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AFCA Coach of the Year Award Winners

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Winners

Year Coach School W L T Pct Notes
2012 Brian Kelly Notre Dame 12 1 0 .923
2011 Les Miles Louisiana State 13 1 0 .929
2010 Chip Kelly Oregon 12 1 0 .923
2009 Gary Patterson Texas Christian 12 1 0 .923
2008 Kyle Whittingham Utah 13 0 0 1.000
2007 Mark Mangino Kansas 12 1 0 .923
2006 Jim Grobe Wake Forest 11 3 0 .786
2005 Joe Paterno Penn State 11 1 0 .917 W-L-T adjusted to 0-1 by NCAA.
2004 Tommy Tuberville Auburn 13 0 0 1.000
2003 Pete Carroll Southern California 12 1 0 .923
2002 Jim Tressel Ohio State 14 0 0 1.000
2001 Ralph Friedgen (tie) Maryland 10 2 0 .833
2001 Larry Coker (tie) Miami (FL) 12 0 0 1.000
2000 Bob Stoops Oklahoma 13 0 0 1.000
1999 Frank Beamer Virginia Tech 11 1 0 .917
1998 Phillip Fulmer Tennessee 13 0 0 1.000
1997 Lloyd Carr Michigan 12 0 0 1.000
1996 Bruce Snyder Arizona State 11 1 0 .917
1995 Gary Barnett Northwestern 10 2 0 .833
1994 Tom Osborne Nebraska 13 0 0 1.000
1993 Barry Alvarez Wisconsin 10 1 1 .875
1992 Gene Stallings Alabama 13 0 0 1.000
1991 Bill Lewis East Carolina 11 1 0 .917
1990 Bobby Ross Georgia Tech 11 0 1 .958
1989 Bill McCartney Colorado 11 1 0 .917
1988 Don Nehlen West Virginia 11 1 0 .917
1987 Dick MacPherson Syracuse 11 0 1 .958
1986 Joe Paterno Penn State 12 0 0 1.000
1985 Fisher DeBerry Air Force 12 1 0 .923
1984 LaVell Edwards Brigham Young 13 0 0 1.000
1983 Ken Hatfield Air Force 10 2 0 .833
1982 Joe Paterno Penn State 11 1 0 .917
1981 Danny Ford Clemson 12 0 0 1.000
1980 Vince Dooley Georgia 12 0 0 1.000
1979 Earle Bruce Ohio State 11 1 0 .917
1978 Joe Paterno Penn State 11 1 0 .917
1977 Don James Washington 8 4 0 .667 W-L-T adjusted to 10-2 by NCAA.
1976 Johnny Majors Pittsburgh 12 0 0 1.000
1975 Frank Kush Arizona State 12 0 0 1.000
1974 Grant Teaff Baylor 8 4 0 .667
1973 Bear Bryant Alabama 11 1 0 .917
1972 John McKay Southern California 12 0 0 1.000
1971 Bear Bryant Alabama 11 1 0 .917
1970 Darrell Royal (tie) Texas 10 1 0 .909
1970 Charles McClendon (tie) Louisiana State 9 3 0 .750
1969 Bo Schembechler Michigan 8 3 0 .727
1968 Joe Paterno Penn State 11 0 0 1.000
1967 John Pont Indiana 9 2 0 .818
1966 Thomas Cahill Army 8 2 0 .800
1965 Tommy Prothro UCLA 8 2 1 .773
1964 Frank Broyles (tie) Arkansas 11 0 0 1.000
1964 Ara Parseghian (tie) Notre Dame 9 1 0 .900
1963 Darrell Royal Texas 11 0 0 1.000
1962 John McKay Southern California 11 0 0 1.000
1961 Bear Bryant Alabama 11 0 0 1.000
1960 Murray Warmath Minnesota 8 2 0 .800
1959 Ben Schwartzwalder Syracuse 11 0 0 1.000
1958 Paul Dietzel Louisiana State 11 0 0 1.000
1957 Woody Hayes Ohio State 9 1 0 .900
1956 Bowden Wyatt Tennessee 10 1 0 .909
1955 Duffy Daugherty Michigan State 9 1 0 .900
1954 Red Sanders UCLA 9 0 0 1.000
1953 Jim Tatum Maryland 10 1 0 .909
1952 Biggie Munn Michigan State 9 0 0 1.000
1951 Chuck Taylor Stanford 9 2 0 .818
1950 Charles Caldwell Princeton 9 0 0 1.000
1949 Bud Wilkinson Oklahoma 11 0 0 1.000
1948 Bennie Oosterbaan Michigan 9 0 0 1.000
1947 Fritz Crisler Michigan 10 0 0 1.000
1946 Red Blaik Army 9 0 1 .950
1945 Bo McMillin Indiana 9 0 1 .950
1944 Carroll Widdoes Ohio State 9 0 0 1.000
1943 Amos Alonzo Stagg Pacific
1942 William Alexander Georgia Tech 9 2 0 .818
1941 Frank Leahy Notre Dame 8 0 1 .944
1940 Clark Shaughnessy Stanford 10 0 0 1.000
1939 Edward Anderson Iowa 6 1 1 .813
1938 Bill Kern Carnegie Mellon
1937 Hook Mylin Lafayette
1936 Dick Harlow Harvard
1935 Pappy Waldorf Northwestern 4 3 1 .563