Illinois Fighting Illini
Name Tenure Record Win %
Edward Hall 1892-1893 10-6-4 0.500
Louis Vail 1894-1894 4-3-0 0.571
George Huff 1895-1899 21-16-3 0.525
Fred Smith 1900-1900 7-3-2 0.583
Edgar Holt 1901-1902 18-4-1 0.783
George Woodruff 1903-1903 8-6-0 0.571
Justa Lindgren 1904-1906 10-5-2 0.588
Fred Lowenthall 1905-1905 5-4-0 0.556
Arthur Hall 1907-1912 27-10-3 0.675
Robert Zuppke 1913-1941 131-81-13 0.582
Ray Eliot 1942-1959 83-73-11 0.497
Pete Elliot 1960-1966 31-34-1 0.470
Jim Valek 1967-1970 8-32-0 0.200
Bob Blackman 1971-1976 29-36-1 0.439
Gary Moeller 1977-1979 6-24-3 0.182
Mike White 1980-1987 46-42-3 0.505
John Mackovic 1988-1991 29-18-1 0.604
Lou Tepper 1992-1996 25-31-2 0.431
Ronald Turner 1997-2004 35-57-0 0.380
Ronald Zook 2005-2011 36-50-0 0.419
Timothy Beckman 2012-2014 13-24-0 0.351
William Cubit 2015-2015 5-7-0 0.417
Lovie Smith 2016-2020 18-38-0 0.321
Rod Smith 2020-2020 0-1-0 0.000
Bret Bielema 2021-2022 8-8-0 0.500

Bret Bielema

(b. 1/13/1970)
Silvis, IL
Iowa
Playing Career
SeasonTeamPositionCaptainAll AmericanClass
1992IowaAthleteFalseFalseSenior
1991IowaAthleteFalseFalseJunior
1990IowaAthleteFalseFalseSophomore
1989IowaAthleteFalseFalseFreshman
Coaching Career
PositionTeamTenureRecordTermination
Head CoachIllinois2021 - Current 8-8-0  
Head CoachArkansas2013 - 2017 3-5-0 Resigned
Head CoachWisconsin2006 - 2012 60-19-0 Resigned
Defensive CoordinatorWisconsin2004 - 2005 60-19-0 Resigned
Defensive CoordinatorKansas State2002 - 2003 Resigned
Line Backers CoachIowa1996 - 2001 Resigned
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