Mooney receives national coach of the year award
Jan. 20, 2009

LaGrange (Ga.) College head football coach Todd Mooney was selected by American Football Monthly as the NCAA Division III Schutt Sports Coach of the Year.

Mooney built the Lagrange College football program – literally. Hired in 2005 to start the football program, Mooney and the Panthers went 0-20 in their first two seasons. In 2008, the program’s third season, LaGrange went 9-2 winning a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship and receiving a berth in the NCAA Division III playoffs. The turnaround set a Division III record. Mooney has already been named the SLIAC Coach of the Year and’s South Region Coach of the Year for the 2008 season.

“This is a wonderful honor,” said Mooney. “I’m extremely appreciative to Schutt Sports and American Football Monthly. This honor belongs to our entire program. It’s great for our players and great for our assistant coaches as well.”

American Football Monthly, the number one resource for football coaches, announced the 2008 Schutt Sports Coaches of the Year Awards at the recent American Football Coaches Association convention. One of the nation’s leading equipment manufacturers, Schutt Sports has honored the top coaches since 1996. Each award symbolizes the essence of what makes a coach successful, both on and off the field.

American Football Monthly’s Schutt Sports Coach of the Year Awards are some of the most prestigious awards in football,” said Dave Rossi, Vice President of Marketing at Schutt Sports. “We couldn’t be more excited to help present this award to the most respected and influential coaches in all of football.”

The other Schutt Sports Coach of the Year winners, by division, are Brian Kelly, University of Cincinnati (FBS); Mike London, University of Richmond (FCS); Bob Nielson, University of Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA Division II); Kalen DeBoer, University of Sioux Falls (NAIA); and Jeff Jordan, Butte College (JUCO).

American Football Monthly will feature the award winners in its February issue.

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