College bowl game head coach trends for 2023-24


I have begun a deep dive into the 2023-24 bowl games and will be putting together all of the usual series of trends for the games that you’ve come to expect over the last seven years. The first part of this series deals with head coaching trends.


Here is a look at the best/worst performing head coaches for this year’s lineup in terms of bowl game performance. I’ve also shared some notable trends regarding totals.

As usual, the list of coaches whose teams perform better in bowl games is much longer than those who don’t, otherwise, they probably wouldn’t be coaching still. Here’s a quick bullet point list of the success stories, listed in last name order:

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As one of the original founders of StatFox, Steve Makinen has been in the business of sports betting and data analysis for almost 25 years now. In his time in the industry, Steve has worked in a variety of capacities on both sides of the betting counter, from his early days of developing the StatFox business, to almost a decade of oddsmaking consulting for one of the world's leading sportsbooks, to his last seven years as Point Spread Weekly and Analytics Director with VSiN. Steve has always believed that number crunching and handicapping through foundational trends and systems is the secret to success and he shares this data with VSiN readers on a daily basis for all of the major sports.