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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.
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.
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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|2012||Bill O’Brien||Penn State|
|2011||Brady Hoke||Michigan State|
|2010||Frank Beamer||Virginia Tech|
|2009||Gary Patterson||Texas Christian University|
|2008||Mike Leach||Texas Tech|
|2007||Mark Mangino||University of Kansas|
|2006||Greg Schiano||Rutgers University|
|2004||Urban Meyer||University of Utah|
|2003||Pete Carroll||University of Southern California|
|2002||Tyrone Willingham||University of Notre Dame|
|2001||Ralph Friedgen||University of Maryland|
|2000||Bob Stoops||Oklahoma University|
|1999||Frank Beamer||Virginia Tech University|
|1998||Phil Fulmer||University of Tennessee|