Stanford's Shaw wins Dodd Trophy as coach of year

Dec 31, 2017 - 8:04 PM Stanford coach David Shaw is the winner of the Dodd Trophy, it was announced on Sunday in Atlanta.

The Coach of the Year award is named after former Georgia Tech coach Bobby Dodd and is based on football success as well as academic excellence and character. The award is presented by the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

Stanford has repeatedly earned high marks for Academic Progress Rating and graduation rates during Shaw's tenure. The Cardinal went 9-5 this season, finishing the campaign with a 37-35 loss to TCU in the Alamo Bowl.

The other finalists for the award were Wisconsin's Paul Chryst, Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald, former Central Florida coach Scott Frost, Miami's Mark Richt, Georgia's Kirby Smart and Clemson's Dabo Swinney.

Also, former Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer was selected for induction into the Peach Bowl Hall of Fame. Beamer went 218-121-1 in 29 seasons with the Hokies and made 23 consecutive bowl appearances, including two at the Peach Bowl.

Beamer retired following the 2015 campaign.

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