List of Kansas Jayhawks head football coaches

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The Kansas Jayhawks football program is a college football team that represents the University of Kansas in the Big 12 Conference in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The team has had 36 head coaches and one interim head coach since it started playing organized football in 1890 with the nickname Jayhawks.[1] They played their first season without a head coach. Kansas joined the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1907. After several changes, the conference eventually became the Big Eight Conference. The Jayhawks became a charter member of the Big 12 in 1996 when the Big Eight disbanded.[2] The Jayhawks have played in 1,179 games during their 120 seasons. In those seasons, seven coaches have led Kansas to postseason bowl games: George Sauer, Jack Mitchell, Pepper Rodgers, Don Fambrough, Bud Moore, Glen Mason and Mark Mangino. Four coaches have won conference championships with the Jayhawks: A. R. Kennedy, Bill Hargiss, Sauer and Rodgers.

Mason is the all-time leader in games coached (102) and is tied with Mitchell for most years coached with nine. Kennedy is the all-time leader in total wins with 52. Fielding H. Yost has the highest winning percentage of any Jayhawk coach with a 10–0 record (1.000) his only year. Of coaches who served more than one season, Wylie G. Woodruff leads with a .833 winning percentage. Charlie Weis is, in terms of winning percentage, the worst coach the Jayhawks have had (.167). Of the 36 Kansas coaches, Yost is the only one that has been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach. Mangino won several coach of the year accolades after the 2007 season, the only Jayhawks coach to do so. The current coach is Clint Bowen, who was named interim head coach after Charlie Weis was fired.

Key[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Statistics correct as of October 2, 2014
# Name Term GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL CCs Awards and other notes
1 Hopkins, Edwin MortimerEdwin Mortimer Hopkins 1891 8 7 0 1 .938
2 Shepard, A. W.A. W. Shepard 1892–1893 15 9 6 0 .600
3 Cowan, HectorHector Cowan 1894–1896 23 15 7 1 .674
4 Woodruff, Wylie G.Wylie G. Woodruff 1897–1898 18 15 3 0 .833
5 Yost, Fielding H.Fielding H. Yost[5] 1899 10 10 0 0 1.000
6 Boynton, LarryLarry Boynton 1900 9 2 5 2 .333
7 Outland, John H.John H. Outland 1901 10 3 5 2 .400
8 Curtis, Arthur HaleArthur Hale Curtis 1902 10 6 4 0 .600
9 Weeks, HarrisonHarrison Weeks 1903 9 6 3 0 .667 Fired for having a sexual relationship with a KU freshman girl. [6]
10 Kennedy, A. R.A. R. Kennedy 1904–1910 65 52 9 4 .831 9 3 1 .731 1 Forced out by conference rule change requiring coaches to be full-time faculty members.[7]
11 Sherwin, Ralph W.Ralph W. Sherwin 1911 8 4 2 2 .625 1 1 1 .500 0
12 Mosse, ArthurArthur Mosse 1912–1913 16 9 7 0 .563 4 4 0 .500 0
13 Wheaton, H. M.H. M. Wheaton 1914 8 5 2 1 .688 2 2 0 .500 0
14 Olcott, HermanHerman Olcott 1915–1917 24 16 7 1 .688 7 4 1 .625 0
15 Bond, JayJay Bond 1918 4 2 2 0 .500
16 McCarty, LeonLeon McCarty 1919 8 3 2 3 .563 1 1 1 .500 0
17 Allen, PhogPhog Allen 1920 8 5 2 1 .688 3 2 0 .600 0
18 Clark, PotsyPotsy Clark 1921–1925 39 16 17 6 .487 11 15 6 .438 0
19 Cappon, FrankFrank Cappon 1926–1927 16 5 10 1 .344 4 8 1 .346 0
20 Hargiss, BillBill Hargiss 1928–1932 42 22 18 2 .548 8 11 1 .425 1
21 Lindsey, AdrianAdrian Lindsey[A 4] 1932–1938 61 23 30 8 .443 11 18 5 .397 0
22 Henry, GwinnGwinn Henry 1939–1942 36 9 27 0 .250 4 16 0 .200 0
23 Shenk, HenryHenry Shenk 1943–1945 30 11 16 3 .417 4 10 1 .300 0
24 Sauer, GeorgeGeorge Sauer 1946–1947 21 15 3 3 .786 8 1 1 .850 0 1 2 Accepted Navy job[8]
25 Sikes, Jules V.Jules V. Sikes 1948–1953 60 35 25 0 .583 18 18 0 .500 0
26 Mather, ChuckChuck Mather 1954–1957 40 11 26 3 .313 7 16 1 .313 0
27 Mitchell, JackJack Mitchell 1958–1966 91 42 44 5 .489 29 28 4 .508 1 0 0
28 Rodgers, PepperPepper Rodgers 1967–1970 42 20 22 0 .476 13 15 0 .464 0 1 1 Accepted UCLA job[9]
29 Fambrough, DonDon Fambrough 1971–1974, 1979–1982 90 37 48 5 .439 20 33 3 .384 0 1 0
30 Moore, BudBud Moore 1975–1978 45 17 21 1 .449 8 19 1 .304 0 1 0
31 Gottfried, MikeMike Gottfried 1983–1985 34 15 18 1 .456 8 13 0 .381 0 Accepted Pittsburgh job[10]
32 Valesente, BobBob Valesente 1986–1987 22 4 17 1 .205 0 13 1 .036 0
33 Mason, GlenGlen Mason 1988–1996 102 47 54 1 .466 25 38 1 .398 2 0 0 Accepted Minnesota job[11]
34 Allen, TerryTerry Allen 1997–2001 53 20 33 0 .377 10 30 0 .250 0 Terminated after eight games of 2001 season.
Int Hayes, TomTom Hayes[A 5] 2001 3 1 2 0 .333 0 2 0 .000 0
35 Mangino, MarkMark Mangino 2002–2009 98 50 48 0 .510 23 41 0 .359 3 1 0

