Home Tourism

List of Kentucky Wildcats head football coaches

List of Kentucky Wildcats head football coachesDescription : The Kentucky Wildcats college football team represents the University of Kentucky in the East Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Wildcats compete as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The program has had 37 head coaches since it began play during the 1881 season. On November 27, 2012, Mark Stoops was introduced as Kentucky's 37th head coach.The team has played more than 1,150 games over 122 seasons of Kentucky... Page:l403

B&W image of man standing wearing a hat, white shirt and tie.
Jerry Claiborne is one of two Kentucky coaches to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame

The Kentucky Wildcats college football team represents the University of Kentucky in the East Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Wildcats compete as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The program has had 37 head coaches since it began play during the 1881 season. On November 27, 2012, Mark Stoops was introduced as Kentucky's 37th head coach.

The team has played more than 1,150 games over 122 seasons of Kentucky football. Both the inaugural 1881 squad and the revived 1891 squad have unknown coaches according to university records in winning two games and losing three. Since 1892, seven coaches have led the Wildcats in postseason bowl games: Bear Bryant, Fran Curci, Jerry Claiborne, Bill Curry, Hal Mumme, Rich Brooks and Joker Phillips. Two of those coaches also won conference championships: Bryant and Curci won a combined three as a member of the SEC.

Curci is the leader in seasons coached with nine. Bryant is the leader in games won, with 60 victories during his eight seasons with the program. Jack Wright has the highest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game, with .875. Bernie Shively has the lowest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game, with .200. Of the 36 different head coaches who have led the Wildcats, Bryant and Jerry Claiborne have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana.

Key

Key to symbols in coaches list
GeneralOverallConferencePostseason
#Order of coachesGCGames coachedCWConference winsPWPostseason wins
DCDivision championshipsOWOverall winsCLConference lossesPLPostseason losses
CCConference championshipsOLOverall lossesCTConference tiesPTPostseason ties
NCNational championshipsOTOverall tiesC%Conference winning percentage
daggerElected to the College Football Hall of FameO%Overall winning percentage


