Mid-American Conference football individual awards

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The Mid-American Conference football awards are given annually by the Mid-American Conference (MAC) at the conclusion of each college football season. The conference gives out a total of five awards, the Offensive, Defensive, and Freshman Players of the Year, the Coach of the Year, and the Vern Smith Leadership Award, which is given to the league's MVP in that season. The Vern Smith Award is selected by a vote of the coaches in the MAC while the remaining awards are selected by the MAC News Media Association.[ref 1]

Offensive Player of the Year[edit]

Byron Leftwich is one of the few multiple Offensive POTY award winners. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009.
Nate Davis led the Ball State Cardinals to an undefeated regular season in 2008, earning him the Offensive POTY award in that year.

Winners[edit]

Season Player Team Position
1965 Asbury, WillieWillie Asbury Kent State
1966 Matte, BruceBruce Matte Miami
1967 Schneider, JohnJohn Schneider Toledo
1968 Bryant, CleveCleve Bryant Ohio
1969 Ealey, ChuckChuck Ealey Toledo QB
1970 Ealey, ChuckChuck Ealey (2) Toledo QB
1971* Ealey, ChuckChuck Ealey (3) Toledo QB
1971* Villapiano, PhilPhil Villapiano Bowling Green
1972 Hitchens, BobBob Hitchens Miami
1973 Miles, PaulPaul Miles Bowling Green
1974 Swick, GeneGene Swick Toledo
1975 Swick, GeneGene Swick (2) Toledo
1976 Persell, JeromeJerome Persell Western Michigan RB
1977 Persell, JeromeJerome Persell (2) Western Michigan RB
1978* Persell, JeromeJerome Persell (3) Western Michigan RB
1978* Petzke, DaveDave Petzke Northern Illinois
1979 Hogeboom, GaryGary Hogeboom Central Michigan QB
1980 O'Connell, MarkMark O'Connell Ball State
1981 Shon, SamSam Shon Ohio
1982 Adams, CurtisCurtis Adams Central Michigan
1983 McClure, BrianBrian McClure Bowling Green
1984 McClure, BrianBrian McClure (2) Bowling Green
1985 McClure, BrianBrian McClure (3) Bowling Green
1986 Morris, TerryTerry Morris Miami QB
1987 Wilkerson, EricEric Wilkerson Kent State
1988 Kimbrough, TonyTony Kimbrough Western Michigan QB
1989 Riley, DavidDavid Riley Ball State
1990 Bender, JeffJeff Bender Central Michigan
1991 White, ErikErik White Bowling Green
1992 White, ErikErik White (2) Bowling Green
1993 Neu, MikeMike Neu Ball State
1994 Pruitt, BrianBrian Pruitt Central Michigan
1995 Tait, WaseanWasean Tait Toledo
1996 Wilson, KareemKareem Wilson Ohio
1997 Moss, RandyRandy Moss Marshall WR
1998 Prentice, TravisTravis Prentice Miami RB
1999 Pennington, ChadChad Pennington Marshall QB
2000 Sanford, RobertRobert Sanford Western Michigan RB
2001 Leftwich, ByronByron Leftwich Marshall QB
2002 Leftwich, ByronByron Leftwich (2) Marshall QB
2003 Roethlisberger, BenBen Roethlisberger Miami QB
2004 Jacobs, OmarOmar Jacobs Bowling Green QB
2005 Jennings, GregGreg Jennings Western Michigan WR
2006 Wolfe, GarrettGarrett Wolfe Northern Illinois RB
2007 LeFevour, DanDan LeFevour Central Michigan QB
2008 Davis, NateNate Davis Ball State QB
2009 LeFevour, DanDan LeFevour (2) Central Michigan QB
2010 Spann, ChadChad Spann Northern Illinois RB
2011 Harnish, ChandlerChandler Harnish Northern Illinois QB
2012 Lynch, JordanJordan Lynch Northern Illinois QB
2013 Lynch, JordanJordan Lynch (2) Northern Illinois QB
2014 Franklin, JarvionJarvion Franklin Western Michigan RB

Winners by school[edit]

