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Paul "Bear" Bryant Award

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The American Heart Association (AHA) Paul "Bear" Bryant Awards are an annual awards banquet that is hosted each year in January, in Houston, Texas, by the AHA.[1][2][3] There are two awards. One of them—the Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year Award—has been given annually since 1986 to NCAA college football's national coach of the year.[4] The Award was named in honor of longtime Alabama coach Bear Bryant after he died of a heart attack in 1983.[1] It is voted on by the National Sports Media Association (formerly the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association)[5][6] and proceeds from the awards ceremony benefit the Houston chapter of the American Heart Association, which is the organizing sponsor—since 1986, at the request of the Bryant family[1]—and which obtains a "presenting sponsor" (currently Marathon Oil Corporation).[6][5][7] The College Football Coach of the Year Award began in 1957 and was renamed for Bryant in 1986.[1] Bryant himself won the AFCA Coach of the Year award in 1961, 1971, and 1973.[8][1]

Paul "Bear" Bryant Award
Given forNCAA college football's national coach of the year
CountryUnited States
Presented byAmerican Heart Association
History
First award1986
Most recentDabo Swinney, 2018 Clemson Tigers football team
Websitehttp://www.bryantawards.com/

According to the official website:[7]

The Paul "Bear" Bryant College Football Coaching Awards is an exclusive event that honors a college football coach whose great accomplishments, both on and off the field, are legendary. The award recognizes the masters of coaching and allows them to take their deserved place in history beside other legends like Bear Bryant.

Unlike many college football head coaching awards, it is presented after each season's bowl games.

In 2000, the AHA began presenting a second award, the Paul "Bear" Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award.[6]

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Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year Award winnersEdit

Paul "Bear" Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award winnersEdit

See footnote.[6]

2000Darrell Royal
2001Charles McClendon
2002Bill Yeoman
2003Frank Broyles
2004Gene Stallings
2005Lou Holtz
2006Jack Pardee
2007Bo Schembechler
2008Tom Osborne
2009Barry Switzer
2010Vince Dooley
2011Bobby Bowden
2012Hayden Fry
2013LaVell Edwards
2014R. C. Slocum
2015Jimmy Johnson
2016Mack Brown
2017Barry Alvarez
2018Steve Spurrier
2019Frank Beamer

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "The Final Title of the Season: The Paul "Bear" Bryant Awards". American Heart Association – Houston Office website. American Heart Association, Inc. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "Win a Trip to the Bear Bryant Awards". American Heart Association – Houston Office website. American Heart Association, Inc. Retrieved February 16, 2017. Toyota proudly supports the American Heart Association's 2017 Paul "Bear" Bryant Awards. In addition to a Toyota Trophy Tour, ....
  3. ^ For a list of American Heart Association offices, by state, go to: "Localization By State / City". American Heart Association official website. American Heart Association, Inc. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Coach of the Year Award". American Heart Association – Houston Office website. American Heart Association, Inc. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Bear Bryant Awards. National Sports Media Association website. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  6. ^ a b c d "Lifetime Achievement Award". American Heart Association – Houston Office website. American Heart Association, Inc. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  7. ^ a b "2017 Paul "Bear" Bryant Awards". American Heart Association – Houston Office website. American Heart Association, Inc. December 14, 2016. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  8. ^ Barra, Allen (2005). The Last Coach: The Life of Paul "Bear" Bryant. W.W. Norton & Company. p. 517.
  9. ^ "Paul "Bear" Bryant College Football Coaching Awards". Archived from the original on January 2, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2012.
  10. ^ Koch, Joshua (January 10, 2018). "Scott Frost wins Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of Year Award". Miami Sun Herald. Associated Press.

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