As a Gustavus grad it’s tough to acknowledge the outstanding accomplishments of a Tommie, but congratulations are indeed due to the University of St. Thomas’ Glenn Caruso for being named one of four 2011 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year honorees.
The four winners of the award were Les Miles of LSU, Rob Ash of Montana State University, Tim Beck of Pittsburg State University (Kan.), and Caruso, who is now the first two-time winner of the award. Each coach earns a $50,000 charitable donation from Liberty Mutual and a $20,000 scholarship award for their school’s alumni association. They also will be honored in the permanent Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year display at the College Football Hall of Fame.
With this year’s awards, Liberty Mutual now has donated more than $1.5 million to over 80 charities on behalf of the 21 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year winners since 2006.
“These four coaches embody the spirit of college football: they inspire excellence on the field, commitment to academics, and dedication to their communities as true leaders both on and off the field,” said Archie Manning, chair of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame. “Once again, college football fans across the country were passionate about their favorite coaches and helped select, along with the national media and College Football Hall of Fame players and coaches, four leaders who exemplify the pillars of the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year: sportsmanship, integrity, responsibility and excellence.”
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