Notre Dame Football: Top Head Coaches of the Modern Era

2 of 8

Sep 6, 2014; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish band manager is hoisted up and does push ups after Notre Dame scored a touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

7. Gerry Faust 

Winning Percentage: .535

National Titles: 0

Bowl Games: 2

The Dayton, Ohio product dominated at the high school level. He won 5 state championships at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Notre Dame school administrators felt that Faust would have a great deal of success in recruiting. To some extent, Notre Dame recruited well under Faust. He landed the eventual Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown. However, Faust never translated on the field. The Irish never won more than 7 games. His .535 winning percentage is the worst of the 8 coaches ranked in this list. Faust went on to coach Akron for 9 years. He lead the Zips to a subpar 43-53-3 record.