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List of current NCAA Division I FBS football coaches

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) includes 130 teams. Each team has one head coach.[1] In addition to the head coach, most teams also have at least one offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator;[1] however, the head coach will sometimes assume one of these roles as well. FBS is composed of ten conferences: American Athletic Conference (The American), Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Big 12 Conference, Big Ten Conference, Conference USA (C-USA), Mid-American Conference (MAC), Mountain West Conference (MW), Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12), Southeastern Conference (SEC), and Sun Belt Conference. All FBS schools except six (Army, BYU, Liberty, UMass, New Mexico State, & Notre Dame) are members of one of these conferences.

As of 2018, the longest-tenured head coach in Division I FBS is Kirk Ferentz of Iowa. Ferentz began his current coaching tenure in 1999 and is also the only FBS head coach who began his current head coaching position before the 2000 season. Two coaches had a previous head coaching stint at their current school that began prior to the 2000 season: Randy Edsall at UConn and Mack Brown at North Carolina.

Coaches' records updated through the 2018 college football season.

Contents

CoachesEdit

School Conference Head coach First season W L W% W L W% Offensive coordinator(s) Defensive coordinator(s) Special Teams coordinator(s)
Current Career DI FBS
Cincinnati Bearcats The American Luke Fickell 2017 15 10 .600 21 17 .553 Mike Denbrock Marcus Freeman Brian Mason
Connecticut Huskies The American Randy Edsall 2017[N 1] 4 20 .167 96 117 .451 Frank Giufre Lou Spanos Eddie Allen
East Carolina Pirates The American Mike Houston 2019 0 0 0 0 Donnie Kirkpatrick Bob Trott Roy Tesh
Houston Cougars The American Dana Holgorsen 2019 0 0 61 41 .598 Marquel Blackwell / Brandon Jones Joe Cauthen / Doug Belk Blake Gideon
Memphis Tigers The American Mike Norvell 2016 26 14 .650 26 14 .650 Kevin Johns Adam Fuller Pete Lembo
Navy Midshipmen The American Ken Niumatalolo 2007 87 58 .600 87 58 .600 Ivin Jasper Brian Newberry Danny O'Rourke
SMU Mustangs The American Sonny Dykes 2018 5 8 .385 46 53 .465 Rhett Lashlee Kevin Kane Josh Martin
South Florida Bulls The American Charlie Strong 2017 17 8 .680 70 45 .609 Kerwin Bell Brian Jean-Mary Justin Burke
Temple Owls The American Rod Carey 2019 0 0 52 30 .634 Vacant / Mike Uremovich Jeff Knowles Ed Foley
Tulane Green Wave The American Willie Fritz 2016 16 21 .432 33 28 .541 Will Hall Jack Curtis Willie Fritz
Tulsa Golden Hurricane The American Philip Montgomery 2015 21 29 .420 21 29 .420 Philip Montgomery Joseph Gillespie Calvin Lowry
UCF Knights The American Josh Heupel 2018 12 1 .923 12 1 .923 Josh Heupel Randy Shannon Nick Toth
Boston College Eagles ACC Steve Addazio 2013 51 49 .510 51 49 .510 Mike Bajakian Bill Sheridan Ricky Brown
Clemson Tigers ACC Dabo Swinney 2008 115 30 .793 115 30 .793 Tony Elliott / Jeff Scott Brent Venables Danny Pearman
