Delaware Football Coach K.C. Keeler Earns Another Award; Named 2010 FieldTurf FCS Coach of the Year
May 27, 2011
File Photo Courtesy of Dan Cook
DALLAS, Tex. -- University of Delaware football head coach K.C. Keeler has added yet another coach of the year honor to his list of impressive 2010 accomplishments.
Keeler (at right), who led the Blue Hens to a share of the Colonial Athletic Association title and a berth in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision championship game last fall, has been named the 2010 FieldTurf FCS National Coach of the Year.
He was among 19 winners in several different categories who were honored for their accomplishments during the season. Now in its fifth season, the awards are based on tabulated votes from FieldTurf executives and consulted on by CBS football analyst Howie Long. The FieldTurf Coach of the Year Awards recognize a coach’s dedication and hard work both on and off the field. Special attention is given to coaches who are able to significantly improve their team’s effort, performance, and overall record from previous years along with coaches who enjoy success with young and inexperienced teams.
In 2010, Keeler was also selected as the American Football Coaches Association National Coach of the Year while also earning Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year honors for outstanding success and community service. He also became the first coach to be named the Tri-State Coach of the Year three times by the prestigious Maxwell Football Club.
He led the Blue Hens to an overall record of 12-3 and a share of the Colonial Athletic Association title with William & Mary with a 6-2 mark in league play. Delaware stormed through the NCAA Tournament, defeating Lehigh, New Hampshire, and Georgia Southern before falling to top-ranked Eastern Washington 20-19 in the national championship game in Frisco, Tex.
One of the top college football coaches in the nation, Keeler has enjoyed outstanding success. He ranks among the all-time national leaders with an overall 18-year record of 162-63-1, 13 NCAA Tournament appearances, eight trips to the national championship game, and a 2003 national championship title.
In addition to Keeler, other coaching and team award winners were: NFL Coach of the Year – Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons; NFL Team of the Year – New England Patriots; NCAA FBS Coach of the Year – Chip Kelly, University of Oregon; NCAA FBS Team of the Year – University of Oregon Ducks; NCAA Division 2 Coach of the Year – Ron Roberts, Delta State; NCAA Division 3 Coach of the Year - Lance Leipold, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; CFL Team of the Year - Montreal Alouettes; NAIA Team of the Year – Carroll College; Junior College Team of the Year – Navarro College; National High School Team of the Year – St. Thomas Aquinas High School (FL); Southwest High School Team of the Year – De La Salle High School (CA); Northwest High School Team of the Year – Bellevue High School (WA); Midwest High School Team of the Year – St. Edward High School (OH); Northeast High School Team of the Year – Bergen Catholic High School (NJ); Southeast High School Team of the Year – St. Thomas Aquinas High School (FL); ;Great Lakes Region High School Team of the Year – Harrison High School (MI); Metro High School Team of the Year – Don Bosco Preparatory Academy (NJ); and Mid-Atlantic High School Team of the Year – Phoebus High School (VA)
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