School (First season) Wins Years
Bowling Green (1952) 8 1971, 1973, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1991, 1992, 2004
Toledo (1952) 7 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1995
Western Michigan (1948) 7 1976, 1977, 1978, 1988, 2000, 2005, 2014
Central Michigan (1975) 6 1979, 1982, 1990, 1994, 2007, 2009
Northern Illinois (1975) 6 1978, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Miami (1948) 5 1966, 1972, 1986, 1998, 2003
Ball State (1975) 4 1980, 1989, 1993, 2008
Marshall[note 1] (1954) 4 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002
Ohio (1947) 3 1968, 1981, 1996
Kent State (1951) 2 1965, 1987
Akron (1992) 0
Buffalo (1999) 0
Eastern Michigan (1976) 0
Temple[note 2] (2007) 0
Butler[note 3] (1947) 0
Cincinnati[note 4] (1947) 0
Central Florida[note 5] (2002) 0
Umass[note 6] (2011) 0

Defensive Player of the Year[edit]

Larry English won the Defensive POTY award in 2008. He also won the Vern Davis award in that same year.

Winners[edit]

Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has won
Year* Co-Award Winners
Position Key
DE Defensive End DT Defensive Tackle LB Linebacker S Safety
Season Player School Position
1965 Rowe, BobBob Rowe Western Michigan
1966 Rowe, BobBob Rowe (2) Western Michigan
1967 Beutler, TomTom Beutler Toledo DL
1968 Babich, BobBob Babich Miami LB
1969 Green, JoeJoe Green Bowling Green DL
1970 Adams, DickDick Adams Miami P
1971 Long, MelMel Long Toledo
1972 Lambert, JackJack Lambert Kent State LB
1973 Cousino, BradBrad Cousino Miami LB
1974 Cousino, BradBrad Cousino (2) Miami LB
1975 Suggs, ShaferShafer Suggs Ball State DB
1976 Bivins, AaronAaron Bivins Toledo
1977 Glowik, JackJack Glowik Miami
1978 Kremer, KenKen Kremer Ball State
1979 Lewandowski, FrankFrank Lewandowski Northern Illinois LB
1980* McCormick, KentKent McCormick Miami LB
1980* Terra, MikeMike Terra Northern Illinois
1981 Zupancic, JohnJohn Zupancic Miami
1982 Bentley, RayRay Bentley Central Michigan LB
1983 Pillman, BrianBrian Pillman Miami DT
1984 Brandon, MarkMark Brandon Toledo DB
1985 Offerdahl, JohnJohn Offerdahl Western Michigan LB
1986 Garalczyk, MarkMark Garalczyk Western Michigan DT
1987 Garnica, GregGreg Garnica Ball State LB
1988 Garnica, GregGreg Garnica (2) Ball State LB
1989 Garnica, GregGreg Garnica (3) Ball State LB
1990 Mulhearn, SeanSean Mulhearn Western Michigan LB
1991 McMillan, CurtCurt McMillan Miami LB
1992 McMillan, CurtCurt McMillan (2) Miami LB
1993 Palko, VinceVince Palko Bowling Green LB
1994 Palko, VinceVince Palko (2) Bowling Green LB
1995 Williams, JohhnieJohhnie Williams Miami DB
1996 Maynard, BradBrad Maynard Ball State P
1997 Armour, JoJuanJoJuan Armour Miami LB
1998 Armour, JoJuanJoJuan Armour (2) Miami LB
1999 Cohen, DustinDustin Cohen Miami LB
2000 Smith, DwightDwight Smith Akron DB
2001 Max Yates Marshall LB
2002 Babin, JasonJason Babin Western Michigan DL
2003 Babin, JasonJason Babin (2) Western Michigan DL
2004 Goddard, JohnathanJohnathan Goddard Marshall DL
2005 Bazuin, DanDan Bazuin Central Michigan DL
2006 Ismail, AmeerAmeer Ismail Western Michigan LB
2007 Mullins, ClaytonClayton Mullins Miami LB
2008 English, LarryLarry English Northern Illinois DE
2009 Robinson, AdrianAdrian Robinson Temple DE
2010 Nix, RooseveltRoosevelt Nix Kent State DL
2011 Nowak, DrewDrew Nowak Western Michigan DT
2012 Jones, ChrisChris Jones Bowling Green DT
2013 Mack, KhalilKhalil Mack Buffalo LB
2014 Rollins, QuintenQuinten Rollins Miami DB

