Coach Tim Beck at a football game in 2016

The Pittsburg State Gorillas football program is a college football team that represents Pittsburg State University in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association, a part of the NCAA Division II. The team has had 15 head coaches since its first recorded football game in 1908. The current coach is Tom Anthony.

Key

Key to symbols in coaches list
General Overall Conference Postseason[A 1]
No. Order of coaches[A 2] GC Games coached CW Conference wins PW Postseason wins
DC Division championships OW Overall wins CL Conference losses PL Postseason losses
CC Conference championships OL Overall losses CT Conference ties PT Postseason ties
NC National championships OT Overall ties[A 3] C% Conference winning percentage
Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame O% Overall winning percentage[A 4]

Coaches

No. Name Term GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL CCs Awards
1 Albert McLeland 1908 6 2 2 2 .500
2 John Fuhrer 1909–1914, 1918 50 26 22 2 .540 1 8 2 .182 0 0 0
3 Ray Courtright 1915–1917 28 15 11 2 .571 8 5 1 .607 0 0 0
4 Garfield Weede 1919–1928 87 46 33 6 .576 34 25 4 .571 0 0 2
5 Blue Howell 1929–1935, 1937 71 35 30 6 .535 20 18 5 .523 0 0 1
6 Charles Morgan 1936, 1938–1948 102 44 43 15 .505 27 23 7 .535 0 0 2
7 Carnie Smith 1949–1966 174 116 52 6 .684 61 21 4 .733 3 1 5
8 Tom Lester 1967–1975 91 48 38 5 .555 26 13 2 .659 0 0 1
9 Ron Randleman 1976–1981 63 36 25 2 .587 26 13 1 .663 2 2 2
10 Bruce Polen 1982–1983 19 13 6 0 .684 10 4 0 .714 0 0 1
11 Mike Mayerske 1984 9 5 4 0 .556 4 3 0 .571 0 0 0
12 Dennis Franchione 1985–1989 59 53 6 0 .898 37 1 0 .974 7 4 5
13 Chuck Broyles 1990–2009 247 198 47 2 .806 149 29 1 .835 20 14 9
14 Tim Beck 2010–2019 117 82 35 0 .701 69 34 0 .670 6 0 2
15 Brian Wright 2020–2023 41 33 8 0 .805 28 4 0 .875 2 2 2
16 Tom Anthony 2024–present 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Although the first Rose Bowl Game was played in 1902, it has been continuously played since the 1916 game, and is recognized as the oldest bowl game by the NCAA. "—" indicates any season prior to 1916 when postseason games were not played.[1]
  2. ^ A running total of the number of head coaches, with coaches who served separate tenures being counted only once. Interim head coaches are represented with "Int" and are not counted in the running total. "—" indicates the team played but either without a coach or no coach is on record. "X" indicates an interim year without play.
  3. ^ Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[2]
  4. ^ When computing the win–loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.[3]

References

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2011). Bowl/All-Star Game Records (PDF). Indianapolis, Indiana: NCAA. pp. 5–10. Archived from the original on August 22, 2011. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
  2. ^ Whiteside, Kelly (August 25, 2006). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today. McLean, Virginia. Archived from the original on November 24, 2009. Retrieved September 25, 2009.
  3. ^ Finder, Chuck (September 6, 1987). "Big plays help Paterno to 200th". The New York Times. New York City. Archived from the original on October 22, 2009. Retrieved October 22, 2009.