Coach On Field Ratings

The SSA coach ratings are ‘on the field’ coach ratings and are designed as a compliment to the SSA talent ratings. We define on the field coaching as a coach’s game management, play calling, and motivational ability while doing our best to exclude recruiting from the equation. Our reason for doing so is simple, we want to be better at handicapping games. By removing talent from the equation we have a better idea of how a coach will perform in a new environment. How will Frost do in year one at Nebraska? What impact will Jimbo Fisher have at A&M this season? These are the types of questions the SSA Coach Ratings are designed to address.

SchoolConferenceHead CoachCoach Rank
WashingtonPac12Chris Peterson1
AlabamaSECNick Saban2
Ohio StateBig10Urban Meyer3
ClemsonACCDabo Swinney4
MichiganBig10Jim Harbaugh5
TCUBig12Gary Patterson6
Kansas StateBig12Bill Snyder7
Michigan StateBig10Mark Dantonio8
StanfordPac12David Shaw9
Texas A&MSECJimbo Fisher10
Oklahoma StateBig12Mike Gundy11
WisconsinBig10Paul Chryst12
NorthwesternBig10Pat Fitzgerald13
IowaBig10Kirk Ferentz14
UtahPac12Kyle Whittingham15
LouisvilleACCBobby Petrino16
Penn StateBig10James Franklin17
ArizonaPac12Kevin Sumlin18
AuburnSECGus Malzahn19
Miami FLACCMark Richt20
DukeACCDavid Cutcliffe21
Virginia TechACCJustin Fuente22
NavyAACKen Niumatalolo23
GeorgiaSECKirby Smart24
Georgia TechACCPaul Johnson25
Boston CollegeACCSteve Addazio26
PurdueBig10Jeff Brohm27
Iowa StateBig12Matt Campbell28
West VirginiaBig12Dana Holgorsen29
FloridaSECDan Mullen30
Boise StateMWBryan Harsin31
Mississippi StateSECJoe Moorehead32
Washington StatePac12Mike Leach33
Wake ForestACCDave Clawson34
MemphisAACMike Norvell35
Notre DameIndBrian Kelly36
Fresno StateMWJeff Tedford37
Florida AtlanticCUSALane Kiffin38
OklahomaBig12Lincoln Riley39
UCLAPac12Chip Kelly40
TexasBig12Tom Herman41
San Diego StateMWRocky Long42
WyomingMWCraig Bohl43
Florida StateACCWillie Taggart44
NebraskaBig10Scott Frost45
BaylorBig12Matt Rhule46
Texas TechBig12Kliff Kingsbury47
MinnesotaBig10PJ Fleck48
VirginiaACCBronco Mendenhall49
NC StateACCDave Doeren50
ArkansasSECChad Morris51
ColoradoPac12Mike MacIntyre52
OhioMACFrank Solich53
Appalachian StateSunBeltScott Satterfield54
UABCUSABill Clark55
MissouriSECBarry Odom56
ArmyIndJeff Monken57
PittsburghACCPat Narduzzi58
Utah StateMWMatt Wells59
South CarolinaSECWill Muschamp60
CaliforniaPac12Justin Wilcox61
USCPac12Clay Helton62
KentuckySECMark Stoops63
North CarolinaACCLarry Fedora64
UCFAACJosh Heupel65
OregonPac12Mario Cristobal66
SyracuseACCDino Babers67
Air ForceMWTroy Calhoun68
MarylandBig10DJ Durkin69
TroySunBeltNeal Brown70
Middle TennesseeCUSARick Stockstill71
North TexasCUSASeth Littrell72
Arkansas StateSunBeltBlake Anderson73
South FloridaAACCharlie Strong74
TempleAACGeoff Collins75
Northern IllinoisMACRod Carey76
MarshallCUSADoc Holliday77
LSUSECEd Orgeron78
Arizona StatePac12Herm Edwards79
BuffaloMACLance Leipold80
IndianaBig10Tom Allen81
TulaneAACWillie Fritz82
VanderbiltSECDerek Mason83
ToledoMACJason Candle84
HoustonAACMajor Applewhite85
Louisiana TechCUSASkip Holtz86
TennesseeSECJeremy Pruitt87
Brigham YoungIndKalani Sitake88
TulsaAACPhilip Montgomery89
Colorado StateMWMike Bobo90
Old DominionCUSABobby Wilder91
IllinoisBig10Lovie Smith92
SMUAACSony Dykes93
AkronMACTerry Bowden94
RutgersBig10Chris Ash95
Miami OHMACChuck Martin96
Oregon StatePac12Jonathan Smith97
Ole MissSECMatt Luke98
Central MichiganMACJohn Bonamego99
Eastern MichiganMACChris Creighton100
Florida InternationalCUSAButch Davis101
New MexicoMWBob Davie102
Louisiana-MonroeSunBeltMatt Viator103
KansasBig12David Beaty104
NevadaMWJay Norvell105
ConnecticutAACRandy Edsall106
Coastal CarolinaSunBeltJoe Moglia107
MassachusettsIndMark Whipple108
UNLVMWTony Sanchez109
UTSACUSAFrank Wilson110
Western MichiganMACTim Lester111
CincinnatiAACLuke Fickell112
New Mexico StateIndDoug Martin113
Southern MissCUSAJay Hopson114
South AlabamaSunBeltSteve Campbell115
Louisiana-LafayetteSunBeltBilly Napier116
East CarolinaAACScottie Montgomery117
Western KentuckyCUSAMike Sanford Jr118
Georgia SouthernSunBeltChad Lunsford119
Georgia StateSunBeltShawn Elliott120
RiceCUSAMike Bloomgren121
CharlotteCUSABrad Lambert122
HawaiiMWNick Rolovich123
Bowling GreenMACMike Jinks124
Ball StateMACMike Neu125
UTEPCUSADana Dimel126
Texas StateSunBeltEverett Withers127
San Jose StateMWBrett Brennan128
LibertyIndTurner Gill129
Kent StateMACSean Lewis130