Duke Blue Devils ACC David Cutcliffe 2008 67 72 .482 111 101 .524 Zac Roper Ben Albert / Matt Geurrieri Kirk Benedict / Jim Bridge
Florida State Seminoles ACC Willie Taggart 2018 5 7 .417 52 57 .477 Kendal Briles Harlon Barnett Mark Snyder
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets ACC Geoff Collins 2019 0 0 15 10 .600 Dave Patenaude Nathan Burton / Andrew Thacker Jeff Popovich / Chris Wiesehan
Louisville Cardinals ACC Scott Satterfield 2019 0 0 47 16 .746 Dwayne Ledford Bryan Brown / Cort Dennison Stu Holt
Miami Hurricanes ACC Manny Diaz 2019 0 0 0 0 Dan Enos Blake Baker / Ephraim Banda Jonathan Patke
North Carolina Tar Heels ACC Mack Brown 2019 0 0 227 94 .707 Phil Longo Jay Bateman / Tommy Thigpen Scott Boone
NC State Wolfpack ACC Dave Doeren 2013 44 33 .571 66 37 .641 Des Kitchings / George McDonald Tony Gibson / Dave Huxtable Todd Goebbel
Pittsburgh Panthers ACC Pat Narduzzi 2015 28 24 .538 28 24 .538 Mark Whipple Randy Bates Andre Powell
Syracuse Orange ACC Dino Babers 2016 18 19 .486 36 28 .563 Mike Lynch Brian Ward Justin Lustig
Virginia Cavaliers ACC Bronco Mendenhall 2016 16 22 .421 115 65 .639 Robert Anae Nick Howell / Kelly Poppinga Ricky Brumfield
Virginia Tech Hokies ACC Justin Fuente 2016 25 15 .625 51 38 .573 Brad Cornelsen Bud Foster James Shibest
Wake Forest Demon Deacons ACC Dave Clawson 2014 28 35 .444 60 66 .476 Warren Ruggiero Lyle Hemphill Wayne Lineburg
Baylor Bears Big 12 Matt Rhule 2017 8 17 .320 36 40 .474 Glenn Thomas / Jeff Nixon Phil Snow Mike Siravo
Iowa State Cyclones Big 12 Matt Campbell 2016 19 19 .500 54 34 .614 Tom Manning Jon Heacock Vacant
Kansas Jayhawks Big 12 Les Miles 2019 0 0 142 55 .721 Les Koenning DJ Eliot Mike Ekeler
Kansas State Wildcats Big 12 Chris Klieman 2019 0 0 0 0 Courtney Messingham Scottie Hazelton Vacant
Oklahoma Sooners Big 12 Lincoln Riley 2017 24 4 .857 24 4 .857 Bill Bedenbaugh / Cale Gundy Alex Grinch Jay Boulware
Oklahoma State Cowboys Big 12 Mike Gundy 2005 121 59 .672 121 59 .672 Sean Gleeson Jim Knowles John Wozniak
TCU Horned Frogs Big 12 Gary Patterson 2000 167 63 .726 167 63 .726 Sonny Cumbie / Curtis Luper Chad Glasgow Vacant
Texas Longhorns Big 12 Tom Herman 2017 17 10 .630 39 14 .736 Tim Beck / Herb Hand Todd Orlando / Craig Naivar Derek Warehime
Texas Tech Red Raiders Big 12 Matt Wells 2019 0 0 44 34 .564 David Yost Keith Patterson Mark Tommerdahl
West Virginia Mountaineers Big 12 Neal Brown 2019 0 0 35 16 .686 Matt Moore / Chad Scott Vic Koenning Travis Trickett
Illinois Fighting Illini Big Ten Lovie Smith 2016 9 27 .250 9 27 .250 Rod Smith Lovie Smith Bob Ligashesky
Indiana Hoosiers Big Ten Tom Allen 2017 10 15 .400 10 15 .400 Kalen DeBoer Kane Wommack William Inge
Iowa Hawkeyes Big Ten Kirk Ferentz 1999 152 101 .601 152 101 .601 Brian Ferentz Phil Parker LeVar Woods
Maryland Terrapins Big Ten Mike Locksley 2019 0 0 3 31 .088 Scottie Montgomery / Joker Phillips John Hoke John Papuchis
Michigan Wolverines Big Ten Jim Harbaugh 2015 38 14 .731 67 35 .657 Josh Gattis Don Brown Jay Harbaugh / Chris Partridge
Michigan State Spartans Big Ten Mark Dantonio 2007 107 51 .677 125 68 .648 Brad Salem Mike Tressel Mark Staten
