List of Notre Dame Fighting Irish head football coaches

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This is a list of Notre Dame Fighting Irish football head coaches. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team is the football team of the University of Notre Dame, located in Notre Dame, Indiana, United States. The team competes as an Independent at the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision level. Notre Dame has the most consensus national championships and has produced more All-Americans than any other Football Bowl Subdivision school. Additionally, seven Fighting Irish football players have won the Heisman Trophy. Notre Dame is one of only two Catholic universities that field a team in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the other being Boston College, and one of a handful of programs independent of a football conference. The team plays its home games on Notre Dame's campus at Notre Dame Stadium, also known as the "House that Rockne Built," which has a capacity of 80,795. The current head coach is Brian Kelly.

Key[edit]

# Number of coaches[1]
GC Games Coached
W Wins
L Loses
T Ties
W–L % Win–Loss percentage

Coaches[edit]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct. National Titles (outright & shared)
1887–89, 92–93 None 5 7–4-1 .625
1894 J.L. Morison 1 3–1–1 .700
1895 H. G. Hadden 1 3–1–0 .750
1896–98 Frank E. Hering 3 12–6–1 .658
1899 James McWeeney 1 6–3–1 .650
1900–01 Pat O'Dea 2 14–4–2 .750
1902–03 James F. Faragher 2 14–2–2 .843
1904 Red Salmon 1 5–3–0 .625
1905 Henry J. McGlew 1 5–4–0 .556
1906–07 Thomas A. Barry 2 12–1–1 .893
1908 Victor M. Place 1 8–1–0 .889
1909–10 Shorty Longman 2 11–1–2 .857
1911–12 Jack Marks 2 13–0–2 .933
1913–17 Jesse Harper 5 34–5–1 .863
1918–30 Knute Rockne 13 105–12–5 .881 1919,1924,1929,1930
1931–33 Heartley William "Hunk" Anderson 3 16–9–2 .630
1934–40 Elmer Layden 7 47–13–3 .770 1938
1941–43, 46–53 Frank Leahy 11 87–11–9 .855 1943,1946,1947,1949,1953
1944 Edward McKeever 1 8–2–0 .800
1945, 63 Hugh Devore 2 9–9–1 .500
1954–58 Terry Brennan 5 32–18–0 .640
1959–62 Joe Kuharich 4 17–23–0 .425
1964–74 Ara Parseghian 11 95–17–4 .836 1966, 1973
1975–80 Dan Devine 6 53–16–1 .764 1977
1981–85 Gerry Faust 5 30–26–1 .535
1986–96 Lou Holtz 11 100–30–2 .765 1988
1997–2001 Bob Davie 5 35–25 .583
2001* George O'Leary 0 0–0 .000
2002–2004 Tyrone Willingham 3 21–15 .583
2004** Kent Baer 1 0–1 .000
2005–2009 Charlie Weis 5 35–27 .565
2010–present Brian Kelly 3 33–13 .717
Totals 31 coaches 125 seasons 865–300–42 .734
* George O'Leary did not coach a single practice or game, being fired five days after being hired; he had misrepresented his academic credentials.
** Kent Baer served as interim head coach for one game at the 2004 Insight Bowl, after Tyrone Willingham was fired.

References[edit]

  1. ^ A running total of the number of coaches of the Fighting Irish.