Just In: Mark Richt named ACC coach of the year

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, file photo, Miami head coach Mark Richt speaks into his headset during the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. Call it a semifinal Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference, with Miami and Virginia Tech meeting in a key Coastal Division matchup and Clemson visiting North Carolina State in a marquee Atlantic Division game. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Miami Hurricanes head coach, Mark Richt, has been named the ACC football coach of the year.

Richt led the team to a 10-1 regular season record and was 10-0 before losing to Pittsburgh this past Friday. He also led the Canes to their biggest regular season wins in 15 years with primetime blowout victories over then number 13 Virginia Tech and number 3 Notre Dame. As well as their first ever ACC coastal division title.

Richt received 41 out of a possible 59 votes from the 45 media members and 14 conference head coaches who placed a ballot. His counter part in Saturday’s ACC championship game, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, came in second place with 10 votes.

 

 

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