Why should this nominee be considered for the Broyles Award?
Coach Isaac has been a great leader and example for our young men both in his running backs group but also for our entire team. He has been an important part of our success both on the field and off the field, as we have continued to build our brand and our culture here at Coastal Carolina University.
Coach's Past Performance
Coach Isaac has continued to move up the coaching ranks because of his dedication, hard work, determination, and attention to detail. He has helped us win championships at the Division II level at North Greenville University, at the FCS level at Charleston Southern, and now at the FBS level at Coastal Carolina. As the co-offensive coordinator the last three seasons, he has helped our team go from 5-7 in 2019 to 11-1 in 2020 and now 8-2 in 2021. Our offense has also ranked in the top-10 nationally in all of FBS in multiple statistical categories over each of the last two seasons.
Team Record and Standings
Coastal is 8-2 overall and 4-2 in the Sun Belt.
Since the start of the 2020 season, Coastal has gone 19-3 overall which is second behind only Alabama in wins at 22-1. CCU was also ranked 22-straight weeks in both the AP and USA Today Coaches Poll from Oct. 18, 2020, until Nov. 7, 2022
The Coastal offense ranks fifth nationally in scoring (42.3 ppg), eighth in total offense (492.8 ypg), eighth in rushing offense (228.1 ypg), and 21st in off FBS in red-zone offense (90.2 percent). The CCU offense also leads the nation in fourth-down conversion percentage (87.5 percent) and is second nationally in third-down conversion percentage (55.9 percent). His running backs unit is averaging 5.83 yards per carry this season which ranks fifth nationally and first among all G5 schools.
Individual Player Stats
Running back Shermari Jones leads the Sun Belt and ranks ninth nationally in yards per carry at 6.52 on the season and is third in the Sun Belt in rushing yards per game at 85.6 despite splitting time in the backfield with two other running backs in Reese White and Braydon Bennett. Jones is also second in the Sun Belt and 18th nationally in rushing touchdowns with 12, as he has recorded three games with two rushing scores and one game with three rushing touchdowns on the season. HIs 12 touchdowns are second overall for total touchdowns in the Sun Belt. Overall, Coach Isaac’s group has had five 100-yard rushing games combined from three different backs on the season.