List of Fresno State Bulldogs head football coaches

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The Fresno State Bulldogs college football team represent California State University, Fresno in the Mountain West Conference. The Bulldogs competed in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) College Division in the years 1921–1968. In 1969, the team moved to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I.

The program has had 18 different head coaches in its 96 seasons of existence (through 2016), including three who had multiple tenures as coach.

Coaches[edit]

No. Coach Tenure Seasons Win Loss Tie Pct. Bowls
1 Arthur Jones 1921–1928 8 36 26 7 .572 0
2 Stanley Borleske 1929–1932 4 16 17 2 .486 0
3 Leo Harris 1933–1935 3 18 9 1 .661 0
4 James Bradshaw 1936–1942 8 59 18 5 .750 1
5 Earl Wright 1944 1 0 6 0 .000 0
6 Alvin Pierson 1945 2 7 14 2 .348 1
7 James Bradshaw
(totals included on line 4)
1946
8 Ken Gleason 1947–1948 2 6 12 3 .357 0
9 Alvin Pierson
(totals included on line 6)
1949
10 Duke Jacobs 1950–1951 2 7 11 12 .395 0
11 Clark Van Galder 1952–1958 7 46 22 2 .671 0
12 Cecil Coleman 1959–1963 5 37 13 0 .740 1
13 Phil Krueger 1964–1965 2 10 10 0 .500 0
14 Darryl Rogers 1966–1972 7 43 32 1 .573 2
15 JR Boone 1973–1975 3 10 24 0 .294 0
16 Jim Sweeney
(totals included on line 18)
1976–1977
17 Bob Padilla 1978–1979 2 7 15 0 .318 1
18 Jim Sweeney 1980–1996 19 143 75 3 .654 7
19 Pat Hill 1997–2011 15 112 80 0 .583 11
20 Tim DeRuyter 2012–2016 5 30 30 0 .500 3
21 Eric Kiesau 2016 1 0 4 0 .000 0
   Totals   1921–2016   95  587  418  27 .582  27

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