This afternoon, Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell was awarded the Chuck Neinas Big 12 Coach of the Year award, which is determined by the league’s head coaches.
Second year at the helm? No biggie.@CycloneFB's @ISUMattCampbell racks up his first Chuck Neinas Coach of the Year award. pic.twitter.com/berWGa3pt4— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) November 30, 2017
After a 3-9 season to begin his Cyclone career, Matt Campbell guided the program to 7-5 regular season record this fall, including two top 5 wins against Oklahoma and TCU. After some speculation regarding openings at other universities, Campbell signed a $22.5 million extension to remain in Ames for the next 6 years.
The Ohio native certainly deserved this award, and will surely be a contender for National Coach of the Year.