Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre added another piece of hardware to his trophy case on Friday morning, as the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl announced MacIntyre as the 2016 Dodd Trophy winner.
The Dodd Trophy is awarded annually to “the coach of a team which enjoys a successful football season, while also stressing the importance of academic excellence and character.”
The award was established in 1976.
MacIntyre’s father, George MacIntyre, was the award winner in 1982 as head coach at Vanderbilt. George MacIntyre passed away earlier this year.
“I’m honored to receive this award on behalf of the University of Colorado,” MacIntyre said.
“Our football team and our coaching staff has done a phenomenal job this year. This award is very personal to me, my dad won this award and I also got to know coach Dodd when I was playing at Georgia Tech, so I am honored and blessed to kind of follow in my dad’s footsteps. It is a very special award for me personally since my dad won it.”
Colorado finished the year with an impressive 10-4 record and was No. 11 in the nation in the final poll of the regular season. Unfortunately for the Buffaloes, they were blown out by Oklahoma State in the Alamo Bowl on Thursday night.
The list of MacIntyre’s awards from the 2016 season can be seen below, via the official press release:
- 2016 Walter Camp Coach of the Year – announced on Dec. 1
- ESPN Home Depot Coach of the Year – announced on Dec. 7
- SB Nation Coach of the Year – announced Dec. 7
- CBS Sports Coach of the Year – announced Dec. 14
- Associated Press Coach of the Year – announced Dec. 15
- FWAA/Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year – announced Dec. 15
- Dodd Trophy Coach of the Year – announced Dec. 30
- 2016 AFCA Region 5 Coach of the Year – announced on Dec. 6
- Pac-12 Coach of the Year – selection by the Associated Press (announced Dec. 9) and by his fellow coaches (announced No. 29)
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