List of Adrian Bulldogs head football coaches

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The Adrian Bulldogs football program is a college football team that represents Adrian College in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, a part of the Division III (NCAA). The team has had 24 head coaches since its first recorded football game in 1892.[1] The current coach is Jim Deere who first took the position for the 2010 season.[2]

Key[edit]

Key to symbols in coaches list
General Overall Conference Postseason[A 1]
No. 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]

No. Name Term GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL CCs Awards
0 Unknown 1892–1902, 1905 14 2 11 1 .179
1 E. E. Tarr 1903–1904 13 7 6 0 .538
2 Coach Huffstrater 1906–1910 26 7 15 4 .346
3 Tom Leith 1911–1912 16 12 4 0 .750
4 Coach Brown 1913 6 2 4 0 .333
5 Frank Coombs 1914 6 3 3 0 .500
6 W. H. Dague 1915 7 2 5 0 .286
7 Perry Grimm 1916–1917 4 1 3 0 .250
X No team 1918
8 Harvey E. Orwick 1919 6 4 2 0 .667
9 B. M. Allman 1921–1922 8 5 2 1 .688
10 Dale R. "Spank" Sprankle 1923–1935 115 55 52 8 .513
11 Frank Ballenger 1936–1937 18 4 14 0 .222
12 Harve A. Oliphant 1938–1941 32 5 26 1 .172
X No team 1942–1945
13 Lyman E. Abbott 1946–1949 33 12 20 1 .379
14 John Darnton 1950 8 2 6 0 .250
15 Theodore "Ted" Boyett 1951–1952 15 3 11 1 .233
16 Joe Fortunato 1953–1955 26 8 17 1 .327
17 Robert Gillis 1956–1958 24 9 15 0 .375
18 Les Leggett 1959–1961 24 9 14 1 .396
19 Charles Marvin 1962–1967 47 14 33 0 .298
20 William C. "Bill" Davis 1968–1973 53 21 32 0 .396
21 Tom Heckert 1974–1981 72 42 28 2 .597
22 Ron Labadie 1982–1989 74 53 21 0 .716
23 Jim Lyall 1990–2009 190 97 92 1 .513
24 Jim Deere[6] 2010–present 72 47 25 0 .653

Details[edit]

The following are details on coaches that do not have articles on Wikipedia. For coaches with articles on Wikipedia, see links in the table above.

Coach Huffstrater[edit]

An individual with the last name "Huffstrater" was the head coach for 5 seasons, from 1906 until 1910. His coaching record at Adrian was 7 wins, 15 losses and 4 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2010 season, this ranks him #12 at Adrian in total wins and #15 at the school in winning percentage (.346).[7]

Coach Brown[edit]

A coach with the last name "Brown" was in the position for the 1913 season. Brown's coaching record at Adrian was 2 wins and 4 losses. As of the conclusion of the 2010 season, this ranks him #21 at Adrian in total wins and #16 at the school in winning percentage (.333).[8]"

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.[3]
  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.[4]
  4. ^ When computing the win–loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeLassus, David. "Adrian Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on November 21, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Jim Deere-Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator". Adrian Bulldogs Athletics. Retrieved November 16, 2010. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "Adrian Bulldogs 2010 schedule/results". Adrian Bulldogs. Retrieved November 16, 2010. 
  7. ^ DeLassus, David. "Coach Huffstrater Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 15, 2010. 
  8. ^ DeLassus, David. "Coach Brown Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 15, 2010.