Gundy Ranks Among the Top Coaches in History with 11 Bowl Wins

STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy has built up a long and impressive resume during his 17 seasons at the helm of the Cowboy football program.

It is well-known that he is the winningest coach in program history and has coached the Cowboys to school-record streaks of 16 straight bowl games and winning seasons, and also that his teams have put up some of the best numbers in the country on both offense and defense during his tenure.

One less-known fact about his postseason success is how high it ranks in college football history. In fact, after the 2021 season, Gundy’s 11 career bowl wins rank among the top 10 all-time in college football.

Here’s a look at the all-time leaders:

Coaching Career Leaders in Bowl Wins





















1. Joe Paterno 24 Penn State
2. Bobby Bowden 22 Florida State, West Virginia
3. Nick Saban 18 Alabama, LSU, Michigan State, Toledo
4. Bear Bryant 15 Alabama, Kentucky, Maryland, Texas A&M
5. Mack Brown 14 North Carolina, Texas, Tulane
6. Lou Holtz 12 Arkansas, Minnesota, NC State, Notre Dame, South Carolina, William & Mary

Urban Meyer 12 Bowling Green State, Florida, Ohio State, Utah

Tom Osborne 12 Nebraska
9. Mike Gundy 11 Oklahoma State

Frank Beamer 11 Virginia Tech

Gary Patterson 11 TCU

Steve Spurrier 11 Duke, Florida, South Carolina

Dabo Swinney 11 Clemson

Kyle Whittingham 11 Utah
15. Don James 10 Kent State, Washington

Mark Richt 10 Georgia, Miami (FL)

Bob Stoops 10 Oklahoma

John Vaught 10 Ole Miss

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