Joe Paterno and the Top 20 Winningest College Football Coaches

Joe Paterno

Joe Paterno (Getty)

Joe Paterno is okay.  He was released from the hospital today.

On Sunday, in practice, Penn State wide receiver Devon Smith collided with Paterno.

Joe Pa, 84, underwent tests to his “shoulder and hip and pelvis.”  He will be back at practice tomorrow.

Paterno has the most wins of any coach in major college football history.  Here are the top 20.

1. Joe Paterno 401 1966- Penn State
2. Bobby Bowden 346 1970-2009 West Virginia (42), Florida State (304)
3. Bear Bryant 333 1942,1943,1945-1982 North Carolina Pre-Flight (10), Maryland (6), Kentucky (60), Texas A&M (25), Alabama (232)
4. Pop Warner 311 1897-1938 Cornell (36), Carlisle (113), Pittsburgh (60), Stanford (71), Temple (31)
5. Amos Alonzo Stagg 275 1891-1932 Springfield (5), Chicago (270)
6. LaVell Edwards 257 1972-2000 Brigham Young
7. Tom Osborne 255 1973-1997 Nebraska
8. Lou Holtz 249 1969-1975, 1977-1996, 1999-2004 William & Mary (13), North Carolina State (33), Arkansas (60), Minnesota (10), Notre Dame (100), South Carolina (33)
9. Bo Schembechler 234 1963-1989 Miami(OH) (40), Michigan (194)
10. Hayden Fry 232 1962-1998 Southern Methodist (49), North Texas (40), Iowa (143)
11. Mack Brown 213 1985- Tulane (11), North Carolina (69), Texas (133)
12. Woody Hayes 205 1951-1978 Ohio State
13. Don Nehlen 202 1968-1976, 1980-2000 Bowling Green State (53), West Virginia (149)
14. Vince Dooley 201 1964-1988 Georgia
15. Frank Beamer 198 1987- Virginia Tech
16. Dan McGugin 197 1904-1917, 1919-1934 Vanderbilt
17. John Cooper 192 1977-2000 Tulsa (56), Arizona State (25), Ohio State (111)
18. Dana Bible 190 1915-1917, 1919-1946 Mississippi College (4), Louisiana State (1), Texas A&M (72), Nebraska (50), Texas (63)
18. John Vaught 190 1947-1970, 1973 Mississippi
20. George Welsh 189 1973-2000 Navy (55), Virginia (134)
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Posted on August 9, 2011, in NCAA Football and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. wow – no John Gagliardi??

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