Minnesota Golden Gophers Big Ten P. J. Fleck 2017 12 13 .480 42 35 .545 Kirk Ciarrocca Joe Rossi Rob Wenger
Nebraska Cornhuskers Big Ten Scott Frost 2018 4 8 .333 23 15 .605 Troy Walters Erik Chinander Jovan Dewitt
Northwestern Wildcats Big Ten Pat Fitzgerald 2006 96 70 .578 96 70 .578 Mick McCall Mike Hankwitz Jeff Genyk
Ohio State Buckeyes Big Ten Ryan Day 2019 3 0 1.000 3 0 1.000 Kevin Wilson / Mike Yurcich Jeff Hafley / Greg Mattison Matt Barnes
Penn State Nittany Lions Big Ten James Franklin 2014 45 21 .682 69 36 .657 Ricky Rahne Brent Pry / Tim Banks Joe Lorig
Purdue Boilermakers Big Ten Jeff Brohm 2017 13 13 .500 42 23 .646 Brian Brohm / JaMarcus Shepard Nick Holt / Anthony Poindexter Kevin Wolthausen
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Big Ten Chris Ash 2016 7 29 .194 7 29 .194 John McNulty Andy Buh / Noah Joseph Vince Okruch
Wisconsin Badgers Big Ten Paul Chryst 2015 42 12 .778 61 31 .663 Joe Rudolph Jim Leonhard Chris Haering
Charlotte 49ers C-USA Will Healy 2019 0 0 0 0 Alex Atkins Brandon Cooper / Marcus West Max Thurmond
Florida Atlantic Owls C-USA Lane Kiffin 2017 16 10 .615 51 31 .622 Charlie Weis Jr. Glenn Spencer Jaron Fairman
Florida International Panthers C-USA Butch Davis 2017 17 9 .654 80 52 .606 Rich Skrosky Everett Withers James Vollono
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs C-USA Skip Holtz 2013 46 33 .582 100 81 .552 Todd Fitch Bob Diaco Dennis Smith
Marshall Thundering Herd C-USA Doc Holliday 2010 70 46 .603 70 46 .603 Tim Cramsey Vacant Kyle Segler
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders C-USA Rick Stockstill 2006 87 78 .527 87 78 .527 Tony Franklin Scott Shafer Mike Polly
North Texas Mean Green C-USA Seth Littrell 2016 23 17 .575 23 17 .575 Bodie Reeder / Tommy Mainord Troy Reffett Marty Biagi
Old Dominion Monarchs C-USA Bobby Wilder 2009 38 35 .521 38 35 .521 Brian Scott David Blackwell Charles Bankins
Rice Owls C-USA Mike Bloomgren 2018 2 11 .154 2 11 .154 Jerry Mack Brian Smith Drew Svoboda
Southern Miss Golden Eagles C-USA Jay Hopson 2016 21 16 .568 21 16 .568 Buster Faulkner Tim Billings / Derek Nicholson Vacant
UAB Blazers C-USA Bill Clark 2014[N 2] 25 14 .641 25 14 .641 Bryant Vincent David Reeves Vacant
UTEP Miners C-USA Dana Dimel 2018 1 11 .083 31 50 .383 Mike Canales Mike Cox Joe Robinson
UTSA Roadrunners C-USA Frank Wilson 2016 15 21 .417 15 21 .417 Jeff Kastl Jason Rollins Gary Hyman
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers C-USA Tyson Helton 2019 0 0 0 0 Bryan Ellis Clayton White Andy LaRussa
Army Black Knights Independent Jeff Monken 2014 35 28 .556 35 28 .556 Brent Davis John Loose Mike Krysl
BYU Cougars Independent Kalani Sitake 2016 20 19 .513 20 19 .513 Jeff Grimes Ilaisa Tuiaki Ed Lamb
Liberty Flames Independent Hugh Freeze 2019 0 0 49 27 .645 Kent Austin / Maurice Harris Scott Symons Tanner Burns
New Mexico State Aggies Independent Doug Martin 2013 20 53 .274 49 106 .316 Doug Martin Frank Spaziani Ronnie Pentz / Matt Christian / Chili Davis
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Independent Brian Kelly 2010 60 34 .638 113 56 .669 Chip Long Clark Lea Brian Polian
UMass Minutemen Independent Walt Bell

