March, 20 2023
The historic 2020 & 2021 College Football Hall of Fame Classes feature four legendary coaches: Dick Sheridan, Andy Talley, Ruddy Hubbard, and Bob Stoops. Combined these coaches have a record of 652-303-10!
Dick Sheridan – 121-52-5 (69.4%); Furman (1978-85), North Carolina State (1986-92)
A national coach of the year selection at both the FCS and FBS levels, Dick Sheridan won 69.4% of his games during a stellar 15-year run as a head coach. After guiding one of the most successful runs in Furman history, he also led a historic turnaround at North Carolina State.
Andy Talley – 258-155-2 (62.4%); St. Lawrence [NY] (1979-83), Villanova (1985-2016)
During his 37-year career, coach Andy Talley was named AFCA National Coach of the Year in 1997 and 2009. During his tenure he mentored 16 First-Team All-America selections, 84 First-Team All-Conference selections and 16 Academic All-America selections. Three of his Villanova Wildcats would win the Walter Payton Award as the top offensive player in the FCS: wide receiver Brian Finneran (1997), running back Brian Westbrook (2001) and quarterback John Robertson (2014).
Rudy Hubbard – 83-48-3 (63.1%); Florida A&M (1974-85)
Rudy Hubbard’s Florida A&M Rattlers of 1978 had a 12-1 record defeating UMass 35-28 in the inaugural NCAA Division I-AA (now FCS) title game. Hubbard was the first African American assistant coach at Ohio State from 1968 to 1973 before taking over as the Rattlers head coach. Hubbard also captured two Black College Football National
Championships in 1977 and 1978. During his most successful stretch from 1977-1979 the Rattlers compiled a 30-5 record, including a perfect 11-0 mark in 1977. One year after winning the national championship FAMU defeated Miami (FL) 16-13.
Bob Stoops – 190-48-0 (79.8%); Oklahoma (1999-2016)
Oklahoma's all-time winningest coach, Bob Stoops is the only coach in history to win a national championship and all four BCS bowl games During his time at Oklahoma, Stoops never had a losing record and led OU to a bowl game in each of his 18 seasons. Stoops claimed nine postseason victories,
including wins in the Cotton, Fiesta, Orange, Rose and Sugar bowls and was the sixth-fastest coach to reach 150 wins (187 games). He led the Sooners to top 25 finishes in all but three seasons, including seven top five rankings.