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Bobby Bowden National Collegiate Coach of the Year Award
Awarded forCollege football's top head coach who has excelled on the football field while demonstrating perseverance, attitude, integrity, and determination
Presented byOver the Mountain Touchdown club of Birmingham, Alabama
Alabama Sports Foundation
CountryUnited States
First awarded2009
Currently held byNick Saban
Official websitehttp://www.otmtouchdown.com/bowden-award.php

The Bobby Bowden National Collegiate Coach of the Year Award is a college football award given annually to the nation's best head coach. Established in 2009, Nick Saban was the award's first recipient. The trophy commemorates former Florida State Seminoles football coach Bobby Bowden.

OverviewEdit

The Bobby Bowden National Collegiate Coach of the Year Award (the Bowden Award) is presented by the Over the Mountain Touchdown Club of Birmingham, Alabama[1] and the Alabama Sports Foundation.[2] The Bowden Award commemorates Bobby Bowden in recognition of his legendary coaching career and as a national symbol of recognition for the college football coach who has excelled on the football field while demonstrating perseverance, attitude, integrity, and determination, attributes that Bowden has exemplified throughout his coaching career and life.

RecipientsEdit

Nick Saban[3] was the inaugural winner of the Bowden Award. Saban led the University of Alabama football team[4] to the 2009 BCS National Championship[5] and AP National Championship,[6] making him the only coach to win a national championship with two different schools since 1950 and one of two coaches to win a Southeastern Conference[7] football championship at two different schools. Bowden presented the Bowden Award to Saban at a public ceremony on March 21, 2010 at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center[8] in Birmingham, Alabama.[9]

Year Name School
2009 Nick Saban University of Alabama
2010 Gene Chizik Auburn University
2011 Nick Saban University of Alabama
2012 Nick Saban University of Alabama

FutureEdit

Beginning in 2011, the Bowden Award will be presented annually after National Signing Day and before the commencement of spring college football practice.

References Edit

  1. "Over the Mountain Touchdown Club : Home". Otmtouchdown.com. http://www.otmtouchdown.com/. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  2. [1],
  3. "Nick Saban Profile - ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE - University of Alabama Official Athletic Site". Rolltide.com. http://www.rolltide.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/saban_nick00.html. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  4. "ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE - University of Alabama Official Athletic Site". Rolltide.com. http://www.rolltide.com/sports/m-footbl/alab-m-footbl-body.html. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  5. "BCS: News, highlights and insights into the Bowl Championship Series". Bcsfootball.org. 2012-11-18. http://www.bcsfootball.org/. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  6. "News from The Associated Press". Hosted.ap.org. 2009-09-17. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/external/onlinenews.ap.org/collegefootball_rankings/voters.php?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  7. "Official Site of the Southeastern Conference". Secsports.com. http://www.secsports.com/default.aspx. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  8. "Cahaba Grand Conference Center". Cahabagrand.com. http://www.cahabagrand.com/. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  9. "The Official Website for the City of Birmingham, Alabama". Informationbirmingham.com. 2010-05-06. http://www.informationbirmingham.com/. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
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