HBCU Classic Sports

          September 2021

        Football Edition, Volume I

Rank Name School Years W-L-T Win Percent
1
Eddie Robinson
Grambling
1941-1997
408-165-15
.707
2
Billy Joe
Central St. Cheyney FAMU
1972-2010
245-127-4
.657
3
John Merritt
Jackson St. Tennessee St.
1952-1983
235-70-12
.760
4
Arnett Mumford
Southern
1924-1961
233-85-23
.717
5
Joe Taylor
Virginia Union Hampton FAMU
1983-2012
233-96-4
.700
6
Willie Bailey
Virginia Union Norfolk St.
1971-2011
230-150-7
.594
7
Jake Gaither
FAMU
1945-1969
204-36-4
.844
8
Cleve Abbott
Tuskegee
1923-1955
203-96-28
.664
9
Bill Hayes
NC A&T WSSU
1976-2002
196-103-2
.654
10
W.J. Nicks
Morris Brown Prairie View
1930-1965
188-57-21
.796
11 Willie E. Jeffries Wichita St. Howard SC State 1973-2001 180-132-6 .575
12
Edward P. Hurt
Morgan State
1929-1959
175-52-18
.751
13
Harry Jefferson
Bluefield Hampton Virginia St.
1923-1956
170-89-21
.645
14
Pete Richardson
Winston Salem Southern
1988-2009
169-76-1
.689
15
Rick Comegy
Central St. Tuskegee Jackson St.
1990-2017
168-124-0
.575
16
Henry Kean
Kentucky St. Tennessee St.
1931-1954
165-33-9
.819
17
Marino Casem
Alcorn St. Southern Alabama St.
1963-1992
159-93-8
.627
18
Hampton Smith
Albany State
1971-1999
157-90-4
.633
19
Doug Porter
Howard FVSU MVSU
1961-1996
155-111-5
.581
20
Edward L. Jackson
JC Smith Howard Delaware St.
1932-1956
139-60-13
.686
21 Oliver “Buddy” Pough SC State 2002-Present 133-73-0 .646
22
James “Mike” White
Albany St. Benedict
2000-Present
131-80-0
.621
23
Rod Broadway
NC Central Grambling NC A&T
2003-2017
127-45-0
.738
24
Bill Davis
SC State Tennessee St. Savannah St.
1979-2002
123-100-1
.551
25
Edward J. Clemons
Jackson St. Lane Morris Brown
1938-1964
122-78-6
.607
26
Kermit Blount
WSSU Johnson C. Smith Delaware St.
1993-Present
121-151-3
.445
27
W.C. Gorden
Jackson State
1977-1992
119-47-5
.711
28
Eddie McGirt
Johnson C. Smith
1958-1978
118-73-3
.616
29
Willie Slater
Tuskegee
2006-Present
118-39-0
.752
30
Herman Riddick
NC Central
1945-1965
112-56-11
.656
31 William W. Lawson Allen Virginia St. 1946-1970 110-93-11 .540
32
Leroy V. Smith
Kentucky St. MVSU Tuskegee
1958-1982
108-81-7
.569
33
Anthony Jones
Alabama A&M Morehouse
1999-Present
104-86-0
.547
34
Gideon Smith
Hampton
1919-1940
102-47-13
.670
35
Thomas Harris
Virginia Union
1950-1970
101-97-3
.543
36
William “Big Bill” Bell
NC A&T FAMU
1936-1956
100-48-13
.661
37
Earl Banks
Morgan State
1960-1973
95-30-2
.756
38
Louis Crews
Alabama A&M
1960-1975
94-52-3
.641
39
Whitney Van Cleve
Alabama St. Albany St. Tuskege
1955-1979
91-111-10
.453
40
Alvin Wyatt Sr.
Bethune Cookman
1997-2009
90-54-0
.624
40
Henry Hucles
Virginia Union
1919-1942
90-49-18
.631
40
Pete Adrian
Bloomsburg Norfolk St.
1986-2015
90-97-1
.481
43 Bunky Matthews Bethune Cookman 1944-1960 86-51-8 .621
32
Leroy V. Smith
Kentucky St. MVSU Tuskegee
1958-1982
108-81-7
.569
43
Leon “Stan” Lomax
Fort Valley State
1963-1976
86-32-7
.716
45
Roy D. Moore
Delaware St. SC State St. Augustine’s
1948-1966
84-75-3
.528
45
Billy Thomas
Tennessee St. Tx Southern
1984-2004
84-78-2
.518
45
Henry Lattimore
Morgan St. NC Central
1976-1994
84-81-5
.509
48
Theophilis Danzy
Stillman Alcorn St.
1972-2005
83-89-3
.483
49
Rudy Hubbard
Florida A&M
1974-1985
82-49-3
.623
49
Steve Wilson
Howard Tx Southern
1989-2007
82-107-0
.434
51
Reggie Barlow
Source: ncaa.org
Virginia State Alabama State
2007-Present
80-52-0
.606

William “Billy” Joe
246-131- 4

Big John Merritt
235-70-12