The Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award is an annual college football award given to the Division IFootball Bowl Subdivisionhead coach whose team excels on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. The award is named for Bobby Dodd, longtime head football coach at Georgia Tech and was established in 1976 to honor the values that Dodd exemplified. Award recipients are chosen by a selection committee composed of college football experts and all previous recipients. The recipient is announced during half-time of the Chick-fil-A Bowl on December 31 in Atlanta. A formal presentation is held later, usually on the university campus of the recipient.