Finalists for the FootballScoop Coach of the Year award at the divisional level were announced on Wednesday. Finalists for FBS offensive, defensive and special teams coordinators and position coaches were revealed earlier this week.

Created in 2008, the FootballScoop Coach of the Year awards are the only coaching honors where coaches must be nominated by one of their peers in order to receive consideration and where each year’s winner is chosen by the prior winners of that award.

Winners will be announced in the coming weeks, and each victor will be honored at the AFCA convention in January.

We are once again honored to work with AstroTurf in honoring these deserving coaches.


FCS
David Braun, North Dakota State defensive coordinator
Clayton Carlin, Sam Houston State defensive coordinator
Corey Heatherman, James Madison defensive coordinator
Austin King, Dayton offensive coordinator
Jeremiah Johnson, Northern Iowa defensive coordinator
Shane Montgomery, James Madison offensive coordinator
2018 winner: Matt Entz, North Dakota State

Division II
Joe Beschorner, Minnesota State offensive coordinator
Buddy Blevins, Fort Valley State (Ga.) offensive coordinator
Roddy Mote, Harding (Ark.) defensive coordinator
Adam Neugebauer, Slippery Rock (Pa.) offensive coordinator
2018 winner: Donnell Leomiti, Colorado State-Pueblo

Division III
Geoff Dartt, Mount Union (Ohio) offensive coordinator
Larry Harmon, Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) defensive coordinator
CJ Nightingale, Wheaton (Ill.) defensive coordinator
Brad Spencer, North Central (Ill.) offensive coordinator
2018 winner: Mike Fox, The College at Brockport (N.Y.)

NAIA
Brock Caraboa, Marian (Ind.) defensive coordinator
Kevin Griffin/Calvin Morgan, Langston (Okla.) co-defensive coordinators
Casey Jacobsen/Nathan Turner, Morningside (Iowa) co-defensive coordinators
Matt Myers, Kansas Wesleyan offensive coordinator
2018 winner: Lucas Leuders, Morningside College (Iowa)


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