The ACC announced Tuesday that Miami head coach Mark Richt has been named the conference’s Coach of the Year.
Richt winning the award wasn’t a surprise. In his second year at the helm of his alma mater, Miami went 10-1 in the regular season, securing its first 10-win season since 2003. The Hurricanes clinched the school’s first ever ACC Coastal Division title and will play Clemson Saturday with a spot in the College Football Playoff likely on the line.
Richt finished first in the voting by a landslide, finishing with 41 votes from the panel that included 45 media members and the league’s 14 head coaches. Clemson’s Dabo Swinney finished second with 10 votes.