Finalists 2016 Finalists Don BrownMichiganMatt CanadaPittsburghJim LeavittColoradoJeremy PruittAlabamaBrent VenablesClemson 2015 Finalists Kendal BrilesBaylor UniversityGene ChizikUniversity of North CarolinaLincoln RileyUniversity of OklahomaKirby SmartUniversity of AlabamaBrent VenablesClemson University 2014 Finalists Scott FrostUniversity of OregonTom HermanOhio State UniversityLane KiffinUniversity of AlabamaDoug MeachamTexas Christian UniversityDave SteckelUniversity of Missouri 2013 Finalists Rhett LashleeAuburn UniversityPhilip MontgomeryBaylor UniversityPat NarduzziMichigan State UniversityJeremy PruittFlorida State UniversityKurt RoperDuke University 2012 Finalists Mike BoboUniversity of GeorgiaBob DiacoUniversity of Notre DameKliff KingsburyTexas A&M UniversityDerek MasonStanford UniversityDan QuinnUniversity of Florida 2011 Finalists John ChavisLouisiana State UniversityPaul ChrystUniversity of WisconsinGreg MattisonUniversity of Michigan Garrick McGeeUniversity of Arkansas Sal SunseriUniversity of Alabama 2010 Finalists Dick BumpasTexas Christian UniversityPaul ChrystUniversity of WisconsinDana HolgorsenOklahoma State UniversityGus MalzahnAuburn UniversityGreg RomanStanford University 2009 Finalists Dick BumpasTexas Christian UniversityBryan HarsinBoise State UniversityJeff QuinnUniversity of CincinnatiKirby SmartUniversity of AlabamaCharlie StrongUniversity of Florida Finalists 2008 – 1996 2008 Finalists: Charlie Strong, University of Florida; Dick Bumpas, Texas Christian University; Gary Andersen, University of Utah; Winner, Kevin Wilson, University of Oklahoma; Stan Parrish, Ball State University. 2007 Finalists: Winner, Jim Heacock, Ohio State; Calvin Magee, West Virginia University; Dave Christensen, University of Missouri; Bill Young, University of Kansas; Will Muschamp, Auburn. 2006 Finalists: Brent Venables, Oklahoma; Winner, Bud Foster, Virginia Tech; Joe Daniels, Ohio State; Reggie Herring, Arkansas. Not pictured, Paul Petrino, Louisville. 2005 Finalists: Winner, Greg Davis, Texas; Joe Kines, Alabama; Gary Crowton, Oregon; Jim Svoboda, UCLA; Norm Parker, Iowa; Bud Foster, Virginia Tech. 2004 Finalists: Chuck Long, Oklahoma; Winner, Gene Chizik, Auburn; Chris Petersen, Boise State; Norm Parker, Iowa and Bob Gregory, California. Not pictured: Norries Wilson, Connecticut. 2003 Finalists: Mitch Browning, University of Minnesota; Tyrone Nix, Southern Mississippi University; Shane Montgomery, University of Miami (Ohio); Terry Malone, University of Michigan and Winner, Brian VanGorder, University of Georgia. 2002 Finalists: Chris Peterson, Boise State; Mark Dantonio, Ohio State; Winner, Norm Chow, USC; Brian VanGorder, Georgia and Kent Baer, Notre Dame. 2001 Finalists: Carl Reese, Texas; Bud Foster, Virginia Tech; Andy Ludwig, Fresno State; Winner, Randy Shannon, Miami; Jimbo Fisher, LSU and Dwayne Dixon, Florida. 2000 Finalists: Charlie Strong, South Carolina; Gary Patterson, TCU; Winner, Mark Mangino, Oklahoma; Greg Smith, Oregon State and Kevin Wilson, Northwestern. Not pictured: Fred Jackson, Michigan. 1999 Finalists: Bud Foster, Virginia Tech; Joe Lee Dunn, Mississippi State; Winner, Ralph Friedgen, Georgia Tech; Tim Rose, East Carolina and Greg Davis, Texas. 1998 Finalists: Fred Pagac, Ohio State; Ralph Friedgen, Georgia Tech; Keith Burns, University of Arkansas; Winner, David Cutcliffe, Tennessee and Alan Borges, UCLA. 1997 Finalists: Homer Smith, Arizona; Alan Borges, UCLA; Winner, Jim Herrmann, Michigan; David Cutcliffe, Tennessee and Carl Torbush, North Carolina. 1996 Finalists: Steve Dunlap, West Virginia; Charlie McBride, Nebraska; Norm Chow, Brigham Young; Greg Mattison, Michigan and Winner, Mickey Andrews, Florida State.