Rank’ Em: UNC Football Coaches Since 1959

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#2 – Mack Brown (1988-1997) Record: 69-46 (.599) – ACC Coach of the Year 1996

The most recognizable name on this list because of the job he took after his tenure in North Carolina, Mack Brown had a very good run with the North Carolina football program. The first two seasons were quite abysmal with back-to-back 1-10 seasons. Brown’s teams went 67-26 from that point on. He gave the Carolina football program a shot of adrenaline that was only overshadowed by the ridiculous popularity of the UNC basketball program in the 90’s.

Although the Tar Heels didn’t win any conference championships during Brown’s tenure, it shouldn’t be overlooked that Florida State University joined the ACC in 1991. They finished second to FSU on three separate occasions in the conference standings. This included the ‘Noles national championship in 1993. When the Heels took on FSU in 1997, there were 62,000 fans on hand at Kenan Memorial Stadium, which is still the largest crowd at a regular season college football game in the state of North Carolina.

After his second straight 10-win season and 42-3 victory over Virginia Tech in the Gator Bowl in 1997, Brown resigned to take over at the University of Texas where he would go on to win a national championship in 2006.