To make this list, I was going to have a minimum 70% and 10 years, but opened it up to 65% and 5 years to add more than just 8 Coaches to the list. Information was gathered from a thread that @Lucky#7 and I have been doing. This list is also of current coaches as of last season.
1) Bishop Kelly - Tim Brennan - 23 Years - 137-32 - 81% - 7 State Championships
2) Declo – Kidd – 23 Years - 132-32 - 80% - 3 State Championships
3) West Side – Moser - 10 years - 85-22 - 80% - 2 State Championships
4) Fruitland - Ryan Tracy - 6 years - 54-14 - 79% - 2 State Championships
5) Aberdeen – Duffin - 7 years - 48-15 - 76%
6) Weiser - Tom Harrison - 34 years - 261-89 - 75% - 10 State Championships
7) Highland - G. Mariani - 17 years - 161-43 - 75% - 4 State Championships
8) Mountain View - J. Benedick - 11 years - 90-30 - 75% - 1 State Championship
9) Eagle - P. Peterson - 14 years - 111-41 - 73% - 1 State Championship
10) Capital - T. Simis - 15 years - 120-45 - 73%
11) Sugar-Salem - Tyler Richins - 5 years - 36-14 - 72% - 1 State Championship
12) Blackfoot - Stan Buck - 27 Years - 116-50 - 70% - 4 State Championships
13) Gooding - Cameron Andersen - 10 years - 67-34 - 66%
14) Coeur d'Alene - S. Amos - 19 Years - 146-81 - 65% - 3 State Championships
15) Homedale - Matt Holtry - 10 years - 63-34 - 65%
16) Firth – Drake - 9 years - 53-29 - 65%
17) Kimberly - Rich Bishop - 6 years - 37-20 - 65%
Honorable Mentions (Teams that made the % but not minimum 5+ years)
· Rocky Mountain - C.Culig - 2 Years - 21-3 - 88% - 1 State Championship
· Grangeville – Adams - 2 years - 17-4 - 80%
· Post Falls - B. Bennett - 3 years - 19-10 - 66%
If I were to include this year, ill do it after the season is over, Fruitland's, Ryan Tracy would fall to 75% and Aberdeen's, Duffin would also fall some %. Declo's, Kidd is no longer coaching so he would fall from the list, but West Side's, Moser and Bishop Kelly's, Tim Brennon have only gotten better. With these changes, Tom Harrison would land about #3 on the list.
261-89 = 74.5% and 10 State championships
This info is as of last season due to when the data was gathered on the other coaches too. So this years 8-1 thus far record is not included.
This will put him at #5 or #6 on the list.
There is a long history with football amongst the plethora of teams at Snake River with their incredible seasons from 1995 to 2002 back to back state championships under famed Coach Tom Harrison. Seven titles and an unprecedented 82-2 record the Harrison name has returned to Harrison Field to bring back a by-gone-era.Sep 8, 2019
Tom Harrison with a 54 game winning streak??? And several state titles. No one else has done that. He should be number ine or number 2 on your list.
@thAT_one_guy24 Ill do my best in adding him, but my preliminary search on him has come up a goose egg as far as pre-max prep era info. So pretty much all info prior to 2003-2004 is gone besides his championships and an artical written on him that he won his final 89 of 96 games at Snake River, "final" being the key word. How many games did he play before those final games and so forth. But ill add what I can to his list.
Your right he joined last year. Not sure how I missed him. Maybe saw him as a first year coach at Weiser and I did not recognize his name. Ill add him to the list.
Seems like Tom Harrison should been on this list.
Certainly not calling into question Simis’s record at Capital, but know that he had some tough years at Boise before moving over. I would have guessed he had lost 45 games at Boise alone.
What about Bill Brock at Middleton? He's won a ton of games! Asbury at Columbia is 105-48, 2 state championships in 15 years.
@Turk This is a list of current coaches as of last season. Van has not coached in 3 or 4 years.
Now if this was an all time with older coaches included, I'm sure he would be in the mix.
I could never forget him, he let me do my High School summer workouts and conditioning with his team when I spent my summers in Coeur d'Alene, away from the 120* heat in Vegas. I've also had a few cousins and old friends grow up in his system and teams. It was a sad day to see him leave. I actually had the pleasure and honor of coaching against him for 2-3 seasons when I was coaching up in Newport.
Played football with his older son at Idaho and his younger son recruited a few of my linemen to Idaho-State when I coached at Sugar.
If I ever make a list, he will definitively be on it.
Going off the information provided by @TrainingTable , in the 4 years that Coach Buck was at Bonneville, he won 1 additional game and lost 4 fewer which changed his winning percentage from 61% to 62%. Again it could be better or worse depending on his record from 94' to 03', but I have honestly spent an hour and a half here trying to research anything for those years and have come up with ziltch. I was recruited in 02' and sort of remember a gridiron .com that was kind of the Maxpreps of back then. I will try to find that website and see if it is still up and maybe additional info would be there.
With the updated 4 year gap:
Madison - M. Buck - 23 Years - 93-56 - 62% - 3 State Championships
Something feels a little off with total games played. With both Mitch and Stan Buck they would have played 162 and 166 respectively. Mitch would have played just over 7 games a year and Stan just over 6 games a year. Is there missing data? It looks like they’ve been around the longest. Did they play at least 9 games in the 90’s as they do now. You did say that Mitch‘s total doesn’t include Bonneville but something still feels off.
Cory Hollingsworth has coached at Firth, Aberdeen, and now American Falls with a record of 92-52.
Where does Mitch Buck stand in relation to this? He’s got to be up there right?