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Harbaugh Earns Woody Hayes Award for Top Coach
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 12/07/2010

Dec. 7, 2010


COLUMBUS, Ohio--Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh, following an 11-win regular season and a BCS Berth on January 3 into the Discover Orange Bowl, was named the 2010 Woody Hayes Award winner for top national football coach.

Harbaugh's Cardinal went 11-1 during the regular season, a school-record for wins. The team, currently on a seven game win streak, play Virginia Tech in Miami in the team's first major bowl since the Rose Bowl in 1999. The team enters the bowl season No. 4 in the final BCS standings and No. 5 in both national polls.

Harbaugh is 28-21 as a head coach at Stanford in his fourth season.

The award will be presented during the 56th annual Touchdown Club of Columbus Sports Awards on Saturday, February 5 at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion in Columbus. More information can be garnered at

This is the second time Harbaugh has received an national award named after a Ohio State legend. In 1986, he was named the Chic Harley Award winner, given to the nation's top quarterback, while at Michigan.

Tickets are available to the Orange Bowl by calling 1-800-STANFORD or by visiting here.




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