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Craig Bohl Named AFCA Region 4 FCS Coach of the Year, NDSU Playoff Game on ESPN This Saturday

UW head coach Craig Bohl

UW head coach Craig Bohl

Dec. 11, 2013

LARAMIE, Wyo. - New University of Wyoming head football coach Craig Bohl has been selected by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) as the Region 4 FCS Coach of the Year for 2013. The announcement was made by the AFCA on Tuesday. It is the second time in three years that Bohl has received the honor. He was the AFCA FCS Region 4 Coach of the Year in 2011, and in 2012 was the AFCA FCS National Coach of the Year.

This Saturday's FCS Quarterfinal Playoff game between North Dakota State and Coastal Carolina will be televised live on ESPN, beginning at 10 a.m., Mountain Time from Fargo, N.D. The ESPN announcers for Saturday's game are: Dave Neal (play-by-play), former Houston quarterback and 1989 Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware (color analyst) and Cara Capuano (sideline reporter). In addition to the game being televised live on ESPN, it will also be carried live on WatchESPN.com.

Bohl is in his 11th season as head coach of the NDSU Bison. He has built a 101-32 (75.9 percent) record as head coach at North Dakota State. He has guided the Bison to the FCS Quarterfinals each of the last four seasons, winning the last two FCS national titles in 2011 and 2012 and posting an 11-1 record in the FCS Playoffs. His last three teams have posted records of 14-1 (2011), 14-1 (2012) and are currently 12-0 in 2013 as they seek their third consecutive national title.

In 2012, Bohl received both The Sports Network Eddie Robinson FCS National Coach of the Year Award and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) FCS National Coach of the Year Award. His other National Coach of the Year honor came in 2006, when he was recognized by the Football Gazette as the FCS National Coach of the Year and the Northwest Region Coach of the Year.

Craig Bohl's Career Coaching Honors
2013 - AFCA Region 4 Division I FCS Coach of the Year
Missouri Valley Football Conference Bruce Craddock Coach of the Year

2012 - The Sports Network Eddie Robinson FCS National Coach of the Year
The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) FCS National Coach of the Year
Elected to the AFCA Board of Trustees
Missouri Valley Football Conference Bruce Craddock Coach of the Year

 

 

2011 - Finalist for The Sports Network Eddie Robinson FCS Coach of the Year
AFCA Region 4 Division I FCS Coach of the Year
Missouri Valley Football Conference Bruce Craddock Coach of the Year

2007 - Finalist for The Sports Network Eddie Robinson FCS Coach of the Year

2006 - Football Gazette FCS National Coach of the Year
Football Gazette FCS Northwest Region Coach of the Year
Finalist for The Sports Network Eddie Robinson FCS Coach of the Year
Great West Football Conference Coach of the Year

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