They deserve recognition — the college football coaches who demonstrate sportsmanship, integrity, and personal responsibility. Every January, Liberty Mutual’s Coach of the Year Award gives one winner from each NCAA division $50,000 to donate to the charity of his choice and $20,000 to donate to his school’s alumni association for student scholarships and activities. Now in its fifth year of celebrating the best in college football coaches, the Award has already contributed nearly $1 million to such charities as Coach Kill Cancer Fund, United Way, Habitat for Humanity, and Friends of Pets.
Finalists are determined by online fan voting at Coach of the Year via a scoring model endorsed by the College Football Hall of Fame, which considers, among other criteria: wins, team penalties, on-field sportsmanship, academic achievement by student athletes, and the coaches’ civic and philanthropic endeavors. Winners are honored in the permanent Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year display at the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana. Go online to vote for your own favorite, and read inspiring stories about present and past winners.
Find out more about Liberty Mutual’s Coach of the Year program at www.coachoftheyear.com.