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Kansas Football Coaches

Coach
Years
Won
Lost
Tied
Winning %
None 1890 1 2 0 33.33%
1 Edwin Mortimer Hopkins 1891 7 0 1 87.50%
2 A. W. Shepard 1892–1893 9 6 0 60.00%
3 Hector Cowan 1894–1896 15 7 1 67.40%
4 Wylie G. Woodruff 1897–1898 15 3 0 83.30%
5 Fielding H. Yost 1899 10 0 0 100.00%
6 Larry Boynton 1900 2 5 2 33.30%
7 John H. Outland 1901 3 5 2 40.00%
8 Arthur Hale Curtis 1902 6 4 0 60.00%
9 Harrison Weeks 1903 6 3 0 66.70%
10 A. R. Kennedy 1904–1910 52 9 4 83.10%
11 Ralph W. Sherwin 1911 4 2 2 62.50%
12 Arthur Mosse 1912–1913 9 7 0 56.30%
13 H. M. Wheaton 1914 5 2 1 68.80%
14 Herman Olcott 1915–1917 16 7 1 68.80%
15 Jay Bond 1918 2 2 0 50.00%
16 Leon McCarty 1919 3 2 3 56.30%
17 Phog Allen 1920 5 2 1 68.80%
18 Potsy Clark 1921–1925 16 17 6 48.70%
19 Frank Cappon 1926–1927 5 10 1 34.40%
20 Bill Hargiss 1928–1932 22 18 2 54.80%
21 Adrian Lindsey 1932–1938 23 30 8 44.30%
22 Gwinn Henry 1939–1942 9 27 0 25.00%
23 Henry Shenk 1943–1945 11 16 3 41.70%
24 George Sauer 1946–1947 15 3 3 78.60%
25 Jules V. Sikes 1948–1953 35 25 0 58.30%
26 Chuck Mather 1954–1957 11 26 3 31.30%
27 Jack Mitchell 1958–1966 42 44 5 48.90%
28 Pepper Rodgers 1967–1970 20 22 0 47.60%
29 Don Fambrough 1971–1974, 1979–1982 37 48 5 43.90%
30 Bud Moore 1975–1978 17 21 1 44.90%
31 Mike Gottfried 1983–1985 15 18 1 45.60%
32 Bob Valesente 1986–1987 4 17 1 20.50%
33 Glen Mason 1988–1996 47 54 1 46.60%
34 Terry Allen 1997–2001 20 33 0 37.70%
Intertim Tom Hayes 2001 1 2 0 33.30%
35 Mark Mangino 2002–2009 50 48 0 51.00%
36 Turner Gill 2010–2011 5 19 0 20.80%
37 Charlie Weis 2012–2014 5 22 0 18.50%
Interim Clint Bowen 2014 1 7 0 12.50%
38 David Beaty 2015–present 0 12 0
  12-9-14-Hopkins

The First.  A Princeton-educated New Yorker, Edwin M. Hopkins served the University for almost 50 years (1889-1937) as a professor of English. He also organized KU’s first official football team and coached these Jayhawkers (as they were then known) to an undefeated inaugural season in 1891. Additionally, Hopkins taught one of the first journalism courses at KU, founded literary organizations and athletic clubs, staged the University’s first dramatic plays, and was a nationally renowned pedagogue and an accomplished church organist to boot.

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Hopkins, KU's first coach, also has one of the best winning percentages of all coaches. In his only year as coach he won 7 and had one tie for a 87.5% winning percentage.

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Trophy Namesake.  The University's seventh coach was John Outland, who played at KU 1895–1896. He coached the team in 1901. Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001, the Outland Trophy is awarded each year to the best collegiate interior lineman.

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1919-Forrest-C.-Allen

Coach Allen Arrives.  Kansas alum Forrest C. "Phog" Allen returned to Kansas in 1919 with the task of coaching both football and basketball. Having previously coached basketball at KU in 1908 and 1909, as well as coaching Baker University and the Haskell Institute, Allen left KU for a stint at the Warrensburg Normal School. In his only season coaching football, Allen ended with a respectable 5-2-3

[caption]Image: Jayhawker Yearbook[/caption]    

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