Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year presented by the Football Writers Association of America and the Fiesta Bowl
The FWAA has honored a major-college coach with its Coach of the Year Award since 1957. In 1997, the FWAA named the award in honor of Eddie Robinson who passed away on April 4, 2007. A coaching legend at Grambling State University for 55 years, Coach Robinson amassed more Division I victories (408) than any other coach in history.
Recent winners of the award include TCU's Gary Patterson, Alabama's Nick Saban, Florida's Urban Meyer, Rutgers' Greg Schiano, Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer, Ohio State's Jim Tressel, and Oklahoma's Bob Stoops.
The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,100 men and women across North America who cover college football for a living. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas that include gameday operations, major awards, and its annual All-America team. For more information about the Eddie Robinson Award, visit eddierobinsonaward.com or footballwriters.com.