List of UAB Blazers head football coaches

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The UAB Blazers college football team represents the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the East Division of Conference USA (C-USA). The Blazers compete as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). The program has had four head coaches since it began play during the 1991 season.[1] In January 2014, Bill Clark was hired as the fifth head coach in the history of the UAB program.[2]

The team has played nearly 240 games over 21 seasons of UAB football.[1] During that time, Watson Brown led the blazers to their lone bowl appearance in the 2004 Hawaii Bowl.[3] Brown is the leader in seasons coached with twelve years with the program, and is also the leader in games won with 62.[1] Jim Hilyer has the highest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game, with .683.[1] Garrick McGee has the lowest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game, with .208.[1]

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 G W L T PCT CW CL CT PCT PW PL PT CCs NCs Awards
1 Hilyer, JimJim Hilyer 1991–1994 41 27 12 2 .683 0 0 0 0
2 Brown, WatsonWatson Brown 1995–2006 136 62 74 0 .456 30 29 0 .508 0 0 0 0 0
3 Callaway, NeilNeil Callaway 2007–2011 60 18 42 .300 14 26 .350 0 0 0 0
4 McGee, GarrickGarrick McGee 2012–2013 24 5 19 .208 3 13 .188 0 0 0 0
5 Clark, BillBill Clark 2014–present 0 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 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.[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.

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ a b c d e 2012 UAB Football Media Guide, p. 128
  2. ^ "UAB to hire Bill Clark". ESPN.com. ESPN.com news services. January 21, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ 2012 UAB Football Media Guide, p. 130
  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.