- The Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award recognizes college football coaches who demonstrate Responsibility, Integrity, Sportsmanship and Excellence both on and off the field.
- Now in its eighth year, the award is endorsed by the College Football Hall of Fame.
- The program awards one winning coach from each NCAA division (I-FBS, I-FCS, II, and III) with $50,000 to donate to a charity of their choice, a $20,000 grant to each school's alumni association, and the Coach of the Year trophy.
To learn more about the selection criteria, voting timeline and charity donations, please visit our full About the Award page.
All football coaches in all NCAA divisions with a winning record can win the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award unless they have had:
- Major program infractions – as the head coach or as a senior member of the coaching staff – being assessed by the NCAA in the current year at the school they represent
- APR penalties assessed to the program by the NCAA in the last two reporting periods
- Major integrity violations as determined solely by Liberty Mutual Insurance (which also applies to members of a coach’s staff)
- Only coaches in the top 15 of fan voting in each division are eligible to win the award
- Fan votes are a critical component of the formula that determines the finalists in each division
- Your votes make a difference. Liberty Mutual will donate $50,000 to the favorite charity of each winner and another $20,000 to their school’s alumni association.
To learn more about the history of the award, voting timeline and charity donations, please visit our About the Award page.