List of Kentucky Wildcats head football coaches

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Jerry Claiborne is one of two Kentucky coaches to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame

The Kentucky Wildcats college football team represents the University of Kentucky in the East Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Wildcats compete as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The program has had 37 head coaches since it began play during the 1881 season.[1] On November 27, 2012, Mark Stoops was introduced as Kentucky's 37th head coach.[2]

The team has played more than 1,150 games over 122 seasons of Kentucky football.[1] Both the inaugural 1881 squad and the revived 1891 squad have unknown coaches according to university records in winning two games and losing three.[1] Since 1892, seven coaches have led the Wildcats in postseason bowl games: Bear Bryant, Fran Curci, Jerry Claiborne, Bill Curry, Hal Mumme, Rich Brooks and Joker Phillips.[3] Two of those coaches also won conference championships: Bryant and Curci won a combined three as a member of the SEC.[4]

Curci is the leader in seasons coached with nine.[4] Bryant is the leader in games won, with 60 victories during his eight seasons with the program.[4] Jack Wright has the highest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game, with .875.[4] Bernie Shively has the lowest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game, with .200.[4] Of the 36 different head coaches who have led the Wildcats, Bryant[5] and Jerry Claiborne[6] have been inducted 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 Term GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL PT DC
[A 6]
CC NC Awards
1 Miller, A. M.A. M. Miller 1892 7 2 4 1 .357 0
2 Thompson, JohnJohn Thompson 1893 8 5 2 1 .687 0
3 Finney, W. P.W. P. Finney 1894 7 5 2 0 .714 0
4 Mason, Charles B.Charles B. Mason 1895 9 4 5 0 .444 0
5 Short, DudleyDudley Short 1896 9 3 6 0 .333 0
6 Eaton, LymanLyman Eaton 1897 6 2 4 0 .333 0
7 Bass, W. R.W. R. Bass 1898–1899 16 12 2 2 .813 0
8 Kiler, W. H.W. H. Kiler 1900–1901 19 6 12 1 .342 0
9 McLeod, E. W.E. W. McLeod 1902 9 3 5 1 .389 0
10 Wright, JackJack Wright 1903 8 7 1 0 .875 0
11 Schacht, FredFred Schacht 1904–1905 20 15 4 1 .775 0
12 Guyn, J. WhiteJ. White Guyn 1906–1908 25 17 7 1 .700 1 4 1 .250 0 0
13 Sweetland, EdwinEdwin Sweetland 1909–1910
1912
28 23 5 0 .821 4 0 0 1.000 0 0
14 Douglass, PrentissPrentiss Douglass 1911 10 7 3 0 .700 1 1 0 .500 0 0
15 Brummage, AlphaAlpha Brummage 1913–1914 16 11 5 0 .688 1 2 0 .333 0 0
16 Tigert, John J.John J. Tigert 1915–1916 15 10 2 3 .767 3 2 3 .563 0 0
17 Boles, Stanley A.Stanley A. Boles 1917 9 3 5 1 .389 1 5 0 .167 0 0 0 0 0
18 Gill, AndrewAndrew Gill 1918–1919 11 5 5 1 .500 4 2 1 .643 0 0 0 0 0
19 Juneau, WilliamWilliam Juneau 1920–1922 25 13 10 2 .560 3 8 2 .308 0 0 0 0 0
20 Winn, JackJack Winn 1923 9 4 3 2 .556 0 2 2 .250 0 0 0 0 0
21 Murphy, Fred J.Fred J. Murphy 1924–1926 27 12 14 1 .463 7 9 1 .441 0 0 0 0 0
22 Gamage, HarryHarry Gamage 1927–1933 62 32 25 5 .556 21 23 4 .479 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wynne, Chet A.Chet A. Wynne 1934–1937 39 20 19 0 .513 5 14 0 .236 0 0 0 0 0
24 Kirwan, A. D.A. D. Kirwan 1938–1944 56 24 28 4 .464 4 22 3 .190 0 0 0 0 0
25 Shively, BernieBernie Shively 1945 10 2 8 0 .200 0 5 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0
26 Bryant, BearBear Bryantdagger 1946–1953 88 60 23 5 .710 25 19 4 .563 3 1 0 1 0 AP SEC Coach of the Year (1950)[11]
27 Collier, BlantonBlanton Collier 1954–1961 80 41 36 3 .531 21 34 3 .388 0 0 0 0 0 SEC Coach of the Year (1954)[11]
28 Bradshaw, CharlieCharlie Bradshaw 1962–1968 70 25 41 4 .386 11 25 2 .316 0 0 0 0 0
29 Ray, JohnJohn Ray 1969–1972 43 10 33 0 .233 4 24 0 .143 0 0 0 0 0
30 Curci, FranFran Curci 1973–1981 100 47 51 2 .480 25 30 0 .455 1 0 0 2 0 AP SEC Coach of the Year (1977)[11]
31 Claiborne, JerryJerry Claibornedagger 1982–1989 90 41 46 3 .472 13 37 0 .260 1 1 0 0 0 AP SEC Coach of the Year (1983)[11]
32 Curry, BillBill Curry 1990–1996 78 26 52 0 .333 14 40 0 .259 0 1 0 0 0 0
33 Mumme, HalHal Mumme 1997–2000 46 20 26 .435 10 22 .313 0 2 0 0 0 0
34 Morriss, GuyGuy Morriss 2001–2002 23 9 14 .391 4 12 .250 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 Brooks, RichRich Brooks 2003–2009 86 39 47 .453 16 39 .291 3 1 0 0 0 0
36 Phillips, JokerJoker Phillips 2010–2012 37 13 24 .351 4 20 .167 0 1 0 0 0 0
37 Stoops, MarkMark Stoops 2013–present 11 2 9 0 0 0 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.[7]
  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.[8]
  4. ^ When computing the win–loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.[9]
  5. ^ Statistics correct as of the end of the 2012–13 college football season.
  6. ^ Divisional champions have advanced to the SEC Championship Game since the institution of divisional play beginning in the 1992 season. Since that time, Kentucky has competed as a member of the East Division of the SEC.[10]

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ a b c Kentucky Football Media Guide, p. 177
  2. ^ "Mark Stoops hired by Kentucky". ESPN.com. ESPN.com news services. 2012-11-27. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  3. ^ Kentucky Football Media Guide, p. 141
  4. ^ a b c d e Kentucky Football Media Guide, pp. 190–196
  5. ^ "Hall of Famers: Paul "Bear" Bryant". National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2011-03-08. 
  6. ^ "Hall of Famers: Jerry Claiborne". National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2011-03-08. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ Whiteside, Kelly (2006-08-25). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today. Archived from the original on 2009-11-24. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 
  9. ^ Finder, Chuck (1987-09-06). "Big plays help Paterno to 200th". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 
  10. ^ Harwell, Hoyt (1990-11-30). "SEC sets division lineups". The Tuscaloosa News. p. 1C. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  11. ^ a b c d Kentucky Football Media Guide, p. 146