Tri-State Coach Award

Tri-State Coach of the Year

The Maxwell Football Club inaugurated this award to honor a high school or college coach who has not only produced great football teams, but has also motivated their players to do their very best at the next level, whether it be football or the business world.

The winner of the 15th Annual Tri-State Award for the Tri-State Coach of the Year is Isaac Collins, Widener College.

The Pride enjoyed one of those seasons for the ages in 2012 with their sterling 11-1 finish, reaching the Division III NCAA quarterfinals before losing to eventual national champion Mount Union on December 1.

Widener's amazing 2012 saw the Pride outscore their opponents 550 points to 248, averaging a stunning 45.8 points a game, and averaging 6.4 yards per play.

In three years, Collins transformed a dormant program into a national power once again. He inherited a team that went 3-7 in 2009 before taking over in 2010. Over Collins' three years, the Pride went a combined 25-8.

Widener's amazing 2012 season earned Collins Middle Atlantic Conference and D3Football.com East Region Coach of the Year.

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Past Winners

Award Year
2012 Isaac Collins Widener
2011 Jim Clements Delaware Valley College
2009 Al Golden Temple University
2008 Andy Talley Villanova University
2007 K.C. Keeler University of Delaware
2006 Gamp Pellegrini Malvern Prep
2005 Jay Accorsi Rowan University
2004 G.A. Mangus Delaware Valley College
2003 K.C. Keeler University of Delaware
2002 Al Bagnoli University of Pennsylvania
2001 Bill Zwaan Widener University
2000 Harold "Tubby" Raymond University of Delaware
1999 Mike Pettine Central Bucks West H.S., Doylestown
1998 Frank Girardi Lycoming College