Coach of the Year
Football, University of Utah
With a 47-24 win over No. 4 USC, Utah Football pulled off a back-to-back Pac-12 title, concluding its ninth consecutive winning record season. At the helm of this Rose Bowl-bound team was Kyle Whittingham.
After 18 years, Whittingham has built one of the most consistent programs in the country with an identity that never gives an inch. There is no quit and no off-season for a Whittingham-coached team, and every player lining up against Utah has to be prepared for a real battle. In 2022, Utah outscored its opponents 541-300—the most points ever scored by Utah in a single season.