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Winningest FBS Head Coaches- Number of Victories


Source: sports-reference.com
RankCoachWinsSchoolNotes
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
6LaVell Edwards257Brigham Young
7Tom Osborne255Nebraska
8Lou Holtz249Arkansas, Minnesota, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, South Carolina, William & Mary
9Nick Saban*247Alabama, LSU, Michigan State, Toledorecord adjusted to 242-65-1 by NCAA
10Mack Brown*245North Carolina, Texas, Tulane
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
34Frank Kush176Arizona State
35Don James175Kent State, Washingtonrecord adjusted to 178-76-3 by NCAA
Ralph Jordan175Auburnrecord adjusted to 176-83-6 by NCAA
37Bob Neyland173Tennessee
38Dan Devine172Arizona State, Missouri, Notre Damerecord adjusted to 173-56-9 by NCAA
Gary Patterson*172Texas Christian
George Woodruff172Carlisle, Georgia, Illinois, Pennsylvania
41Mark Richt171Georgia, Miami (FL)
Wallace Wade171Alabama, Duke
43Frank Solich*170Nebraska, Ohio
44Fisher DeBerry169Air Force
Jim Sweeney169Fresno State, Washington Staterecord adjusted to 170-133-4 by NCAA
46Ken 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
53Kirk Ferentz*162Iowa
54Bill Dooley161North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Wake Forestrecord adjusted to 162-126-5 by NCAA
55Bill Yeoman160Houston
56Tommy Tuberville159Auburn, Cincinnati, Ole Miss, Texas Tech
57Barry Switzer157Oklahoma
Pappy Waldorf157California, Kansas State, Northwestern, Oklahoma State
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 Petersen*147Boise State, Washington
Warren Woodson147Arizona, Hardin-Simmons, New Mexico State
68Rocky Long*146New Mexico, San Diego State
69Brian Kelly*145Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Notre Damerecord adjusted to 124-59-0 by NCAA
Les Miles*145Kansas, LSU, Oklahoma State
Bud Wilkinson145Oklahoma
72Bernie Bierman144Iowa Pre-Flight, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Tulane
Jock Sutherland144Lafayette, Pitt
74Larry Smith143Arizona, Missouri, USC, Tulane
75Ray Morrison142SMU, Temple, Vanderbilt
76Ike Armstrong141Utah
Howard Schnellenberger141Florida Atlantic, Louisville, Miami (FL), Oklahoma
78Wallace Butts140Georgia
Edward Robinson140Brown
Henry Williams140Army, Minnesota
81Earle Bruce139Colorado State, Iowa State, Ohio State
Mike Leach*139Texas Tech, Washington State
83Madison Bell136SMU, Texas A&M, Texas Christian
Bob Devaney136Nebraska, Wyoming
James Phelan136Missouri, Purdue, Saint Mary's (CA), Washington
86Charles McClendon135LSUrecord adjusted to 137-59-7 by NCAA
Francis Schmidt135Arkansas, Idaho, Ohio State, Texas Christian
88William Alexander134Georgia Tech
89George O'Leary133UCF, Georgia Tech
90Charlie Bachman132Florida, Kansas State, Michigan State, Northwestern
Mark Dantonio*132Cincinnati, Michigan State
Rip Engle132Brown, Penn State
John Robinson132UNLV, USC
94Lou Little131Columbia, Georgetown
Ara Parseghian131Northwestern, Notre Dame
Mike Price131UTEP, Washington State
Kyle Whittingham*131Utah
Robert Zuppke131Illinois
99Rich Brooks130Kentucky, Oregonrecord adjusted to 131-155-4 by NCAA
Dabo Swinney*130Clemson
101Mike Gundy*129Oklahoma State
102Paul Johnson128Georgia Tech, Navyrecord adjusted to 127-89-0 by NCAA
Grant Teaff128Baylor
104Dennis Franchione127Alabama, New Mexico, Texas A&M, Texas Christian, Texas State
John McKay127USC
106Joe Tiller126Purdue, Wyoming
107Edward Anderson125Holy Cross, Iowa
Harry Hughes125Colorado State
109Bronco Mendenhall*124Brigham Young, Virginia
Bruce 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
Rich Rodriguez118Arizona, Michigan, West Virginia
123Jim Grobe117Baylor, Ohio, Wake Forest
Paul Pasqualoni117Connecticut, Syracuserecord adjusted to 111-77-1 by NCAA
125Mike Bellotti116Oregon
Fritz Crisler116Michigan, Minnesota, Princeton
David Cutcliffe*116Duke, Ole Miss
128Gilmour Dobie115Boston College, Cornell, Navy, Washington
Andy Gustafson115Miami (FL), Virginia Tech
Tom O'Brien115Boston College, North Carolina State
Frank Thomas115Alabama
132Carmen Cozza114Yale
133Dick Crum113Kent State, Miami (OH), North Carolina
134Pat Hill112Fresno State
June Jones112Hawaii, SMU
Mike Riley112Nebraska, Oregon State
137Wayne Hardin111Navy, Temple
Frank Murray111Marquette, Virginia
Homer Norton111Centenary (LA), Texas A&M
Jordan Olivar111Loyola Marymount, Villanova, Yale
