Coastal Carolina football coach Jamey Chadwell is adding another trophy to his mantle.
After leading the Chanticleers to their first-ever Sun Belt Conference championship and an 11-1 record, including an 8-0 mark in conference play, the Maxwell Football Club announced Chadwell as the winner of the 2020 George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Award winner.
This season marked Coastal Carolina’s first-ever undefeated regular season and the first time that the Chanticleers were ranked in either the Associated Press Top 25 Poll or the Amway Coaches Poll presented by USA Today Sports.
The program also appeared in its first-ever FBS postseason bowl game.
“Coach Chadwell has engineered a historic season for the Chanticleer football program. The team’s record-setting 11-1 mark is a great testament to the hard work of Coach and his staff, and also to the dedication shown by the student-athletes involved in the program,” Maxwell Football Club Executive Director Mark Wolpert said in a statement.
“The fact that this was all accomplished under the cloud of the Covid-19 pandemic makes this achievement all that more impressive.”
Chadwell, who has been discussed as a potential replacement for Jeremy Pruitt at Tennessee, had previously been named the Home Depot Coach of the Year, Walter Camp Coach of the Year, the Associated Press Coach of the Year, the Sporting News’ 2020 Coach of the Year, the 2020 CBS Sports/247Sports Coach of the Year, the Paul “Bear” Bryant Group of 5 2020 Conference Coach of the Year.