Winners by school[edit]

School (First season) Wins Years
Miami (1948) 16 1968, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2007, 2014
Western Michigan (1948) 9 1965, 1966, 1985, 1986, 1990, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2011
Ball State (1975) 6 1975, 1978, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1996
Bowling Green (1952) 4 1969, 1993, 1994, 2012
Toledo (1952) 4 1967, 1971, 1976, 1984
Northern Illinois (1975) 3 1979, 1980, 2008
Kent State (1951) 2 1972, 2010
Central Michigan (1975) 2 1982, 2005
Marshall[note 1] (1954) 2 2001, 2004
Buffalo (1999) 1 2013
Akron (1992) 1 2000
Temple[note 2] (2007) 1 2009
Eastern Michigan (1976) 0
Ohio (1947) 0
Butler[note 3] (1947) 0
Cincinnati[note 4] (1947) 0
Central Florida[note 5] (2002) 0
Umass[note 6] (2011) 0

Special Teams Player of the Year[edit]

Dave Zastudil is one of two two-time award winners. He shared the award with the other two-time winner, Steve Azar.
Justin McCareins, shown here playing for the Tennessee Titans, is one of three Northern Illinois players to win the award.
Scott Secor, 2014 Special Teams Player of the Year award winner.

Winners[edit]

Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been selected
Year* Co-award winners
Position key
K Placekicker KR Kick returner P Punter PR Punt returner
Season Player School Position
1998 Selent, BradBrad Selent Western Michigan K
1999 Zastudil, DaveDave Zastudil Ohio
2000 McCareins, JustinJustin McCareins Northern Illinois
2001* Zastudil, DaveDave Zastudil (2) Ohio
2001* Azar, SteveSteve Azar Northern Illinois
2002 Sheldon, DanDan Sheldon Northern Illinois
2003 Azar, SteveSteve Azar (2) Northern Illinois
2004 Robinson, RyneRyne Robinson Miami
2005 Robbins, JasonJason Robbins Toledo
2006 Jackson, BrianBrian Jackson Ball State
2007 Kern, BrettBrett Kern Toledo
2008 Brown, AntonioAntonio Brown Central Michigan
2009 Brown, AntonioAntonio Brown (2) Central Michigan
2010 Page, EricEric Page Toledo
2011 Weller, MattMatt Weller Ohio K[ref 2]
2012 Archer, DriDri Archer Kent State KR
2013 Detmer, JeremiahJeremiah Detmer Toledo K
2014 Secor, ScottScott Secor Ball State K

Winners by school[edit]

School (First season) Wins Years
Northern Illinois (1975) 4 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Toledo (1952) 4 2005, 2007, 2010, 2013
Ohio (1947) 3 1999, 2001, 2011
Ball State (1975) 2 2006, 2014
Central Michigan (1975) 2 2008, 2009
Kent State (1951) 1 2012
Miami (1948) 1 2004
Western Michigan (1948) 1 1998
Akron (1992) 0
Bowling Green (1952) 0
Buffalo (1999) 0
Eastern Michigan (1976) 0
Temple[note 2] (2007) 0
Butler[note 3] (1947) 0
Cincinnati[note 4] (1947) 0
Marshall[note 1] (1954) 0
Central Florida[note 5] (2002) 0
Umass[note 6] (2011) 0

Freshman Player of the Year[edit]

Ben Roethlisberger won the Freshman award in 2001. Today, his number 7 is retired at Miami University and he has led the Pittsburgh Steelers to two Super Bowl victories.
Tim Hiller, the 2005 winner, was one of NFL.com's Top 5 senior quarterback prospects in 2009.

The Freshman Player of the Year award was first given by the MAC after the 1982 football season. That year's winner, Brian McClure, won a slew of MAC accords, including Offensive Player of the Year three times, and the Vern Smith award twice. Ball State, Central Michigan and Western Michigan are tied with the most awards, with players from each school winning five times.

