List of Ole Miss Rebels head football coaches

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Head shot of coach Freeze in a red shirt.
Hugh Freeze has served as head coach of the Rebels since December 2011.

The Ole Miss Rebels college football team represents the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in the West Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Rebels compete as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The program has had 36 head coaches since it began play during the 1893 season.[1] Since December 2011, Hugh Freeze has served as Ole Miss' head coach.[2]

The team has played more than 1,130 games over 119 seasons.[1] In that time, seven coaches have led the Rebels in postseason bowl games: Ed Walker, Johnny Vaught, Billy Brewer, Tommy Tuberville, David Cutcliffe, Houston Nutt and Freeze.[1] Vaught won six conference championships as a member of the SEC and three national championships with the Rebels.[3][4]

Vaught is the leader in seasons coached and games won, with 190 victories during his 25 years with the program.[1] C. D. Clark has the highest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game, with .857.[1] Z. N. Estes and Frank Mason have the lowest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game, with .000.[1] Of the 35 different head coaches who have led the Rebels, Vaught[5] is the only one to have been inducted as a head coach 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
[A 6]
GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL PT DC
[A 7]
CC NC Awards
1 Bondurant, Alexander H.Alexander H. Bondurant 1893 5 4 1 0 .800 0
2 Clark, C.D.C.D. Clark 1894 7 6 1 0 .857 0
3 Fairbanks, H. L.H. L. Fairbanks 1895 3 2 1 0 .667 0
4 Hollister, John W.John W. Hollister 1896 3 1 2 0 .333 0
5 Scarbrough, T. G.T. G. Scarbrough 1898 2 1 1 0 .500 0
6 Lyon, W. H.W. H. Lyon 1899 7 3 4 0 .429 2 4 0 .333 0 0
7 Estes, Z. N.Z. N. Estes 1900 3 0 3 0 .000 0 3 0 .000 0 0
8 Shibley, WilliamWilliam Shibley 1901 6 2 4 0 .333 0 4 0 .000 0 0
9 Martin, Daniel S.Daniel S. Martin 1902 7 4 3 0 .571 3 3 0 .500 0 0
10 Harvey, M. S.M. S. Harvey 1903–1904 11 6 4 1 .591 3 4 1 .438 0 0
11 Hammond, Thomas S.Thomas S. Hammond 1906 6 4 2 0 .667 3 2 0 .600 0 0
12 A. Mason, FrankFrank A. Mason 1907 6 0 6 0 .000 0 5 0 .000 0 0
13 Kyle, FrankFrank Kyle 1908 8 3 5 0 .375 1 4 0 .200 0 0
14 Stauffer, NathanNathan Stauffer 1909–1911 26 17 7 2 .692 7 7 1 .500 0 0
15 DeTray, LeoLeo DeTray 1912 8 5 3 0 .625 2 2 0 .500 0 0
16 Driver, William L.William L. Driver 1913–1914 20 11 7 2 .600 4 1 1 .750 0 0
17 Robbins, FredFred Robbins 1915–1916 17 5 12 0 .294 1 10 0 .091 0 0 0 0 0
18 Noble, DudyDudy Noble 1917–1918 10 2 7 1 .250 1 6 0 .143 0 0 0 0 0
19 Sullivan, R. L.R. L. Sullivan 1919–1921 24 11 13 0 .458 2 10 0 .167 0 0 0 0 0
20 Cowell, RolandRoland Cowell 1922–1923 20 8 11 1 .425 2 7 0 .222 0 0 0 0 0
21 Barnard, Chester S.Chester S. Barnard 1924 9 4 5 0 .444 0 3 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0
22 Hazel, HomerHomer Hazel 1925–1929 46 21 22 3 .489 8 15 2 .360 0 0 0 0 0
23 Walker, EdEd Walker 1930–1937 84 38 38 8 .500 11 26 3 .313 0 1 0 0 0
24 Mehre, HarryHarry Mehre 1938–1942,
1944–1945
66 39 26 1 .598 15 17 1 .470 0 0 0 0 0
25 Drew, HaroldHarold Drew 1946 9 2 7 0 .222 1 6 0 .143 0 0 0 0 0
26 Vaught, JohnnyJohnny Vaughtdagger
[A 8]
1947–1970
1973
263 190 61 12 .745 106 39 10 .716 11 7 0 6 - 1959, 1960, 1962
27 Kinard, BillyBilly Kinard
[A 8]
1971–1973 25 16 9 0 .640 6 7 0 .462 0 0 0 0 0
28 Cooper, KenKen Cooper 1974–1977 44 21 23 0 .477 12 14 0 .462 0 0 0 0 0
29 Sloan, SteveSteve Sloan 1978–1982 55 20 34 1 .373 8 23 1 .266 0 0 0 0 0
30 Brewer, BillyBilly Brewer 1983–1993 126 68 55 3 .552 33 41 0 .456 3 1 0 0 0 0
31 Dunn, Joe LeeJoe Lee Dunn 1994 11 4 7 0 .364 2 6 0 .250 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Tuberville, TommyTommy Tuberville
[A 9]
1995–1998 45 25 20 0 .556 12 20 0 .375 1 0 0 0 0 0
33 Cutcliffe, DavidDavid Cutcliffe
[A 9]
1998–2004 73 44 29 .603 25 23 .521 4 1 0 0 0
34 Orgeron, EdEd Orgeron 2005–2007 35 10 25 .286 3 21 .125 0 0 0 0 0
35 Nutt, HoustonHouston Nutt 2008–2011 50 24 26 .480 10 22 .313 2 0 0 0 0
36 Freeze, HughHugh Freeze 2012–present 39 24 15 .615 11 13 .458 2 1 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.[6]
  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.[7]
  4. ^ When computing the win–loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.[8]
  5. ^ Statistics correct as of the end of the 2012 college football season.
  6. ^ Ole Miss did not field teams for the 1897 season due to a yellow fever epidemic, and for the 1943 season due to World War II. Ole Miss did not have a head coach for the 1905 season.[3]
  7. ^ Divisional champions have advanced to the SEC Championship Game since the institution of divisional play beginning in the 1992 season. Since that time, Ole Miss has competed as a member of the SEC West.[9]
  8. ^ a b Johnny Vaught retired following the 1970 season due to a mild heart attack. He returned to coach the Rebels for the final eight games of the 1973 after the firing of Billy Kinard. Kinard finished the season with one win and two losses and Vaught finished with five wins and three losses.[10]
  9. ^ a b Tommy Tuberville resigned following the 1998 regular season to take the head coaching position at Auburn. David Cutcliffe was then hired and coached the Rebels to a victory in the 1998 Independence Bowl.[11]

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ a b c d e f 2010 Ole Miss Football Guide, p. 179
  2. ^ "Report: Hugh Freeze to coach Ole Miss". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 5, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b 2010 Ole Miss Football Guide, pp. 169–174
  4. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (2010). 2010 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). Indianapolis, Indiana: NCAA.org. pp. 68–77. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Hall of Famers: Johnny Vaught". National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Harwell, Hoyt (November 30, 1990). "SEC sets division lineups". The Tuscaloosa News. p. 1C. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  10. ^ Saggus, James (September 26, 1973). "Tough job ahead, Vaught says". The Tuscaloosa News. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  11. ^ "College coaches are on the move". The Tuscaloosa News. December 3, 1998. Retrieved July 25, 2011.