Joseph V. Paterno Award
|Joseph V. Paterno Award|
|Given for||the collegiate football coach who shows dedication to the development of student-athletes and the advancement of the university beyond just athletics.|
|Presented by||Maxwell Football Club|
|Most recent||Frank Beamer|
The Joseph V. Paterno Award was a coaching award that was awarded to Frank Beamer in 2010. Originally the award was intended to be awarded annually to the college football head coach who best exemplified "Penn State head coach Joe Paterno’s dedication to the development of student-athletes and the advancement of the university beyond just athletics".
To determine the winner of the award in 2010, the staff of the Maxwell Football Club solicited nominations from each of the 69 FBS schools. Winning and exceeding expectations on the field were vital components of the evaluation process, but the club also reviewed graduation rates of the players and the coach’s overall impact on the community, including philanthropic and volunteer efforts. The award was meant to exemplify the tag line that is given for the award, i.e., "Excellence Doesn’t Stop on Saturdays".
|2010||Frank Beamer||Virginia Tech |
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