American Football Database
Silver Anniversary Awards
Awarded forthe top collegiate football coach in the country
Presented bySporting News
CountryUnited States
First awarded1963
Currently held byGary Patterson

The Sporting News College Football Coach of the Year Award is an award that is given annually to NCAA college football's national coach of the year. The Sporting News (now known as Sporting News) established the award beginning in 1963.[1] Currently, Sporting News’ All-America team is one of the five teams used to determine consensus All-Americans.

TSN National Coach of the Year


Year Coach School
1963 Darrell Royal Texas
1964 Frank Broyles Arkansas
1965 Duffy Daugherty Michigan State
1966 Ara Parseghian Notre Dame
1967 John Pont Indiana
1968 Woody Hayes Ohio State
1969 Darrell Royal Texas
1970 John Ralston Stanford
1971 Chuck Fairbanks Oklahoma
1972 John McKay USC
1973 Barry Switzer Oklahoma
1974 Jerry Claiborne Maryland
1975 Emory Bellard Texas A&M
1976 Johnny Majors Pittsburgh
1977 Lou Holtz Arkansas
1978 Darryl Rogers Michigan State
1979 John Mackovic Wake Forest
1980 Vince Dooley Georgia
1981 Hayden Fry Iowa
1982 George MacIntyre Vanderbilt
1983 Mike White Illinois
1984 Jim Wacker Texas Christian
1985 Bo Schembechler Michigan
1986 John Cooper Arizona State
1987 Dick MacPherson Syracuse
1988 Lou Holtz Notre Dame
1989 None None
1990 Bobby Ross Georgia Tech
1991 Don James Washington
1992 Dennis Erickson Miami (Fla.)
1993 Terry Bowden Auburn
1994 Rich Brooks Oregon
1995 Gary Barnett Northwestern
1996 Bruce Snyder Arizona State
1997 Mike Price Washington State
1998 Phil Fulmer Tennessee
1999 June Jones Hawaii
2000 Dennis Erickson Oregon State
2001 Ralph Friedgen Maryland
2002 Jim Tressel Ohio State
2003 Urban Meyer Utah
2004 Tommy Tuberville Auburn
2005 Joe Paterno Penn State
2006 Jim Grobe Wake Forest
2007 Mark Mangino Kansas
2008 Nick Saban Alabama
2009 Gary Patterson TCU
2010 Chip Kelly Oregon
2011 Bill Snyder Kansas State
2012 Brian Kelly Notre Dame

See also