List of McPherson Bulldogs head football coaches
The McPherson Bulldogs football program is a college football team that represents McPherson College in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, a part of the NAIA. The team has had 30 head coaches since its first recorded football game in 1920.
Pete Sterbick began with the program starting the 2012 season and resigned at the end of the 2013 season. On December 5, 2013, McPherson announced that defensive coordinator Steve Fox was promoted to head coach. Fox resigned after one season to take a position as assistant coach at Cisco College where he can be near his family.
|#||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]|
School records of the program go back to 1920, but other records show a player named Pop Hollinger played football for McPherson in 1917 or earlier. It is possible that records are incorrect, incomplete, or that there was no official coach before the 1920 season.
|1||W. E. Daniel||1920||11||5||3||3||.591||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2||A. C. "Dutch" Lonborg||1921–1922||19||10||9||0||.526||7||9||0||.438||—||—||—||—|
|7||W. P. "Buck" Astle||1937–1939||27||9||15||3||.389||4||10||2||.313||—||—||—||—|
|8||T. C. Hayden||1940–1942, 1946||33||8||22||3||.288||9||11||2||.455||—||—||—||—|
|10||F. M. Hardacre||1948–1949||17||1||16||0||.059||0||12||0||.000||—||—||—||—|
|11||Chalmer E. "Woody" Woodard||1950–1952||26||18||7||1||.712||13||5||0||.722||—||—||1||—|
|12||Sid Smith||1953–1966, 1971–1972||145||62||82||1||.431||56||71||1||.441||—||—||—||—|
- 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.
- "McPherson College Football Media Guide 2010" (PDF). McPherson College Athletics. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
- "Pete Sterbick Named Head Football Coach at McPherson". McPherson College. February 25, 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
- "Head Football Coach Pete Sterbick Resigns from McPherson College". KCACSports.com. November 25, 2013. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
- "Fox Promoted to Head Coach of Bulldog Football". Victory Sports Network. December 5, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
- "Fox Steps Down as Head Football Coach of McPherson College". McPherson Bulldogs. December 3, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
- "Bulldogs hires Paul Mierkiewicz to head program". McPherson Sentinel. December 29, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
- 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.
- "The Pop Hollinger Story". Overstreet's Comic Book Price Guide (reprint). Retrieved April 26, 2011.
- "McPherson College Names Pete Sterbick as Head Football Coach". Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. February 25, 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012.