The American Football Coaches Association capped its 2015 convention by presenting its top coaching award – AFCA Coach of the Year – to five outstanding coaches. TCU’s Gary Patterson, New Hampshire’s Sean McDonnell, Colorado State-Pueblo’s John Wristen, Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Lance Leipold and Marian’s Mark Henninger all earned AFCA National Coach Of The Year honors.
The 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, Mariota led the nation in passing efficiency (186.3) and “points responsible for” with 318 on the season. Wright led the nation in tackles for loss (28), was third in sacks (14) and fifth in total tackles (153).
Stephens recently completed his seventh season as head coach at EMCC by guiding the Lions to a 12-0 record and a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Championship in 2014.
TCU’s Gary Patterson and Eastern Washington’s Beau Baldwin highlighted the American Football Coaches Association’s 2014 Regional Coach of the Year winners. The AFCA recognizes five regional Coach of the Year winners in each of the Association’s five divisions.
Grant Teaff, current Executive Director of the American Football Coaches Association, will receive the Contributions to College Football Award on ESPN during The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, Dec. 11 from 7-9 p.m. ET.
The American Football Coaches Association is proud to announce its 2014 Assistant Coach of the Year winners. One assistant coach from the five divisions of college football has been selected for their dedication to their teams and communities.
Duke University, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame and Stanford University will share the American Football Coaches Association’s 2014 Academic Achievement Award
Gideon Smith, the first African-American athlete at Michigan Agricultural College, now Michigan State University, and former head coach at Hampton University, has been named the American Football Coaches Association’s recipient of the 2014 Trailblazer Award.
Amway has launched a sweepstakes where fans can snap a selfie next to one of the most widely recognized sports trophies and be entered to win an all-expenses-paid trip for two to a college football rivalry game.
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