2019

0 0 0 0 Vacant Aazzaar Abdul-Rahim / Tommy Restivo Luke Paschall
Akron Zips MAC Tom Arth 2019 0 0 0 0 Tommy Zagorski Matt Feeney Chris Hurd
Ball State Cardinals MAC Mike Neu 2016 10 26 .278 10 26 .278 Joey Lynch David Elson / Tyler Stockton Patrick Dougherty
Bowling Green Falcons MAC Scot Loeffler 2019 0 0 0 0 Terry Malone Brian VanGorder Jacob Schoonover
Buffalo Bulls MAC Lance Leipold 2015 23 27 .460 23 27 .460 Andy Kotelnicki / Jim Zebrowski Brian Borland Taiwo Onatolu
Central Michigan Chippewas MAC Jim McElwain 2019 0 0 44 28 .611 Charlie Frye Robb Akey Ryan Beard
Eastern Michigan Eagles MAC Chris Creighton 2014 22 40 .355 22 40 .355 Aaron Keen Neal Neathery Jay Nunez
Kent State Golden Flashes MAC Sean Lewis 2018 2 10 .167 2 10 .167 Andrew Sowder Tom Kaufman Zac Barton
Miami RedHawks MAC Chuck Martin 2014 22 39 .361 22 39 .361 George Barnett / Eric Koehler John Hauser / Spence Nowinsky Doug Shearer
Northern Illinois Huskies MAC Thomas Hammock 2019 0 0 0 0 Eric Eidsness Derrick Jackson Atif Austin
Ohio Bobcats MAC Frank Solich 2005 106 75 .586 164 94 .636 Tim Albin / Scott Isphording Ron Collins / Pete Germano Brian Haines
Toledo Rockets MAC Jason Candle 2016 28 13 .683 28 13 .683 Brian Wright Brian George Robby Discher
Western Michigan Broncos MAC Tim Lester 2017 13 12 .520 13 12 .520 Jake Moreland Lou Esposito Joe Palcic
Air Force Falcons Mountain West Troy Calhoun 2007 87 67 .565 87 67 .565 Mike Thiessen John Rudzinski Ben Miller
Boise State Broncos Mountain West Bryan Harsin 2014 52 15 .776 59 20 .747 Zak Hill / Eric Kiesau Jeff Schmedding / Spencer Danielson Lee Marks
Colorado State Rams Mountain West Mike Bobo 2015 24 27 .471 24 27 .471 Dave Johnson John Jancek Chase Gibson
Fresno State Bulldogs Mountain West Jeff Tedford 2017 22 6 .786 104 63 .623 Ryan Grubb Bert Watts Jamie Christian
Hawaiʻi Rainbow Warriors Mountain West Nick Rolovich 2016 18 22 .450 18 22 .450 Brian Smith Corey Batoon Michael Ghobrial
Nevada Wolf Pack Mountain West Jay Norvell 2017 11 14 .440 11 14 .440 Matt Mumme Jeff Casteel Tommy Perry
New Mexico Lobos Mountain West Bob Davie 2012 33 54 .379 68 79 .463 Joe Dailey Jordan Peterson Apollo Wright
San Diego State Aztecs Mountain West Rocky Long 2011 71 35 .670 136 104 .567 Jeff Horton Zach Arnett Doug Deakin
San José State Spartans Mountain West Brent Brennan 2017 3 22 .120 3 22 .120 Kevin McGiven Derrick Odum Fred Guidici
UNLV Rebels Mountain West Tony Sanchez 2015 16 32 .333 16 32 .333 Barney Cotton Tim Skipper Travis Burkett
Utah State Aggies Mountain West Gary Andersen 2019 0 0 53 54 .495 Mike Sanford Jr. Justin Ena Stacy Collins
Wyoming Cowboys Mountain West Craig Bohl 2014 28 35 .444 28 35 .444 Brent Vigen Jake Dickert A.J. Cooper
Arizona Wildcats Pac-12 Kevin Sumlin 2018 5 7 .417 91 50 .645 Noel Mazzone Marcel Yates Jeremy Springer
Arizona State Sun Devils Pac-12 Herm Edwards 2018 7 6 .538 7 6 .538 Rob Likens Danny Gonzales Shawn Slocum
California Golden Bears Pac-12 Justin Wilcox 2017 12 13 .480 12 13 .480 Beau Baldwin Tim DeRuyter / Peter Sirmon Charlie Ragle
Colorado Buffaloes Pac-12 Mel Tucker 2019 0 0 0 0 Jay Johnson Tyson Summers Ross Els
Oregon Ducks Pac-12 Mario Cristobal 2018 9 5 .643 36 52 .409 Marcus Arroyo Andy Avalos / Keith Heyward Bobby Williams
Oregon State Beavers Pac-12 Jonathan Smith 2018 2 10 .167 2 10 .167 Brian Lindgren Tim Tibesar Jake Cookus
Stanford Cardinal Pac-12 David Shaw 2011 82 26 .759 82 26 .759 Tavita Pritchard Lance Anderson Pete Alamar
UCLA Bruins Pac-12 Chip Kelly 2018 3 9 .250 49 16 .754 Justin Frye Jerry Azzinaro Derek Sage
USC Trojans Pac-12 Clay Helton 2015 31 17 .646 32 17 .653 Graham Harrell Clancy Pendergast John Baxter
