May 25, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. -- -
Stanford's Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football David Shaw has been named the Male Coach of the Year by the Black Coaches & Administrators.
Shaw will be presented with the award today at the 25th Annual BCA Convention and Expo in Orlando, Fla.
In his first season as head coach in 2011, Shaw guided the Cardinal to an 11-2 record and its second consecutive BCS appearance, falling in overtime to Oklahoma State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
He became just the ninth major college head coach in history to post 11 or more wins in his first season and the first since Chris Peterson (13-0) of Boise State and Bret Bielema (12-1) of Wisconsin accomplished the feat in the 2006 season.
For his efforts, he was named the Pac-12 Conference's Coach of the Year, becoming just the third head coach in Stanford history to earn the award, following Bill Walsh (1977) and Tyrone Willingham (1995 and '99). He was also named Regional Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association of America (AFCA).
The Cardinal was ranked in the Top 10 of both major polls for all 16 weeks of the season, peaking at No. 3 in the AP poll and No. 2 in the USA Today Coaches poll on Nov. 6. Stanford's final ranking of No. 7 concluded a stretch in which the Cardinal held down a spot in the Top 10 of the AP poll for a school-record 22 straight weeks dating back to the 2010 season.
Stanford's 11 victories in 2011 came by an average of 27.4 points while eight were in wire-to-wire fashion. The Cardinal posted a 3-2 record against ranked teams, defeating No. 22 Washington, No. 20 USC and No. 22 Notre Dame, while falling only to No. 6 Oregon and No. 3 Oklahoma State.
Five Stanford players - quarterback Andrew Luck, right guard David DeCastro, left tackle Jonathan Martin, tight end Coby Fleener and outside linebacker Chase Thomas -- received All-America honors in 2011.
Luck was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation's National Player of the Year along with receiving the Maxwell Award as the nation's top player. He finished second in the balloting for the Heisman Trophy and was named the Pac-12's Offensive Player of the Year for a second straight season.
DeCastro was a unanimous All-America selection, earning spots on the Walter Camp, AFCA, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America and Sporting News All-America squads. Martin landed spots on the Walter Camp and AFCA squads, while Fleener and Thomas were named All-Americans by Sporting News.
A total of 21 Stanford players earned all-conference recognition in 2011, including six players who earned first team honors; a total second only to USC's seven. Twelve Stanford players landed spots on the Pac-12's All-Academic team, including first team selections Andrew Luck and Brent Etiz. Luck was also named the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
2012 BCA Award Winners
Fritz Pollard Male Coach of the Year: David Shaw, head football coach, Stanford
Female Coach of the Year: Dawn Staley, Head Women's Basketball Coach, South Carolina
Dr. Myles Brand Administrator of the Year: Jerry Reese, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, New York Giants
High School Coach of the Year: Marcia Pinder, Girls Basketball Coach, Dillard High School
Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Richard E. Lapchick, Director of DeVos Sports Business Management Graduation Program at University of Central Florida; Founder of The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports
About the Black Coaches & Administrators
The Black Coaches & Administrators (BCA is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to foster the growth and development of ethnic minorities at all levels of sports both nationally and internationally. The BCA is committed to creating a positive enlightened environment where issues can be examined closely, debated sincerely and resolved honestly. The BCA's focus involves the concerns of its colleagues in professional sports, NCAA (Division I, II, and III), NAIA (Division I and II), junior college and high school levels.
On May 31, 2007, BCA Board of Directors unveiled the new name of the organization during the 2007 BCA National Convention and Expo. The name change was made to clarify the expanding membership population of administrators and coaches within the BCA. Subsequently, BCA is now Black Coaches & Administrators