: 143-97

Win Pct: 59%

National Championships: 0

NY6 Bowl wins: 1 (2009)

Conference Championships: 2 (2002, 2004)

 

6 – Frank Solich – Ohio

Nebraska: 58-19

Ohio: 97-71

Overall: 155-90

Win Pct: 63%

National Championships: 0

NY6 Bowl wins: 1 (1999)

Conference Championships: 1 (1999)

 

5 – Gary Patterson – TCU

TCU: 160-57

Overall: 160-57

Win Pct: 73%

National Championships: 0

NY6 Bowl wins: 2 (2010, 2014)

Conference Championships: 6 (2002, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014)

 

4 – Mark Richt – Miami (FL)

Georgia: 145-51

Miami (FL): 19-7

Overall: 164-58

Win Pct: 73%

National Championships: 0

NY6 Bowl wins: 3 (2002, 2006, 2007)

Conference Championships: 2 (2002, 2005)

 

3 – Urban Meyer – Ohio State

Bowling Green: 17-6

Utah: 22-2

Florida: 65-15

Ohio State: 73-8

Overall: 177-31

Win Pct: 85%

National Championships: 3 (2006, 2008, 2014)

NY6 Bowl wins: 5 (2004, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2017)

Conference Championships: 6 (2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2014, 2017)

 

2 – Bill Snyder – Kansas State

Kansas State: 210-110-1

Overall: 210-110-1

Win Pct: 65%

National Championships: 0

NY6 Bowl wins: 1 (2000)

Conference Championships: 2 (2003, 2012)

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Alabama College Football HC Nick Saban

1 – Nick Saban – Alabama

Toledo: 9-2

Michigan State: 34-24-1

LSU: 48-16

Alabama: 127-20

Overall: 218-62-1

Win Pct: 77%

National Championships: 6 (2003, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017)

NY6 Bowl wins: 6 (2000, 2001, 2003, 2015, 2016, 2017)

Conference Championships: 8 (1990, 2001, 2003, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)

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Lawrence Dockery
I've been a sports fan for as long as I can remember so covering sports seemed like a no-brainer. I've written for a variety of sites and still put out content for World Soccer Talk and Soccer Referee USA. I did commentary for CBHS sports in Memphis, TN my senior year of high school (August 2011-May 2012) and did two years of color commentary for Lafayette High School Football (2014 & 2015) in Oxford, MS. I also spent two years as the host of the Hotty Toddy Hotline (August 2016-May 2018). I've also been a soccer referee since October of 2006 and am currently a Grade 8. Find me on Twitter @ldock93.

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