AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION TO BROADCAST AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACHES AWARDS, PRESENTED BY AMWAY, JANUARY 9

Broadcast to Showcase FBS Coaches and Celebrate Top AFCA Awards Including the National Coach of the Year and the 31st Anniversary Presentation of the AFCA Coaches’ Trophy

The American Football Coaches Association® (AFCA®) announced today that it will broadcast the American Football Coaches Awards, presented by Amway, live on the USA TODAY Sports Facebook page on January 9, 2018, at 8 p.m. EST in Charlotte, North Carolina.

This marks the second-straight year the AFCA will broadcast its annual awards, which are voted on by AFCA-member coaches. The live one-and-a-half-hour program will air from the Crown Ballroom of the Charlotte Convention Center and coincide with the AFCA’s annual convention.

The awards show will be co-hosted by Bonnie Bernstein and Rick Neuheisel. Bernstein, one of the most accomplished female journalists in America, brings a wealth of sports broadcasting experience as she spent 17 years on-air at ESPN/ABC and CBS covering the NFL, NBA, MLB and NCAA football and basketball. Neuheisel, current CBS Sports college football analyst, was the head coach at Colorado, Washington and UCLA before diving into sports broadcasting in 2011.

“For the second consecutive year, the American Football Coaches Awards will be a showcase of our association, while highlighting some of the great seasons some of our members had in 2017,” said AFCA Executive Director Todd Berry.  “Bonnie Bernstein and Rick Neuheisel will bring some prestige and excitement as co-hosts of our show.”

In addition to presenting the AFCA Coaches’ Trophy, the show will feature several other prominent and prestigious awards including the Amos Alonzo Stagg Award, the Tuss McLaughry Award, FBS Regional Coaches of the Year, FCS National Coach of the Year, USA TODAY Sports Play Call of the Year and the FBS National Coach of the Year.

Prior to the show, the American Football Coaches Awards Green Carpet Event will also be broadcast live on the USA TODAY Sports Facebook page beginning at 6 p.m. EST. The Green Carpet Event will take place at the NASCAR® Hall of Fame.

For more details about the show, please follow @WeAreAFCA or visit AFCA.com for more information.

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