List of college football coaches with 0 wins
"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
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.
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
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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||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|
- List of college football coaches with 200 career wins
- List of college football coaches with 100 career losses
- List of college football coaches with 20 career ties
- List of college football coaches with 30 seasons
- List of college football coaches with a .750 winning percentage
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- "All-Time Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2010-06-20.
- "Memorable Losing Streaks, Prairie View A&M". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved February 9, 2011.
- "Presidents Football 2009" (PDF). Washington & Jefferson College. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2010-03-06.