Mooney receives national coach of the year award
Jan. 20, 2009
LaGrange (Ga.) College head football coach Todd
Mooney was selected by American Football Monthly as the NCAA Division
III Schutt Sports Coach of the Year.
the Lagrange College football program – literally. Hired in 2005 to
start the football program, Mooney and the Panthers went 0-20 in their
first two seasons. In 2008, the program’s third season, LaGrange went
9-2 winning a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship
and receiving a berth in the NCAA Division III playoffs. The turnaround
set a Division III record. Mooney has already been named the SLIAC
Coach of the Year and D3football.com’s South Region Coach of the Year
for the 2008 season.
“This is a
wonderful honor,” said Mooney. “I’m extremely appreciative to Schutt
Sports and American Football Monthly. This honor belongs to our entire
program. It’s great for our players and great for our assistant coaches
Football Monthly, the number one resource for football coaches,
announced the 2008 Schutt Sports Coaches of the Year Awards at the
recent American Football Coaches Association convention. One of the
nation’s leading equipment manufacturers, Schutt Sports has honored the
top coaches since 1996. Each award symbolizes the essence of what makes
a coach successful, both on and off the field.
Football Monthly’s Schutt Sports Coach of the Year Awards are some of
the most prestigious awards in football,” said Dave Rossi, Vice
President of Marketing at Schutt Sports. “We couldn’t be more excited to
help present this award to the most respected and influential coaches
in all of football.”
Schutt Sports Coach of the Year winners, by division, are Brian Kelly,
University of Cincinnati (FBS); Mike London, University of Richmond
(FCS); Bob Nielson, University of Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA Division II);
Kalen DeBoer, University of Sioux Falls (NAIA); and Jeff Jordan, Butte
American Football Monthly will feature the award winners in its February issue.