POLK COUNTY WINNINGEST COACHES

Polk County Top 50 prior to 2019 season
(wins at Polk schools only)
(Includes Playoffs,Bowls & Forfeits)

1. Bill Castle: 412-111-0 (Lakeland 1976-Active)
2. Rod Shafer: 180-61-0 (Lake Wales 1990-2001,2006-2013)
3. Faris Brannen: 175-78-2 (Frostproof 1970-1992)
4. Joe Parrish: 163-90-1 (Auburndale 1973-1996)
5. Keith DeMeyer: 161-86-0 (Santa Fe 1984-1988,1990-1993,Lake Gibson 2003-2015)
6. Paul Quinn: 151-49-0 (Lakeland 1971-1975,Bartow 1976-1988)
7. Charlie Tate: 149-70-0 (Bartow 1989-1994,Winter Haven 2005-Active)
8. Mike Hayde: 117-35-0 (Ft.Meade 1997-2008)
9. Tom Atwell: 110-55-3 (Kathleen 1967-1977,Winter Haven 1978-1979,Lake Gibson 1981-1983)
10. Brick Ausley: 108-61-11 (Bartow 1941-1947,Winter Haven 1948-1958)
11. Blaine Turner: 108-114-2 (Ft.Meade 1971-1986,1988-1993)
12. Joe Stangry: 104-81-13 (Haines City 1949-1968)
13. Tom Terry: 91-33-4 (Auburndale 1951-1963)
14. Richard Tate: 91-98-0 (Kathleen 2000-2003,Ridge Community 2005-2012,George Jenkins 2013-2015,Ridge Community 2016-2018,Bartow 2018-Active)
15. Don Herndon: 86-44-2 (Haines City 1969-1980)
16. Jamalle Cornelius: 80-31-0 (Ft.Meade 2009-Active)
17. Nurmi Nelson: 78-73-10 (Lakeland 1948-1963)
18. Bill McDonald: 77-48-1 (Mulberry 1956-1968)
19. Tim Hatten: 74-29-0 (Haines City 1993-2001)
20. Calvin Triplett: 71-31-3 (Winter Haven 1963-1967,1973-1977)
21. L.M. Baggett: 71-31-7 (Lake Wales 1945-1953,Winter Haven 1961-1962)
22. Irving Strickland: 68-49-0 (Kathleen 2007-2017)
23. Richie Marsh: 66-50-0 (Frostproof 1993-1998,Bartow 1999-2002)
24. Wayne Chapman: 64-27-2 (Auburndale 1964-1967,Winter Haven 1983-1984,1986-1988)
25. Mark Burden: 62-21-0 (Landmark Christian 2006-2012,Triumph Christian 2016,Jordan Christian 2018)
26. Wes Abrams: 55-51-5 (Lake Wales 1957-1967)
27. Johnny Edison: 50-14-5 (Haines City 1942-1948)
28. Bill Bryan: 49-20-1 (Bartow 1959-1965)
29. Brad Methany: 49-32-0 (Winter Haven 1998-2001,Frostproof 2007-2009)
30. Wayne Peace: 47-16-0 (Lakeland Christian 2011-2016)
31. Doc Harrison: 47-49-12 (Ft.Meade 1951-1960)
32. Kenny Grantham: 47-77-0 (Mulberry 2006-2008,Auburndale 2009-2014,Mulberry 2016-2018)
33. Al Bretz: 46-17-8 (Bartow 1952-1958)
34. Shawn Killets: 46-30-0 (Bartow 2003-2009)
35. Vince Granell: 44-69-10 (Kathleen 1947-1959)
36. Tom Ray: 42-29-0 (Lake Gibson 1984-1990)
37. Brian Davis: 41-19-0 (Evangel Christian 2003-2004,Victory Christian 2007-2008,Jordan Christian 2016)
38. Marwood Stark: 41-35-4 (Mulberry 1938-1945)
39. Tommy Lewis: 40-13-0 (Victory Christ. 2013-2016)
40. Crockett Farnell: 39-9-2 (Haines City 1937-1941)
41. Brian Armstrong: 38-11-0 (Lake Gibson 2002,Kathleen 2004-2006)
42. Fulton Beck: 33-15-3 (Winter Haven 1968-1972)
43. Johnny Haynes: 33-22-7 (Lakeland 1934-1939)
44. Stu Guthrie: 32-25-0 (Mulberry 1982-1984,Kathleen 1985-1986)
45. James Hale: 32-28-0 (Lake Wales 1984-1989)
46. Mike Jones: 32-28-0 (Santa Fe 2004-2009)
47. Angus Williams: 31-12-0 (Mulberry 1975-1978)
48. John Faircloth: 30-10-3 (Ft.Meade 1967-1970)
49. Kenny Harrison: 30-16-0 (Auburndale 1997-2000)
50. William Dickerson: 30-30-0 (Santa Fe 2010-2015)