Texas A&M Football: Is Jimbo Fisher the Worst Head Coaching Hire Ever?

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Nov 1, 2014; College Station, TX, USA; The east stands at Kyle Field during a game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks. Texas A&M Aggies won 21-16. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports /

Worst Texas A&M Football Coaches: A Throwback

Look, this may be unfair to a man who coached from 1962 to 1965, when college football was way less of a big deal than it is now, but when you amass the worst winning percentage in school history as the head coach, you’re gonna be on this list. Apologies to Hank.

Times were lean in College Station following Bear Bryant’s tenure. Things had been bad in general after the end of WWII, but the Bear had barely (heh) managed to eke out a winning record in his three years as the head man for Texas A&M football. He was the only coach to take over post-1945 to do so until Emory Bellard took the job in 1972. Even Gene Stallings, revered by many Aggies, was unable to stay above .500—though he did win a Southwest Conference title and man the helm through the midst of change and turmoil at the university; when you’re the head football coach at a military-focused school during the Vietnam war, you’ve got to adjust expectations somewhat.

Foldberg, a former Texas A&M football player, took over in 1962 after a successful tenure at what is now Wichita State University. He lasted three seasons at A&M, with his highest win total coming in his first year—all of three games. His overall record by the time he was dismissed was 6-23-1, good for a winning percentage of 0.217. I’m sorry that this is how history remembers you, Hank. You deserve more than to be a mere inclusion on this list. But I guess you also don’t deserve less than that!