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St. Thomas’ Caruso Named 2011 Liberty Mutual Coach Of The Year

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 10, 2012 – 6:15 am

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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12 Responses to “St. Thomas’ Caruso Named 2011 Liberty Mutual Coach Of The Year”

  1. By Parody on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Great for Caruso. Is he ready to move up to the next level? What’s his specialty? I’m sure we have a spot on the coaching staff that he can run more compentently than current employees.

  2. By Mike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    What does this have to do with the Vikings? What’s next – recipes?

  3. By Spence on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    What was Caruso’s defining moment ?

  4. By David P on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    The next blog will be: How to Hire and Fire coaches. By the best coach in the league.

  5. By TBurb on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Seriously good for him but honestly I come on this site to hear some news about the vikings in some way shape or form…There’s no stadium issue updates, coaching interviews, or possible free agents to talk about?? I mean really come on I would love to hear some rumors or chatter thats worth thinking twice about!

  6. By Derrick.G on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    I was thinking the same thing Tburb.

  7. By Spence on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Really?? Someone trolling my name??? LOLOLOL

  8. By Frederick Jones on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    This was posted by 61Vikings. He says it pretty well, football is indeed played in the trenches:

    In there 50+ years of existence, the Vikings have made it to 9 NFC Championship games, most recently, in 2009, that gives Mr.Spielman until about 2014 or 2015 to build a championship caliber team!! Plenty of time to do so, but sooner would be better!! Rebuild the foundation of this team, which is your offense and defensive lines!! If you look at those teams that made it to the NFC Championship games, they all had great offensive and defensive lines!! Let’s go “old school” and back to the days of the great Viking teams of the “70′s and build an outdoor stadium and build a rock solid defense, so we can have an identity to this team, something we haven’t had in a long time!!!!!!!!!

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