College Football Coaching Awards

College Football Coaching Awards

Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award

At the heart of our awards lies the Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award. For 38 years, this award has celebrated college football coaches who embody the leadership, dedication, and excellence exemplified by Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant himself. Each season, one remarkable coach from the NCAA is selected to receive the coveted “Bear” bust trophy and the title of Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year. This award not only highlights coaching achievements but also pays homage to Coach Bryant’s legacy through contributions to the American Heart Association.

College Coach of the Year Award

Every year, the Bryant Awards celebrates the coach of the year who has set a standard of excellence, leading their team to remarkable victories and inspiring their players both on and off the field.

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Conference Coach of the Year Award

We celebrate coaches at the conference level who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and coaching prowess. The Conference Coach of the Year Award recognizes a coach from each conference who has guided their team to standout performances within their respective conferences.

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Newcomer Coach of the Year

The Newcomer Coach of the Year Award recognizes coaches who, despite being new to the position, have made an immediate impact. These coaches have demonstrated exceptional leadership, tactical prowess, and the ability to elevate their teams to new heights. This award celebrates the fresh perspectives and innovative approaches that new coaches bring to the world of college football.

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Fan Vote Favorite Award

In the spirit of camaraderie and fan engagement, we present the Fan Vote Favorite Award. This award empowers you, the fans, to have a voice in celebrating your favorite college football coach. Through your votes, you contribute to the excitement of the season and show your support for the coaches who inspire you.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is a testament to coaches whose careers have left an enduring impact on the sport. This award recognizes the dedication, mentorship, and consistent excellence demonstrated throughout their coaching journey. Their contributions have shaped the landscape of college football and influenced the lives of countless individuals.

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Heart of a Champion Award

The Heart of a Champion Award celebrates those who go beyond wins and losses, embodying the true essence of sportsmanship, integrity, and character. These individuals inspire their players to rise above challenges, uphold values, and embrace the spirit of competition with grace and dignity. Their impact reaches far beyond the game itself.

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