Top 100 high school football coaches of all-time by win percentage

Kevin Askeland | MaxPreps.com Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:00pm

Legendary De La Salle leader Bob Ladouceur edged out for top spot by Maryville's George Quarles.

There was a time in his high school football coaching career when George Quarles of Maryville (Tenn.) was a few games over .500 (10-7) and had lost five straight games, including four to start the 2000 season. The current Furman assistant coach went 240-9 over the rest of his career before leaving Maryville in 2016 as the winningest football coach in high school football history.

Quarles, with a .940 winning percentage (250-16) leads MaxPreps' list of the Top 100 high school football coaches with the highest winning percentage. Coaches need to have at least 200 wins to qualifiy. Quarles edges De La Salle's (Concord, Calif.) Bob Ladouceur (399-25-3) by two-thousandths of a percentage point for first place. Ladouceur won 93.8 percent of his games to Quarles' 94 percent.

Quarles and Ladouceur are two of five coaches who have won 90 percent of their games. Others include John Roderique of Webb City (Mo.), Gary Joseph of Katy (Texas) and Wiley Allred of Royal (Royal City).

Other interesting names on the list include Joe and Jack Morris of Mayfield (Ky.). Jack, the father, won 254 games in his career, lost 50 and tied two. Joe Morris, the son, coaches Mayfield now and he enters the 2020 season with a slightly better percentage, but two less wins, with a record of 252-50-2.



Valdosta (Ga.), the school with the most wins in national high school history, has two coaches on the list: Nick Hyder and Wright Bazemore.

Sources for the list include Doug Huff's National High School Football Record Book, the NFHS record book, Dave Maley's list of Washington coaching records, Eastern Pa Football website, Georgia High School Football Historian's Association website, Joe Lee Smith's Texas High School Football History, the Cal-Hi Sports Almanac and Record Book by Mark Tennis and Nelson Tennis, Alabama High School Football History by Dave Parker, and assorted state association websites. Please let us know of any errors or omissions. Coaches who were at multiple schools are listed with school where they generally had their highest total of wins.
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
1. George Quarles, Maryville (Tenn.)
Record: 250-16-0, 94%
Years: 1999-2016

2. Bob Ladouceur, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Record: 399-25-3, 93.8%
Years: 1979-2012

3. John Roderique, Webb City (Mo.)
Record: 287-26-0, 91.7%
Years: 1997-present

4. Gary Joseph, Katy (Texas)
Record: 213-21-0, 91%
Years: 2004-present

5. Wiley Allred, Royal (Royal City, Wash.)
Record: 243-27-0, 90%
Years: 1999-present



6. J.T. Curtis, John Curtis Christian (River Ridge, La.)
Record: 592-66-6, 89.6%
Years: 1969-present

7. Clary Anderson, Montclair (N.J.)
Record: 209-23-6, 89.1%
Years: 1940-1969

8. Joe McNicholas, Ridley (Folsom, Pa.)
Record: 226-28-3, 88.5%
Years: 1973-1996

9. Mike Pettine, Central Bucks West (Doylestown, Pa.)

Record: 326-42-4, 88.2%
Years: 1967-1999

10. Butch Goncharoff, Bellevue (Wash.)
Record: 201-27-0, 88.2%
Years: 2000-15, 2017-present

11. JD Graham, Newark Catholic (Newark, Ohio)
Record: 220-30-1, 87.8%
Years: 1971-1991

12. Pat Rice, Waunakee (Wis.)
Record: 298-42-0, 87.6%
Years: 1992-present



13. Carlton Flatt, Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, Tenn.)
Record: 320-46-0, 87.4%
Years: 1970-2006

14. Jim Roth, Southern Columbia Area (Catawissa, Pa.)
Record: 444-63-2, 87.4%
Years: 1984-present

15. Kevin Kelley, Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, Ark.)
Record: 203-29-1, 87.3%
Years: 2003-present

16. Cal Lee, St. Louis (Honolulu)
Record: 296-41-5, 87.3%
Years: 1970, 1972-2001, 2012-2019

17. Calvin Short, Gallatin (Tenn.)
Record: 205-30-0, 87.3%
Years: 1976-1993

18. Tommy Knotts, Dutch Fork (Irmo, S.C.)

Record: 430-64-0, 87%
Years: 1983-2003, 2005-present

19. Curt Bladt, Harlan (Iowa)
Record: 416-63-0, 86.8%
Years: 1978-2018



20. Pete Adkins, Jefferson City (Mo.)
Record: 405-60-4, 86.8%
Years: 1951-1994

21. Seymour Williams, Booker T. Washington (Tulsa, Okla.)
Record: 284-35-20, 86.7%
Years: 1918-1951

22. Mike Glines, Central Catholic (Modesto, Calif.)
Record: 204-31-4, 86.2%
Years: 1970-78, 1993-2007

23. Bill McGregor, DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)
Record: 285-44-3, 86.3%
Years: 1982-2010, 2019

