HBCU Classic Sports

               February 2024

        Football Edition, Volume I

HBCU ALL-TIME COACHES

HBCU Football All-Time Coaches

No.

Name

School

Years

Record

Pct.

1.

Eddie Robinson

Grambling

1941-1997

408-165-17

.707

2.

William “Billy” Joe

Central State, FAMU

1972-2010

245-127-4

.657

3.

John A. Merritt

Tennessee State

1952-1983

235-70-12

.760

4.

Ace Mumford

Southern, Texas College

1929-1959

233-85-23

.717

5.

Joe Taylor

VUU, Florida A&M

1983-2010

233-96-4

.706

6.

Willard Bailey

VUU, Norfolk State

1971-2010

230-150-7

.603

7.

Alonzo “Jake” Gaither

Florida A&M

1949-1969

203-36-4

.844

8.

Cleveland Abbott

Tuskegee

1923-1954

203-96-28

.664

9.

Bill Hayes

NC A&T, WSSU

1976-2002

196-103-2

.654

10.

William “Billy” Nicks

Prairie View, Morris Brown

1930-1965

188-57-21

.746

11.

Edward P. Hurt

Morgan State

1929-1959

175-52-18

.751

12.

Willie E. Jeffries

SC State, Howard      Wichita State

1973-2001

171-141-6

.575

13.

Pete Richardson

Southern, WSSU

1988-2009

169-76-1

.689

14.

Rick Comegy

Tuskegee, Jackson State

1990-2013

169-124-0

.577

15.

Henry A. Kean

Tenn. St., Kentucky State

1931-1954

165-33-9

.819

16.

Marino Casem

Alcorn State

1963-1992

159-93-8

.627

17.

Hampton Smith

Albany State

1971-1999

157-90-4

.633

18.

Douglas Porter

FVSU, Howard, MVSU

1961-1996

155-110-5

.583

19.

Oliver “Buddy” Pough

SC State

2002-2023

151-93-0

.619

20.

Edward Jackson

Howard, Delaware State Johnson C. Smith

1933-1955

139-69-14

.658

21.

Gaston Lewis

Wilberforce, Alabama State, Central State

1929-1956

139-69-15

.657

22.

Rod Broadway

       NC A&T,  Grambling, NC Central

2003-2017

127-45-0

.738

23.

Mike White

Albany State, Benedict

2000-2017

124-69-0

.642

24.

Willie Slater

Tuskegee

2006-2023

123-47-0

.760

25.

Bill Davis

   SC State, Savannah State

1979-2001

123-100-1

.551

26.

Kermit Blount

WSSU, Delaware State

1993-2022

123-158-3

.438

27.

Edward Clemons

Morris Brown, Lane

1938-1963

122-78-6

.607

28.

W.C. Gorden

Jackson State

1976-1991

119-47-5

.711

29.

Herman Riddick

NC Central

1945-1964

112-56-11

.656

30.

Anthony Jones

Alabama A&M Morehouse

1999-2021

107-93-0

.535

31.

Henry Hucles

Virginia Union, PVAM

1919-1943

104-58-19

.627

33.

Gideon Smith

Hampton

1919-1940

102-47-13

.670

32.

Vernon McCain

Maryland State

1948-1963

100-21-5

.813

34.

William “Big Bill” Bell

FAMU, NC A&T

1936-1956

100-48-13

.661

35.

Alvin Wyatt Sr.

Bethune Cookman

1997-2017

100-92-0

.521

36.

Connell Maynor

WSSU, Alabama A&M

2010-present

99-57-0

.635

37.

Damon Wilson

Morgan State, Bowie State

2009-present

97-58-0

.626

38.

Earl “Papa Bear” Banks

Morgan State

1960-1973

95-30-2

.756

39.

Louis Crews

Alabama A&M 

1960-1975

94-52-3

.641

40.

Henry Frazier

Prairie View, Bowie State Virginia State

1999-present

91-74-0

.552

41.

Whitney Van Cleve

Tuskegee, Alabama St.

1955-1979

91-111-10

.453

42.

Leon “Stan” Lomax

Fort Valley State

1963-1976

86-32-7

.716

43.

Rudolph “Bunky” Matthews

Bethune Cookman

1944-1960

86-51-8

.621

44.

Henry Lattimore

NC Central, Morgan State

1976-1994

84-81-5

.509

45.

Reggie Barlow

Alabama St., Virginia State

2007-2021

83-58-0

.600

46.

Archie Cooley

Mississippi Valley State

1980-2006

83-78-5

.515

47.

Theophilus Danzy

Stillman, Alcorn State

1972-2005

83-89-3

.483

48.

Rudy Hubbard

Florida A&M

1974-1985

82-49-3

.623

49.

Steve Wilson

Howard, Texas Southern

1989-2007

82-107-0

.434

50.

Bill Collick

Delaware State

1985-1996

81-48-0

.628

51.

Donald Hill-Eley

Morgan St., Alabama St.

2002-2021

80-96-0

.454

2024 HBCU Coaching Carousel

School 

Old Coach 

New Coach 

Texas Southern

Clarence McKinney

Chris Dishman

Grambling

Hue Jackson

Mickey Joseph

Clark ATL

Willie Slate

Teddy Keaton

Allen

Teddy Keaton

Cedric Pearl

Alcorn

Fred McNair

Cedric Thomas

Florida A&M

Willie Simmons

James Colzie III

Morehouse 

 Gerald Wilcher

Terrance Mathis

Benedict

Chennis Berry

Ron Dickerson Jr.

SC State

Buddy Pough

 Chennis Berry

SouthernEric Dooley

Terrance Graves

William “Billy” Joe
246-131- 4

Big John Merritt
235-70-12