Winners[edit]

Year* Co-Award Winners
Position Key
QB Quarterback RB Running Back TE Tight End WR Wide Receiver
DE Defensive End DT Defensive Tackle LB Linebacker S Safety
K Placekicker KR Kick Returner P Punter PR Punt Returner
Season Player School Position
1982 McClure, BrianBrian McClure Bowling Green
1983 Spielmaker, KellyKelly Spielmaker Western Michigan
1984 Genatempo, PetePete Genatempo Northern Illinois
1985 Taylor, MarshallMarshall Taylor Northern Illinois
1986 Young, PatrickPatrick Young Kent State
1987 Parmalee, BernieBernie Parmalee Ball State
1988 Bender, JeffJeff Bender Central Michigan
1989 Tayles, BradBrad Tayles Western Michigan QB
1990 Parker, TroyTroy Parker Toledo
1991 Norris, MorreyMorrey Norris Kent State
1992 McCullough, DelandDeland McCullough Miami
1993 Blair, MichaelMichael Blair Ball State
1994 Whatley, AstronAstron Whatley Kent State
1995 Massey III, SilasSilas Massey III Central Michigan
1996* Church, WaltWalt Church Eastern Michigan
1996* Lester, TimTim Lester Western Michigan QB
1997 Sanford, RobertRobert Sanford Western Michigan RB
1998 Gerling, KurtKurt Gerling Bowling Green
1999 Payne, BrandonBrandon Payne Akron
2000 Hill, TalmadgeTalmadge Hill Ball State
2001 Roethlisberger, BenBen Roethlisberger Miami QB
2002 Leeper, AaronAaron Leeper Buffalo
2003 Seymour, JerryJerry Seymour Central Michigan RB
2004 Givens, AdellAdell Givens Ball State
2005 Hiller, TimTim Hiller Western Michigan QB
2006 LeFevour, DanDan LeFevour Central Michigan QB
2007 Brown, AntonioAntonio Brown Central Michigan
2008 Baker, SeanSean Baker Ball State
2009 Pierce, BernardBernard Pierce Temple
2010 Nix, RooseveltRoosevelt Nix Kent State
2011 Samuel, AnthonAnthon Samuel Bowling Green RB[ref 2]
2012 Wilson, JamieJamie Wilson Western Michigan WR
2013 Davis, CoreyCorey Davis Western Michigan WR
2014 Franklin, JarvionJarvion Franklin Western Michigan RB

Winners by school[edit]

School (First season) Wins Years
Western Michigan (1948) 8 1983, 1989, 1996, 1997, 2005, 2012, 2013, 2014
Ball State (1975) 5 1987, 1993, 2000, 2004, 2008
Central Michigan (1975) 5 1988, 1995, 2003, 2006, 2007
Kent State (1951) 4 1986, 1991, 1994, 2010
Bowling Green (1952) 3 1982, 1998, 2011
Miami (1948) 2 1992, 2001
Northern Illinois (1975) 2 1984, 1985
Akron (1992) 1 1999
Buffalo (1999) 1 2002
Eastern Michigan (1976) 1 1996
Temple[note 2] (2007) 1 2009
Toledo (1952) 1 1990
Ohio (1947) 0
Butler[note 3] (1947) 0
Cincinnati[note 4] (1947) 0
Marshall[note 1] (1954) 0
Central Florida[note 5] (2002) 0
Umass[note 6] (2011) 0

Vern Smith Leadership Award[edit]

Brad Maynard is the only special teams player to win the award.
Garrett Wolfe won the Vern Davis award in 2006 after setting many MAC rushing records.

The Vern Smith Leadership Award was started in 1982 by the Downtown Toledo Athletic Club. In that year, it was known as the Jefferson Award and the name was changed to honor the University of Toledo Athletic Director Vern Smith in 1987.[ref 3] The award is given to the top football player in the Mid-American Conference. Only four players have won the award multiple times, with the most recent winner, Larry English, being the only non-quarterback to win it. Northern Illinois leads with seven awards all-time, followed by Bowling Green, Central Michigan and Marshall tied with four awards in each school. The Vern Smith award is the only one voted on by the coaches, with the Coach of the Year, as well as the Players of the Year are selected by the media.