24. Tom Moore, Prosser (Wash.)
Record: 234-38-0, 86%
Years: 1986-2008

25. Monte Kohler, O'Dea (Seattle)
Record: 347-56-2, 85.9%
Years: 1985-present



26. Nick Hyder, Valdosta (Ga.)
Record: 302-48-5, 85.8%
Years: 1968-1995

27. Don Schillinger, Baker (Mont.)
Record: 318-53-0, 85.7%
Years: 1974-2010

28. Al Woolard, Lawrence (Kan.)
Record: 263-39-12, 85.7%
Years: 1934-68

29. Bill Cherpak, Thomas Jefferson (Jefferson Hills, Pa.)
Record: 274-46-0, 85.6%
Years: 1995-present

30. Steve Lineweaver, Trinity (Euless, Texas)
Record: 259-43-2, 85.5%
Years: 1993-2014

31. Sid Cichy, Shanley (Fargo, N.D.)
Record: 231-38-3, 85.5%
Years: 1948-77



32. Jackie Hayes, Dillon (S.C.)
Record: 330-57-0, 85.3%
Years: 1992-present

33. Larry Ledlow, Schoolcraft (Mich.)
Record: 214-37-0, 85.3%
Years: 1982-2004

34. Jeff Herron, T.L. Hanna (Anderson, S.C.)
Record: 312-54-0, 85.2%
Years: 1989-1993, 1995-present

35. Gary Rankin, Alcoa (Tenn.)
Record: 439-76-0, 85.2%
Years: 1982-present

36. Allan Trimble, Jenks (Okla.)
Record: 241-42-0, 85.2%
Years: 1996-2016

37. John Schwartz, Mendon (Mich.)
Record: 274-48-0, 85.1%
Years: 1989-2015



38. James Unruh, Illini West (Carthage, Ill.)
Record: 256-45-0, 85%
Years: 1986-2010

39. Tom Flatley, Garden City (N.Y.)
Record: 264-44-7, 84.9%
Years: 1985-2014

40. Paul Benefield, Fyffe (Ala.)
Record: 298-53-0, 84.9%
Years: 1992-present

41. Charles "Corky" Rogers, Bolles (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Record: 471-84-1, 84.8%
Years: 1972-2016

42. Larry Campbell, Lincoln County (Lincolnton, Ga.)
Record: 477-85-3, 84.7%
Years: 1972-2013

43. Win Brockmeyer, Wausau (Wisc.)
Record: 265-43-14, 84.7%
Years: 1931-70



44. George Smith, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Record: 361-66-0, 84.5%
Years: 1975-92, 1994-2010

45. Greg Toal, Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.)
Record: 305-55-2, 84.5%
Years: 1982-96, 1999-2016

46. Bob Beatty, Trinity (Louisville, Ky.)
Record: 256-47-0, 84.5%
Years: 1997-present

47. Alex Hilber, Mayville (Wis.)
Record: 245-45-0, 084.5%
Years: 1977-2001

48. Tim Goodwin, Marion Local (Maria Stein, Ohio)
Record: 252-47-0, 84.3%
Years: 1999-present

49. Joe LaBuda, Menomonie (Wis.)
Record: 316-59-0, 84.3%
Years: 1989-present



50. Jay Sharrett, Pickerington Central (Pickerington, Ohio)
Record: 208-39-0, 84.2%
Years: 2002-present

51. Victor Paternostro, Pope John XXIII (Sparta, N.J.)
Record: 373-68-5, 84.2%
Years: 1968-2010

52. Ed Buller, Oak Grove (San Jose, Calif.)
Record: 214-39-3, 84.2%
Years: 1983-2008

53. Dick Dullaghan, Ben Davis (Indianapolis)
Record: 312-59-0, 84.1%
Years: 1969-79, 1983-2003

54. Alan Chadwick, Marist (Atlanta)
Record: 386-73-0, 84.1%
Years: 1985-present

55. Mike Smith, Hampton (Va.)
Record: 494-93-2, 84%
Years: 1971-present



56. Todd Dayton, Cokeville (Wyo.)
Record: 334-64-0, 83.9%
Years: 1980-present

57. Reno Saccoccia, Steubenville (Ohio)
Record: 386-74-0, 83.9%
Years: 1983-2017

58. Fred Tesone, Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village, Colo.)
Record: 259-49-2, 83.9%
Years: 1963-1989

