List of North Park Vikings head football coaches

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The North Park Vikings football program is a college football team that represents North Park University in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, a part of the NCAA Division III. The team has had at least 17 head coaches since its first recorded football game in 1934,[1] although records for coach names only begin in 1958.[2] The current coach is Michael C. Conway who first took the position for the 2013 season.[3]

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]

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Coaches[edit]

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2012 college football season.

# Name Term GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL CCs NCs Awards
- unknown coach/coaches 1934–1942
X No team
- unknown coach/coaches 1944–1957
1 Harold Swanson 1958–1960 25 17 7 1 .700
2 Robert C. "Bob" Lord 1961–1963 24 6 18 0 .250
3 James "Pat" Rooney 1964–1966 24 2 21 1 .104
4 Norm Rathje 1967–1968 18 9 9 0 .500
5 Charles E. "Chuck" Emery 1969 9 2 7 0 .222
6 William D. "Bill" Gourley 1970–1972 27 8 17 2 .333
7 Mike Watson 1973–1974 18 6 12 0 .333
8 Gene Mitz 1975–1977 27 2 25 0 .074
9 Bill Anderson 1978–1985 72 15 57 0 .208
10 Ron Ellett 1986 9 0 9 0 .000
11 Craig Fouhy 1987–1988 18 1 17 0 .056
12 Mel Boehland 1989 9 1 8 0 .111
13 Tim Rucks 1990–1994 45 9 33 3 .233
14 Mike Liljegren 1995–2000 55 9 46 0 .164
15 Robin Cooper 2001–2005 50 9 41 0 .180
16 Scott Pethtel 2006–2012 70 10 60 0 .143
17 Michael C. Conway 2013– 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.[4]
  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.[5]
  4. ^ When computing the win–loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Football Media Guide". North Park Vikings Sports Information. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Shafer, Ian. "North Park University (All seasons results)". College Football Reference. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ DeLassus, David. "North Park Vikings". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ "All-time football records". North Park Vikings. Retrieved November 2, 2013.