Utah Utes Pac-12 Kyle Whittingham 2005 120 61 .663 120 61 .663 Andy Ludwig Morgan Scalley Sharrieff Shah
Washington Huskies Pac-12 Chris Petersen 2014 47 21 .691 139 33 .808 Bush Hamdan Pete Kwiatkowski / Jimmy Lake Bob Gregory
Washington State Cougars Pac-12 Mike Leach 2012 49 40 .551 133 83 .616 Mike Leach Tracy Claeys Matt Brock
Alabama Crimson Tide SEC Nick Saban 2007 141 21 .870 232 63 .786 Steve Sarkisian Pete Golding Jeff Banks
Arkansas Razorbacks SEC Chad Morris 2018 2 10 .167 16 32 .333 Joe Craddock John Chavis Barry Lunney Jr.
Auburn Tigers SEC Gus Malzahn 2013 53 27 .663 62 30 .674 Kenny Dillingham Kevin Steele / Travis Williams Larry Porter
Florida Gators SEC Dan Mullen 2018 10 3 .769 79 49 .617 Billy Gonzales / John Hevesy Todd Grantham Greg Knox
Georgia Bulldogs SEC Kirby Smart 2016 32 10 .762 32 10 .762 James Coley Dan Lanning Scott Fountain
Kentucky Wildcats SEC Mark Stoops 2013 36 39 .480 36 39 .480 Eddie Gran / Darin Hinshaw Brad White Dean Hood
LSU Tigers SEC Ed Orgeron 2016 25 9 .735 41 36 .532 Steve Ensminger Dave Aranda Greg McMahon
Ole Miss Rebels SEC Matt Luke 2017 11 13 .458 11 13 .458 Rich Rodriguez Mike MacIntyre John Sumrall
Mississippi State Bulldogs SEC Joe Moorhead 2018 8 5 .615 8 5 .615 Vacant Bob Shoop Joey Jones
Missouri Tigers SEC Barry Odom 2016 19 19 .500 19 19 .500 Derek Dooley Ryan Walters Andy Hill
South Carolina Gamecocks SEC Will Muschamp 2016 22 17 .564 50 38 .568 Bryan McClendon Travaris Robinson Coleman Hutzler
Tennessee Volunteers SEC Jeremy Pruitt 2018 5 7 .417 5 7 .417 Jim Chaney Derrick Ansley / Chris Rumph Kevin Sherrer
Texas A&M Aggies SEC Jimbo Fisher 2018 9 4 .692 92 27 .773 Darrell Dickey Mike Elko Bradley Dale Peveto
Vanderbilt Commodores SEC Derek Mason 2014 24 38 .387 24 38 .387 Gerry Gdowski Jason Tarver Devin Fitzsimmons
Appalachian State Mountaineers Sun Belt Eliah Drinkwitz 2019 0 0 0 0 Eliah Drinkwitz Ted Roof Erik Link
Arkansas State Red Wolves Sun Belt Blake Anderson 2014 39 25 .609 39 25 .609 Keith Heckendorf David Duggan Luke Paschall
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Sun Belt Jamey Chadwell 2019 3 9 .250 3 9 .250 Willy Korn / Newland Isaac Marvin Sanders Curt Baldus
Georgia Southern Eagles Sun Belt Chad Lunsford 2018 12 7 .632 12 7 .632 Bob DeBesse Scot Sloan Andrew Dodge
Georgia State Panthers Sun Belt Shawn Elliott 2017 9 15 .375 10 20 .333 Brad Glenn Nick Fuqua Shiel Wood
Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Sun Belt Billy Napier 2018 7 7 .500 7 7 .500 Rob Sale Ron Roberts Matt Powledge
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Sun Belt Matt Viator 2016 14 22 .389 14 22 .389 Matt Kubik Mike Collins Tyler Bolfing
South Alabama Jaguars Sun Belt Steve Campbell 2018 3 9 .250 3 9 .250 Kenny Edenfield Greg Stewart Matt Kitchens
Texas State Bobcats Sun Belt Jake Spavital 2019 0 0 0 0 Bob Stitt Zac Spavital / Archie McDaniel Nick Whitworth
Troy Trojans Sun Belt Chip Lindsey 2019 0 0 0 0 Ryan Pugh Brandon Hall Brian Blackmon

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ This is Edsall's second stint as head coach at Connecticut. He had previously been head coach from 2000 to 2010.
  2. ^ Clark's first season as head coach was the final season before UAB dropped football. He was still under contract to UAB when the school announced that it would reinstate football (ultimately in 2017), and was retained as head coach for the revived program.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Theismann, Joe; Tarcy, Brian (2001). "Chapter 5: Coaching: Win, Get Fired, or Go on TV". The Complete Idiot's Guide to Football (2nd ed.). Indianapolis, Indiana: Alpha Books. p. 57. ISBN 0-02-864167-1. Retrieved 2010-05-10.