List of North Carolina Tar Heels head football coaches

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Larry Fedora, 34th head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels.

The North Carolina Tar Heels college football team represents the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The Tar Heels compete as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The program has had 34 head coaches, and one interim head coach, since it began play during the 1888 season.[1][2] Since January 2012, Larry Fedora has served as North Carolina's head coach.[3]

Playing as the Tar Heels, the team has played more than 1,100 games over 122 seasons.[2] In that time, 10 coaches have led the Tar Heels in postseason bowl games: Carl Snavely, Jim Hickey, Bill Dooley, Dick Crum, Mack Brown, Carl Torbush, John Bunting, Butch Davis, Everett Withers, and Larry Fedora.[1] Four of those coaches also won conference championships: Snavely captured three as a member of the Southern Conference and Hickey, Dooley, and Crum won a combined five as a member of the ACC.[1]

Dooley is the leader in seasons coached and games won, with 124 victories during his 11 years with the program.[4] Branch Bocock has the highest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game, with .812.[4] Gene McEver has the lowest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game, with .067.[4] Of the 33 different head coaches who have led the Tar Heels, Jim Tatum and Snavely have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana.[5][6]

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)
[A 6]
GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL PT DC
[A 7]
CC NC Awards
1 Cowan, HectorHector Cowan 1888 2 1 1 0 .500 0
No Coach 1889, 1892-1893 15 9 6 0 .600 0
2 Graves, William P.William P. Graves 1891 2 0 2 0 .000 0
3 Irvine, Vernon K.Vernon K. Irvine 1894 9 6 3 0 .666 0 0
4 Trenchard, ThomasThomas Trenchard 1895, 1913–1915 37 26 9 2 .729 1 0
5 Johnston, GordonGordon Johnston 1896 8 3 4 1 .437 0 0
6 Reynolds, William A.William A. Reynolds 1897–1900 38 27 7 4 .763 0 0
7 Jenkins, CharlesCharles Jenkins 1901 9 7 2 0 .777 0 0
8 Olcott, HermanHerman Olcott 1902–1903 18 11 4 3 .694 0 0
9 Brown, R. R.R. R. Brown 1904 9 5 2 2 .666 0 0
10 Warner, WilliamWilliam Warner 1905 8 4 3 1 .562 0 0
11 Kienholz, WillisWillis Kienholz 1906 7 1 4 2 .285 0 0
12 Lamson, OtisOtis Lamson 1907 9 4 4 1 .500 0 0
13 Greene, Edward L.Edward L. Greene 1908 9 3 3 3 .500 0 0
14 Brides, ArthurArthur Brides 1909–1910 16 8 8 0 .500 0 0
15 Bocock, BranchBranch Bocock 1911 8 6 1 1 .812 0 0
16 Martin, C. W.C. W. Martin 1912 8 3 4 1 .437 0 0
17 Campbell, Thomas J.Thomas J. Campbell 1916–1919 17 9 7 1 .558 0 0 0 0 0
18 Fuller, MyronMyron Fuller 1920 8 2 6 0 .250 0 0 0 0 0
19 Fetzer, BobBob Fetzer & Fetzer, BillBill Fetzer 1921–1925 46 30 12 4 .695 13 5 2 .700 0 0 0 1 0
20 Collins, ChuckChuck Collins 1926–1933 78 38 31 9 .544 24 22 8 .518 0 0 0 0 0
21 Snavely, CarlCarl Snavelydagger 1934–1935, 1945–1952 99 59 35 5 .621 32 11 2 .733 0 3 0 3 0
22 Wolf, RaymondRaymond Wolf 1936–1941 58 38 17 3 .681 23 9 1 .712 0 0 0 1 0
23 Tatum, JimJim Tatumdagger 1942, 1956–1958 39 19 17 3 .525 13 10 2 .560 0 0 0 0 0
24 Young, TomTom Young 1943 9 6 3 0 .666 2 2 0 .500 0 0 0 0 0
25 McEver, GeneGene McEver 1944 9 1 7 1 .166 0 3 1 .125 0 0 0 0 0
26 Barclay, George T.George T. Barclay 1953–1955 30 11 18 1 .383 9 8 0 .529 0 0 0 0 0
27 Hickey, JimJim Hickey 1959–1966 81 36 45 0 .444 28 25 0 .528 1 0 0 1 0 ACC Coach of the Year (1963)[11][A 8]
28 Dooley, BillBill Dooley 1967–1977 124 69 53 2 .560 38 22 2 .629 1 5 0 3 0 ACC Coach of the Year (1971)[11]
29 Crum, DickDick Crum 1978–1987 116 72 41 3 .633 38 23 1 .620 4 2 0 1 0 ACC Coach of the Year (1980)[11]
30 Brown, MackMack Brown 1988–1997 116 69 46 1 .599 40 35 1 .532 3 2 0 0 0 ACC Coach of the Year (1996)[11]
31 Torbush, CarlCarl Torbush 1997–2000 35 17 18 .485 9 15 .375 2 0 0 0
32 Bunting, JohnJohn Bunting 2001–2006 72 27 45 .375 18 30 .375 1 1 0 0 0
33 Davis, ButchButch Davis
[A 9]
2007–2010 35 12 23 .342 7 17 .291 1 2 0 0 0
Int Withers, EverettEverett Withers[A 10] 2011 13 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 0 1 0 0 0
34 Fedora, LarryLarry Fedora 2012–present 25 15 10 .600 9 7 .563 1 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 college football season.
  6. ^ North Carolina did not field teams in 1890 after the faculty voted to discontinue the sport and in 1917 and 1918 due to World War I.[2]
  7. ^ Divisional champions have advanced to the ACC Championship Game since the institution of divisional play beginning in the 2005 season. Since that time, North Carolina has competed as a member of the Coastal division.[10]
  8. ^ The ACC Coach of the Year is voted by Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).[12]
  9. ^ Davis' record at the conclusion of the 2008 season was eight wins and five losses (8–5, 4–4 ACC) and eight wins and five losses (8–5, 4–4 ACC) in 2009. In September 2011, North Carolina vacated their 16 victories due to sanctions stemming from academic misconduct and accepting illegal benefits discovered during the 2010 season for the 2008 and 2009 seasons. As the penalty to vacate victories does not result in a loss (or forfeiture) of the affected contests or award a victory to the opponent, the official NCAA record for these years are 0–5 and 0–5 respectively.[13][14]
  10. ^ Everett Withers was named interim head coach for the 2011 season, following the termination of Butch Davis as head coach.[15]

