Coach of the year awards have been rolling in for Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly. With the BCS championship just an hour away, the third-year coach received another one.
Kelly was announced as the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year on Monday, voted by a combination of fans, media and members of the College Football Hall of Fame. From the release:
“The Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award recognizes college football coaches who demonstrate Sportsmanship, Integrity, Responsibility and Excellence both on and off the field. Endorsed by the College Football Hall of Fame, the program awards one winning coach from each NCAA division (I-FBS, I-FCS, II, and III) with $50,000 to donate to a charity of their choice, a $20,000 grant to each school’s alumni association, and the Coach of the Year trophy.”
Last year’s winner of the award was Les Miles of LSU.
In addition to the Liberty Mutual honor, Kelly has also taken home coach of the year awards from the Walter Camp Foundation, Associated Press, the Football Writers Association of America and Home Depot.