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Coach of the Year Award

Learn more about the Coach of the Year Award and view all the past years’ recipients.

Coach Bryant was a leader, both on and off the field.  He possessed the ability to inspire, the patience to teach, and the gift of leadership.  The Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award salutes those coaches who have reached that same high standard of excellence.

List of past recipients:

1986 – Joe Paterno, Penn State

1987 – Dick MacPherson, Syracuse

1988 – Lou Holtz , Notre Dame

1989 – Bill McCartney, Colorado

1990 – Bobby Ross, Georgia Tech

1991 – Don James, Washington

1992 – Gene Stallings, Alabama

1993 – Terry Bowden, Auburn

1994 – Rich Brooks, Oregon

1995 – Gary Barnett, Northwestern

1996 – Bruce Snyder, Arizona State

1997 – Lloyd Carr, Michigan

1998 – Bill Snyder, Kansas State

1999 – Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech

2000 – Bob Stoops, Oklahoma

2001 – Larry Coker, Miami

2002 – Jim Tressel, Ohio State

2003 – Nick Saban, Louisiana State

2004 – Tommy Tuberville, Auburn

2005 – Mack Brown, Texas

2006 – Chris Petersen, Boise State

2007 – Mark Mangino, Kansas

2008 – Kyle Whittingham, Utah

2009 – Chris Petersen, Boise State

2010 – Gene Chizik, Auburn

2011 – Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State

2012 – Bill O’Brien, Penn State

2013 – Gus Malzahn, Auburn