George Munger Award

College Coach of the Year

The 22st Annual George Munger Award winner for College Coach of the Year is Bill O’Brien of Penn State.

The award is named for former University of Pennsylvania coach George Munger. His devotion to ethics in athletics, and his commitment to education is the standard for which all college coaches should strive.

Who Votes?

Voters for the Maxwell College Awards are NCAA Head College Football Coaches, members of the Maxwell Football Club & sportswriters and sportscasters from across the country.

About Bill

Bill O’Brien took over as the head man at Penn State replacing the legendary Joe Paterno as head coach after the better part of 5 decades. The challenge was not only to replace a legend but to guide the program through one of the most difficult times in the history of the university. O’Brien not only met expectations but exceeded them. Despite his program receiving sanctions from the NCAA and having many key players transfer schools, O'Brien led the Nittany Lions to eight victories. A team that lost pretty much everything actually finished ahead of Wisconsin in the Leaders Division.

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Past Winners

Bill O’Brien Penn State
Brady Hoke Michigan State
Frank Beamer Virginia Tech
Gary Patterson Texas Christian University
Mike Leach Texas Tech
Mark Mangino University of Kansas
Greg Schiano Rutgers University
Urban Meyer University of Utah
Pete Carroll University of Southern California
Tyrone Willingham University of Notre Dame
Ralph Friedgen University of Maryland
Bob Stoops Oklahoma University
Frank Beamer Virginia Tech University
Phil Fulmer University of Tennessee