Sporting News College Football Coach of the Year

Silver Anniversary Awards
Awarded for the top collegiate football coach in the country
Country United States
Presented by Sporting News
First awarded 1963
Currently held by Dabo Swinney, Clemson

The Sporting News College Football Coach of the Year Award is an award that is given annually to NCAA college football's national coach of the year. The Sporting News (now known as Sporting News) established the award beginning in 1963.[1]

TSN National Coach of the Year

In the long history of this award, only four coaches have won it twice: Darrell Royal with Texas in 1963 and 1969, Lou Holtz in 1977 with Arkansas and 1988 with Notre Dame, Dennis Erickson in 1992 with Miami and 2000 with Oregon State, and Gary Patterson in 2009 and 2014 with TCU. The only tie for the award came in 2013, with Auburn's Gus Malzahn and Duke's David Cutcliffe sharing honors.


Year Coach School
1963 Royal, DarrellDarrell Royal Texas
1964 Broyles, FrankFrank Broyles Arkansas
1965 Daugherty, DuffyDuffy Daugherty Michigan State
1966 Parseghian, AraAra Parseghian Notre Dame
1967 Pont, JohnJohn Pont Indiana
1968 Hayes, WoodyWoody Hayes Ohio State
1969 Royal, DarrellDarrell Royal Texas
1970 Ralston, JohnJohn Ralston Stanford
1971 Fairbanks, ChuckChuck Fairbanks Oklahoma
1972 McKay, JohnJohn McKay USC
1973 Switzer, BarryBarry Switzer Oklahoma
1974 Claiborne, JerryJerry Claiborne Maryland
1975 Bellard, EmoryEmory Bellard Texas A&M
1976 Majors, JohnnyJohnny Majors Pittsburgh
1977 Holtz, LouLou Holtz Arkansas
1978 Rogers, DarrylDarryl Rogers Michigan State
1979 Mackovic, JohnJohn Mackovic Wake Forest
1980 Dooley, VinceVince Dooley Georgia
1981 Fry, HaydenHayden Fry Iowa
1982 MacIntyre, GeorgeGeorge MacIntyre Vanderbilt
1983 White, MikeMike White Illinois
1984 Wacker, JimJim Wacker TCU
1985 Schembechler, BoBo Schembechler Michigan
1986 Cooper, JohnJohn Cooper Arizona State
1987 MacPherson, DickDick MacPherson Syracuse
1988 Holtz, LouLou Holtz Notre Dame
1989 None None
1990 Ross, BobbyBobby Ross Georgia Tech
1991 James, DonDon James Washington
1992 Erickson, DennisDennis Erickson Miami (FL)
1993 Bowden, TerryTerry Bowden Auburn
1994 Brooks, RichRich Brooks Oregon
1995 Barnett, GaryGary Barnett Northwestern
1996 Snyder, BruceBruce Snyder Arizona State
1997 Price, MikeMike Price Washington State
1998 Fulmer, PhillipPhillip Fulmer Tennessee
1999 Jones, JuneJune Jones Hawaii
2000 Erickson, DennisDennis Erickson Oregon State
2001 Friedgen, RalphRalph Friedgen Maryland
2002 Tressel, JimJim Tressel Ohio State
2003 Meyer, UrbanUrban Meyer Utah
2004 Tuberville, TommyTommy Tuberville Auburn
2005 Paterno, JoeJoe Paterno Penn State
2006 Grobe, JimJim Grobe Wake Forest
2007 Mangino, MarkMark Mangino Kansas
2008 Saban, NickNick Saban Alabama
2009 Patterson, GaryGary Patterson TCU
2010 Kelly, ChipChip Kelly Oregon
2011 Snyder, BillBill Snyder Kansas State
2012 Kelly, BrianBrian Kelly Notre Dame
2013 Malzahn, GusGus Malzahn
David Cutcliffe
2014 Patterson, GaryGary Patterson TCU
2015 Swinney, DaboDabo Swinney Clemson

See also


  1. "Sporting News Archives". Retrieved March 27, 2009.
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