Coach Bill O'Brien has been selected as the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year.
"Coach O'Brien has engineered a tremendous season for the Penn State football program while overcoming obstacles that many considered to be insurmountable," Maxwell Football Club Executive Director Mark Wolpert said in a press release. "The team's 8-4 record is a great testament to the hard work of Coach O'Brien and his staff, and also to the dedication shown by the student-athletes involved in the football program at Penn State."
The award is O'Brien's second national coach of the year laurel. He's already won the ESPN Coach of the Year. O'Brien remains a finalist for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year and the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year awards.
O'Brien will be honored by the Maxwell Football Club on March 1 in Atlantic City, N.J. Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o will also be recognized at the event for winning Maxwell Collegiate Player of the Year.