Frost adds another coach of the year award

Scott Frost named American Football Coaches Association FBS coach of the year

Scott Frost named American Football Coaches Association FBS coach of the year

Scott Frost has been named the FBS national coach of the year by his peers at the American Football Coaches Association on Tuesday night.

Frost was given the award Tuesday after a season in which he led the Central Florida Knights to a flawless 13-0 record and a 34-27 win over No. 7 Auburn in the Peach Bowl on New Year's Day.

He was in his second year with the Knights, transforming a team that went 0-12 before he came to 13-0 in just two seasons.

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UCF defeated Auburn in the Peach Bowl, a team that beat both Georgia and Alabama, the two national championship participants, during the regular season. Central Florida finished the year ranked No. 7 in the Associated Press poll.

Whether or not they recognize UCF's assertion that it is a national champion, Frost's fellow coaches understand what a miraculous job he did with the Knights.

"It's a huge honor", Frost said at the ceremony, via USA Today. "It's voted on by the rest of the coaches and it means a lot to our staff and players". "I'm rooting for the UCF guys and hope they keep doing things great going forward and I can't wait to start building new relationships with people in Lincoln".

One year before he led UCF to a flawless season, Frost's Knights were the nation's most-improved team in 2016 when he became the only first-year head coach in FBS history to make a bowl game with a team that was winless the previous season.

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