Which College Football Coach Had The Most Career Bowl Wins?
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There have been many elite college football coaches that have led their team to a lot of bowl wins. Let’s breakdown the ten coaches with the most bowl wins. Check back all season long for free college football picks and college football predictions at Sports Chat Place.
9.Frank Beamer, Gary Patterson, Steve Spurrier, Kyle Whittingham -11 Bowl Wins
Four coaches are tied at number nine on this list sitting at 11 Bowl Wins. Gary Patterson and Kyle Whittingham are still active coaches so they could move up on this list still. Frank Beamer, Gary Patterson, and Kyle Whittingham have won all their bowl games with one team.
6.Lou Holtz -12 Bowl Wins
Lou Holtz was the coach at six different schools and was able to rack up 12 Bowl Wins during his time. Holtz’s last bowl win came in 2001 in the Outback Bowl when he was with South Carolina.
6.Urban Meyer -12 Bowl Wins
Urban Meyer is retired now but is there a chance at some point he could try to add onto his Bowl wins total? Meyer’s last Bowl win was in 2018 at the Rose Bowl, his last game coached with the Ohio State Buckeyes.
6.Tom Osborne -12 Bowl Wins
Tom Osborne coached from 1973 through 1997 with the Nebraska Cornhuskers and he was able to rack up 12 Bowl Wins during the time.
5.Mack Brown -14 Bowl Wins
Mack Brown is best known for his time with the Texas Longhorns, but he hopes to continue climbing up the wins list with the North Carolina Tar Heels.
3.Bear Bryant -15 Bowl Wins
Two Alabama Crimson Tide coaches are tied for third all-time with 15 Bowl Wins. Bear’s last Bowl Win came in 1982 in the Liberty Bowl.
3.Nick Saban -15 Bowl Wins
Three of Nick Saban’s 15 bowl wins came when he was in charge of the LSU Tigers. Saban’s last win came in 2019 at the Citrus Bowl.
2.Bobby Bowden -22 Bowl Wins
Bobby Bowden was the best coach in Florida State’s history winning 21 of his 22 bowl wins in charge of the Seminoles.
1.Joe Paterno -24 Bowl Wins
Joe Paterno’s place in history is debated, but one thing that can’t be debated is the fact he led the Penn State Nittany Lions to 24 Bowl wins.