Bear Bryant Awards

From left, NSMA board member Bob Ryan, NSMA executive director Dave Goren and 3-time Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Dabo SwinneyThe NSMA membership has the privilege of voting for the Paul "Bear" Bryant College Football Coach of the Year Award, in conjunction with the Houston (TX) chapter of the American heart Association. Voting begins after the College Football Playoff National Championship game (Monday night) and concludes at Noon CT on the day of the Bryant Awards dinner (Wednesday night) two days later.

BEAR BRYANT COACH OF THE YEAR WINNERS

  • 2018 - Dabo Swinney, Clemson
  • 2017 - Scott Frost, Central Florida
  • 2016 – Dabo Swinney, Clemson
  • 2015 – Dabo Swinney, Clemson
  • 2014 – Gary Patterson, TCU
  • 2013 – Gus Malzahn, Auburn
  • 2012 – Bill O’Brien, Penn State
  • 2011 – Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State
  • 2010 – Gene Chizik, Auburn
  • 2009 – Chris Petersen, Boise State
  • 2008 – Kyle Whittingham, Utah
  • 2007 – Mark Mangino, Kansas
  • 2006 – Chris Petersen, Boise State
  • 2005 – Mack Brown, Texas
  • 2004 – Tommy Tuberville, Auburn
  • 2003 – Nick Saban, Louisiana State
  • 2002 – Jim Tressel, Ohio State
  • 2001 – Larry Coker, Miami
  • 2000 – Bob Stoops, Oklahoma
  • 1999 – Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech
  • 1998 – Bill Snyder, Kansas State
  • 1997 – Lloyd Carr, Michigan
  • 1996 – Bruce Snyder, Arizona State
  • 1995 – Gary Barnett, Northwestern
  • 1994 – Rich Brooks, Oregon
  • 1993 – Terry Bowden, Auburn
  • 1992 – Gene Stallings, Alabama
  • 1991 – Don James, Washington
  • 1990 – Bobby Ross, Georgia Tech
  • 1989 – Bill McCartney, Colorado
  • 1988 – Lou Holtz , Notre Dame
  • 1987 – Dick MacPherson, Syracuse
  • 1986 – Joe Paterno, Penn State

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

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

www.bryantawards.org