Vote Frank Beamer for Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year
Voting runs through November 27th
October 10, 2007

Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer, along with every other head coach in the nation, is in the running for 2007 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award.

It's the ultimate recognition of achievement, dedication and responsibility in coaching college football. It's awarded to one coach in each of the four NCAA Divisions - DI, DIAA, DII, and DIII - who demonstrates the utmost integrity on and off the field. And it's up to you, the fans, to decide who deserves it most. Vote once a day for the coach who inspires his team, his fans, and his community.

From now until November 27th, fans can vote online at www.coachoftheyear.com for any head coach they believe is most deserving. After the initial nomination period, the top 25 coaches in each division with the most fan votes will qualify as semifinalists, at which point they will be scored using a model approved by the College Football Hall of Fame, including such criteria as coaching excellence, sportsmanship, integrity, academic excellence and community commitment.

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The scoring will identify the top 10 coaches in each in the Football Bowl Subdivision, all of whom will be named finalists on Dec. 5th. From then until Dec. 15th, fans can vote again at www.coachoftheyear.com for who they believe should win. The fan vote will carry 20 percent of the final tally, while media will account for 25 percent and a College Football Hall of Fame committee will take care of the remaining 55 percent.

The winners will be announced on Dec. 29th during an ABC/ESPN special at 5:30 p.m. EST. Each winning coach will receive a $50,000 cash award to support his civic and charitable activities, as well as a $20,000 scholarship donation to his school's alumni association.

The Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award has a cruiser that is touring the country in promotion of the award, and it will make a stop in Blacksburg on Nov. 10 for the Florida State game.

Be sure to check out the accompanying video clip featuring a an exclusive interview of Coach Beamer by ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit, and continue to vote for Coach Beamer at www.coachoftheyear.com!