List of Texas A&M Aggies head football coaches

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
A man looking on wearing a red jacket, white hat and sunglasses
Kevin Sumlin, current head coach of the Aggies

The Texas A&M Aggies football program is a college football team that represents Texas A&M University in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The team has had 27 head coaches since it started playing organized football in 1894. Texas A&M University was a charter member of the Southwest Conference, joining in 1915, while then known as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas or Texas A.M.C. Texas A&M became a charter member of the Big 12 in 1996 when the Southwest Conference disbanded.[1] The Aggies subsequently left the Big 12 following the 2011 season and joined as the 13th member of the SEC effective for the 2012 season.[2] The team nickname is the Aggies, a reference to the agricultural roots of the university.[3] The Aggies have played in 1,154 games during their 116 seasons. In those seasons, eleven coaches have led Texas A&M to postseason bowl games: Dana X. Bible, Homer H. Norton, Robert Harry Stiteler, Bear Bryant, Gene Stallings, Emory Bellard, Tom Wilson, Jackie Sherrill, R. C. Slocum, Dennis Franchione and Mike Sherman. Seven coaches have won conference championships with the Aggies: Bible, Norton, Bryant, Stallings, Bellard, Sherrill and Slocum. Norton is the only coach to have won a national championship at Texas A&M.

Slocum is the all time leader in games coached (172), total wins (123) and is tied with Norton for years coached (14). D. V. Graves has the highest winning percentage of any Aggies coach with a 6–1 record (.857) in his only year. Of coaches who served more than one season, Walter E. Bachman leads with a .813 winning percentage. Henry Foldberg is, in terms of winning percentage, the worst coach the Aggies have had (.217). Of the 27 Aggie coaches, six have been inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame: Bible, Madison Bell, Norton, Bryant, Stallings and Slocum. Slocum is the only coach to have received any coach of the year accolades, winning the Southwest Conference Coach of the Year award three years in a row.

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) GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL PT CCs

[A 6]

NCs

1 Perkins, F. D.F. D. Perkins 1894 2 1 1 0 .500
2 A. M. Soule & H. W. South 1896 3 2 0 1 .833
3 Taylor, C. W.C. W. Taylor 1897 3 1 2 0 .333
4 Williams, H. W.H. W. Williams 1898 6 4 2 0 .667
5 Murray, W. A.W. A. Murray 1899–1901 16 7 8 1 .469
6 Platt, J. E.J. E. Platt 1902–1904 26 18 5 3 .750
7 Bachman, Walter E.Walter E. Bachman 1905–1906 16 13 3 0 .813
8 Larson, L. L.L. L. Larson 1907 8 6 1 1 .813
9 Merriam, N. A.N. A. Merriam 1908–1909 10 4 5 1 .450
10 Moran, Charles B.Charles B. Moran 1909–1914 48 37 8 3 .802
11 Harlan, E. H. W.E. H. W. Harlan 1915–1916 18 13 5 0 .722 3 2 0 .600
12 Bible, Dana X.Dana X. Bible[7]dagger 1917, 1919–1928 100 72 19 9 .765 26 15 7 .615 1 0 0 5
13 Graves, D. V.D. V. Graves 1918 7 6 1 0 .857 1 1 0 .500
14 Bell, Madison A.Madison A. Bell[8]dagger 1929–1933 48 24 21 3 .531 8 14 3 .380
15 Norton, Homer H.Homer H. Norton[9]dagger 1934–1947 144 82 53 9 .601 40 35 7 .530 2 2 0 3 1 – 1939
16 Stiteler, Robert HarryRobert Harry Stiteler 1948–1950 31 8 21 2 .290 3 13 2 .222 1 0 0
17 George, RaymondRaymond George 1951–1953 30 12 14 4 .467 3 12 3 .250
18 Bryant, Paul "Bear"Paul "Bear" Bryant[10]dagger 1954–1957 41 25 14 2 .634 14 9 1 .604 0 1 0 1
19 Myers, James A.James A. Myers 1958–1961 40 12 24 4 .350 5 18 3 .250
20 Foldberg, HenryHenry Foldberg 1962–1964 30 6 23 1 .217 5 15 1 .262
21 Stallings, GeneGene Stallings[11]dagger 1965–1971 73 27 45 1 .377 19 30 0 .388 1 0 0 1
22 Bellard, EmoryEmory Bellard[A 7] 1972–1978 81 52 28 1 .648 29 18 0 .617 1 2 0 1
23 Wilson, TomTom Wilson[A 7] 1978–1981 34 17 17 0 .500 14 15 0 .483 2 0 0
24 Sherrill, JackieJackie Sherrill 1982–1988 81 52 29 0 .642 36 17 1 .676 2 1 0 3
25 Slocum, R. C.R. C. Slocum[13]dagger 1989–2002 172 123 47 2 .721 78 28 2 .731 3 8 0 4 Southwest Conference Coach of the Year (1991, 1992, 1993)[14][15]
26 Franchione, DennisDennis Franchione 2003–2007 60 32 28 .533 19 21 .475 0 2
Int Darnell, GaryGary Darnell 2007 1 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 1
27 Sherman, MikeMike Sherman 2008–2011 50 25 25 .500 15 18 .455 0 1
Int DeRuyter, TimTim DeRuyter 2011 1 1 0 1.000 0 0 .000 1 0
28 Sumlin, KevinKevin Sumlin 2012–present 25 19 6 .760 10 6 .625 2 0 SEC Coach of the Year (2012)

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]
  5. ^ Statistics correct as of the end of the 2011 college football season.
  6. ^ Texas A&M did not join a conference until 1915.
  7. ^ a b Emory Ballard resigned in the middle of the 1978 season, after going 4–2 (1–2 in conference). Tom Wilson replaced him and finished the season 4–2 (3–2 in conference).[12]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Southwest Athletic Conference: An Inventory of Its Records, 1914–1996 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library". Texas Archival Resources Online. Archived from the original on 2009-12-08. Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  2. ^ "Texas A&M officially joins SEC". ESPN.com. The Associated Press. 2011-09-26. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  3. ^ Greenwald, Michael (2006-12-24). "Crash course in rooting for Aggies". San Diego Union-Tribune. Archived from the original on 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2010-03-03. "Aggies: the school's nickname, reminds us of its agricultural roots when most students were farmers or ranchers." 
  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. ^ "Hall of Famers: Dana Bible". National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  8. ^ "Hall of Famers: Matty "Moanin' Matty" Bell". National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  9. ^ "Hall of Famers: Homer Norton". National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  10. ^ "Hall of Famers: Paul "Bear" Bryant". National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  11. ^ "Hall of Famers: Gene Stallings". National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  12. ^ "Texas A&M's Bellard Resigns". Spartanburg Herald (Spartanburg, South Carolina). The Associated Press. 1978-10-25. p. C1. Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  13. ^ Zwerneman, Brent (2012-05-15). "Aggies’ Slocum earns Hall of Fame nod". Houston Chronicle (Houston, Texas). Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  14. ^ "Aggies dominate SWC team". The Victoria Advocate (Victoria, Texas). The Associated Press. 1991-12-06. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  15. ^ "Texas A&M At Colorado". Lawrence Journal-World (Lawrence, Kansas). 1997-10-04. p. 7C. Retrieved 2010-02-24.