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ a b c 2011 North Carolina Football Media Guide, p. 174-179
  2. ^ a b c UNC Athletic Communications Office. "History". University Directories. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ Kelly Parson (January 9, 2012). "Trustees approve Larry Fedora as UNC football coach". The Daily Tar Heel. DTH Publishing Corp. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c 2011 North Carolina Football Media Guide, p. 173
  5. ^ "Carl "The Grey Fox" Snavely". National Football Foundation (The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, INC.). Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Jim "Big Jim" Tatum". National Football Foundation (The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, INC.). Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  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 (August 25, 2006). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today (McLean, Virginia). Archived from the original on November 24, 2009. Retrieved September 25, 2009. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ "ACC Unveils Future League Seal, Divisional Names". The ACC (CBS Interactive.). October 18, 2004. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c d 2011 North Carolina Football Media Guide, p. 116-117
  12. ^ "2010 ACC Football Information Guide" (PDF). The ACC (Office of the Commissioner and the Communications Office of the Atlantic Coast Conference). Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  13. ^ "North Carolina Response to Notice of NCAA Allegations" (PDF). September 19, 2011. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  14. ^ "UNC files response to NCAA notice of allegations". Sports Illustrated. Time Inc. September 19, 2011. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  15. ^ Heather Dinich (July 28, 2011). "UNC names Everett Withers interim coach". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved April 20, 2013.