The FootballScoop Coaches of the Year awards, presented by ProGrass, are the only set of awards that recognize the most outstanding position coaches in college football. Finalists were selected based off of nominations by coaches, athletic directors and other athletic department personnel. The winner will be chosen by the previous winners of this award and will be announced in January.
The 2013 FootballScoop Coaches of the Year will be recognized and will receive their awards at an event held in their honor at the American Football Coaches Association’s annual convention in January.
Previous winners of the Division II Coordinator of the Year award are Tim Beck (Pittsburg State – 2008), Scott Preston (Arkansas Tech – 2009), Ken Collums (Abilene Christian – 2010), Hunter Hughes (Colorado State-Pueblo – 2011) and Paul Tortorella (Indiana, Pa. – 2012).
|Charlie Flohr||Division II Coordinator of the Year||Finalist|
Flohr has been at Northwest Missouri State for eight seasons, three as offensive coordinator, and never before have thinks clicked so well for so long. Northwest Missouri State passers fired 413 passes this season, completing 291 for 4,194 with 37 touchdowns against only eight interceptions, placing second nationally with a 181.45 pass efficiency rating. That efficiency extended into other areas, as the Bearcats compiled the second-most first downs in Division II (347) and ranked among the top 14 nationally in third down conversions (47.4 percent) and in the red zone (88 percent).
Northwest Missouri State placed fifth nationally in scoring 45.3 points per game, scoring 40 or more a dozen times. It all added up to a perfect, 15-0 national title-winning season for the Bearcats.
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2nd in passing efficiency (181.45)
5th in scoring offense (45.3 points per game)
2nd in first downs (347)
12 scored 40 or more 12 times in 15 games
|Josh Kline||Division II Coordinator of the Year||Finalist|
Kline turned in an excellent season in 2012 and got even better in 2013, helping the Rams finish with an undefeated regular season and an 11-1 overall record. Shepherd ranked second in total defense (244.8 yards allowed per game) and scoring defense (13.4 points allowed per game).
Shepherd was also the toughest rush defense in Division II – surrendering just 48.3 yards per game on the ground – while ranking third in pass efficiency defense. Kline’s unit also ranked second in third down defense (22.2 percent), 15th in red zone defense (66.7 percent) and ninth in first downs allowed (173). On top of all that, the Rams pitched three shutouts and held half of their foes to 10 points or fewer.
1st in rushing defense (48.3 yards per game)
2nd in total defense (244.8 yards per game)
2nd in scoring defense (13.4 points per game)
3rd in pass efficiency defense (96.68)
|Mike Volarvich||Division II Coordinator of the Year||Finalist|
In his fourth season on the staff, Volarvich helped Henderson State lead Division II with 576.4 total yards per game and 428.4 passing yards per game. Not coincidentally, those two No. 1 rankings helped the Reddies also lead Division II with 53.3 points per game. In racing to an undefeated regular season and an 11-1 overall record, Henderson State scored 60 points or more five times and hit the 42-point barrier in all but two games.
Quarterback Kevin Rogers threw for 4,807 yards with 40 touchdowns against 12 interceptions on 467 pass attempts, ranking fifth nationally with a 178.5 passer rating.
1st in scoring offense (53.3 points per game)
1st in total offense (576.4 total yards per game)
1st in passing offense (428.4 passing yards per game)
5 games of 60 points or more
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