Scott Frost has been named the FBS national coach of the year by his peers at the American Football Coaches Association on Tuesday night.
Just two seasons after UCF went 0-12, Scott Frost completely changed the program’s fortunes, helping elevate the Knights to 6-7 in his first season, and a perfect 13-0 with an AAC title, Peach Bowl win, and a claimed “national championship.”
Whether or not they recognize UCF’s assertion that it is a national champion, Frost’s fellow coaches understand what a miraculous job he did with the Knights.
On Tuesday night, he was awarded the FBS coach of the year by the AFCA, voted on by other coaches in the association.
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“It’s a huge honor,” Frost said. “It’s voted on by the rest of the coaches and it means a lot to our staff and players.”
“I’ve had a lot of people at this convention come up and talk to us about how we handled the transition the right way and that means as much to me as the award,” Frost said.
“I was worried that all of our blessings and luck would run out in 2017 but we were able to win a game in 2018. I’m rooting for the UCF guys and hope they keep doing things great going forward and I can’t wait to start building new relationships with people in Lincoln.”
Frost heads to his alma mater Nebraska in one of the most heralded coaching hires, and as he stated, transitions, of the season. Considering how the Huskers and their fans adopted UCF down the stretch this season, they’ll probably be celebrating this award too.