By Tommy Rezac
Nebraska head football coach Scott Frost was named the Associated Press Coach of the Year on Monday for leading UCF to an undefeated season, an American Athletic Conference title and a trip to the Peach Bowl on Jan. 1.
Frost and his staff will lead No. 10 UCF against No. 7 Auburn at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Kick off for the bowl game on New Year’s Day is set for 11:30 a.m. central. It will be televised nationally on ESPN.
This comes on top of several other prestigious coaching honors for Frost, who was hired by Nebraska on Dec. 2.
He was also named 2017 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year by the Football Writers Association of America and the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Dec 14. He will be honored at a Jan. 6 reception in Atlanta in conjunction with the College Football Playoff Championship Game.
In addition, Frost was named a finalist for the 2017 George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Award, also on Dec. 14, joining a group of four finalists that includes Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney, and Georgia’s Kirby Smart.
The winner of the 2017 Geoge Munger Award will be announced on Jan. 3, and will be formally presented at the Maxwell Award Gala in Atlantic City, N.J. in March.
On top of being named the American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, Frost was also honored as one of five AFCA Regional Coach of the Year winners. The AFCA will announce their 2017 Coach of the Year on Jan. 9.