Winners[edit]

Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been selected
Year* Co-Award Winners
Position Key
QB Quarterback RB Running Back TE Tight End WR Wide Receiver
DE Defensive End DT Defensive Tackle LB Linebacker S Safety
K Placekicker KR Kick Returner P Punter PR Punt Returner
Season Player School Position
1982 Bentley, RayRay Bentley Central Michigan LB
1983 Tyrrell, TimTim Tyrrell Northern Illinois QB
1984 McClure, BrianBrian McClure Bowling Green QB
1985 McClure, BrianBrian McClure (2) Bowling Green QB
1986 Morris, TerryTerry Morris Miami QB
1987 Wilkerson, EricEric Wilkerson Kent State RB
1988 Kimbrough, TonyTony Kimbrough Western Michigan QB
1989 Riley, DavidDavid Riley Ball State QB
1990 Bender, JeffJeff Bender Central Michigan QB
1991 White, ErikErik White Bowling Green QB
1992 White, ErikErik White (2) Bowling Green QB
1993 Neu, MikeMike Neu Ball State QB
1994 Pruitt, BrianBrian Pruitt Central Michigan RB
1995 Tait, WaseanWasean Tait Toledo RB
1996 Maynard, BradBrad Maynard Ball State P
1997 Moss, RandyRandy Moss Marshall WR
1998 Prentice, TravisTravis Prentice Miami RB
1999 Pennington, ChadChad Pennington Marshall QB
2000 Sanford, RobertRobert Sanford Western Michigan RB
2001 Leftwich, ByronByron Leftwich Marshall QB
2002 Leftwich, ByronByron Leftwich (2) Marshall QB
2003 Roethlisberger, BenBen Roethlisberger Miami QB
2004 Frye, CharlieCharlie Frye Akron QB
2005* Gradkowski, BruceBruce Gradkowski Toledo QB
2005* Jennings, GregGreg Jennings Western Michigan WR
2006 Wolfe, GarrettGarrett Wolfe Northern Illinois RB
2007 English, LarryLarry English Northern Illinois DE
2008 English, LarryLarry English (2) Northern Illinois DE
2009 LeFevour, DanDan LeFevour Central Michigan QB
2010 Spann, ChadChad Spann Northern Illinois RB
2011 Harnish, ChandlerChandler Harnish Northern Illinois QB
2012 Lynch, JordanJordan Lynch Northern Illinois QB
2013 Lynch, JordanJordan Lynch (2) Northern Illinois QB
2014 Mancz, GregGreg Mancz Toledo OL

Winners by school[edit]

School (First season) Wins Years
Northern Illinois (1975) 8 1983, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Central Michigan (1975) 4 1982, 1990, 1994, 2009
Bowling Green (1952) 4 1984, 1985, 1991, 1992
Marshall[note 1] (1954) 4 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002
Ball State (1975) 3 1989, 1993, 1996
Miami (1948) 3 1986, 1998, 2003
Toledo (1952) 3 1995, 2005, 2014
Western Michigan (1948) 3 1988, 2000, 2005
Akron (1992) 1 2004
Kent State (1951) 1 1987
Buffalo (1999) 0
Eastern Michigan (1976) 0
Ohio (1947) 0
Temple[note 2] (2007) 0
Butler[note 3] (1947) 0
Cincinnati[note 4] (1947) 0
Central Florida[note 5] (2002) 0
Umass[note 6] (2011) 0

Coach of the Year[edit]

Urban Meyer won the award in 2001 with Bowling Green, before coaching at Utah, Florida and Ohio State.

