2021 Nominees

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AAC

Blake Harrell

East Carolina University
Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers

Doug Belk

Houston
Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

Joseph Gillespie

The University of Tulsa
Defensive Coordinator / Linebacker Coach

Travis Williams

UCF
Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

ACC

Tashard Choice

Georgia Tech
Running Backs/Offensive Recruiting Coordinator

Tony Gibson

NC State
Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

Mark Whipple

Pittsburgh
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

James Shibest

Virginia Tech
Special Team Coordinator / TEs

Warren Ruggiero

Wake Forest University
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

BIG TEN

Jay Johnson

Michigan State University
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach

Joe Rossi

Minnesota
Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers Coach

Kevin Wilson

Ohio State University
Offensive Coordinator

Ryan Walters

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Defensive Coordinator

Phil Parker

University of Iowa
Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Backs

Josh Gattis

University of Michigan
Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers

Jim Leonhard

Wisconsin
Defensive Coordinator / Safeties

BIG TWELVE

Jeff Grimes

Baylor University
Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends

Jim Knowles

Oklahoma State
Defensive Coordinator

Jordan Lesley

West Virginia University
Defensive Coordinator/Outside Linebackers

CONFERENCE USA

Joe Sloan

Louisiana Tech
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Telly Lockette

Marshall
Run Game Coordinator/Running Backs

Blake Seiler

Old Dominion
Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

Zach Kittley

Western Kentucky University
Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach

INDEPENDENT

Josh Aldridge

Liberty University
Defensive Line

Tommy Rees

Notre Dame
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

MID-AMERICAN

Tyler Stockton

Ball State
Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers Coach

Neal Neathery

Eastern Michigan Univesity
Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

Nic McKissic-Luke

Northern Illinois University
Run Game Coordinator/Running Backs

MOUNTAIN-WEST

Mike Thiessen

Air Force
Offensive Coordinator / QBs

Ryan Grubb

Fresno State
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Kurt Mattix

San Diego State
Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

Scott White

San José State University
Inside Linebackers/Special Teams

Matt Mumme

University of Nevada, Reno
Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks

Kyle Cefalo

Utah State University
Passing Game Coordinator / Wide Receivers

PAC-12

Brian Lindgren

Oregon State
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach

Andy Ludwig

Utah
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

SEC

Pete Golding

Alabama
Defensive Coordinator/Inside LB

Zach Arnett

Mississippi State
Defensive Coordinator

Jeff Lebby

Ole Miss
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Mike Elko

Texas A&M
Defensive Coordinator / Safeties

Dan Lanning

University of Georgia
Fain & Billy Slaughter DC / OLBs

Clayton White

University of South Carolina
Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers

SUN-BELT

Brian Haines

App State
Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs

Newland Isaac

Coastal Carolina
Co-Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs

Patrick Toney

Louisiana
Defensive Coordinator/Outside Linebackers

Corey Batoon

South Alabama
Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

Brandon Hall

Troy
Defensive Coordinator / Safeties