On Wednesday, Clemson Tigers’ offensive coordinator Chad Morris was named the AFCA Assistant of the Year.
Morris is again directing a high-powered Clemson offense that is 10th in the country in total yards (515.6) and points (42.3). The Tigers are also 10-1 and ranked sixth in the country. Their lone blemish came earlier this season when they were dominated by the second-ranked Florida State Seminoles 51-14.
“I’m just so happy for Chad,” Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said. “It’s a great honor for him.”
The other finalists for the award were Bobby Williams, the one-time Michigan State Spartans’ head coach and current tight ends coach and special teams’ coordinator for the Alabama Crimson Tide and one-time Oklahoma Sooners’ quarterback Josh Heupel, who is now the Sooners’ co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks’ coach.
This honor is not only given to FBS coaches, but to coaches in the FCS, D-II, D-III and NAIA as well.
John Banaszak of Robert Morris, Denares Waites of Carson-Newman, Michael Schmidt of Dubuque and Jim Hogan of Carroll (Mont.) were the other winners.