Sonny Dykes raking in multiple coach of the year awards

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By Jamie Plunkett
Frogs Today staff writer

 

Sonny Dykes is a hot commodity these days. Two weeks ago, due to job openings in the SEC, Dykes and TCU began contract extension negotiations. The following week Dykes was named the unanimous Big 12 Coach of the Year as one of 22 TCU players and staff recognized on the Big 12’s All-Conference teams.

Earlier this week Dykes was named a finalist for the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Award.

On the same day he signed said contract extension, Sonny Dykes attended an award ceremony for his quarterback and was announced as the Walter Camp National Coach of the Year.

Dykes will be honored by the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American banquet on March 11 in New Haven, Conn.

Wednesday also saw Dykes named as the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Coach of the Year, awarded to the best head coach at a college program in the state of Texas.

On Thursday the awards kept rolling in, as Dykes can now add CBS Sports National Coach of the Year to his list of hardware.

Dykes became the first head coach in TCU and Big 12 history to go 12-0 in his first season. He’s also the third head coach to guide his team to the College Football Playoff in his first season, joining Ohio State coach Ryan Day and then-Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley, although Day and Riley were previously assistant coaches at those schools.

Dykes is also the first head coach in the Big 12 to lead a team to a perfect 9-0 record in conference play since Texas in 2009.

Jamie Plunkett, jamie@frogstoday.com

Just a Frog fan covering TCU Athletics.

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