3 Worst head coach hires in Washington football history

Washington football just lost a coach who was very successful in a short amount of time. Washington has had a lot of successful coaches, but what about the ones that weren't so successful?

Dec 1, 2007; Honolulu, HI, USA;  Washington Huskies head coach Tyrone Willingham against Hawaii.
Dec 1, 2007; Honolulu, HI, USA; Washington Huskies head coach Tyrone Willingham against Hawaii. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Washington football. . John Cherberg. . 1953-1955. 10-18-2 overall record. John Cherberg. 3. player. 521

John Cherberg not only didn't win a lot of games at Washington, but he also brought controversy to the program. Cherberg started his time at Washington as a player and after graduating he joined the coaching staff. He became the head coach in 1953 and was in that position for three seasons.

Here is a breakdown of Cherberg's time with the Huskies.

  • 1953: 3-6-1, 2-4-1 conference
  • 1954: 2-6, 1-6 conference
  • 1955: 5-4-1, 4-3-1 conference

Cherberg was fired in 1956 after a payoff scandal hit the school involving him and all of it led to NCAA sanctions. Cherberg was improving in his time at Washington, but due to the scandal was never able to show more and Washington was the end of his coaching career.