Bill O’Brien has picked up his second national coach of the year award, this one from the Maxwell Football Club.
The first-year Penn State head coach previously earned ESPN Coach of the Year honors. He also is still a finalist for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year and the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year.
“Coach O’Brien has engineered a tremendous season for the Penn State football program while overcoming obstacles that many considered to be insurmountable,” stated Mark Wolpert, Maxwell Football Club executive director. “The team’s 8-4 record is a great testament to the hard work of Coach O’Brien and his staff, and also to the dedication shown by the student-athletes involved in the football program at Penn State.”
O’Brien will be honored on March 1 at the 76th Maxwell Club National Awards Gala, to be held at the Harrah’s Atlantic City Resort. At the event, the MFC also will present its Thomas Brookshier Spirit Award to the 2012 Penn State football seniors in recognition of their commitment, leadership and outstanding effort.