Another day, another honor for Scott Frost. The new Nebraska coach was named the winner of the 2017 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award on Thursday. Frost was picked as the winner of the honor by the Football Writers Association of America.
Scott Frost wins Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award
— Eddie Robinson Award (@CoachRobAward) December 14, 2017
“To take a team that was winless two years ago all the way to an undefeated season and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is a very impressive feat,” said Stanley Cohn, the President of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Committee. “We look forward to officially presenting the trophy to him in Atlanta next month.”
Frost beat out seven other finalists for the Robinson Award: UAB’s Bill Clark, FAU’s Lane Kiffin, Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley, Army’s Jeff Monken, Georgia’s Kirby Smart, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and Fresno State’s Jeff Tedford.
It’s the second national Coach of the Year honor for Frost, who led Central Florida to a 12-0 season, American Athletic Conference title and berth in the Peach Bowl before taking the Nebraska job. Frost also was named the Home Depot Coach of the Year and is a finalist for the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award.
Frost will receive the Robinson Award on Jan. 6 in Atlanta.