List of college football coaches with 0 wins

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This is a list of college football coaches with 0 career wins.[1][2] Inclusion on the list requires coaching at the college level for two or more seasons.

"College level" is defined as a four-year college program in either the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics or the National Collegiate Athletic Association. If the team competed at a time before the official organization of either of the two groups but is generally accepted as a "college football program" it would also be included.

Leaders by category[edit]

Six coaches managed to lead teams to one tie game in their career and therefore have a "Win %" that is greater than zero. No coaches on the list managed more than one tie game.

Five coaches on the list held their post for 3 seasons and one for a total of four seasons. Five coaches managed 20 or more losses during their time as head coach.

Coach Rob Green of Missouri Southern managed to achieve the list by coaching the same school in two non-consecutive seasons (1997 and 2003). Four other coaches also achieved that feat, all before 1920.

Three programs have two coaches on the list: Coast Guard (coaches Marron and Kapral teamed up for 4 seasons and 22 losses); Hardin-Simmons (coaches Martin and McChesney for 4 seasons and 28 losses); and Prairie View A&M (coaches Beard and Sapenter combined for 6 seasons and 66 loses). Hensley and Sapenter completed their losses in consecutive order, from 1991 through 1996 as a part of the longest losing streak in college football history.[3]

Several coaches on the list (such as John R. Pinkett) coached for two seasons but a considerable low number of games. Six coaches managed only two losses. Four of those coached two single-game seasons, the remaining two also managed a tie game one of the two seasons.

College football coaches with 0 wins[edit]

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Head coach Team(s) First year Last year Total years Games coached Wins Losses Ties Win %
Addicott, J. E.J. E. Addicott San Jose State 1893 1895 2 2 0 1 1 .250
Beard, RonaldRonald Beard Prairie View A&M 1991 1994 4 44 0 44 0 .000
Bradford, TheodoreTheodore Bradford Alabama State 1902 1904 2 2 0 2 0 .000
Collins, RobertRobert Collins Grand Valley State 1971 1972 2 13 0 13 0 .000
Detwiler, W. H.W. H. Detwiler Bloomsburg 1892 1893 2 2 0 2 0 .000
Diener, CoachCoach Diener Charleston (WV) 1913 1916 3 7 0 7 0 .000
Dockstader, E. A.E. A. Dockstader Montana State 1911 1912 2 5 0 4 1 .100
Dyck, Paul B.Paul B. Dyck Lock Haven 1926 1927 2 13 0 13 0 .000
Economos, JohnJohn Economos Brooklyn 1954 1955 2 8 0 8 0 .000
Green, RobRob Green Missouri Southern 1997 2003 2 9 0 9 0 .000
Harsh, FrankFrank Harsh Kent State 1923 1924 2 9 0 9 0 .000
Higgins, G. E.G. E. Higgins Idaho 1894 1897 3 4 0 4 0 .000
Jamerson, Wilbur "Shorty"Wilbur "Shorty" Jamerson Morehead State 1953 1955 3 26 0 26 0 .000
Kapral, FrankFrank Kapral Coast Guard 1966 1967 2 16 0 16 0 .000
King, Robert J.Robert J. King Hamilton 1973 1974 2 16 0 16 0 .000
Lister, JohnJohn Lister Northern Colorado 1893 1896 3 4 0 4 0 .000
Loughran, John "Speedo"John "Speedo" Loughran Saint Francis (PA) 1922 1923 2 12 0 12 0 .000
Mangan, Thomas J.Thomas J. Mangan Cooper Union 1924 1925 2 10 0 9 1 .050
Marron, R. V.R. V. Marron Coast Guard 1922 1923 2 6 0 6 0 .000
Martin, M. D.M. D. Martin Hardin-Simmons 1917 1918 2 8 0 8 0 .000
Matthews, ClarenceClarence Matthews Tuskegee Institute 1893 1895 2 2 0 2 0 .000
McChesney, HowardHoward McChesney Hardin-Simmons 1960 1961 2 20 0 20 0 .000
Nelson, CharlesCharles Nelson[4] Washington & Jefferson 1954 1955 2 16 0 15 1 .031
Pederson, JamesJames Pederson Augsburg 1933 1934 2 10 0 10 0 .000
Pinkett, John R.John R. Pinkett Jackson State 1911 1912 2 2 0 2 0 .000
Preston, CarlCarl Preston Arkansas–Monticello 1997 1998 2 21 0 21 0 .000
Sapenter, HensleyHensley Sapenter Prairie View A&M 1995 1996 2 22 0 22 0 .000
Shearer, CoachCoach Shearer Philadelphia Pharmacy 1910 1911 2 6 0 6 0 .000
Walker, Erskine "Bub"Erskine "Bub" Walker Samford 1944 1945 2 10 0 10 0 .000
Whitton, Bill "Whitt"Bill "Whitt" Whitton Holy Cross 1969 1970 2 13 0 12 1 .038
Wiant, HaroldHarold Wiant Glenville State 1920 1921 2 7 0 7 0 .000
Woodford, Arthur B.Arthur B. Woodford Indiana 1887 1888 2 2 0 1 1 .250
Wykes, DaveDave Wykes Maranatha Baptist 1970 1971 2 12 0 12 0 .000

Table reference[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NCAA Coaching Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2008. pp. 189, 192. 
  2. ^ "All-Time Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Memorable Losing Streaks, Prairie View A&M". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved February 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Presidents Football 2009" (PDF). Washington & Jefferson College. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2010-03-06.