George Munger Award

College Coach of the Year

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.

This Years Winner…

The 26th Annual George Munger Award winner for College Coach of the Year is Kirby Smart of University of Georgia.

Facts About Kirby Smart

Getting over the hump. Raising the bar. Scaling new heights. It’s one of the toughest things to do in sports, blasting past expectations and erasing the tired standard that creeps into a program’s psyche. Shifting the dynamic and renovating a culture often mandate a bold change in leadership. For Georgia, one of college football’s historic bluebloods, the hiring of Kirby Smart on Dec. 6, 2015 marked the beginning of a new era that has already produced substantial dividends in Athens.

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2013 David Cutcliffe Duke University
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2011 Brady Hoke Michigan
2010 Frank Beamer Virginia Tech University
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