American Football Database
George Munger Award
Awarded forCollege Coach of the Year
Presented byMaxwell Football Club
CountryUnited States
First awarded1989
Currently held byGary Patterson
Official websiteGeorge Munger Award
Note: This award was replaced by the Joseph V. Paterno Award which was discontinued after 2010.

The George Munger Award was presented to the NCAA Division I college football coach of the year by the Maxwell Football Club from 1989 to 2009. The award was named after former University of Pennsylvania head coach George Munger. People who voted for the winners of the award included NCAA head coaches, members of the Maxwell Club, and sportswriters from all over the country.[1][dead link]

In March 2010, the Maxwell Football Club announced that the award would be replaced the Joseph V. Paterno Award.[2] Following the breaking of the Penn State sex abuse scandal in November 2011, the club announced that the award would be discontinued.[3]


Year Winner[4] School
1989 Bo Schembechler Michigan
1991 Don James Washington
1992 Gene Stallings Alabama
1993 Terry Bowden Auburn
1995 Gary Barnett Northwestern
1996 Bruce Snyder Arizona State
1997 Lloyd Carr Michigan
1998 Phil Fulmer Tennessee
1999 Frank Beamer Virginia Tech
2000 Bob Stoops Oklahoma
2001 Ralph Friedgen Maryland
2002 Tyrone Willingham Notre Dame
2003 Pete Carroll Southern California
2004 Urban Meyer Utah
2006 Greg Schiano Rutgers
2007 Mark Mangino Kansas
2008 Mike Leach Texas Tech
2009 Gary Patterson TCU

The 1990, 1994, and 2005 awards had been given to Joe Paterno of Penn State, but the Maxwell Sports Club has rescinded the awards for those years and removed his name in the aftermath of the sexual abuse scandal at Penn State and Paterno's firing. [5]


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