List of West Virginia Mountaineers football seasons
The West Virginia Mountaineers college football team competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, representing West Virginia University in the Big 12 Conference. West Virginia has played their home games on Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, West Virginia since 1980.
From 1891 to 1949, West Virginia competed as a football independent. The Mountaineers saw modest success during this period and made appearances in bowl games in both 1922 and 1948. From 1950 to 1967, West Virginia was a member of the Southern Conference and won the conference championship nine times. The membership of the SoCon fluctuated wildly at times during West Virginia's tenure, and by 1968 they chose to leave the conference and become a football independent once more. Between 1968 and 1990, the Mountaineers again competed as an independent and played in ten separate bowl games under three head coaches: Jim Carlen, Bobby Bowden and Don Nehlen. From 1991–2011, West Virginia competed in the Big East Conference and won seven conference championships. Through the 2014 season, West Virginia has compiled an official overall record of 719 wins, 477 losses, 45 ties and has appeared in 32 bowl games, with its most recent appearance coming in the 2016 Cactus Bowl.
|Frederick Lincoln Emory (Independent) (1891)|
|F. William Rane (Independent) (1893–1894)|
|Harry McCrory (Independent) (1895)|
|Thomas Trenchard (Independent) (1896)|
|George Krebs (Independent) (1897)|
|Harry Anderson (Independent) (1898)|
|Louis Yeager (Independent) (1899)|
|John Hill (Independent) (1900)|
|Louis Yeager (Independent) (1901–1902)|
|Harry E. Trout (Independent) (1903)|
|Anthony Chez (Independent) (1904)|
|Carl Forkum (Independent) (1905–1906)|
|Clarence W. Russell (Independent) (1907)|
|Charles Augustus Lueder (Independent) (1908–1911)|
|William P. Edmunds (Independent) (1912)|
|Edwin Sweetland (Independent) (1913)|
|Sol Metzger (Independent) (1914–1915)|
|Mont McIntire (Independent) (1916–1920)|
|1918||No team (WWI)|
|Clarence Spears (Independent) (1921–1924)|
|Ira Errett Rodgers (Independent) (1925–1930)|
|Greasy Neale (Independent) (1931–1933)|
|Charles Tallman (Independent) (1934–1936)|
|Marshall Glenn (Independent) (1937–1939)|
|Bill Kern (Independent) (1940–1942)|
|Ira Errett Rodgers (Independent) (1943–1945)|
|Bill Kern (Independent) (1946–1947)|
|Dudley DeGroot (Independent) (1948–1949)|
|Art Lewis (Southern) (1950–1959)|
|Gene Corum (Southern) (1960–1965)|
|Jim Carlen (Southern) (1966–1967)|
|Jim Carlen (Independent) (1968–1969)|
|Bobby Bowden (Independent) (1970–1975)|
|Frank Cignetti (Independent) (1976–1979)|
|Don Nehlen (Independent) (1980–1990)|
|1983||Nehlen||9–3||W Hall of Fame Classic||16||16|
|Don Nehlen (Big East) (1991–2000)|
|2000||Nehlen||7–5||3–4||T-5th||W Music City|
|Rich Rodriguez (Big East) (2001–2007)|
|2002||Rodriguez||9–4||6–1||2nd||L Continental Tire||20||25|
|Bill Stewart (Big East) (2008–2010)|
|2008||Stewart||9–4||5–2||T-2nd||W Meineke Car Care||23|
|2010||Stewart||9–4||5–2||T-1st||L Champs Sports|
|Dana Holgorsen (Big East) (2011)|
|Dana Holgorsen (Big 12) (2012–present)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|†Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP / New Years' Six bowl.
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
- "Facilities: Milan Puskar Stadium". MSNsportsNET.com. Retrieved December 5, 2010.
- CFRC College Football Database - West Virginia. Retrieved 2014-Feb-23.
- Joe Swan, ed. (2010). "All-time Scores". 2010 West Virginia University Football Guide. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. pp. 172–183.