Coaches

List of head football coaches showing season(s) coached, overall records, conference records, postseason records, championships and selected awards
#NameTermGCOWOLOTO%CWCLCTC%PWPLPTDC
CCNCAwards
1Miller, A. M.A. M. Miller18927000700000000000000♠77000200000000000000♠27000400000000000000♠47000100000000000000♠16999357000000000000♠.3572999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
2Thompson, JohnJohn Thompson18937000800000000000000♠87000500000000000000♠57000200000000000000♠27000100000000000000♠16999687000000000000♠.6872999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
3Finney, W. P.W. P. Finney18947000700000000000000♠77000500000000000000♠57000200000000000000♠25000000000000000000♠06999714000000000000♠.7142999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
4Mason, Charles B.Charles B. Mason18957000900000000000000♠97000400000000000000♠47000500000000000000♠55000000000000000000♠06999444000000000000♠.4442999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
5Short, DudleyDudley Short18967000900000000000000♠97000300000000000000♠37000600000000000000♠65000000000000000000♠06999333000000000000♠.3332999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
6Eaton, LymanLyman Eaton18977000600000000000000♠67000200000000000000♠27000400000000000000♠45000000000000000000♠06999333000000000000♠.3332999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
7Bass, W. R.W. R. Bass1898–18997001160000000000000♠167001120000000000000♠127000200000000000000♠27000200000000000000♠26999813009999900000♠.8132999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
8Kiler, W. H.W. H. Kiler1900–19017001190000000000000♠197000600000000000000♠67001120000000000000♠127000100000000000000♠16999342000000000000♠.3422999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
9McLeod, E. W.E. W. McLeod19027000900000000000000♠97000300000000000000♠37000500000000000000♠57000100000000000000♠16999389000000000000♠.3892999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
10Wright, JackJack Wright19037000800000000000000♠87000700000000000000♠77000100000000000000♠15000000000000000000♠06999875000000000000♠.8752999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
11Schacht, FredFred Schacht1904–19057001200000000000000♠207001150000000000000♠157000400000000000000♠47000100000000000000♠16999775000000000000♠.7752999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
12Guyn, J. WhiteJ. White Guyn1906–19087001250000000000000♠257001170000000000000♠177000700000000000000♠77000100000000000000♠16999700000000000000♠.7007000100000000000000♠17000400000000000000♠47000100000000000000♠16999250000000000000♠.2502999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
13Sweetland, EdwinEdwin Sweetland1909–1910
1912
7001280000000000000♠287001230000000000000♠237000500000000000000♠55000000000000000000♠06999821009999900000♠.8217000400000000000000♠45000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠07000100000000000000♠1.0002999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
14Douglass, PrentissPrentiss Douglass19117001100000000000000♠107000700000000000000♠77000300000000000000♠35000000000000000000♠06999700000000000000♠.7007000100000000000000♠17000100000000000000♠15000000000000000000♠06999500000000000000♠.5002999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
15Brumage, AlphaAlpha Brumage1913–19147001160000000000000♠167001110000000000000♠117000500000000000000♠55000000000000000000♠06999688009999900000♠.6887000100000000000000♠17000200000000000000♠25000000000000000000♠06999333000000000000♠.3332999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
16Tigert, John J.John J. Tigert1915–19167001150000000000000♠157001100000000000000♠107000200000000000000♠27000300000000000000♠36999767000000000000♠.7677000300000000000000♠37000200000000000000♠27000300000000000000♠36999562999999900000♠.5632999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠2999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
17Boles, Stanley A.Stanley A. Boles19177000900000000000000♠97000300000000000000♠37000500000000000000♠57000100000000000000♠16999389000000000000♠.3897000100000000000000♠17000500000000000000♠55000000000000000000♠06999167000000000000♠.1675000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
18Gill, AndrewAndrew Gill1918–19197001110000000000000♠117000500000000000000♠57000500000000000000♠57000100000000000000♠16999500000000000000♠.5007000400000000000000♠47000200000000000000♠27000100000000000000♠16999643000000000000♠.6435000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
19Juneau, WilliamWilliam Juneau1920–19227001250000000000000♠257001130000000000000♠137001100000000000000♠107000200000000000000♠26999560000000000000♠.5607000300000000000000♠37000800000000000000♠87000200000000000000♠26999308000000000000♠.3085000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
20Winn, JackJack Winn19237000900000000000000♠97000400000000000000♠47000300000000000000♠37000200000000000000♠26999556000000000000♠.5565000000000000000000♠07000200000000000000♠27000200000000000000♠26999250000000000000♠.2505000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
21Murphy, Fred J.Fred J. Murphy1924–19267001270000000000000♠277001120000000000000♠127001140000000000000♠147000100000000000000♠16999463000000000000♠.4637000700000000000000♠77000900000000000000♠97000100000000000000♠16999441000000000000♠.4415000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
