Alabama coach Nick Saban was nominated as the 2020 winner of the “Bear Kobe” Coach of the Year award on Wednesday night.
This is the second time that Saban has won this award. Since 1986, the award has been awarded annually by the American Heart Association. The first time was in 2003, he led LSU to win the national championship.
The other seven finalists are Dubbo Sweeney of Clemson, Brian Kelly of Notre Dame de Paris, Kimber Fisher of Texas A&M University, and Jamie Chad of Coastal Carolina. Will, Mario Cristobal from Oregon, Matt Campbell from Iowa, and Tom Allen from Indiana.
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The award is one of the nationally nominated coaches of the year, but the only time he was selected after the playoffs. Chadwell has won the Associated Press award, the Eddie Robinson award and the Walter Camp coach of the year.
Mike Rodak is a key Alabama reporter for the Alabama Media Group.Follow him on twitter @mikerodak.