Walter Camp Coach of the Year
Awarded forCoach of the Year in college football
LocationYale University
CountryUnited States
Presented byWalter Camp Football Foundation
First award1967
Most recentJamey Chadwell, Coastal Carolina

The Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award is given annually to the collegiate American football head coach adjudged by a group of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) head coaches and sports information directors under the auspices of the Walter Camp Football Foundation as the "Coach of the Year";[1] the award is named for Walter Camp, a progenitor of the sport. The foundation also honors a Walter Camp Man of the Year for service.

The award has been presented yearly since 1967 during the Walter Camp Football Foundation's annual awards weekend, held on the campus of Yale University.


Season Coach School
1967 John Pont Indiana
1968 Woody Hayes Ohio State
1969 Bo Schembechler Michigan
1970 Bob Blackman Dartmouth
1971 Bob Devaney Nebraska
1972 Joe Paterno Penn State
1973 Johnny Majors Pittsburgh
1974 Barry Switzer Oklahoma
1975 Frank Kush Arizona State
1976 Frank R. Burns Rutgers
1977 Lou Holtz[2] Arkansas
1978 Warren Powers Missouri
1979 John Mackovic Wake Forest
1980 Vince Dooley Georgia
1981 Jackie Sherrill Pittsburgh
1982 Jerry Stovall LSU
1983 Mike White Illinois
1984 Joe Morrison South Carolina
1985 Fisher DeBerry Air Force
1986 Jimmy Johnson Miami (FL)
1987 Dick MacPherson Syracuse
1988 Don Nehlen West Virginia
1989 Bill McCartney Colorado
1990 Bobby Ross Georgia Tech
1991 Bobby Bowden Florida State
1992 Gene Stallings Alabama
1993 Terry Bowden Auburn
1994 Joe Paterno (2) Penn State
1995 Gary Barnett Northwestern
1996 Bruce Snyder Arizona State
1997 Lloyd Carr Michigan
1998 Bill Snyder Kansas State
1999 Frank Beamer Virginia Tech
2000 Bob Stoops Oklahoma
2001 Ralph Friedgen Maryland
2002 Kirk Ferentz Iowa
2003 Bob Stoops (2) Oklahoma
2004 Tommy Tuberville Auburn
2005 Joe Paterno (3) Penn State
2006 Greg Schiano Rutgers
2007 Mark Mangino Kansas
2008 Nick Saban Alabama
2009 Gary Patterson TCU
2010 Chip Kelly Oregon
2011 Les Miles LSU
2012 Brian Kelly Notre Dame
2013 David Cutcliffe Duke
2014 Gary Patterson (2) TCU
2015 Dabo Swinney Clemson
2016 Mike MacIntyre Colorado
2017 Mark Richt Miami (FL)
2018 Nick Saban (2) Alabama
2019 Ed Orgeron[3] LSU
2020 Jamey Chadwell Coastal Carolina


  1. ^ "TCU's Patterson named Walter Camp coach of the year". USA Today. AP. December 18, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  2. ^ "Holtz picked for Walter Camp award". The Eagle. Associated Press. December 24, 1977. p. 9. Retrieved June 3, 2017 – via
  3. ^ "Ed Orgeron of LSU named Walter Camp Coach of the Year". LSU Sports. December 24, 2019. Retrieved December 24, 2019 – via