Big Ten Football's Greatest Coaches
School
Coach
Conference
Losses
Ties
Percentage
Titles
Years
Notes
Michigan
Bo Schembechler
143
24
3
0.85%
13
21
Ohio State
Jim Tressell
66
14
0
0.825%
7
10
Michigan
Fielding Yost
42
10
2
0.80%
10
25
Ohio State
Woody Hayes
152
39
7
0.79%
13
28
Michigan
Lloyd Carr
81
23
0
0.78%
5
13
Michigan
Fritz Crisler
42
11
3
0.78%
2
10
Ohio State
John Cooper
70
30
4
0.69%
3
13
Minnesota
Henry Williams
50
22
5
0.68%
8
22
Minnesota
Bernie Bierman
57
28
6
0.66%
7
16
Michigan
Bennie Oosterbaan
44
23
4
0.65%
3
11
Iowa
Hayden Fry
98
55
5
0.64%
3
20
Purdue
Jack Mollenkopf
57
32
5
0.63%
1
14
Penn State
Joe Paterno
86
50
0
0.63%
3
17
Chicago
Amos Alonzo Stagg
116
75
13
0.60%
7
37
Michigan State
George Perles
66
44
3
0.60%
2
12
Michigan State
Duffy Daugherty
75
51
3
0.59%
2
19
Iowa
Kirk Ferentz
49
39
0
0.56%
2
11
Purdue
Joe Tiller
53
43
0
0.55%
1
12
Illinois
Robert Zuppke
75
66
9
0.53%
7
29
Wisconsin
Barry Alvarez
65
60
3
0.52%
3
16

Big Ten Football's Current Coaches Ranking by Winning Percentage

School Coach Won-Loss-Tie Percentage Notes
Ohio State Jim Tressel 66-14-0 82.5%
Penn State Joe Paterno 90-54-0 62.5%
Wisconsin Bret Bielema 27-13-0 67.5%
Iowa Kirk Ferentz 53-43-0 55.2%
Michigan State Mark Dantonio 20-12-0 62.5%
Purdue Danny Hope 6-10-0 37.5%
Northwestern Pat Fitzgerald 18-22-0 45%
Illinois Ron Zook 16-32-0 33.3%
Minnesota Tim Brewster 6-18-0 0.25% Fired, Replaced by Jerry Kill
Indiana Bill Lynch 5-19-0 0.21% Fired, Replaced by Kevin Wilson
Michigan   Rich Rodriquez 3-13-0 0.19% Fired, Replaced by Brady Hoke