A look at Alabama’s all-time winningest head coaches

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When you think of the Alabama Crimson Tide football program, usually two head coaches come to mind. Of course, you start with the legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant and Nick Saban. Both were and are viewed as the best college football coaches of all time.

Combined the duo have over 400 career wins and 27 bowl game victories. Not to mention they have won 12 national championships as the head coach at Alabama. Overall, Saban has one more championship, which he won in 2003 with the LSU Tigers. These two men account for 12 of the school’s 18 national championships.

Alabama’s rich history goes beyond Bryant and Saban, in all they have five coaches with an 80% winning percentage with at least seven years on the sidelines in Tuscaloosa.

Roll Tide Wire breaks down the all-time rankings for head coaches in their illustrious history.

Jennings Whitworth (1955-57)

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Winning Percentage: 0.167

Record: 4-24-2

Bowl Record: 0-0

Guy Lowman (1910)

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Winning Percentage: .500

Record: 4-4

Bowl Record: 0-0

Eli Abbott (1902)

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Winning Percentage: .500

Record: 4-4

Bowl Record: 0-0

Mike DuBose (1997-2000)

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Winning Percentage: .511

Record: 24-23

Bowl Record: 0-2

Mike Shula (2003-06)

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Winning Percentage: .531

Record: 26-23

Bowl Record: 1-1

W.B. Blount (1903-04)

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Winning Percentage: .588

Record: 10-7

Bowl Record: 0-0

Jack Leavenworth (1905)

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Winning Percentage: .600

Record: 6-4

Bowl Record: 0-0

Tubby Graves (1911-14)

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Winning Percentage: .625

Record: 21-12-3

Bowl Record: 0-0

Red Drew (1947-1954)

Former Alabama coach Harold “Red” Drew, Bart Starr and former Lanier High School coach Bill Moseley during a dinner at the Whitley Hotel in Montomgery, Ala. on January 17, 1962.
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Winning Percentage: .646

Record: 54-28-7

Bowl Record: 1-2

Ray Perkins (1983-86)

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Winning Percentage: .677

Record: 32-15-1

Bowl Record: 3-0

Dennis Franchione (2001-02)

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Winning Percentage: .680

Record: 17-8

Bowl Record: 1-0

Thomas Kelley (1915-17)

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Winning Percentage: .700

Record: 17-7-1

Bowl Record: 0-0

Bill Curry (1987-89)

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Winning Percentage: .722

Record: 26-10

Bowl Record: 1-2

Xen Scott (1919-22)

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Winning Percentage: .744

Record: 29-9-3

Bowl Record: 0-0

J.W.H. Pollard (1906-09)

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Winning Percentage: .783

Record: 21-4-5

Bowl Record: 0-0

Gene Stallings (1990-96)

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Winning Percentage: .810

Record: 70-16-1

Bowl Record: 5-1

Frank Thomas (1931-46)

Joe Kilgrow, alternate captain of the University of Alabama football team, left, is pictured with coach Frank Thomas and Captain Leroy Monsky in Washington, Nov. 30, 1937. (AP Photo)

Winning Percentage: .812

Record: 115-24-7

Bowl Record: 4-2

Wallace Wade (1923-30)

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Winning Percentage: .812

Record: 61-13-3

Bowl Record: 2-0-1

Paul "Bear" Bryant

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Winning Percentage: .824

Record: 232-46-9

Bowl Record: 12-10-2

Nick Saban

Nick Saban
Nick Saban

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Winning Percentage: .880

Record: 183-25

Bowl Record: 15-6

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