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The First Season: All-time Acc Head Coaches

Thursday, September 11, 2008 11:41am
By: Accsports Staff

July 10, 2002

CLEMSON

1st Year Coach Debut (ACC) Career (ACC)
1940 Frank Howard 6-2-1 (NA) 165-118-12 (66-30-2)
1970 Hootie Ingram 3-8 (2-4) 12-21 (8-10)
1973 Red Parker 5-6 (4-2) 17-25-2 (10-11-1)
1977 Charley Pell 8-3-1 (4-1-1) 18-4-1 (10-1-1)
1979 Danny Ford 8-4 (4-2) 96-29-4 (44-14-1)
1990 Ken Hatfield 10-2 (5-2) 32-13-1 (19-10-1)
1994 Tommy West 5-6 (4-4) 31-28 (21-19)
1999 Tommy Bowden* 6-6 (5-3) 22-14 (15-9)

DUKE

1951 Bill Murray 5-4-1 (NA) 93-51-9 (54-15-2)
1966 Tom Harp 5-5 (2-3) 22-28-1 (15-16)
1971 Mike McGee 6-5 (2-3) 37-47-4 (17-25-4)
1979 Red Wilson 2-8-1 (0-6) 16-27-1 (7-17)
1983 Steve Sloan 3-8 (3-3) 13-31 (8-18)
1987 Steve Spurrier 5-6 (2-5) 20-13-1 (11-9-1)
1990 Barry Wilson 4-7 (1-6) 13-30-1 (4-26)
1994 Fred Goldsmith 8-4 (5-3) 17-39 (8-32)
1999 Carl Franks* 3-8 (3-5) 3-30 (3-21)

FLORIDA STATE

1976 Bobby Bowden* 5-6 (NA) 250-58-4 (76-4)

GEORGIA TECH

1980 Bill Curry 1-9-1 (NA) 31-43-4 (13-8-1)
1987 Bobby Ross 2-9 (0-6) 31-26-1 (15-18-1)
1992 Bill Lewis 5-6 (4-4) 11-19 (7-15)
1995 George O'Leary 6-5 (5-3) 51-33 (36-22)

MARYLAND

1947 Jim Tatum 7-2-2 (NA) 73-15-4 (11-0-1)
1956 Tommy Mont 2-7-1 (2-2-1) 11-18-1 (9-8-1)
1959 Tom Nugent 5-5 (4-2) 36-34 (26-20)
1966 Lou Saban 4-6 (3-3) 4-6 (3-3)
1967 Bob Ward 0-9 (0-6) 2-17 (2-11)
1969 Roy Lester 3-7 (3-3) 7-25 (6-11)
1972 J. Claiborne 5-5-1 (3-2-1) 77-37-3 (46-11-1)
1982 Bobby Ross 8-4 (5-1) 39-19-1 (23-4-1)
1987 Joe Krivak 4-7 (3-3) 20-34-2 (15-19)
1992 Mark Duffner 3-8 (2-6) 20-35 (13-27)
1997 R. Vanderlinden 2-9 (1-7) 15-29 (7-25)
2001 Ralph Friedgen^* 10-2 (7-1) 10-2 (7-1)

NORTH CAROLINA

1953 George Barclay 4-6 (2-3) 11-18-1 (9-8)
1956 Jim Tatum 2-7-1 (2-3-1) 19-17-3 (10-9-1)
1959 Jim Hickey 5-5 (5-2) 36-45 (28-25)
1967 Bill Dooley 2-8 (2-5) 69-53-2 (38-28-2)
1978 Dick Crum 5-6 (3-3) 72-41-3 (38-24-1)
1988 Mack Brown 1-10 (1-6) 69-46-1 (40-35-1)
1998 Carl Torbush 7-5 (5-3) 17-18 (10-14)
2001 John Bunting* 8-5 (5-3) 8-5 (5-3)

N.C. STATE

1952 H. Hendrickson 3-7 (NA) 4-16 (0-3)
1954 Earle Edwards 2-8 (0-4) 77-88-8 (55-45-5)
1971 Al Michaels 3-8 (2-4) 3-8 (2-4)
1972 Lou Holtz 8-3-1 (4-1-1) 33-12-3 (16-5-2)
1976 Bo Rein 3-7-1 (2-3) 27-18-1 (15-8)
1980 Monte Kiffin 6-5 (3-3) 16-17 (8-10)
1983 Tom Reed 3-8 (1-5) 9-24 (4-15)
1986 Dick Sheridan 8-3-1 (5-2) 52-29-3 (31-18-1)
1993 Mike O'Cain 7-5 (4-4) 41-40 (26-30)
2000 Chuck Amato* 8-4 (4-4) 15-9 (8-8)

VIRGINIA

1953 Ned McDonald 1-8 (NA) 5-23 (0-6)
1956 Ben Martin 3-7 (1-4) 7-12-1 (3-8)
1958 Dick Voris 1-9 (1-5) 1-29 (1-16)
1961 Bill Elias 4-6 (2-4) 16-23-1 (4-18-1)
1965 G. Blackburn 4-6 (2-4) 29-32 (12-23)
1971 Don Lawrence 3-8 (2-3) 11-22 (6-11)
1974 Sonny Randle 4-7 (1-5) 5-17 (1-10)
1976 Dick Bestwick 2-9 (1-4) 16-49-1 (6-29)
1982 George Welsh 2-9 (1-5) 134-86-3 (85-51-3)
2001 Al Groh* 5-7 (3-5) 5-7 (3-5)

WAKE FOREST

1951 Tom Rogers (NA) 21-25-4 (6-10-2)
1956 Paul Amen 2-5-3 (1-5-1) 11-26-3 (7-19-1)
1960 Bill Hildebrand 2-8 (2-5) 7-33 (6-21)
1964 Bill Tate 5-5 (4-3) 17-32-1 (12-19-1)
1969 Cal Stoll 3-7 (2-5) 15-17 (9-9)
1972 Tom Harper 2-9 (1-5) 2-9 (1-5)
1973 Chuck Mills 1-9-1 (0-5-1) 11-43-1 (6-23-1)
1978 John Mackovic 1-10 (1-5) 14-20 (7-11)
1981 Al Groh 4-7 (1-5) 26-40 (8-30)
1987 Bill Dooley 7-4 (4-3) 29-36-2 (14-29)
1993 Jim Caldwell 2-9 (1-7) 26-63 (12-52)
2001 Jim Grobe* 6-5 (3-5) 6-5 (3-5)

ACC Rookie Coaches (Since 1953): 66
Winning Debuts (Overall): 17 (25.8%)
Winning Debuts (ACC): 18 (27.3%)
ACC Championships: 1 (1.5%)


* — active

^ — won ACC title

NOTE: Virginia began playing a full ACC schedule in 1954, Georgia Tech in 1983, Florida State in 1992. Bobby Bowden led FSU to the ACC title in his first year in the league, but it wasn't his first year as head coach of the Seminoles.