Most College Football National Championships by Coach - Fueled by Sports

Most College Football National Championships by Coach

Rank Coach Titles Team (Seasons)
1 Nick Saban 7 LSU (2003), Alabama (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2020)
2 Bear Bryant 6 Alabama (1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, 1979)
3 Woody Hayes 5 Ohio State (1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970)
4 Bernie Bierman 5 Minnesota (1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1941)
5 Frank Leahy 4 Notre Dame (1943, 1946, 1947, 1949)
6 John McKay 4 USC (1962, 1967, 1972, 1974)
7 Urban Meyer 3 Florida (2006, 2008), Ohio State (2014)
8 Walter Camp 3 Yale (1888, 1891, 1892)
9 Howard Jones 3 USC (1928, 1931, 1932)
10 Tom Osborne 3 Nebraska (1994, 1995, 1997)
11 Knute Rockne 3 Notre Dame (1924, 1929, 1930)
12 Barry Switzer 3 Oklahoma (1974, 1975, 1985)
13 Glen "Pop" Warner 3 Pittsburgh (1916, 1918), Stanford (1926)
14 Darrell Royal 3 Texas (1963, 1969, 1970)
15 Bud Wilkinson 3 Oklahoma (1950, 1955, 1956)
16 Dabo Swinney 2 Clemson (2016, 2018)
17 Pete Carroll 2 USC (2003, 2004)
18 Bobby Bowden 2 Florida State (1993, 1999)
19 Tom Osborne 2 Nebraska (1994, 1995)
20 Dennis Erickson 2 Miami (FL) (1989, 1991)
21 Joe Paterno 2 Penn State (1982, 1986)
22 Ara Parseghian 2 Notre Dame (1966, 1973)
23 Bob Devaney 2 Nebraska (1970, 1971)
24 Earl "Red" Blaik 2 Army (1944, 1945)
25 Ed Orgeron 1 LSU (2019)
26 Jimbo Fisher 1 Florida State (2013)
27 Gene Chizik 1 Auburn (2010)
28 Les Miles 1 LSU (2007)
29 Mack Brown 1 Texas (2005)
30 Jim Tressel 1 Ohio State (2002)
31 Larry Coker 1 Miami (FL) (2001)
32 Bob Stoops 1 Oklahoma (2000)
33 Phillip Fulmer 1 Tennessee (1998)
34 Lloyd Carr 1 Michigan (1997)
35 Steve Spurrier 1 Florida (1996)
36 Gene Stallings 1 Alabama (1992)
37 Bill McCartney 1 Colorado (1990)
38 Lou Holtz 1 Notre Dame (1988)
39 Jimmy Johnson 1 Miami (FL) (1987)
40 Lavell Edwards 1 BYU (1984)
41 Howard Schnellenberger 1 Miami (FL) (1983)
42 Danny Ford 1 Clemson (1981)
43 Vince Dooley 1 Georgia (1980)
44 Dan Devine 1 Notre Dame (1977)
45 Johnny Majors 1 Pittsburgh (1976)
46 Murray Warmath 1 Minnesota (1960)
47 Ben Schwartzwalder 1 Syracuse (1959)
48 Paul Dietzel 1 LSU (1958)
49 Ralph "Shug" Jordan 1 Auburn (1957)
50 Jim Tatum 1 Maryland (1953)
51 Clarence "Biggie" Munn 1 Michigan State (1952)
52 Bob Neyland 1 Tennessee (1951)
53 Bennie Oosterbaan 1 Michigan (1948)
54 Paul Brown 1 Ohio State (1942)
55 Homer Norton 1 Texas A&M (1939)
56 Leo "Dutch" Meyer 1 TCU (1938)
57 Dr. John "Jock" Sutherland 1 Pittsburgh (1937)

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