The Pittsburgh Panthers football program is a college football team that represents University of Pittsburgh in the Big East Conference, a part of the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The team has had 36 head coaches since its first recorded football game in 1893. The current coach is Paul Chryst, who was announced as Pittsburgh's head coach on December 22, 2011.
Key to symbols in coaches list
||Order of coaches[A 2]
||Overall ties[A 3]
||Conference winning percentage
||Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame
||Overall winning percentage[A 4]
Statistics correct as of the end of the 2012 college football season.
- ^ 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.
- ^ 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.
- ^ Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.
- ^ When computing the win–loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.
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