Dabo Swinney has added another award to his resume.
The American Heart Association announced late on Wednesday night the recipient for its Paul “Bear” Bryant coach of the year award.
The winner: Clemson’s head coach.
Swinney helped lead Clemson to a national championship and perfect 15-0 record during the 2018 season.
The first to 15-0 in major college football’s modern era is now the first three-time winner of the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award as national coach of the year. Congrats, Coach! #ALLIN https://t.co/MXFB7QpS5Q pic.twitter.com/sLmKJ0bQf8
— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) January 10, 2019
Swinney is now the first three-time winner in the history of the award.
“You know it’s been a great year when you get invited to this event,” Swinney said prior to accepting the award at a ceremony in Houston on Wednesday evening.
Swinney becomes the first three-time winner in the history of the Bear Bryant Award, having collected the honor following the 2015, 2016 and 2018 seasons. This season, he was one of seven finalists for the award, a group that included UAB’s Bill Clark, UCF’s Josh Heupel, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly, Army’s Jeff Monken, Alabama’s Nick Saban and Fresno State’s Jeff Tedford.