List of Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens head football coaches

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The Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens college football team represents the University of Delaware in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The Fightin' Blue Hens compete as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Championship Subdivision. The program has had 22 head coaches since it began play during the 1889 season, and Dave Brock is currently the head coach.[1]

The team has played more than 1,133 games over 121 seasons.[1] Harold "Tubby" Raymond is the leader in seasons coached and games won, with 300 victories during his 36 years with the program.[1] William D. Murray has the highest winning percentage, with .747.[1] Ira L. Pierce has the lowest winning percentage, as his team lost all six of their games in 1896.[1]

Of the 22 different head coaches who have led the Blue Hens, Murray,[2] David M. Nelson,[3] and Raymond[4] have been inducted as head coaches into the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana.

Key[edit]

Key to symbols in coaches list
General Overall Conference Postseason[A 1]
# Order of coaches[A 2] GC Games coached CW Conference wins PW Postseason wins
DC Division championships OW Overall wins CL Conference losses PL Postseason losses
CC Conference championships OL Overall losses CT Conference ties PT Postseason ties
NC National championships OT Overall ties[A 3] C% Conference winning percentage
dagger Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame O% Overall winning percentage[A 4]


Coaches[edit]

List of head football coaches showing season(s) coached, overall records, conference records, postseason records, championships and selected awards[A 5]
# Name Season(s) GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL PT DC CC NC Awards
No Coach 1889–1895 31 14 13 4 .516 0
1 Pierce, IraIra Pierce 1896 6 0 6 0 .000 0
2 Rice, HerbertHerbert Rice 1897–1901 41 16 20 4 .450 0
3 Short, Clarence A.Clarence A. Short 1902, 1906 16 8 6 2 .563 0
4 Mannakee, NathanNathan Mannakee 1903–1905 23 8 13 2 .392 0
5 King, E. PrattE. Pratt King 1907 6 0 5 1 .084 0
6 McAvoy, WilliamWilliam McAvoy 1908–1916, 1922–1924 98 42 43 13 .494 0 0 0 0
7 Baumgartner, StanStan Baumgartner 1917 7 2 5 0 .286 0 0 0 0
8 Aronowitz, MiltonMilton Aronowitz 1918 5 1 2 2 .400 0 0 0 0
9 Shipley, BurtonBurton Shipley 1919–1920 17 5 10 2 .353 0 0 0 0
10 Derby, SylvesterSylvester Derby 1921 9 5 4 0 .556 0 0 0 0
11 Forstburg, R. M.R. M. Forstburg 1925–1926 16 7 9 0 .437 0 0 0 0
12 Rothrock, Joseph J.Joseph J. Rothrock 1927–1928 16 4 11 1 .281 0 0 0 0
13 Ziegler, GusGus Ziegler 1929–1930 18 6 10 2 .389 0 0 0 0
14 Rogers, CharlesCharles Rogers 1931–1933 25 12 9 4 .560 0 0 0 0
15 Stahley, SkipSkip Stahley 1934 8 4 3 1 .563 0 0 0 0
16 Clark, LyalLyal Clark 1935–1937 24 5 18 1 .230 0 0 0 0
17 Grenda, StephenStephen Grenda 1938–1939 16 4 12 0 .250 0 0 0 0
18 Murray, William D.William D. Murraydagger 1940–1950 67 49 16 2 .747 3 0 0 1.000 1 0 0 1 1
19 Nelson, David M.David M. Nelsondagger 1951–1965 128 84 42 2 .664 26 15 0 .634 1 0 0 3 1
20 Raymond, TubbyTubby Raymonddagger 1966–2001 422 300 119 3 .714 108 41 0 .725 21 15 0 1 9 3 AFCA College Division Coach of the Year (1971–1972)
21 Keeler, K. C.K. C. Keeler 2002–2012 138 86 52 .623 49 41 .544 11 3 1 3 1 AFCA Coach of the Year (2010)
Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award (2010)
22 Brock, DaveDave Brock 2013−present 24 13 11 .542 8 8 .500 0 0 0 0 0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although the first Rose Bowl Game was played in 1902, it has been continuously played since the 1916 game, and is recognized as the oldest bowl game by the NCAA. "—" indicates any season prior to 1916 when postseason games were not played.[5]
  2. ^ A running total of the number of head coaches, with coaches who served separate tenures being counted only once. Interim head coaches are represented with "Int" and are not counted in the running total. "—" indicates the team played but either without a coach or no coach is on record. "X" indicates an interim year without play.
  3. ^ Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[6]
  4. ^ When computing the win–loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.[7]
  5. ^ Statistics correct as of November 22, 2014

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ a b c d e "Year by Year Results". University of Delaware Athletics. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  2. ^ "Bill Murray". collegefootball.org. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  3. ^ "David "The Admiral" Nelson". collegefootball.org. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  4. ^ "Tubby Raymond". collegefootball.org. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  5. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2011). Bowl/All-Star Game Records (PDF). Indianapolis, Indiana: NCAA. pp. 5–10. Archived from the original on August 22, 2011. Retrieved August 21, 2011. 
  6. ^ Whiteside, Kelly (August 25, 2006). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today (McLean, Virginia). Archived from the original on November 24, 2009. Retrieved September 25, 2009. 
  7. ^ Finder, Chuck (September 6, 1987). "Big plays help Paterno to 200th". The New York Times (New York City). Archived from the original on October 22, 2009. Retrieved October 22, 2009.