College Football Coaching Legends

There are many coaches that have left a great legacy on the gridirons of college stadiums across the country. These icons have become popular personalities, certainly around the programs the have coached and also around the country. Due to that notoriety, college football coaching legends are popular speakers at corporate events, football parties and more. They share fun stories from their time roaming the sidelines and also impart lessons about leadership and life. 

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As a legendary coach in both college and pro football, not many people can match the resume of Barry Switzer.  Switzer piloted the Oklahoma Sooners program for 16 year and coached Dallas Cowboys for f...

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Bill Curry is a former college and professional player and coach. In his time on the field Bill played for the Green Bay Packers and was a part of their Super Bowl I victory. That came just two years...

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After hanging up the helmet from playing the game of football in high school and college, Bill Snyder became a coach in 1962. His career has spanned several decades, and included great successes. Bill...

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Bob Stoops was the head football coach at the University of Oklahoma since 1999-2017.  Stoops was born in Youngstown, Ohio and played his college football at Iowa after graduating from Cardinal Mooney...

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Bobby Bowden is more than a college football legend.  During his 6 years on the sideline at West Virginia and 34 years at the helm for Florida State he did more than teach players the game of football...

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The 1981 Coach of the Year played college football for the University of Alabama between the years of 1967 to 1969 before becoming a coach for his university in 1973, then for Virginia Tech during 197...

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Dennis Franchione, known as Coach Fran, was a college head football coach for 30 years and coached at both the high school and college levels for over four decades. Coach Fran got his start in coachin...

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Frank Beamer is one of the greatest coaches in the modern history of college football. He was a former player at Virginia Tech who coached his alma mater for 30 years. Beamer attended Virginia Tech an...

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Gary Pinkel was the head football coach at the University of Missouri. Pinkel attended Kent State University where he played tight end for the Golden Flashes. Pinkel’s coaching career began as a gradu...

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Gene Chizik won a BCS National Championship as head coach of the Auburn Tigers in 2010. Chizik attended the University of Florida where he played linebacker for the Gators’ football team. Chizki’s coa...

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Gene Stallings is a retired college football player and football coach. Stallings was recruited by Texas A&M University to play football for the Aggies under coach Raymond George. Stallings helped the...

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Houston Nutt is a former collegiate football coach and player. As a player, Nutt was a pocket style quarterback at the University of Arkansas, but the arrival of head coach Lou Holtz led to his transf...

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Howard Schnellenberger is a retired football coach who spent over 50 seasons serving either in the NCAA or NFL level. Before his coaching career, Schnellenberger was an All-American athlete at the Uni...

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Jack Harbaugh was a longtime college football coach and the patriarch of one of the great coaching families in the history of the sport. Harbaugh is best identified for his run as the head coach at We...

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Jackie Sherrill was a longtime college football head coach.  He had tenures as Washington State, Pittsburgh, Texas A&M and Mississippi State.  From 1991-2003, Sherrill coached the Bulldo...

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Lloyd Carr played quarterback at the University of Missouri from 1964 to 1966 and finished up his college career at Northern Michigan University in 1967.  After earning his degree from Northern Michig...

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Mark Richt is a former head coach at the University of Georgia and University of Miami. Richt was a former football player himself who grew up in the 1960’s in Omaha, Nebraska. While he moved to Flori...

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Pat Dye is a former collegiate head coach and athletic director, most famous for his time at Auburn University. Before he was a coach, Dye was a player himself, playing defensive line for the Universi...

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Paul Johnson is the head football coach at Georgia Tech. Johnson graduated from Western Carolina University in 1979, and immediately began his coaching career as an offensive coordinator at Lee-McRae ...

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Phillip Fulmer played guard on the University of Tennessee football team from 1968 to 1971 and helped them to a 30-5 record during that time, with an SEC Championship in 1969, a Sugar Bowl win in 1970...

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R.C. Slocum graduated from Stark High School in Orange, Texas in 1963 and attended McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana on a football scholarship.  After earning his bachelor&rsquo...

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Steve Spurrier is a college football legend. A former player himself, Spurrier played college football for the Florida Gators, where he was a two-time All-American quarterback and Heisman Trophy winne...

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Tom Osborne led the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers football team to three national championships, 13 conference championships, and 13 overall bowl wins during his 25 years as head coach from 1973...

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Tommy Tuberville is a college football coach. He began his career at the high school level at Hermitage High School in his native Arkansas before getting his first job in the college ranks as an assis...

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An Ohio boy, born and raised, Urban Meyer began his coaching career following his playing days at the University of Cincinnati. After making his start with a high school team in Cincinnati, Meyer join...

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Vince Dooley holds a special place in the hearts of many Georgia football fans.  He is arguably the greatest coach in school history, compiling a 207-77-10 record.  HIs Bulldogs teams won eight bowl g...