Dabo Swinney named semifinalist for Munger Award


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Dabo Swinney named semifinalist for Munger Award

PHILADELPHIA — Maxwell Football Club President, Mark Dianno, announced Clemson's Dabo Swinney as one of the 2019 semifinalists for the George Munger College Coach of the Year Award on Wednesday, which is presented yearly by the Maxwell Football Club. The list includes a field of 22 candidates for the award who have been selected by the MFC National Selection Committee.

Swinney has guided Clemson to 26-straight wins, including an 11-0 start to the 2019 season and a No. 3 College Football Playoff ranking after capturing a second national title in three seasons in 2018.

2019 George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Semifinalists

Troy Calhoun, Air Force

Eli Drinkwitz Appalachian State

Matt Rhule, Baylor

Bryan Harsin, Boise State

Jim McElwain, Central Michigan

Luke Fickell, Cincinnati

Dabo Swinney, Clemson

Dan Mullen, Florida

Kirby Smart, Georgia

Tom Allen, Indiana

Scott Satterfield, Louisville

Ed Orgeron, LSU

Mike Norvell, Memphis

P.J. Fleck, Minnesota

Ken Niumatalolo, Navy

Ryan Day, Ohio State

Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma

Mario Cristobal, Oregon

James Franklin, Penn State

Rocky Long, San Diego State

Sonny Dykes, SMU

Kyle Whittingham, Utah

Semifinalist voting for the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year award will begin on Thursday Nov. 21st and close on Sunday, Dec. 8th. The finalist round will include the top three coaches as selected in the semifinalist round. Finalist voting will open Dec. 9th and run until Dec. 27th. The winner will be announced Dec. 29th.

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 6, 2020.

Eligible voters include Maxwell Football Club members, NCAA Head Football Coaches, Sports Information Directors and selected national media. Jeff Monken of Army-West Point was the 2018 winner of the award.

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