Which College Football Coach Had the Most Bowl Game Appearances?

Which College Football Coach Had the Most Bowl Game Appearances? Photo by Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The College Football Coach With the Most Bowl Games

The Ten College Football Coaches Who had the most Bowl Games

There have been many elite college football coaches throughout the years that have led their teams to a lot of success. Let’s take a look at the ten college football coaches who had the most bowl game appearances.Check back all season long for free college football picks and college football predictions at Sports Chat Place. 

10. Steve Spurrier -21 Bowl Appearances

The Head Ball Coach found a lot of success during his career with Duke Florida and South Carolina. He finished with an 11-10 record overall.

7.Mack Brown -22 Bowl Appearances

Mack Brown is best known for his time with the Texas Longhorns but he hopes to move well up this list with success at North Carolina. 

7.LaVell Edwards -22 Bowl Appearances

LaVell Edwards spent his entire season with the BYU Cougars, leading them to all kinds of success.He only won seven bowl games, but he did appear in 22 bowl games.

7. Lou Holtz -22 Bowl Appearances

Lou Holtz made many different stops during his career finishing his career with 22 Bowl appearances. He led Notre Dame to five bowl wins. 

6.Frank Beamer -23 Bowl Appearances 

Frank Beamer led the Virginia Tech Hokies to a bowl game each season from 1993-2015. He finished with an 11-12 record in bowl games. 

4.Nick Saban -25 Bowl Appearances 

Fun fact about Nick Saban, he actually lost the first three bowl games that he led the Michigan State Spartans too. Since coming to Alabama he has a 12-5 record in Bowl Games. 

4.Tom Osborne -25 Bowl Appearances 

Tom Osborne is the best coach in Nebraska Cornhuskers' history. During his time with the team, he led them to 25 bowl appearances. 

3.Bear Bryant -29 Bowl Appearances

One of the greatest coaches in college football history is Bear Bryant who had 29 bowl appearances. 24 of those bowl appearances were with the Alabama Crimson Tide.

2.Bobby Bowden -33 Bowl Appearances

Bobby Bowden brought Florida State football to the national picture. 31 of his 33 bowl appearances happened with Florida State. 

1.Joe Paterno -37 Bowl Appearances 

Joe Paterno is a very controversial figure with everything that happened at Penn State, but he did lead them to 37 bowl appearances. 


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