George Munger Award
Awarded forCollege Coach of the Year
CountryUnited States
Presented byMaxwell Football Club
History
First award1989
Most recentKalen DeBoer
Websitemaxwellfootballclub.org

The George Munger Award is presented to the NCAA Division I college football coach of the year by the Maxwell Football Club. The award was named after former University of Pennsylvania head coach George Munger. People who voted for the winners of the award included NCAA head coaches, members of the Maxwell Club, and sportswriters from all over the country.[1]

In March 2010, the Maxwell Football Club announced that the award would be replaced by the Joseph V. Paterno Award.[2] Following the breaking of the Penn State sex abuse scandal in November 2011, the club announced that the Paterno award would be discontinued.[3] The Maxwell Club later returned Munger's name to the award.

Winners

Year Winner Team Ref
1989 Bo Schembechler Michigan [4]
1990 Joe Paterno Penn State [4]
1991 Don James Washington [4]
1992 Gene Stallings Alabama [4]
1993 Terry Bowden Auburn [4]
1994 Joe Paterno (2) ✝ Penn State (2) [4]
1995 Gary Barnett Northwestern [4]
1996 Bruce Snyder Arizona State [4]
1997 Lloyd Carr Michigan (2) [4]
1998 Phillip Fulmer Tennessee [4]
1999 Frank Beamer Virginia Tech [4]
2000 Bob Stoops Oklahoma [4]
2001 Ralph Friedgen Maryland [4]
2002 Tyrone Willingham Notre Dame [4]
2003 Pete Carroll USC [4]
2004 Urban Meyer Utah [4]
2005 Joe Paterno (3) ✝ Penn State (3) [4]
2006 Greg Schiano Rutgers [4]
2007 Mark Mangino Kansas [4]
2008 Mike Leach Texas Tech [4]
2009 Gary Patterson TCU [4]
2010 Frank Beamer (2) Virginia Tech (2) [4]
2011 Brady Hoke Michigan (3) [4]
2012 Bill O'Brien Penn State (4) [4]
2013 David Cutcliffe Duke [4]
2014 Dan Mullen Mississippi State [5]
2015 Dabo Swinney Clemson [4][6]
2016 Nick Saban Alabama (2) [7]
2017 Kirby Smart Georgia [8]
2018 Jeff Monken Army [9]
2019 Ed Orgeron LSU [10]
2020 Jamey Chadwell Coastal Carolina [11]
2021 Dave Aranda Baylor [12]
2022 Willie Fritz Tulane [13]
2023 Kalen DeBoer Washington [14]

✝ The 1990, 1994, and 2005 awards had been given to Joe Paterno of Penn State, but the Maxwell Sports Club has rescinded the awards for those years and removed his name in the aftermath of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal and Paterno's firing.[15]

References

  1. ^ "George Munger Award - College Coach of the Year".
  2. ^ "Maxwell Football Club to Present Paterno National Coach of the Year in 2011". March 5, 2010. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  3. ^ Rittenberg, Adam (November 29, 2011). "Paterno coaching award discontinued". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 7, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "George Munger Award - Winners". Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  5. ^ Barnett, Zach (December 22, 2014). "Mississippi State's Dan Mullen wins Maxwell Football Club's coaching award | CollegeFootballTalk". Collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  6. ^ "Announces Clemson's Dabo Swinney as Collegiate Coach of the Year". Maxwell Football Club. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  7. ^ "Announces Alabama's Nick Saban as Collegiate Coach of the Year". Maxwell Football Club. March 10, 2017. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  8. ^ "Kirby Smart - Maxwell Football Club". www.maxwellfootballclub.org. Archived from the original on January 4, 2019.
  9. ^ "Maxwell Football Club Announces Army West Point's Jeff Monken as George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year" (Press release). Maxwell Football Club. January 3, 2019. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  10. ^ "Maxwell Football Club's Professional Award Winners Announced" (Press release). tropicana.net. January 23, 2020. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  11. ^ "Chadwell Named George Munger Coach of the Year". goccusports.com. Retrieved March 9, 2021.
  12. ^ "The Maxwell Football Club Announces Baylor Head Coach Dave Aranda as the 2021 George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Award". big12sports.com. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  13. ^ "Willie Fritz Earns the 2022 George Munger College Coach of the Year Award" (Press release). Tulane Green Wave. January 11, 2023. Retrieved January 11, 2023.
  14. ^ "Washington's DeBoer Voted George Munger College Football Coach of the Year". College Football Poll. January 11, 2024. Retrieved January 27, 2024.
  15. ^ Maxwell Football Club. "Past Recipients of the George Munger Award College Coach of the Year". Archived from the original on July 22, 2012.