141Herb Deromedi110Central Michigan
Skip Holtz*110East Carolina, Louisiana Tech, South Florida
143Duffy Daugherty109Michigan State
Paul Dietzel109Army, LSU, South Carolina
Don Faurot109Iowa Pre-Flight, Missourirecord adjusted to 110-80-10 by NCAA
DeOrmond McLaughry109Brown, Dartmouth
Dutch Meyer109Texas Christian
Darryl Rogers109Arizona State, Fresno State, Michigan State, San Jose State
149Fred Akers108Purdue, Texas, Wyoming
Sonny Lubick108Colorado Staterecord adjusted to 109-73-0 by NCAA
Clark Shaughnessy108Chicago, Maryland, Pitt, Stanford, Tulane
Jeff Tedford*108California, Fresno State
153Jim Carlen107South Carolina, Texas Tech, West Virginia
Frank Leahy107Boston College, Notre Dame
155Carl Snavely106Bucknell, Cornell, North Carolina
Jim Tressel106Ohio Staterecord adjusted to 94-21-0 by NCAA
157Hugo Bezdek105Arkansas, Oregon, Penn State
Knute Rockne105Notre Dame
159Len Casanova104Oregon, Pitt, Santa Clara
Doug Dickey104Florida, Tennessee
Tommy Prothro104Oregon State, UCLA
162Houston Nutt103Arkansas, Boise State, Ole Miss
Bobby Ross103Army, Citadel, Georgia Tech, Maryland
164Butch Davis*102Florida International, Miami (FL), North Carolinarecord adjusted to 86-59-0 by NCAA
Ben Martin102Air Force, Virginia
Red Sanders102UCLA, Vanderbilt
167Joe Morrison101Chattanooga, New Mexico, South Carolina
168Jimbo Fisher*100Florida State, Texas A&M
Jim Tatum100Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma
170Art Briles99Baylor, Houston
Pat Fitzgerald*99Northwestern
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
177Troy Calhoun*98Air Force
Randy Edsall*98Connecticut, Maryland
Harry Mehre98Georgia, Ole Miss
180Bret Bielema97Arkansas, 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
Ken Niumatalolo*97Navy
John Ralston97San Jose State, Stanford, Utah State
Gene Stallings97Alabama, Texas A&Mrecord adjusted to 89-70-1 by NCAA
Murray Warmath97Minnesota, Mississippi State
188Chris Ault95Nevada
Todd Graham95Arizona State, Pitt, Rice, Tulsa
John Mackovic95Arizona, Illinois, Texas, Wake Forest
Kevin Sumlin*95Arizona, Houston, Texas A&M
Randy Walker95Miami (OH), Northwesternrecord adjusted to 96-81-5 by NCAA
193O.E. Hollingbery93Washington State
Bill McCartney93Colorado
Bill Murray93Duke
Bennie Owen93Oklahoma
197Bo McMillin92Indiana, Kansas State
198Aldo Donelli91Boston University, Columbia, Duquesne
Rick Stockstill*91Middle Tennessee State
Dennis Stolz91Bowling Green State, Michigan State, San Diego State
201Tommy Bowden90Clemson, Tulane
202Bobby Collins89SMU, Southern Mississippirecord adjusted to 90-45-3 by NCAA
Dan Mullen*89Florida, Mississippi State
204Curley Byrd88Maryland
Ron McBride88Utah
Glenn Thistlethwaite88Northwestern, Richmond, Wisconsin
Joseph Yukica88Boston College, Dartmouth
208Biff Jones87Army, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma
Frank Kimbrough87Baylor, Hardin-Simmons, North Carolina Pre-Flight, West Texas A&M
Rick Neuheisel87Colorado, UCLA, Washington
211Larry Blakeney86Troy
Frank Cavanaugh86Boston College, Dartmouth, Fordham, Holy Cross
Jimmy Crowley86Fordham, Michigan State, North Carolina Pre-Flight
Arthur Guepe86Vanderbilt, Virginia
David Shaw*86Stanford
Andy Smith86California, Purdue
217Emory Bellard85Mississippi State, Texas A&M
Al Groh85Virginia, Wake Forest
219Gary Barnett84Colorado, Northwesternrecord adjusted to 85-82-1 by NCAA
Butch Jones84Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Tennessee
Jack Meagher84Auburn, Iowa Pre-Flight, Rice
Jack Mollenkopf84Purdue
Thomas Nugent84Florida State, Maryland, Virginia Military Institute
224Bill Curry83Alabama, Georgia Tech, Kentucky
Ray Eliot83Illinois
Morley Jennings83Baylor
Bernie Moore83LSU
John Smith83Arkansas, Louisville, Michigan State, Utah State
229Terry Bowden82Akron, Auburn
Larry Coker82Miami (FL), UTSA
Spike Dykes82Texas Tech
George Munger82Pennsylvania
Dick Sheridan82Furman, North Carolina State
234Jimmy Johnson81Miami (FL), Oklahoma State
Billy Murphy81Memphis
Mike White81California, Illinoisrecord adjusted to 82-71-4 by NCAA
237James Franklin*80Penn State, Vanderbilt
Bill Hess80Ohio
Charley Moran80Centre, Texas A&M
Tommy West80Clemson, Memphis
241Larry Fedora79North Carolina, Southern Mississippi
Harvey Harman79Pennsylvania, Rutgers
Bob Pruett79Marshall
244Frank Burns78Rutgers
Brady Hoke78Ball State, Michigan, San Diego State, Tennessee
Doc Holliday*78Marshall
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