Top ACC football coaches by win percentage in the modern era

12. George Welsh: 60.8% (1982-2000) — Virginia

Legendary Virginia football coach George Welsh (center) is honored during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 in Charlottesville, Va. Louisville defeated Virginia 32-25. (AP Photo/Ryan M. Kelly)

In his 19-year stint as the head coach of the Cavaliers, George Welsh retired as the winningest coach in ACC history, and can be deemed responsible for the success of Virginia football in the modern era. Revitalizing a program that had only experienced two winning seasons in its past 29, Welsh delivered a 13-year period of seven-plus wins per campaign beginning in 1987. He received the Bobby Dodd Award for national coach of the year in 1991 and ACC Coach of the Year accolades on four occasions: 1983, ‘84, ‘91 and ‘95. To celebrate his accomplishments, Welsh was inducted into the College Sports Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.

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