Paul “Bear” Bryant Coaching Tree


The College Football Coaching Tree


College Jobs

Maryland Head Coach (1945)
Kentucky Head Coach (1946-1953)
Texas A&M Head Coach (1954-1957)
Alabama Head Coach (1958-1982)


Additional Resources


Paul “Bear” Bryant Home Page


Paul “Bear” Bryant Coaching Tree Roots


TREE TOP: Walter Camp via Frank W. Thomas

College Roots

Frank W. Thomas
Played at Alabama for Thomas (1933-1935)
Assistant at Alabama under Thomas (1936-1940)

A.B. Hollingsworth
Assistant at Union (TN) under Hollingsworth (1936)

Harry “Red” Sanders
Assistant coach at Vanderbilt under Sanders (1940-1941)

Raymond “Bear” Wolf
Assistant coach at Georgia Pre-Flight under Wolf (1942)

Glenn Killinger
Assistant coach at North Carolina Pre-Flight under Killinger (1944)


Paul “Bear” Bryant Coaching Tree Branches


Bruce Arians
Temple Head Coach (1983-1988)
Indianapolis Colts Interim Head Coach (2012)
Arizona Cardinals Head Coach (2013-present)

Bill Battle
Tennessee Head Coach (1970-1976)

Jerry Claiborne
Virginia Tech Head Coach (1961-1970)
Maryland Head Coach (1972-1981)
Kentucky Head Coach (1982-1989)

Sylvester Croom
Mississippi State Head Coach (2004-2008)

Pat Dye
East Carolina Head Coach (1974-1979)
Wyoming Head Coach (1980)
Auburn Head Coach (1981-1992)

Danny Ford
Clemson Head Coach (1978-1989)
Arkansas Head Coach (1993-1997)

Joey Jones
Birmingham-Southern Head Coach (2006-2007)
South Alabama Head Coach (2008-present)

Charlie McClendon
LSU Head Coach (1962-1979)

Jim Owens
Washington Head Coach (1957-1974)

Jack Pardee
Florida Blazers Head Coach (1974)
Chicago Bears Head Coach (1975-1977)
Washington Redskins Head Coach (1978-1980)
Houston Gamblers Head Coach (1984-1985)
Houston Head Coach (1987-1989)
Houston Oilers Head Coach (1990-1994)
Birmingham Barracudas Head Coach (1995)

Ray Perkins
New York Giants Head Coach (1979-1982)
Alabama Head Coach (1983-1986)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach (1987-1990)
Arkansas State Head Coach (1992)
Jones County Junior College Head Coach (2012-2013)

Mike Riley
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Head Coach (1987-1990)
San Antonio Riders Head Coach (1991-1992)
Oregon State Head Coach (1997-1998)
San Diego Chargers Head Coach (1999-2001)
Oregon State Head Coach (2003-2014)
Nebraska Head Coach (2015-present)

Howard Schnellenberger
Baltimore Colts Head Coach (1973-1974)
Miami (FL) Head Coach (1979-1983)
Louisville Head Coach (1985-1994)
Oklahoma Head Coach (1995)
Florida Atlantic Head Coach (2001-2011)

Jackie Sherrill
Washington State Head Coach (1976)
Pittsburgh Head Coach (1977-1981)
Texas A&M Head Coach (1982-1988)
Mississippi State Head Coach (1991-2003)

Gene Stallings
Texas A&M Head Coach (1965-1971)
St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals (1986-1989)
Alabama Head Coach (1990-1996)


 

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