Big 12 Coach of the Year (2007)[13]
Walter Camp Coach of the Year (2007)[14]
AP National Coach of the Year (2007)[15]
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year (2007)[16]
The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award (2007)[17]
Sporting News College Football Coach of the Year (2007)[18]
Woody Hayes Trophy (2007)[19]
George Munger Award (2007)[20]
AFCA Coach of the Year (2007)[21]
Paul "Bear" Bryant Award (2007)[19]

Resigned following the launch of an investigation of his coaching practices.[22]

36 Gill, TurnerTurner Gill 2010–2011 24 5 19 0 .208 1 16 0 .059 0 0 0
37 Weis, CharlieCharlie Weis 2012–2014 27 5 22 0 .185 1 18 0 .053 0 0 0 Fired 4 games into the 2014 season
Int Bowen, ClintClint Bowen[A 6] 2014–present 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .056 0 0 0

Gallery of coaches[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kansas did not join a conference until 1907.
  2. ^ Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[3]
  3. ^ When computing the win–loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.[4]
  4. ^ Adrian Lindsey took over for Bill Hargiss midway through the 1932 season.
  5. ^ Tom Hayes was named the interim head coach after Terry Allen was fired in November 2001.[12]
  6. ^ Clint Bowen was named interim head coach after Charlie Weis was fired on September 28, 2014

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
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  2. ^ "The Big 12 Conference - Outstanding Success". Big12Sports.com. 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  3. ^ Whiteside, Kelly (2006-08-25). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today. Archived from the original on 2009-11-24. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  4. ^ Finder, Chuck (1987-09-06). "Big Plays Help Paterno to 200th". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  5. ^ "Hall of Famers: Fielding "Hurry Up" Yost". National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  6. ^ "The Day They Almost Abolished Football". kuhistory.com. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  7. ^ staff writers (April 16, 1910). "HAMMER FELL; Conference at Kansas City Yesterday Agreed to Retain Football But They Made Many Restraints". Lawrence Daily Journal. 
  8. ^ "Navy Football History Database". nationalchamps.net. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "UCLA Football Database". nationalchamps.net. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Pittsburg Football Database". nationalchamps.net. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Minnesota Football Database". nationalchamps.net. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  12. ^ Sinclair, Robert (2001-11-05). "End of the road". Lawrence Journal-World (Lawrence, Kansas). p. 1C. Retrieved 2010-05-04. 
  13. ^ "Football Notes: November 28, 2007". The University Daily Kansan. 2007-11-28. Archived from the original on 2010-03-10. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  14. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation Awards". Walter Camp Football Foundation, Inc. Archived from the original on 2010-03-10. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  15. ^ Wood, Ryan (2007-12-19). "Mangino named AP National Coach of the Year". Lawrence Journal-World. Archived from the original on 2010-03-10. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  16. ^ "Kansas' Mangino Wins 2007 Eddie Robinson Award" (Press release). Football Writers Association of America. 2008-01-04. Archived from the original on 2010-03-10. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  17. ^ Fusco, Asher (2007-12-07). "Mangino earns coach of the year award". The University Daily Kansan. Archived from the original on 2010-03-10. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  18. ^ "Sporting News names McFadden its college player of the year". ESPN. The Associated Press. 2007-12-07. Archived from the original on 2010-03-10. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  19. ^ a b "Mangino Earns Coach Of The Year Honor From Peers". University of Kansas Athletic Department. 2008-01-10. Archived from the original on 2010-03-10. 
  20. ^ "George Munger Award". Maxwell Football Club. Archived from the original on 2010-03-10. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  21. ^ "AFCA Coach of the Year Award – Past Winners". American Football Coaches Association. 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  22. ^ "Mangino out at Kansas". ESPN. Retrieved 4 July 2013.