Harsin Named to Dodd Trophy Watch List
July 10, 2015

ATLANTA – Boise State football head coach Bryan Harsin was named to the 2015 Dodd Trophy Preseason Watch List, the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl announced Friday.

Harsin is one of 23 coaches on the list, and is the only coach from the Group of Five. He was named one of 12 finalists for the award last season, his first as Boise State’s head coach.

Per the organization’s release, the head coaches on the watch list represent programs with the highest ideals of leadership, scholarship and integrity on and off the field – the three pillars of legendary coach Bobby Dodd’s philosophy. Each of the coaches sits at the helm of programs with winning records, superior Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores and graduation rates, and a strong commitment to service within their communities.

In his debut season as the head coach of the Boise State football team, Harsin, a former Bronco quarterback and assistant coach, led his alma mater back to where it rose to national prominence less than a decade ago. Boise State went 12-2 in Harsin’s inaugural season, winning its first outright Mountain West Championship, and capping the campaign with a 38-30 victory over Arizona in the 2014 VIZIO Fiesta Bowl.

The victory in the Fiesta Bowl was the third such win for the Broncos in the last nine seasons. Harsin, serving as offensive coordinator in the first two Fiesta Bowl victories, has been a part of each of the school’s three appearances in the game.

The team’s victory in the 2014 Sports Authority Mountain West Football Championship marked the team’s first outright league title since joining the league in 2011, and the first overall since 2009. The only alumnus to lead the Broncos as head coach in the history of Boise State, Harsin has now won a conference championship as a student-athlete, assistant coach and head coach.

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