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Richt named Walter Camp Coach of the Year

Second-year coach joins Jimmy Johnson as only other Miami coach to earn honor

Mark Richt is ACC and Walter Camp coach of the year.
Mark Richt is ACC and Walter Camp coach of the year.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The accolades for second-year Miami Hurricanes coach Mark Richt keep on coming.

Richt has been named Walter Camp Coach of the Year, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced Tuesday.

It is the second honor for Richt, who was named Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year last week.

Richt is the second Miami coach to receive the honor, joining Jimmy Johnson in 1986.

"It is wonderful that the Walter Camp Football Foundation and its voters recognize what we at Miami have known up close for two years," athletic director Blake James said in a statement. "Mark Richt is a phenomenal man and football coach. We know that we have a special coach leading our talented staff and incredible young men in our football program, and we are thrilled that Mark has received this prestigious honor."

Under Richt, the No. 11 Hurricanes (10-2) won their first-ever ACC Atlantic Division title and earned a spot in the Orange Bowl against No. 6 Wisconsin.

Richt is 19-6 in two seasons at Miami.


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