George Munger Award

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George Munger Award
Awarded for College Coach of the Year
Country United States
Presented by Maxwell Football Club
First awarded 1989
Currently held by Nick Saban
Official website

The George Munger Award is presented to the NCAA Division I college football coach of the year by the Maxwell Football Club. The award was named after former University of Pennsylvania head coach George Munger. People who voted for the winners of the award included NCAA head coaches, members of the Maxwell Club, and sportswriters from all over the country.[1]

In March 2010, the Maxwell Football Club announced that the award would be replaced by the Joseph V. Paterno Award.[2] Following the breaking of the Penn State sex abuse scandal in November 2011, the club announced that the Paterno award would be discontinued.[3] The Maxwell Club later returned Munger's name to the award.


Year Winner[4] Team
1989 Bo Schembechler Michigan
1990 Joe Paterno Penn State
1991 Don James Washington
1992 Gene Stallings Alabama
1993 Terry Bowden Auburn
1994 Joe Paterno Penn State
1995 Gary Barnett Northwestern
1996 Bruce Snyder Arizona State
1997 Lloyd Carr Michigan
1998 Phil Fulmer Tennessee
1999 Frank Beamer Virginia Tech
2000 Bob Stoops Oklahoma
2001 Ralph Friedgen Maryland
2002 Tyrone Willingham Notre Dame
2003 Pete Carroll USC
2004 Urban Meyer Utah
2005 Joe Paterno Penn State
2006 Greg Schiano Rutgers
2007 Mark Mangino Kansas
2008 Mike Leach Texas Tech
2009 Gary Patterson TCU
2010 Frank Beamer Virginia Tech
2011 Brady Hoke Michigan
2012 Bill O'Brien Penn State
2013 David Cutcliffe Duke
2014 Dan Mullen Mississippi State
2015 Dabo Swinney Clemson[5]
2015 Nick Saban Alabama

The 1990, 1994, and 2005 awards had been given to Joe Paterno of Penn State, but the Maxwell Sports Club has rescinded the awards for those years and removed his name in the aftermath of the sexual abuse scandal at Penn State and Paterno's firing.[6]


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