LaVell Edwards. (2003 Amos Alonzo Stagg Award).Former Brigham Young University Brigham Young University, at Provo, Utah; Latter-Day Saints; coeducational; opened as an academy in 1875 and became a university in 1903. It is noted for its law and business schools. Head Coach LaVell Edwards LaVell Edwards (born October 11, 1930 in Orem, Utah) is a former American football coach of Brigham Young University (BYU). In 1984, Edwards' BYU Cougars went 13-0 and won the national championship. has been selected as the 2003 recipient of the AFCA's Amos Alonzo Stagg Award The Amos Alonzo Stagg Award is presented annually by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) to the “individual, group or institution whose services have been outstanding in the advancement of the best interests of football. .
The award, which honors those "whose services have been outstanding in the advancement of the best interests of football," will be presented to Edwards at the AFCA AFCA American Football Coaches Association
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"I'm extremely pleased and honored to receive this award," Edwards said. "To receive an award named after Amos Alonzo Stagg Amos Alonzo Stagg (August 16 1862 – March 17 1965) was a renowned American collegiate coach in multiple sports, primarily football, and an overall athletic pioneer. He was born in West Orange, New Jersey, and attended Phillips Exeter Academy. , a man who did so much for the game of football, is an honor."
Edwards is the first coach with Brigham Young ties to receive the AFCA's most prestigious award.
Edwards retired in 2000 after 29 seasons at BYU BYU Brigham Young University
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Along with the national honor. Edwards was a five-time winner of the AFCA's Regional Coach of the Year Award. He was a member of the Association's Board of Trustees board of trustees Politics The posse of thugs who oversee an institution's administration. See Board of directors. from 1978-1987. serving as AFCA President in his final year on the Board.
His 257 wins at BYU are the second-most in Division I-A by a coach at one school and the number ranks as the eighth-best single-school total in college football history. Only 12 coaches in the history of the game have won more games overall than Edwards.
Past Amos Alonzo Stagg Award Winners 2002 Joe Paterno 2001 Vince Dooley 2000 Tom Osborne 1999 Bo Schembechler 1998 Bob Reade 1997 Ara Parseghian 1996 Chuck Neinas 1995 John Merritt 1994 Bob Devaney 1993 Keith Jackson 1992 Charles McClendon 1991 Bob Blackman 1990 Len Casanova 1989 Dave Nelson 1988 G. Herbert McCracken 1987 Field Scovell 1986 Woody Hayes 1985 Duffy Daugherty 1984 Bud Wilkinson 1983 Paul Bryant 1982 Eddie Robinson 1981 Fred Russell 1979 Fritz Crisler 1978 Tom Hamilton 1977 Ben Schwartzwalder 1975 Gerald B. Zomow 1974 Jake Gaither 1973 Lloyd Jordan 1972 Jack Curtice 1971 Bill Murray 1970 Lynn Waldorf 1969 Rip Engle 1968 Abe Martin 1967 Jess Neely 1966 Bernie Moore 1965 Harry Stuhldreher 1964 Don Faurot 1963 Andy Kerr 1962 Tad Wieman 1961 Ray Eliot 1960 Harvey Harman 1959 Dr. John W. Wilce 1958 Bernie Bierman 1957 Bob Neyland 1955 Joe Tomlin 1954 Dana X. Bible 1953 Lou Little 1952 Bo McMillin 1951 Tuss McLaughry 1949 Dick Harlow 1948 Gil Dobie Pop Warner Bob Zuppke 1947 Bill Alexander 1946 Grantland Rice 1941 William H. Cowell 1940 Donald G. Herring, Jr., and family