UMD'S NIELSON UP FOR LIBERTY MUTUAL COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Voting for the 2012 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award is underway and among those on the ballot is University of Minnesota-Duluth's Bob Nielson, who received the award two years ago after leading the Bulldogs to their second NCAA Division II national title and a perfect 15-0 record. His success on the field and his charitable endeavors off the field earned him not only the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year trophy, but also $50,000 on behalf of Liberty Mutual to support the charities of his choice and a $20,000 grant to the Minnesota Duluth Alumni Association for academic scholarships. Beginning today, Bulldog fans can tweet their votes daily for Coach Nielson by clicking here.
Kicking off its seventh season, the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award is the only college football award that supports both charity and scholarship through its winners. It honors one coach in each NCAA division who best exemplifies sportsmanship, integrity, responsibility and excellence on and off the field.
Now through Dec. 1, fans can use their PC, tablet or mobile device to visit coachoftheyear.com and post a pre-populated tweet to cast their Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year vote. They can then follow the Coach
of the Year voting and discussion on Twitter using #COTY2012. Fan votes and an objective scoring model
endorsed by the National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame will determine the finalists,
who will be announced Dec. 4 at the National Football Foundation Awards Dinner Press Conference
in New York City. The winners will be announced Jan. 7, 2013, in South Florida, in advance of the BCS
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