Eddie Robinson Award
Awarded forCollege football's top head coach in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision
LocationNew York City
CountryUnited States
Presented byStats Perform
First award1987
Most recentJohn Stiegelmeier, South Dakota State

The Eddie Robinson Award is awarded annually to college football's top head coach in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA). The award was established by The Sports Network, since merged into Stats Perform, in 1987 and is voted upon by the division's sports information directors and selected sports writers.[1] The award is named for Eddie Robinson, the College Football Hall of Fame coach, who retired in 1997 after 56 years at Grambling State University.

Along with the Walter Payton Award and Buck Buchanan Award, it is presented the night before the annual NCAA Division I Football Championship.


Year Winner School
1987 Mark Duffner Holy Cross
1988 Bill Russo Lafayette
1989 Erk Russell Georgia Southern
1990 Gene McDowell UCF
1991 Chris Ault Nevada
1992 Charlie Taaffe The Citadel
1993 Dan Allen Boston University
1994 Jim Tressel Youngstown State
1995 Houston Nutt Murray State
1996 Darren Barbier Nicholls State
1997 Andy Talley Villanova
1998 Paul Johnson Georgia Southern
1999 Mickey Matthews James Madison
2000 Joe Glenn Montana
2001 Pete Lembo Lehigh
2002 Tommy Tate McNeese State
2003 Mike Ayers Wofford
2004 Jerry Kill Southern Illinois
2005 Sean McDonnell New Hampshire
2006 Jerry Moore Appalachian State
2007 Mark Farley Northern Iowa
2008 Mickey Matthews (2) James Madison
2009 Henry Frazier III Prairie View A&M
2010 Tony Samuel Southeast Missouri State
2011 Rob Ambrose Towson
2012 Craig Bohl North Dakota State
2013 Craig Bohl (2) North Dakota State
2014 Sean McDonnell (2) New Hampshire
2015 Joe Moglia Coastal Carolina
2016 K. C. Keeler Sam Houston State
2017 Will Healy Austin Peay
2018 Dan Hawkins UC Davis
2019 Troy Taylor Sacramento State
2020 Scott Wachenheim VMI
2021 Deion Sanders Jackson State
2022 John Stiegelmeier South Dakota State


  1. ^ "Eddie Robinson Award". The Sports Network. Archived from the original on 2011-04-04. Retrieved 2008-12-22.