22Gamage, HarryHarry Gamage1927–19337001620000000000000♠627001320000000000000♠327001250000000000000♠257000500000000000000♠56999556000000000000♠.5567001210000000000000♠217001230000000000000♠237000400000000000000♠46999479000000000000♠.4795000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
23Wynne, Chet A.Chet A. Wynne1934–19377001390000000000000♠397001200000000000000♠207001190000000000000♠195000000000000000000♠06999513000000000000♠.5137000500000000000000♠57001140000000000000♠145000000000000000000♠06999236000000000000♠.2365000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
24Kirwan, A. D.A. D. Kirwan1938–19447001560000000000000♠567001240000000000000♠247001280000000000000♠287000400000000000000♠46999464000000000000♠.4647000400000000000000♠47001220000000000000♠227000300000000000000♠36999190000000000000♠.1905000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
25Shively, BernieBernie Shively19457001100000000000000♠107000200000000000000♠27000800000000000000♠85000000000000000000♠06999200000000000000♠.2005000000000000000000♠07000500000000000000♠55000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠.0005000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
26Bryant, BearBear Bryant1946–19537001880000000000000♠887001600000000000000♠607001230000000000000♠237000500000000000000♠56999710000000000000♠.7107001250000000000000♠257001190000000000000♠197000400000000000000♠46999562999999900000♠.5637000300000000000000♠37000100000000000000♠15000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠7000100000000000000♠17000100000000000000♠1AP SEC Coach of the Year (1950)
27Collier, BlantonBlanton Collier1954–19617001800000000000000♠807001410000000000000♠417001360000000000000♠367000300000000000000♠36999531000000000000♠.5317001210000000000000♠217001340000000000000♠347000300000000000000♠36999388000000000000♠.3885000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠0SEC Coach of the Year (1954)
28Bradshaw, CharlieCharlie Bradshaw1962–19687001700000000000000♠707001250000000000000♠257001410000000000000♠417000400000000000000♠46999386000000000000♠.3867001110000000000000♠117001250000000000000♠257000200000000000000♠26999316000000000000♠.3165000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
29Ray, JohnJohn Ray1969–19727001430000000000000♠437001100000000000000♠107001330000000000000♠335000000000000000000♠06999233000000000000♠.2337000400000000000000♠47001240000000000000♠245000000000000000000♠06999142990000000000♠.1435000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
30Curci, FranFran Curci1973–19817002100000000000000♠1007001470000000000000♠477001510000000000000♠517000200000000000000♠26999480000000000000♠.4807001250000000000000♠257001300000000000000♠305000000000000000000♠06999455000000000000♠.4557000100000000000000♠15000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠7000200000000000000♠25000000000000000000♠0AP SEC Coach of the Year (1977)
31Claiborne, JerryJerry Claiborne1982–19897001900000000000000♠907001410000000000000♠417001460000000000000♠467000300000000000000♠36999472000000000000♠.4727001130000000000000♠137001370000000000000♠375000000000000000000♠06999260000000000000♠.2607000100000000000000♠17000100000000000000♠15000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠5000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠0AP SEC Coach of the Year (1983)
32Curry, BillBill Curry1990–19967001780000000000000♠787001260000000000000♠267001520000000000000♠525000000000000000000♠06999333000000000000♠.3337001140000000000000♠147001400000000000000♠405000000000000000000♠06999259000000000000♠.2595000000000000000000♠07000100000000000000♠15000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
33Mumme, HalHal Mumme1997–20007001460000000000000♠467001200000000000000♠207001260000000000000♠262999900000000000000♠6999435000000000000♠.4357001100000000000000♠107001220000000000000♠222999900000000000000♠6999313000000000000♠.3135000000000000000000♠07000200000000000000♠25000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
34Morriss, GuyGuy Morriss2001–20027001230000000000000♠237000900000000000000♠97001140000000000000♠142999900000000000000♠6999391000000000000♠.3917000400000000000000♠47001120000000000000♠122999900000000000000♠6999250000000000000♠.2505000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
35Brooks, RichRich Brooks2003–20097001860000000000000♠867001390000000000000♠397001470000000000000♠472999900000000000000♠6999453000000000000♠.4537001160000000000000♠167001390000000000000♠392999900000000000000♠6999290990000000000♠.2917000300000000000000♠37000100000000000000♠15000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
36Phillips, JokerJoker Phillips2010–20127001370000000000000♠377001130000000000000♠137001240000000000000♠242999900000000000000♠6999351000000000000♠.3517000400000000000000♠47001200000000000000♠202999900000000000000♠6999167000000000000♠.1675000000000000000000♠07000100000000000000♠15000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
37Stoops, MarkMark Stoops2013–present7001240000000000000♠247000700000000000000♠77001170000000000000♠172999900000000000000♠6999291990000000000♠.2927000200000000000000♠27001120000000000000♠122999900000000000000♠6999142990000000000♠.1435000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠05000000000000000000♠02999900000000000000♠
Copyright 2008-2018 www.21pw.com