Swinney named National Coach of the Year semifinalist

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Maxwell Football Club President, Ron Jaworski, announced the 2015 semi-finalists for the George Munger Coach of the Year Award, which is presented yearly by the Maxwell Football Club. The list includes a field of 18 candidates for the award which have been selected by the MFC National Selection Committee.

All semi - finalists are listed in alphabetical order with the coach’s school designated.

2015 George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Semi-Finalists
Mark Dantonio - Michigan State University
Larry Fedora - University of North Carolina
Kirk Ferentz - University of Iowa
Pat Fitzgerald - Northwestern University
Mike Gundy - Oklahoma State University
Jim Harbaugh - University of Michigan
Tom Herman - University of Houston
Brian Kelly - Notre Dame
Mike Leach - Washington State University
Jim McElwain - University of Florida
Urban Meyer - Ohio State University
Ken Niumatalolo - U.S. Naval Academy
Matt Rhule - Temple University
Nick Saban - University of Alabama
David Shaw - Stanford University
Bob Stoops - University of Oklahoma
Dabo Swinney - Clemson University
Kyle Whittingham - University of Utah

Semi-finalist voting for of the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year award will begin on Monday, November 23rd and close on Monday December 7th. The finalist round will include the top three coaches as selected in the semi-finalist round. Finalist voting will open December 8th and run until December 20th. The winner will be announced on December 21st.

The formal presentation of the George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Award will take place at the Maxwell Football Club’s National Awards Gala on Friday March 11, 2016 at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Eligible voters include Maxwell Football Club members, NCAA Head Football Coaches, Sports Information Directors and selected national media. Dan Mullen of Mississippi State University was the 2014 winner of the award.

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