List of MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers head football coaches

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The MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers football program is a college football team that represents MidAmerica Nazarene University in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, a part of the NAIA. The team has had five head coaches since its first recorded football game in 1979. The current coach is Jonathan Quinn who first took the position for the 2009 season.[1][2]


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]


Statistics correct as of the end of the 2011 college football season.

No. Name Term GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL CCs NCs Awards
1 Gordon DeGraffenreid 1979–1990 113 43 70 0 .381 1
2 Mike Redwine 1991–2000 107 53 52 2 .505 3 3
3 Mike Cochraine 2001–2005 56 46 10 0 .821 1 3 2
4 Jed Stugart 2006–2008 31 26 5 0 .839 0 2 1
5 Jonathan Quinn 2009–2011 37 32 5 0 .865 2 3 2


  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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Shafer, Ian. "MidAmerica Nazarene University (All seasons results)". College Football Reference. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ "MNU Pioneers Football Media Guide". MidAmerica Nazarene University. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  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.