Bill Snyder has received a lot of recognition this year. That’s what happens when you take a team picked to finish in the bottom of the conference and win the Big 12 while going 11-1 and securing a spot in the Fiesta Bowl. And as of yesterday, you can add the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year award to Snyder’s list of accolades.
The Bobby Dodd award is one national recognition Snyder is familiar with – in fact, it’s the fifth year he has been presented with the honor. What makes this award special is how it recognizes excellence both on and off the field; the foundation was established to recognize winning coaches that bring integrity and moral character to their jobs. Snyder is well-known for both. So The Jug offers its congratulations to Snyder, who has exemplified everything a school could want in its coach.
In addition to this award, Snyder has also been named the 2012 Big 12 Coach of the Year by both the Associated Press and by a vote of Big 12 coaches, was named a finalist for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award for the second straight season, was a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award, and is a semifinalist for the Maxwell Coach of the Year Award.