List of Baylor Bears head football coaches

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Ralph Glaze, the ninth coach of the Bears

The Baylor Bears football program is a college football team that represents Baylor University in the South Division of the Big 12 Conference in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The team has had 25 head coaches since it started playing organized football in 1899. Baylor was a charter member of the Southwest Conference (SWC), joining in 1915.[1] They later became a charter member of the Big 12 in 1996 when the SWC disbanded. After playing without a nickname for 15 years, the school chose Bears as the team nickname in 1914.[2] There were three seasons where Baylor did not field a team. In 1906, the university banned football due to the violent nature of the sport. However, student protests persuaded school officials to reinstate it the next year.[3] In 1943 and 1944, the school cancelled the football program due to World War II. The Bears have played in 1,099 games during their 108 seasons. In those seasons, seven coaches have led Baylor to postseason bowl games: Bob Woodruff, George Sauer, Sam Boyd, John D. Bridgers, Grant Teaff, Chuck Reedy, and Art Briles. Four coaches have won conference championships with the Bears: Charles P. Mosley, Frank Bridges, Teaff and Reedy.

Teaff is the all-time leader in years coached (21), games coached (239), and wins (128). R. H. Hamilton has the highest winning percentage of any Baylor coach, with a 5–1–1 record (.786) during his two-year tenure. Bill Beall is, in terms of winning percentage, the worst coach the Bears have had, winning only 3 of his 31 games (.097). Of the 25 Baylor coaches, 2 have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame: Teaff and Morley Jennings. Teaff is also the only coach to have received any coach of the year accolades, winning two national coach of the year award in 1974 and the conference coach of the year award twice. The current coach is Art Briles, who was hired in November 2007.[4]

Key[edit]

General
#A running total of the number of coaches
CCsConference championships[A 1]
Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame
Overall games
GCGames coached
OWWins
OLLosses
OTTies[A 2]
O%Winning percentage[A 3]
Conference games
CWWins
CLLosses
CTTies
C%Winning percentage
Postseason games
PWWins
PLLosses

Coaches[edit]

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2009–10 college football season.
#NameTermGCOWOLOTO%CWCLCTC%PWPLCCsAwards
1Hamilton, R. H.R. H. Hamilton1899–190075170001000000000000001.78650000000000000000005000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000
2Ritchie, W. J.W. J. Ritchie190185369991000000000000000.62550000000000000000005000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000
3Ewing, J. C.J. C. Ewing190293470002000000000000002.44450000000000000000005000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000
4Watts, R. N.R. N. Watts190384370001000000000000001.56350000000000000000005000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000
5Metzger, SolSol Metzger190482570001000000000000001.31350000000000000000005000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000
6Web, ArchieArchie Web190571669991000000000000000.14350000000000000000005000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000
7Burleson, LutherLuther Burleson190784370001000000000000001.56350000000000000000005000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000
8Mills, E. J.E. J. Mills1908–1909168869991000000000000000.50050000000000000000005000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000
9Glaze, RalphRalph Glaze1910–191225121070003000000000000003.54050000000000000000005000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000
10Paine, NormanNorman Paine1913103470003000000000000003.45050000000000000000005000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000
11Mosley, Charles P.Charles P. Mosley1914–191952301870004000000000000004.615700080000000000000087000700000000000000770001000000000000001.53150000000000000000005000000000000000000700010000000000000015000000000000000000
12Bridges, FrankFrank Bridges1920–192559351870006000000000000006.6447001130000000000000137000800000000000000870006000000000000006.59350000000000000000005000000000000000000700020000000000000025000000000000000000
13Jennings, MorleyMorley Jennings[7]1926–1940149836070006000000000000006.57770014000000000000004070015000000000000005070007000000000000007.4485000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000
14Kimbrough, FrankFrank Kimbrough1941–1942, 1945–1946[A 4]41152370003000000000000003.4027000600000000000000670011600000000000001670002000000000000002.2925000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000
15Woodruff, BobBob Woodruff1947–194931191070002000000000000002.645700080000000000000087000900000000000000970001000000000000001.472700010000000000000016999100000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000
16Sauer, GeorgeGeorge Sauer1950–195562382170003000000000000003.63770011900000000000001970011400000000000001470003000000000000003.569699910000000000000007000200000000000000250000000000000000005000000000000000000
17Boyd, SamSam Boyd1956–195831151570001000000000000001.5007000500000000000000570011200000000000001270001000000000000001.306700010000000000000016999100000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000
18Bridgers, John D.John D. Bridgers1959–1968103495370001000000000000001.48170013100000000000003170013700000000000003770001000000000000001.457700020000000000000027000100000000000000150000000000000000005000000000000000000
19Beall, BillBill Beall1969–19713132869991000000000000000.0977000100000000000000170012000000000000002069991000000000000000.0485000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000
20Teaff, GrantGrant Teaff[9]1972–199223912810570006000000000000006.54870018300000000000008370017400000000000007470004000000000000004.528700040000000000000047000400000000000000470002000000000000002AFCA Coach of the Year (1974)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year (1974)
SWC Coach of the Year (1974, 1980)
21Reedy, ChuckChuck Reedy1993–199655232269991000000000000000.51170011300000000000001370011600000000000001669991000000000000000.4486999100000000000000070001000000000000001700010000000000000015000000000000000000
22Roberts, DaveDave Roberts1997–1998224185000000000000000000.182700020000000000000027001170000000000000175000000000000000000.1255000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000
23Steele, KevinKevin Steele1999–2002458365000000000000000000.200700010000000000000017001310000000000000315000000000000000000.0315000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000
24Morriss, GuyGuy Morriss2003–20075818405000000000000000000.310700070000000000000077001330000000000000335000000000000000000.1755000000000000000000500000000000000000050000000000000000005000000000000000000
25Briles, ArtArt Briles2008–present6232305000000000000000000.5167001170000000000000177001250000000000000255000000000000000000.405700020000000000000027000100000000000000150000000000000000005000000000000000000

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Baylor did not join a conference until 1915.
  2. ^ Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[5]
  3. ^ When computing the win–loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.[6]
  4. ^ Baylor did not field a team in 1943 and 1944 due to World War II.[8]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Southwest Athletic Conference: An Inventory of Its Records, 1914–1996 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library". Texas Archival Resources Online. Archived from the original on 2009-12-08. Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  2. ^ Wolff Jr., Henry (2002-09-13). "There is more to Baylor bears than football". Victoria Advocate (Victoria, Texas). p. 5A. Retrieved 2010-03-05. 
  3. ^ Rielly, Edward (2009). Football: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. University of Nebraska Press. p. 298. ISBN 9780803290129. Retrieved 2010-03-05. 
  4. ^ Davis, Brian (2007-11-29). "Briles the choice to bring Baylor football back". The Dallas Morning News. Archived from the original on 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2010-03-05. 
  5. ^ Whiteside, Kelly (2006-08-25). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today. Archived from the original on 2006-11-24. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  6. ^ Finder, Chuck (1987-09-06). "Big plays help Paterno to 200th". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  7. ^ "Hall of Famers: Morley "Jopsey" Jennings". National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-03-05. 
  8. ^ "Baylor Planning Return to Football". The Milwaukee Journal. The Associated Press. 1945-04-05. p. 2. Retrieved 2010-03-05. 
  9. ^ "Hall of Famers: Grant Teaff". National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-03-05.