University of Miami’s Richt named 2017 ACC Coach of the Year

CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) - University of Miami head football coach Mark Richt has been named as the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Coach of the Year.

The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon.

This marks the first time that a Miami coach has earned the Coach of the Year honors.

Richt guided the Hurricanes to their first ACC Coastal Division championship and a top-10 national ranking in his second year at the helm of his alma mater.

According to the ACC, Richt won by a landslide, receiving 41 votes while Clemson’s Dabo Swinney placed second with 10.

Richt is a semifinalist for the 2017 George Munger College Coach of the Year Award presented by the Maxwell Football Club.

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