American Football Database
Home Depot Coach of the Year Award
Awarded forCollege football's top head coach
Presented byESPN and ABC college football analysts
CountryUnited States
First awarded1994
Currently held byBrian Kelly

The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award is given annually to college football's top head coach. The award for the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision is selected by ESPN and ABC college football analysts. Brian Kelly is the only coach to have ever won the award twice.


Year Winner School
1994 Rich Brooks[1] Oregon
1995 Gary Barnett[1] Northwestern
1996 Bobby Bowden[1] Florida State
1997 Mike Price[1] Washington State
1998 Phillip Fulmer[1] Tennessee
1999 Frank Solich[1] Nebraska
2000 Bob Stoops[1] Oklahoma
2001 Ralph Friedgen[1] Maryland
2002 Tyrone Willingham[1] Notre Dame
2003 Pete Carroll[1] USC
2004 Urban Meyer[2] Utah
2005 Joe Paterno[3] Penn State
2006 Greg Schiano[4] Rutgers
2007 Mark Mangino[5] Kansas
2008 Nick Saban[6] Alabama
2009 Brian Kelly[7] Cincinnati
2010 Gene Chizik[8] Auburn
2011 Les Miles[9] LSU
2012 Brian Kelly[10] Notre Dame


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  2. English, Antonya (December 4, 2004). "Gators get what they want in Utah coach". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2008-01-01.
  3. "Bush, Young double up for awards". USA Today. December 9, 2005. Retrieved 2008-01-01.
  4. "Quinn, Smith win at college football awards". December 7, 2006. Retrieved 2008-01-01.
  5. Fusco, Asher (December 7, 2007). "Mangino earns coach of the year award". The University Daily Kansan. Retrieved 2008-01-01.
  6. "UA's Saban Named Home Depot Coach of the Year". December 9, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-09.[dead link]
  7. "Brian Kelly Named ESPN Home Depot Coach of the Year". December 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-10.
  8. "Auburn's Gene Chizik is Home Depot Coach of Year". December 8, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
  9. "Miles is The Home Depot Coach of Year". December 7, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-08.
  10. "Kelly named Coach of Year". December 5, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-05.