List of Texas Longhorns head football coaches

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The Texas Longhorns football program is a college football team that represents the University of Texas at Austin of the Big 12 Conference in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The team has had 28 head coaches since it started playing organized football in 1893 with the nickname Longhorns, although they played without a head coach in their first season. Texas was an original member of the Southwest Conference, joining in 1915. The Longhorns became a charter member of the Big 12 in 1996 when the Southwest Conference disbanded.[1] The Longhorns have played in 1,200 games during their 117 seasons. In those seasons, eight coaches have led Texas to postseason bowl games: Dana X. Bible, Blair Cherry, Ed Price, Darrell Royal, Fred Akers, David McWilliams, John Mackovic, and Mack Brown. Ten coaches have won conference championships with the Longhorns: Berry Whitaker, Clyde Littlefield, Bible, Cherry, Price, Royal, Akers, McWilliams, Mackovic, and Brown. Royal and Brown have also won national championships with Texas.

Royal is the all-time leader in games coached (219), years coached (20) and total wins (167). Frank Crawford has the highest winning percentage of any Longhorn coach after going 5–0 his only year. Of coaches who served more than one season, Whitaker leads with a .865 winning percentage. Jack Chevigny is, in terms of winning percentage, the worst coach the Longhorns have had (.483). Of the 28 Longhorns coaches, Bible and Royal have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Royal and Brown have each received National Coach of the Year honors from at least one organization. The current coach is Charlie Strong, who was hired in January 2014.[2]

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Coaches[edit]

List of head football coaches showing season(s) coached, overall records, conference records, postseason records, championships and selected awards[A 4]
# Name Term GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL PT CCs NCs National awards
1 Wentworth, R. D.R. D. Wentworth 1894 7 6 1 0 .857
2 Crawford, FrankFrank Crawford 1895 5 5 0 0 1.000
3 Robinson, Harry OrmanHarry Orman Robinson 1896 7 4 2 1 .643
4 Kelly, Walter F.Walter F. Kelly 1897 8 6 2 0 .750
5 Edwards, David FarragutDavid Farragut Edwards 1898 6 5 1 0 .833
6 Clarke, Maurice GordonMaurice Gordon Clarke 1899 8 6 2 0 .750
7 Thompson, Samuel HustonSamuel Huston Thompson 1900–1901 17 14 2 1 .853
8 Hart, J. B.J. B. Hart 1902 10 6 3 1 .650
9 Hutchinson, RalphRalph Hutchinson 1903–1905 25 16 7 2 .680
10 Schenker, H. R.H. R. Schenker 1906 10 9 1 0 .900
11 Metzenthin, W. E.W. E. Metzenthin 1907–1908 17 11 5 1 .676
12 Draper, DexterDexter Draper 1909 8 4 3 1 .563
13 Wasmund, BillyBilly Wasmund 1910 8 6 2 0 .750
14 Allerdice, DaveDave Allerdice 1911–1915 40 33 7 0 .825 2 2 0 .500
15 Van Gent, EugeneEugene Van Gent 1916 9 7 2 0 .778 5 1 0 .833 1
16 Juneau, BillBill Juneau 1917–1919 26 19 7 0 .731 9 5 0 .643 1
17 Whitaker, Berry M.Berry M. Whitaker 1920–1922 26 22 3 1 .865 8 1 1 .850 1
18 Stewart, E. J.E. J. Stewart 1923–1926 36 24 9 3 .708 8 8 3 .500
19 Littlefield, ClydeClyde Littlefield 1927–1933 68 44 18 6 .691 22 13 4 .615 2
20 Chevigny, JackJack Chevigny 1934–1936 29 13 14 2 .483 6 11 1 .361
21 Bible, Dana X.Dana X. Bible[5] 1937–1946 97 63 31 3 .665 35 22 1 .612 2 0 1 3
22 Cherry, BlairBlair Cherry 1947–1950 43 32 10 1 .756 18 5 1 .771 2 1 0 1
23 Price, EdEd Price 1951–1956 61 33 27 1 .549 20 15 1 .569 1 0 0 2
24 Royal, DarrellDarrell Royal[6] 1957–1976 219 167 47 5 .774 109 27 2 .797 8 7 1 11 3

Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year (1961, 1963)[7]
AFCA Coach of the Year (1963, 1969)[8]

25 Akers, FredFred Akers 1977–1986 119 86 31 2 .731 60 19 1 .756 2 7 0 2
26 McWilliams, DavidDavid McWilliams 1987–1991 57 31 26 0 .544 23 15 0 .605 1 1 0 1
27 Mackovic, JohnJohn Mackovic 1992–1997 71 41 28 2 .592 28 16 0 .636 1 2 3
28 Brown, MackMack Brown 1998–2013 206 158 48 .767 98 33 .748 10 5 2 1

Paul "Bear" Bryant Award (2005)[9]
Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award (2008)[9][10]

29 Strong, CharlieCharlie Strong 2014–current 13 6 7 0 .462 5 4 .556 0 1 0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Texas did not join a conference until 1915.[1]
  2. ^ Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[3]
  3. ^ When computing the win–loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.[4]
  4. ^ Statistics correct as of the end of the 2012 college football season.

References[edit]

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Specific
  1. ^ a b "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. ^ Olson, Max (January 5, 2014). "Texas names Charlie Strong coach". Entertainment and Sports Programming Network. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Whiteside, Kelly (2006-08-25). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today. Archived from the original on 2009-11-24. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  4. ^ Finder, Chuck (1987-09-06). "Big plays help Paterno to 200th". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  5. ^ "Hall of Famers: Dana Bible". National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  6. ^ "Hall of Famers: Darrell Royal". National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  7. ^ "All-Time Eddie Robinson Award Winners". Football Writers Association of America. Archived from the original on 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  8. ^ "AFCA Coach of the Year Award - Past Winners". American Football Coaches Association. 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  9. ^ a b "Mack Brown Profile". MackBrown-TexasFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  10. ^ "Past Winners". Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year Award. Archived from the original on 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2009-09-26.