List of college football coaches with 20 ties

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This is a list of college football coaches with 20 career ties.[1][2] College football coaches who have coached college teams to 20 or more tie games are included in the list. College football has since established "tiebreaking" rules—without a change in game rules, no new members will be added to this list[3] and there are no leaders in the support advocating repeal of the tiebreaking rule.[4]

"College level" is defined as a four-year college or university 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.

Summary[edit]

Tenure[edit]

The coach with the longest tenure is Amos Alonzo Stagg, who coached for 55 seasons and 555 games. Coach Stagg and "Pop" Warner were the only two coaches to begin coaching before 1900. No coach on the list was active after the 1954 season. Butch Cowell has the shortest tenure of any coach on the list with 21 seasons.

Win/Loss[edit]

The most successful coach on the list is Howard Jones with a win percentage of 73.3%. The least successful was Frank Dobson at 49.6%, the only coach on the list below the .500 mark.

Percentages[edit]

Howard Hancock leads the list with the highest percentage or ratio of tie games to total games played at .144. A total of five coaches produced at least one tie game out of every ten games played. Amos Alonzo Stagg has the lowest ratio of tie games to total games at .063.

College football coaches with 20 (or more) career ties[edit]

Head coach First year Last year Total years Games coached Wins Losses Ties Win %[A 1] Tie %[A 2]
Stagg, Amos AlonzoAmos Alonzo Stagg 1892 1946 55 555 330 190 35 .626 .063
Morrison, RayRay Morrison 1915 1948 28 263 129 101 33 .553 .125
Warner, Glenn ScobeyGlenn Scobey Warner 1895 1938 44 456 318 106 32 .732 .070
Abbott, Cleveland L.Cleveland L. Abbott 1923 1954 32 326 202 97 27 .661 .083
Hancock, HowardHoward Hancock 1921 1944 22 180 91 63 26 .578 .144
Vaughan, Robert E.Robert E. Vaughan 1919 1945 27 224 115 85 24 .567 .107
Cowell, ButchButch Cowell 1915 1936 21 180 87 69 24 .550 .133
Bachman, CharlieCharlie Bachman 1919 1946 27 234 132 80 22 .611 .094
Jones, HowardHoward Jones 1908 1940 29 279 194 64 21 .733 .075
Bible, Dana X.Dana X. Bible 1916 1946 30 272 186 65 21 .722 .077
Macandrew, WilliamWilliam McAndrew 1913 1938 22 182 82 80 20 .505 .110
Evans, GeorgeGeorge Evans 1913 1954 27 228 136 72 20 .640 .088
Dobson, FrankFrank Dobson 1910 1939 28 242 110 112 20 .496 .083

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Winning percentage is calculated with ties counting as a ½ loss and a ½ win.
  2. ^ Tie percentage is calculated as the number of tie games divided by the total number of games played.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA Coaching Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2008. pp. 189, 192. 
  2. ^ "All-Time Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  3. ^ ESPN "Ties sparked controversy, debate" by Ivan Maisel, June 28, 2010
  4. ^ Maisel, Ivan (June 28, 2010). "Ties sparked controversy, debate". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 20, 2012.