List of Portland State Vikings head football coaches

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Jerry Glanville, 12th head coach of the Portland State Vikings

The Portland State Vikings college football team represents Portland State University[A 1] in the Big Sky Conference (Big Sky). The Vikings compete as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Championship (FCS). The program has had 13 head coaches since it began play during the 1947 season.[1] Since December 2014, Bruce Barnum has served as the head coach at Portland State.[2]

The team has played nearly 700 games over 65 seasons of Portland State football.[1] In that time, two coaches have led the Vikings to postseason appearances: Pokey Allen and Tim Walsh.[3] Three coaches also won conference championships: Jerry Lyons won two as a member of the Oregon Collegiate Conference; Don Read and Allen won a combined six as a member of the Western Football Conference.[3] Walsh is the leader in seasons coached with fourteen years with the program.[3] Walsh is also the leader in games won with 90 and Allen has the highest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game, with .703.[1] Ron Stratten and Jerry Glanville are tied with the lowest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game, with .273.[1]

Key[edit]

Key to symbols in coaches list
General Overall Conference Postseason[A 2]
# Order of coaches[A 3] 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 4] C% Conference winning percentage
dagger Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame O% Overall winning percentage[A 5]


Coaches[edit]

List of head football coaches showing season(s) coached, overall records, conference records, postseason records, championships and selected awards[A 6]
# Name Term G W L T PCT CW CL CT PCT PW PL PT CCs NCs Awards
1 Holland, JoeJoe Holland 1947–1954 65 20 42 3 .331 5 10 1 .344 0 0 0 0 0
2 Davis, RalphRalph Davis 1955–1956 16 4 11 1 .281 2 6 0 .250 0 0 0 0 0
3 Leggett, LesLes Leggett 1957–1958 17 6 11 0 .353 3 5 0 .375 0 0 0 0 0
4 Smithwick, HughHugh Smithwick 1959–1961 25 6 17 2 .280 4 7 1 .375 0 0 0 0 0
5 DeSylvia, TomTom DeSylvia 1962 8 4 4 0 .500 3 1 0 .750 0 0 0 0 0
6 Lyons, JerryJerry Lyons 1963–1967 46 21 24 1 .467 7 0 1 .938 0 0 0 2 0
7 Read, DonDon Read 1968–1971
1981–1985
92 39 52 1 .429 6 8 1 .433 0 0 0 1 0
8 Stratten, RonRon Stratten 1972–1974 33 9 24 0 .273 0 0 0 0
9 Davis, MouseMouse Davis 1975–1980 66 42 24 0 .636 0 0 0 0
10 Allen, PokeyPokey Allen 1986–1992 91 63 26 2 .703 30 7 0 .811 10 5 0 5 0
11 Walsh, TimTim Walsh 1993–2006 158 90 68 0 .570 42 41 0 .506 2 4 0 0 0
12 Glanville, JerryJerry Glanville 2007–2009 33 9 24 .273 7 17 .292 0 0 0 0
13 Burton, NigelNigel Burton 2010–2014 57 21 36 .368 12 27 .308 0 0 0 0
14 Barnum, BruceBruce Barnum 2015–present 0 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Since 1946, what is now known as Portland State University was also known as Vanport Extension Center from 1946 to 1951.
  2. ^ 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.[4]
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[5]
  5. ^ When computing the win–loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.[6]
  6. ^ Statistics correct as of the end of the 2013 college football season.

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ a b c d 2012 Portland State Vikings Football, p. 130
  2. ^ Goe, Ken (December 8, 2014). "Bruce Barnum will be Portland State's interim head football coach through the 2015 season". The Oregonian (OregonLive.com). Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c 2012 Portland State Vikings Football, p. 131
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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.