Notre Dame Football: All-Time Losingest Coaches

Notre Dame has a long football history that fans nationwide flock to.  “Win one for the Gipper”, the Four Horsemen,

 and the “Play Like a Champion Today” sign are all parts of Fighting Irish lore.

 In that long football history that has been played at the university since an 8-0 loss to Michigan in November of 1887,

it hasn’t always been national championships and 10-win seasons.

In fact, Notre Dame has lost a total of 330 times in the more than 13 decades they’ve been playing football.  

But who has lost the most as Notre Dame’s head coach?

Marcus Freeman isn’t there – yet – but with five in 13 career games he’s already in the top.

We went ahead and listed the the top 13 in program history ,

as that’s how many have lost double-digit games at Notre Dame.  Here they are, the all-time losingest coaches at Notre Dame.

13. Frank Leahy: 11 losses

12. Knute Rockne - 12 losses

11. Elmer Layden -13 losses

10. Tyrone Willingham - 15 losses

9. Dan Devine - 16 losses

8. Ara Parseghian - 17 losses

7. Terry Brennan - 18 losses

6. Joe Kuharic - 23 losses

5. Bob Davie - 25 losses

4. Gerry Faust - 26 losses

3. Charlie Weis - 27 losses

2. Lou Holtz - 30 losses

1. Brian Kelly - 40 losses