The MAC has awarded a Coach of the Year award every year since 1965. The first award went to Bo Schembechler of Miami University. Only one coach has won the award more than twice, with Frank Lauterbur winning the award in 1967, 1969, and 1970.[ref 4] Only two coaches have won the award beyond their tenth year of coaching. Bill Hess won the award in 1968 in his 11th year of coaching the Ohio Bobcats and Herb Deromedi won the award in 1990, his 13th year of coaching Central Michigan.[ref 5] Also, only one coach, Bill Mallory, has won the award coaching two separate teams. He first earned the award in 1973 while coaching Miami University, and then won ten years later giving Northern Illinois their first Coach of the Year award. Toledo leads all schools with nine awards. Temple won their first award in 2009 when head coach Al Golden won his first MAC Coach of the Year award.[ref 1]

Winners[edit]

Coach (X) Denotes the number of times the coach has been selected
Season Coach School Year with school Record
1965 Schembechler, BoBo Schembechler Miami 3rd 7–3 (5–1)
1966 Doolittle, BillBill Doolittle Western Michigan 3rd 7–3 (5–1)
1967 Lauterbur, FrankFrank Lauterbur Toledo 5th 9–1 (5–1)
1968 Hess, BillBill Hess Ohio ten11th ten10–1 (6–0)
1969 Lauterbur, FrankFrank Lauterbur (2) Toledo 7th ten11–0 (5–0)
1970 Lauterbur, FrankFrank Lauterbur (3) Toledo 8th ten12–0 (5–0)
1971 Murphy, JohnJohn Murphy Toledo 1st ten12–0 (5–0)
1972 James, DonDon James Kent State 1st 6–5 (4–1)
1973 Mallory, BillBill Mallory Miami 5th ten11–0 (5–0)
1974 Crum, DickDick Crum Miami 1st ten10–0–1 (5–0)
1975 McClain, DaveDave McClain Ball State 1st 9–2 (4–2)
1976 Uzelac, ElliotElliot Uzelac Western Michigan 2nd 7–4 (6–3)
1977 Chlebek, EdEd Chlebek Eastern Michigan 2nd 8–3 (4–3)
1978 Wallace, DwightDwight Wallace Ball State 1st ten10–1 (8–0)
1979 Stobart, ChuckChuck Stobart Toledo 3rd 7–3–1 (7–1–1)
1980 Deromedi, HerbHerb Deromedi Central Michigan 3rd 9–2 (7–2)
1981 Stobart, ChuckChuck Stobart (2) Toledo 5th 9–3 (8–1)
1982 Stolz, DennyDenny Stolz Bowling Green 6th 7–5 (7–2)
1983 Mallory, BillBill Mallory (2) Northern Illinois 3rd ten10–2 (8–1)
1984 Simrell, DanDan Simrell Toledo 3rd 9–2–1 (7–1–1)
1985 Stolz, DennyDenny Stolz (2) Bowling Green 9th ten11–1 (9–0)
1986 Mason, GlenGlen Mason Kent State 1st 5–6 (5–3)
1987 Harkema, JimJim Harkema Eastern Michigan 5th ten10–2 (7–1)
1988 Molde, AlAl Molde Western Michigan 2nd 9–3 (7–1)
1989 Schudel, PaulPaul Schudel Ball State 5th 7–3–2 (6–1–1)
1990 Deromedi, HerbHerb Deromedi (2) Central Michigan ten13th 8–3–1 (7–1)
1991 Blackney, GaryGary Blackney Bowling Green 1st ten11–1 (8–0)
1992 Blackney, GaryGary Blackney (2) Bowling Green 2nd ten10–2 (8–0)
1993 Schudel, PaulPaul Schudel (2) Ball State 9th 8–3–1 (7–0–1)
1994 Flynn, DickDick Flynn Central Michigan 1st 9–3 (8–1)
1995 Pinkel, GaryGary Pinkel Toledo 5th ten11–0–1 (7–0–1)
1996 Grobe, JimJim Grobe Ohio 2nd 6–6 (5–3)
1997 Pinkel, GaryGary Pinkel (2) Toledo 7th 9–3 (7–1)
1998 Pruett, BobBob Pruett Marshall 2nd ten12–1 (7–1)
1999 Pruett, BobBob Pruett (2) Marshall 3rd ten13–0 (8–0)
2000 Darnell, GaryGary Darnell Western Michigan 4th 9–3 (7–1)
2001 Meyer, UrbanUrban Meyer Bowling Green 1st 8–3 (5–3)
2002 Novak, JoeJoe Novak Northern Illinois 6th 8–4 (7–1)
2003 Hoeppner, TerryTerry Hoeppner Miami 5th ten13–1 (8–0)
2004 Brookhart, J. D.J. D. Brookhart Akron 1st 6–5 (6–2)
2005 Cubit, BillBill Cubit Western Michigan 1st 7–4 (5–3)
2006 Solich, FrankFrank Solich Ohio 2nd 9–5 (7–1)
2007 Gill, TurnerTurner Gill Buffalo 2nd 5–7 (5–3)
2008 Hoke, BradyBrady Hoke Ball State 6th ten12–2 (8–0)
2009 Golden, AlAl Golden Temple 3rd 9–3 (7–1)
2010 Haywood, MichaelMichael Haywood Miami 2nd 9–4 (8–1)
2011 English, RonRon English Eastern Michigan 3rd 6–6 (4–4)
2012 Hazell, DarrellDarrell Hazell Kent State 2nd 11–3 (8–0)
2013 Carey, RodRod Carey Northern Illinois 1st 12–1 (8–0)
2014 Fleck, P. J.P. J. Fleck Western Michigan 2nd (6–2)

