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Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award
Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year logo
Awarded forbest college football coach in each NCAA Division
CountryUnited States
Presented byLiberty Mutual Coach of the Year Selection Committee, fan votes, media votes
First award2006
Final award2013
Most recentGus Malzahn (FBS)
Craig Bohl (FCS)
Peter Rossomando (Division II)
Glenn Caruso (Division III)

The Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award was an annual college football award given to the a head coach from each NCAA division. The award honored coaches who succeed on and off the field, displaying sportsmanship, integrity, responsibility, and excellence. Each coach who won was given $50,000 to donate to the charities of his choice, and a $20,000 grant for alumni association scholarships from the school the coach represents.


Division I FBS

Year Coach School
2006 Greg Schiano Rutgers
2007 Ron Zook Illinois
2008 Nick Saban Alabama
2009 Gary Patterson TCU
2010 Gene Chizik Auburn
2011 Les Miles LSU
2012 Brian Kelly Notre Dame
2013 Gus Malzahn Auburn

Division I FCS

Year Coach School
2007 Jerry Kill Southern Illinois
2008 Mickey Matthews James Madison
2009 Jerry Moore Appalachian State
2010 K. C. Keeler Delaware
2011 Rob Ash Montana State
2012 Willie Fritz Sam Houston State
2013 Craig Bohl North Dakota State

Division II

Year Coach School
2007 Bill O'Boyle Chadron State
2008 Chuck Broyles Pittsburg State
2009 Mel Tjeerdsma Northwest Missouri State
2010 Bob Nielson Minnesota–Duluth
2011 Tim Beck Pittsburg State
2012 Peter Rossomando New Haven
2013 Curt Wiese Minnesota–Duluth

Division III

Year Coach School
2007 John Gagliardi Saint John's (MN)
2008 Larry Kehres Mount Union
2009 Steve Staker Coe
2010 Glenn Caruso St. Thomas (MN)
2011 Glenn Caruso (2) St. Thomas (MN)
2012 Glenn Caruso (3) St. Thomas (MN)
2013 Pete Fredenburg Mary Hardin–Baylor