New Nebraska coach Scott Frost added to his pile of awards and accolades Monday by being named The Associated Press Coach of the Year.
The honor recognizes Frost’s remarkable turnaround with UCF, taking over a team that went 0-12 in 2015 and engineering an undefeated season this year. He is currently preparing the team for its Peach Bowl game before fully taking over at Nebraska.
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The award was voted on by 57 AP poll voters who submitted ballots, with Frost receiving 21 first-place votes and 100 points overall. Kirby Smart of Georgia finished second with seven first-place votes and 55 points, while Clemson’s Dabo Swinney finished third with seven votes and 38 points.
“I was very fortunate to work with a special group at UCF for the last two years. I’ve told them a number of times that what they accomplished this season was nothing short of impossible. Any honor or award I receive based on what we accomplished as a team is a credit to those student-athletes. I’m very proud to have been a part of this magical season.”
— Scott Frost on his Associated Press Coach of the Year award