List of Oklahoma Sooners head football coaches

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Bob Stoops, current head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners

The Oklahoma Sooners football program is a college football team that represents the University of Oklahoma. The team has had 21 head coaches since organized football began in 1895. The Sooners have played in more than 1,200 games in its 119 seasons. In those seasons, eight coaches have led the Sooners to postseason bowl games: Tom Stidham, Jim Tatum, Bud Wilkinson, Gomer Jones, Chuck Fairbanks, Barry Switzer, Gary Gibbs, and Bob Stoops. Eight coaches have won conference championships with the Sooners: Bennie Owen, Stidham, Dewey Luster, Tatum, Wilkinson, Fairbanks, Switzer, and Stoops. Wilkinson, Switzer and Stoops have also won national championships with the Sooners. Stoops is the all-time leader in games coached, Owen is the all-time leader in years coached, while Switzer is the all-time leader in wins and winning percentage. John Harts is, in terms of winning percentage, the worst coach the Sooners have had as he lost the only game he coached. John Blake has the lowest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game with .353 in his 34 games.

Of the 21 Sooner coaches, Owen, Lawrence Jones, Tatum, Wilkinson, and Switzer have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Wilkinson, Switzer, and Stoops have each received National Coach of the Year honors from at least one organization. The current coach is Bob Stoops, who was hired in December 1998.[1]

Key[edit]

General
#Number of coaches[A 1]
CCsConference championships[A 2]
NCsNational championships
Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame
Overall games
GCGames coached
OWWins
OLLosses
OTTies[A 3]
O%Winning percentage[A 4]
Conference games
CWWins
CLLosses
CTTies
C%Winning percentage
Postseason games
PWWins
PLLosses
PTTies

Coaches[edit]

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season
#NameTermGCOWOLOTO%CWCLCTC%PWPLPTCCsNCsNational awards
1Harts, John A.John A. Harts18951010.000
2Parrington, VernonVernon Parrington1897–190012921.792
3Roberts, FredFred Roberts19015320.600
4McMahon, MarkMark McMahon1902–1903211173.595
5Ewing, FredFred Ewing19048431.593
6Owen, BennieBennie Owen[5]1905–19261921225416.67728207.5733
7Lindsey, AdrianAdrian Lindsey1927–19314419196.50011122.480
8Hardage, LewieLewie Hardage1932–19342711124.481861.567
9Jones, BiffBiff Jones[6]1935–193618963.583442.500
10Stidham, TomTom Stidham1937–1940382783.7501541.7750101
11Luster, DeweyDewey Luster1941–19454827183.5941942.8002
12Tatum, JimJim Tatum[7]194611830.727410.8001001
13Wilkinson, BudBud Wilkinson[8]1947–1963178145294.8269393.900620143 – 1950, 1955, 1956

AFCA Coach of the Year (1949)[9]
AP Coach of the Year (1950)[10]

14Jones, GomerGomer Jones1964–1965219111.452851.607010
15Mackenzie, JimJim Mackenzie196610640.600430.571
16Fairbanks, ChuckChuck Fairbanks1967–19726849181.7283480.8093113
17Switzer, BarryBarry Switzer[11]1973–1988190157294.837100111.897850123 – 1974, 1975, 1985

Walter Camp Coach of the Year (1974)[12]

18Gibbs, GaryGary Gibbs1989–19946944232.65226142.643210
19Schnellenberger, HowardHoward Schnellenberger199511551.500250.286
20Blake, JohnJohn Blake1996–1998341222.353816.333
21Stoops, BobBob Stoops1999–present19916039.8049924.8058781 – 2000

Walter Camp Coach of the Year (2000, 2003)[12][13][14]
Paul "Bear" Bryant Award (2000)[13]
Home Depot Coach of the Year Award (2000)[13]
AP Coach of the Year (2000)[13][15]
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year (2000)[13]
Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award (2003)[16][17]
AFCA Coach of the Year (2000)[9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A running total of the number of coaches of the Sooners. Thus, any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is counted only once.
  2. ^ Oklahoma did not join a conference until 1915.[2]
  3. ^ Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[3]
  4. ^ When computing the win–loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.[4]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Canfield, Owen (1998-12-02). "Stoops Signs 5-Year Deal With Sooners". The Ledger (Lakeland, Florida). The Associated Press. p. C1. Retrieved 2009-09-28. [dead link]
  2. ^ "2009 OU Football Guide". University of Oklahoma Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ Whiteside, Kelly (2006-08-25). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today. Archived from the original on 2009-11-24. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "Hall of Famers: Bennie Owen". National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  6. ^ "Hall of Famers: Lawrence "Biff" Jones". National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  7. ^ "Hall of Famers: Jim "Big Jim" Tatum". National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  8. ^ "Hall of Famers: Bud Wilkinson". National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  9. ^ a b "AFCA Coach of the Year Award - Past Winners". American Football Coaches Association. 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  10. ^ Carter, Bob (2006-10-18). "Oklahoma makes turtle soup". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on 2009-09-27. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  11. ^ "Hall of Famers: Barry Switzer". National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  12. ^ a b "Walter Camp Football Foundation Awards". Walter Camp Football Foundation, Inc. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  13. ^ a b c d e "Bob Stoops". SoonerSports.com. Retrieved 2009-09-26. 
  14. ^ "Stoops Named Walter Camp's 2003 Coach Of The Year". SoonerSports.com. Retrieved 2009-09-26. 
  15. ^ "Stoops Named AP National Coach Of The Year". SoonerSports.com. Retrieved 2009-09-26. 
  16. ^ "Stoops Presented With Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year Award". SoonerSports.com. Retrieved 2009-09-26. 
  17. ^ "Past Winners". Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year Award. Archived from the original on 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2009-09-26.