List of Adrian Bulldogs head football coaches
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. The current coach is Jim Deere who first took the position for the 2010 season.
|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|
|Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame||O%||Overall winning percentage[A 4]|
|1||E. E. Tarr||1903–1904||13||7||6||0||.538||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|6||W. H. Dague||1915||7||2||5||0||.286||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|12||Harve A. Oliphant||1938–1941||32||5||26||1||.172||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|13||Lyman E. Abbott||1946–1949||33||12||20||1||.379||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|15||Theodore "Ted" Boyett||1951–1952||15||3||11||1||.233||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|20||William C. "Bill" Davis||1968–1973||53||21||32||0||.396||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
- 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.
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).
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)."
- 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.
- DeLassus, David. "Adrian Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on November 21, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2010.
- "Jim Deere-Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator". Adrian Bulldogs Athletics. Retrieved November 16, 2010.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- "Adrian Bulldogs 2010 schedule/results". Adrian Bulldogs. Retrieved November 16, 2010.
- DeLassus, David. "Coach Huffstrater Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 15, 2010.
- DeLassus, David. "Coach Brown Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 15, 2010.