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Heupel Named Semifinalist for Munger Award
November 21, 2018
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ORLANDO (UCFKnights.com) – Maxwell Football Club President, Mark Dianno, announced the 2018 semifinalists for the George Munger College Coach of the Year Award, which is presented yearly by the Maxwell Football Club. The list includes a field of 18 candidates for the award who have been selected by the MFC National Selection Committee, and among them is UCF's Josh Heupel.

 

In his first season as a head coach, Heupel has led the Knights to a 10-0 start to the season and a top-10 national ranking. UCF is eighth in the AP Top 25 and ninth in both the Amway Coaches Poll and the College Football Playoff Rankings.

 

Of the 18 honored, Heupel is the only first-year head coach.

 

Semifinalist voting for the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year award will begin on Monday Nov. 26th and close on Monday, Dec. 10th. The finalist round will include the top three coaches as selected in the semifinalist round. Finalist voting will open Dec. 11th and run until Dec. 27th. The winner will be announced Dec. 28th.

 

The formal presentation of the George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Award will take place at the Maxwell Football Club’s National Awards Gala on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Tropicana Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

 

Eligible voters include Maxwell Football Club members, NCAA Head Football Coaches, Sports Information Directors and selected national media. Kirby Smart of the University of Georgia was the 2017 winner of the award.

 

2018 George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Semi-Finalists

 

Dino

Babers

Syracuse University

Bill

Clark

University of Alabama Birmingham

Butch

Davis

Florida International University

Luke

Fickell

University of Cincinnati

Jim

Harbaugh

University of Michigan

Josh

Heupel

University of Central Florida

Brian

Kelly

University of Notre Dame

Mike

Leach

Washington State University

Lance

Leipold

University of Buffalo

Jeff

Monken

United States Military Academy

Ed

Orgeron

Louisiana State University

Lincoln

Riley

University of Oklahoma

Nick

Saban

University of Alabama

Kirby

Smart

University of Georgia

Mark

Stoops

University of Kentucky

Dabo

Swinney

Clemson University

Matt

Wells

Utah State University

Kyle

Whittingham

University of Utah

 

AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

The Knights have clinched a spot in the American Athletic Conference Championship for the second year in a row. UCF will play the winner of next week’s game between Houston and Memphis. The title game is scheduled for Dec. 1 at 3:30 p.m. at Spectrum Stadium.

 

2019 TICKETS

Fans can make deposits for 2019 season tickets today! For more information call (407) 823-1000 or visit UCFKnights.com.

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