List of Iowa Hawkeyes head football coaches
The Iowa Hawkeyes football program is a college football team that represents the University of Iowa in the Big Ten Conference in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The program has had 25 head coaches since organized football began in 1889. Iowa has played in over 1,200 games during its 127 seasons.
|#||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]|
Statistics correct as of the end of the 2015 NCAA football season.
|1||Dalton, E. A.E. A. Dalton||1892||6||3||2||1||.583||0||2||1||.167||—||—||—||—||0||0||—|
|2||Donnelly, Ben "Sport"Ben "Sport" Donnelly||1893||7||3||4||0||.429||1||2||0||.333||—||—||—||—||0||0||—|
|3||Sherman, RogerRoger Sherman||1894||9||4||4||1||.500||1||2||0||.333||—||—||—||—||0||0||—|
|4||Bull, Alfred E.Alfred E. Bull||1896||9||7||1||1||.833||2||0||1||.833||—||—||—||—||
|5||Wagonhurst, OttoOtto Wagonhurst||1897||8||4||4||0||.500||0||2||0||.000||—||—||—||—||—||0||—|
|6||Knipe, AldenAlden Knipe||1899-1902||44||29||11||4||.705||2||6||1||.278||0||0||0||—||
|7||Chalmers, JohnJohn Chalmers||1903-1905||32||24||8||0||.750||1||6||0||.143||0||0||0||—||0||0||—|
|8||Catlin, MarkMark Catlin||1906–1908||17||7||10||0||.412||1||3||0||.250||0||0||0||—||
|9||Griffith, JohnJohn Griffith||1909||7||2||4||1||.357||0||1||0||.000||0||0||0||—||0||0||—|
|10||Hawley, JesseJesse Hawley||1910–1915||42||24||18||0||.571||8||11||0||.421||0||0||0||—||0||0||—|
|11||Jones, HowardHoward Jones||1916–1923||60||42||17||1||.708||21||12||0||.636||0||0||0||—||
|12||Ingwersen, BurtBurt Ingwersen||1924-1931||64||33||27||4||.547||11||20||4||.371||0||0||0||—||0||0||—|
|13||Solem, Oscar "Ossie"Oscar "Ossie" Solem||1932-1936||40||15||21||4||.425||5||16||4||.280||0||0||0||—||0||0||—|
|14||Tubbs, IrlIrl Tubbs||1937–1938||32||2||13||1||.156||1||8||1||.150||0||0||0||—||0||0||—|
|15||Anderson, EddielEddiel Anderson||1939–1942, 1946-1949||70||35||33||2||.514||21||24||2||.468||0||0||0||—||0||0||AFCA Coach of the Year (1939)|
|16||Madigan, Edward "Slip"Edward "Slip" Madigan||1943–1944||16||2||13||1||.156||0||10||1||.045||0||0||0||—||0||0||—|
|17||Crowe, ClemClem Crowe||1945||9||2||7||0||.222||1||5||0||.167||0||0||0||—||0||0||—|
|18||Raffensperger, LeonardLeonard Raffensperger||1950–1951||18||5||10||3||.361||2||9||1||.208||0||0||0||—||0||0||—|
|19||Evashevski, ForestForest Evashevski||1952–1960||83||52||27||4||.651||33||21||2||.607||2||0||0||—||
|20||Burns, JerryJerry Burns||1961–1965||45||16||27||2||.378||8||15||1||.354||0||0||0||—||0||0||—|
|21||Nagel, RayRay Nagel||1966–1970||49||16||32||1||.337||11||22||2||.343||0||0||0||—||0||0||—|
|22||Lauterbur, FrankFrank Lauterbur||1971–1973||33||4||28||1||.136||3||22||1||.135||0||0||0||—||0||0||—|
|23||Commings, BobBob Commings||1974–1978||55||18||37||0||.327||13||27||0||.325||0||0||0||—||0||0||—|
|24||Fry, HaydenHayden Fry||1979–1998||238||143||89||6||.613||96||61||5||.608||6||7||1||—||
|0||Sporting News Coach of the Year (1981)
Big Ten Coach of the Year (1981)
Big Ten Coach of the Year (1990)
Big Ten Coach of the Year (1991)
|25||Ferentz, KirkKirk Ferentz||1999–present||214||127||87||—||.593||76||61||—||.555||6||7||—||0||
|0||AP Coach of the Year (2002)
Walter Camp Coach of the Year (2002)
Big Ten Coach of the Year (2002)
Big Ten Coach of the Year (2004)
Big Ten Coach of the Year (2009)
Big Ten Coach of the Year (2015)
- Iowa won the Western Interstate University Football Association (WIUFA) conference championship in 1896.
- Iowa won the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MVIAA) conference championship in 1907.
- 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.
- 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.