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Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award
Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year logo
Awarded forbest college football coach in each NCAA Division
Presented byLiberty Mutual Coach of the Year Selection Committee, fan votes, media votes
CountryUnited States
First awarded2006
Currently held byBrian Kelly (FBS)
Willie Fritz (FCS)
Peter Rossomando (Division II)
Glenn Caruso (Division III)
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The Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award is an annual college football award given to the a head coach from each NCAA division. The award honors coaches who succeed on and off the field, displaying sportsmanship, integrity, responsibility, and excellence.

Each coach who wins is given $50,000 to donate to the charities of his choice, and a $20,000 grant for alumni association scholarships from the school the coach represents.


Division I FBS

Year Coach School
2006 Greg Schiano Rutgers University
2007 Ron Zook University of Illinois
2008 Nick Saban University of Alabama
2009 Gary Patterson Texas Christian University
2010 Gene Chizik Auburn University
2011 Les Miles Louisiana State University
2012 Brian Kelly University of Notre Dame
  • Note: In 2006, the award was only given to a Division I FBS coach.

Division I FCS

Year Coach School
2007 Jerry Kill Southern Illinois University
2008 Mickey Matthews James Madison University
2009 Jerry Moore Appalachian State University
2010 K. C. Keeler University of Delaware
2011 Rob Ash Montana State University
2012 Willie Fritz Sam Houston State University

Division II

Year Coach School
2007 Bill O'Boyle Chadron State College
2008 Chuck Broyles Pittsburg State University
2009 Mel Tjeerdsma Northwest Missouri State University
2010 Bob Nielson University of Minnesota Duluth
2011 Tim Beck Pittsburg State University
2012 Peter Rossomando University of New Haven

Division III

Year Coach School
2007 John Gagliardi St. John's University
2008 Larry Kehres Mount Union College
2009 Steve Staker Coe College
2010 Glenn Caruso University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
2011 Glenn Caruso (2) University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
2012 Glenn Caruso (3) University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)


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