Winners by school[edit]

School (First season) Wins Years
Toledo (1952) 9 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1979, 1871, 1984, 1995, 1997
Western Michigan (1948) 6 1966, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2005, 2014
Miami (1948) 5 1965, 1973, 1974, 2003, 2010
Ball State (1975) 5 1975, 1978, 1989, 1993, 2008
Bowling Green (1952) 5 1982, 1985, 1991, 1991, 2001
Central Michigan (1975) 5 1980, 1990, 1994, 1977, 1987
Eastern Michigan (1976) 3 1977, 1987, 2011
Northern Illinois (1975) 3 1983, 2002, 2013
Kent State (1951) 3 1972, 1986, 2012
Ohio (1947) 3 1968, 1996, 2006
Marshall[note 1] (1954) 2 1988, 1999
Akron (1992) 1 2004
Buffalo (1999) 1 2007
Temple[note 2] (2007) 1 2009
Butler[note 3] (1947) 0
Cincinnati[note 4] (1947) 0
Central Florida[note 5] (2002) 0
Umass[note 6] (2011) 0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Marshall was a member of the MAC from 1953 to 1969 and again from 1997 to 2004. They left the conference following the 2004 season to become a member of Conference USA.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Temple was a member of the MAC from 2007 to 2011, when they left to become a football-only member of the original Big East Conference, with plans to become full members of that conference in 2013. By the time Temple became an all-sports member, the original Big East had split along football lines, with the non-FBS schools reorganizing as a new, non-football Big East and the remaining FBS schools, including Temple, operating as the American Athletic Conference.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Butler was only a MAC member from 1944 to 1950. They currently play football in the Football Championship Subdivision of NCAA Division I, playing in the non-scholarship Pioneer Football League.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Cincinnati left the Mid-American Conference following the 1953 season and is currently a member of The American.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Central Florida was only a member of the MAC from 2002 to 2005, when they left to become a member of Conference USA, along with Marshall. UCF has been a member of The American since 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d e f UMass was a member of the MAC from 2011 to 2015, when they left to become a football-only independent member of FBS Football, after declining to be a full member of the MAC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MAC Announces 2009 Post Season Awards" (Press release). Mid-American Conference. 2009-12-02. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  2. ^ a b "MAC Names 2011 All-MAC Teams & Post Season Awards". Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Vern Smith Leadership Award" (PDF). 2009 MAC Football Record Book. Mid-American Conference. 2009-07-21. p. 104. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
  4. ^ "MAC Coaches of the Year" (PDF). 2009 MAC Football Record Book. Mid-American Conference. 2009-07-21. p. 101. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
  5. ^ "All-Time MAC Coaching Records" (PDF). 2009 MAC Football Record Book. Mid-American Conference. 2009-07-21. pp. 100–101. Retrieved 2009-12-02.