FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt was named as the Region 2 Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) on Monday.
AFCA’s Region 2 includes schools of the Sunbelt Conference and Southeastern Conference. Nutt was one of five regional Division I-A coach of the year winners recognized by the organization.
Nutt has led the Razorbacks to a 10-3 record and a New Year’s Day berth in the Capital One Bowl. Arkansas won the Southeastern Conference’s Western Division outright and vaulted to as high as No. 5 in the nation before a regular season finale loss to LSU.
“It is always an honor to be recognized by fellow coaches,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt. “They have a unique perspective of what it takes to win at this level. Our coaching staff and players have made this a championship season. I appreciate their hard work and effort.”
Monday’s honor marked the fourth such award for Nutt at Arkansas. He also captured Region 2 honors in 1998 in his first year with the Razorbacks. Nutt also was twice named AFCA Division I-AA Region 3 Coach of the Year (1995-96) at Murray State.
Other Division I-A regional coaches honored on Monday include Wake Forest’s Jim Grobe (Region 1), Michigan’s Lloyd Carr (Region 3), Boise State’s Chris Peterson (Region 4) and BYU’s Bronco Mendenhall (Region 5).