FootballScoop on Wednesday proudly announced finalists for the FCS and NAIA Coordinator of the Year awards presented by AstroTurf, part of the FootballScoop Coach of the Year series.
After the FBS played its season in the fall, and Divisions II and III paused for the entire 2020-21 academic years due to the covid-19 pandemic, the FCS and NAIA pressed forward in the spring. Both successfully completed their seasons earlier this month; Sam Houston won its first FCS national title in a 23-21 thriller over South Dakota State on May 16, and Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.) claimed its first NAIA crown with a 45-13 victory over Northwestern (Iowa) on May 10.
The FootballScoop Coach of the Year awards series is the only in college football where the winners are chosen exclusively by their peers. The FCS coordinator of the year has been honored since the program's inception in 2008, and the first NAIA coordinator of the year was honored in 2013.
Ryan Carty, Sam Houston offensive coordinator
Rob Christophel, Nicholls offensive coordinator
Cody Crill, Incarnate Word offensive coordinator
Tom Clark, VMI defensive coordinator
Corey Heatherman, James Madison defensive coordinator
Jimmy Rogers/Brian Bergstrom, South Dakota State co-defensive coordinators
Manny Rojas, Delaware defensive coordinator
Josh Davis, Northwestern (Iowa) offensive coordinator
Mike Famigletti, Kansas Wesleyan offensive coordinator
Eric Kelly, Bethel (Kan.) offensive coordinator
Phil Kleckler, Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.) defensive coordinator
Aaron Mingo, Dordt (Iowa) offensive coordinator
Tyrone Pettaway, Southeastern (Fla.) defensive coordinator
Mike Ridings, Keiser (Fla.) defensive coordinator
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