Nick Saban Coaching Record

A man of vision who has a proven record of championship success, head coach Nick Saban has returned the University of Alabama to the top of the college football landscape with his commitment to building the total program.

After the victory over Clemson in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game, Saban joined Paul "Bear" Bryant as the only two coaches to win five national titles in the modern era.

Beginning his 11th season in Tuscaloosa, Saban's uncompromising dedication to excellence in every phase of the program has resulted four national championships over the last seven years.

A seven-time National Coach of the Year, Saban has achieved resounding success as a head coach and has earned a reputation as an outstanding tactician, leader, organizer and motivator.

Those qualities have sparked impressive turnarounds at every stop of his career.

Saban's consistent approach and disciplined leadership are the reasons his teams are known for exhibiting grit, determination and resilience, often overcoming adversity to achieve victory.

Saban's 2016 squad completed an undefeated regular season for the first time since 2009 and secured the program's 26th SEC Championship –

the third straight for the program – and the fourth in the last five years.

The Tide defeated Washington in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (24-7), before dropping a stunning 34-31 game to Clemson in the CFP National Championship Game in Tampa, Fla.

Alabama finished with a 14-1 record after defeating nine ranked teams and 11 teams that qualified for bowl games during the 2016 season.

Alabama finished the year No. 2 in the national polls.

Saban, who was named the SEC Coach of the Year and Munger Award National Coach of the Year (presented by the Maxwell Football Club), had five players earn first team All-America honors – Jonathan Allen,

Minkah Fitzpatrick, Reuben Foster, Marlon Humphrey and Cam Robinson. Allen also captured the Nagurski Trophy and the Bednarik Award, both of which go to the national defensive player of the year,

and the Hendricks Award as the nation's top defensive end, while Foster won the Butkus Award that is given to the nation's best linebacker, and Robinson captured the Outland Trophy.

The senior class posted a NCAA-record 51-6 record from 2013-16 and a 64-7 over the last six years which is also the best in NCAA annals.  

Saban has compiled a 205-61-1 (.770) record as a college head coach and has gone 112-13 (.896) in the past nine seasons in Tuscaloosa, which includes a 64-8 (.889) mark in regular season conference play.

In 2016, the Tide reached the 10-win milestone for the ninth consecutive season and won 11 or more games for the sixth straight year, which extended the conference record. Saban is 12-2 all time in conference or national championship games.

Alabama has been ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press poll for at least one week for nine straight years, which broke the all-time record of seven established by Miami (1986-92).

Alabama extended its streak of consecutive weeks in the AP Top 25 to 145 weeks, the longest in school history.

Alabama extended its streak of consecutive weeks in the AP Top 25 to 145 weeks, the longest in school history.

At Michigan State, the Sabans started the Nick's Kids Foundation, which they have continued in Tuscaloosa, a vibrant example of their continuing concern for disadvantaged children.

Since Nick and Terry arrived in Tuscaloosa, nearly $6 million has been distributed to students, teachers and children's causes at over 150 charities through the Nick's Kids Foundation.

The Sabans also have played a big role in tornado relief efforts in Tuscaloosa and the surrounding areas.

Immediately following the devastating storm on April 27, 2011, Nick and Terry visited shelters where they paid for and served meals to those in need.

Through Nick's Kids, the Sabans joined with Project Team Up and Habitat for Humanity in helping to rebuild 15 homes lost in the tornado.

After the Crimson Tide's 16th national championship in 2015, the Sabans began work on the 16th Habitat for Humanity home.

With support and donations from the Sabans, St. Francis Catholic Church broke ground on the Saban Catholic Student Center.

In receiving the 2008 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award, Saban was awarded a $50,000 gift at the A-Day Game.

He designated the gift for Nick's Kids, as well as an additional $20,000 gift for The University of Alabama scholarship fund.

In June of 2008, the Sabans announced a $1 million gift to benefit Alabama's first-generation scholarship program.

The gift has a special meaning to the Sabans, as both Nick and Terry were first-generation graduates.

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