List of McPherson Bulldogs head football coaches

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The McPherson Bulldogs football program is a college football team that represents McPherson College in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, a part of the NAIA. The team has had 29 head coaches since its first recorded football game in 1920.[1] Pete Sterbick began with the program starting the 2012 season[2] and resigned at the end of the 2013 season.[3] On December 5, 2013, McPherson announced that defensive coordinator Steve Fox was promoted to Head Coach.[4]

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]

School records of the program go back to 1920, but other records show a player named Pop Hollinger played football for McPherson in 1917 or earlier.[8] It is possible that records are incorrect, incomplete, or that there was no official coach before the 1920 season.

# Name Term GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL CCs Awards
1 W. E. Daniel 1920 11 5 3 3 .591
2 A. C. “Dutch” Lonborg 1921–1922 19 10 9 0 .526 7 9 0 .438
3 Floyd Mishler 1923–1924 18 10 6 2 .611 10 6 2 .611 1
4 George Gardner 1925–1929 39 10 25 4 .308 6 22 3 .242
5 Melvin Binford 1930–1935 53 23 26 4 .472 9 13 4 .423
6 Lester Selves 1936 9 5 3 1 .611 3 1 1 .700
7 W. P. “Buck” Astle 1937–1939 27 9 15 3 .389 4 10 2 .313
8 T. C. Hayden 1940–1942, 1946 33 8 22 3 .288 9 11 2 .455
X No team 1943–1945
9 Rolla Reiling 1947 7 1 6 0 .143 0 6 0 .000
10 F. M. Hardacre 1948–1949 17 1 16 0 .059 0 12 0 .000
11 Chalmer E. "Woody" Woodard 1950–1952 26 18 7 1 .712 13 5 0 .722 1
12 Sid Smith 1953–1966, 1971–1972 145 62 82 1 .431 56 71 1 .441
13 Dwight McSpadden 1967–1968 18 2 16 0 .111 2 16 0 .111
14 William Knuckles 1969–1970 17 1 16 0 .059 1 15 0 .063
15 Don Rominger 1973–1977 47 11 35 1 .245 7 16 1 .313
16 John Gragg 1978 9 5 4 0 .556 5 3 0 .625
17 Lou Serrone 1979 9 3 6 0 .333 3 5 0 .375
18 Lee Dobyns 1980 9 2 7 0 .222 5 11 0 .313
19 Dave Cripe 1981–1983 27 4 22 1 .167 4 22 1 .167
20 Steve Phipps 1984–1985 18 2 16 0 .111 2 16 0 .111
21 Dan Thiessen 1986–1992 65 21 44 0 .323 19 43 0 .306
22 Bruce Grose 1993–1997 48 16 32 0 .333 13 27 0 .325
23 Steve Kazor 1998–1999 20 12 8 0 .600 9 7 0 .563
24 Dan Davis 2000–2001 19 4 15 0 .211 3 15 0 .167
25 David Cunningham 2002–2006 50 24 26 0 .480 21 24 0 .467
26 Brian Ward 2007–2009 31 17 14 0 .548 14 13 0 .519 1
27 Joe Bettasso 2010–2011 22 14 8 0 .636 13 5 0 .722 1 1
28 Pete Sterbick[9] 2012–2013 20 9 11 0 .450 8 9 0 .471
29 Steve Fox[4] 2014—

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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McPherson College Football Media Guide 2010". McPherson College Athletics. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Pete Sterbick Named Head Football Coach at McPherson". McPherson College. February 25, 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Head Football Coach Pete Sterbick Resigns from McPherson College". KCACSports.com. November 25, 2013. Retrieved date=November 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Fox Promoted to Head Coach of Bulldog Football". Victory Sports Network. December 5, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  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. 
  8. ^ "The Pop Hollinger Story". Overstreet's Comic Book Price Guide (reprint). Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  9. ^ "McPherson College Names Pete Sterbick as Head Football Coach". Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. February 25, 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012.