59. Duane Twait, Emmetsburg (Iowa)
Record: 339-64-3, 83.9%
Years: 1964-2002

60. Ricky Black, Jackson Prep (Jackson, Miss.)
Record: 393-76-0, 83.8%
Years: 1975-present

61. Al Thomas, Seneca Valley (Germantown, Md.)
Record: 242-47-0, 83.7%
Years: 1974-2008



62. Bobby Carr, Autauga Academy (Prattville, Ala.)
Record: 235-46-0, 83.6%
Years: 2000-present

63. Jay Rozeboom, West Lyon (Inwood, Iowa)
Record: 260-51-0, 83.6%
Years: 1992-present

64. Reed May, Brownstown Central (Brownstown, Ind.)
Record: 269-53-0, 83.5%
Years: 1993-present

65. Jerry Sinz, Edgar (Wis.)
Record: 431-85-0, 83.5%
Years: 1975-presen

66. Jeff Bellar, Norfolk Catholic (Norfolk, Neb.)
Record: 363-72-0, 83.4%
Years: 1982-present

67. Joe Morris, Mayfield (Ky.)
Record: 252-50-0, 83.4%
Years: 1999-present



68. Frank McClellan, Barton (Lexa, Ark.)
Record: 359-70-4, 83.4%
Years: 1968-2005

69. Jack Morris, Mayfield (Ky.)
Record: 254-50-2, 83.3%
Years: 1969-1993

70. Frank Bertino, Riverdale Country (Bronx, N.Y.)
Record: 227-43-6, 83.3%
Years: 1944-1980

71. Paul Sacco, St. Joseph (Hammonton, N.J.)
Record: 339-66-5, 83.3%
Years: 1982-2019

72. A. Wright Bazemore, Valdosta (Ga.)
Record: 268-51-7, 83.3%
Years: 1941-42, 1946-1971

73. Chuck Lenahan, Plymouth (N.H.)
Record: 355-71-1, 83.3%
Years: 1971-2013



74. Tim Racicot, Frenchtown (Mont.)
Record: 258-52-0, 83.2%
Years: 1973-2004

75. Chris Geesman, Penn (Mishawaka, Ind.)
Record: 316-63-3, 83.1%
Years: 1965-2002

76. Carl Tackes, Stratford (Wis.)
Record: 236-48-0, 83.1%
Years: 1989-2010

77. Roger Barta, Smith Center (Kan.)
Record: 324-66-0, 83.1%
Years: 1978-2012

78. Bill Castle, Lakeland (Fla.)
Record: 445-91-0, 83%
Years: 1976-present

79. Ken Leonard, Sacred Heart-Griffin (Springfield, Ill.)
Record: 384-79-0, 82.9%
Years: 1980-present



80. Frank Lenti, Chicago Mt. Carmel (Ill.)
Record: 372-77-0, 82.9%
Years: 1984-2017

81. Benny Monroe, Cleveland (Tenn.)
Record: 224-47-0, 82.7%
Years: 1979-2009

82. Robert Davis, Westside (Augusta, Ga.)
Record: 354-74-1, 82.6%
Years: 1973-2008

83. MIke Grant, Eden Prairie (Minn.)
Record: 351-74-0, 82.6%
Years: 1981-86, 1989-present

84. CJ Hamilton, Silver Lake (Kan.)
Record: 432-92-0, 82.4%
Years: 1973-76, 1979-present

85. Matt Logan, Centennial (Corona, Calif.)
Record: 253-54-0, 82.4%
Years: 1997-present



86. Maus Collins, Archbishop Carroll (Washington, D.C.)
Record: 322-67-5, 82.4%
Years: 1960-88, 1991-2000

87. Alvin Red Franklin, Haynesville (La.)
Record: 365-75-9, 82.3%
Years: 1967-2001

88. Bob Lewis, Wyoming (Cincinnati)
Record: 270-55-8, 82.3%
Years: 1952-85

89. Dale Mueller, Highlands (Fort Thomas, Ky.)
Record: 309-67-0, 82.2%
Years: 1985-2013

90. Paul Moro, Blue Ridge (Lakeside, Ariz.)
Record: 341-74-0, 82.2%
Years: 1984-2017

91. Hal Lamb, Calhoun (Ga.)
Record: 238-52-0, 82.1
Years: 1997-2018



92. Mike Williams, Manheim Central (Manheim, Pa.)
Record: 348-75-3, 82%
Years: 1981-2014

93. Gary O'Neal, Hardin-Central (Hardin, Mo.)
Record: 239-52-1, 82%
Years: 1976-2003

94. Don Shows, West Monroe (La.)
Record: 346-76-0, 82%
Years: 1976-84, 1989-2012

95. Glenn Howard, Paulsboro (N.J.)
Record: 300-66-0, 82%
Years: 1987-present

96. William Kean, Central (Louisville, Ky.)
Record: 225-45-12, 81.9%
Years: 1923-56

97. George Larson, Cambridge-Isanti (Cambridge, Minn.)
Record: 307-66-6, 81.8%
Years: 1956-57, 1960-93, 1999-2000



98. Tim Buchanan, Aledo (Texas)
Record: 242-53-3, 81.79%
Years: 1993-2013, 2019

99. GA Moore, Celina (Texas)
Record: 426-92-9, 81.69%
Years: 1963-70, 1972-2004, 2009-11

100. Herb Brogan, Lumen Christi Catholic (Jackson, Mich.)
Record: 356-80, 81.65%
Years: 1980-present