David Shaw Named Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week

Fourth Quarter Surge Leads No. 21 Stanford to Victory Over No. 8 Notre Dame Heading into Pac-12 Title Game

ATLANTA (Nov. 28, 2017) – Officials from the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl today announced that Stanford Head Football Coach David Shaw has been selected as The Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week.

The Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week honors the football coach whose program embodies the award’s three pillars of scholarship, leadership and integrity, while also having success on the playing field during the previous week.

“Coach Shaw and his team capped off the regular season in impressive fashion over a top-10 team on the way to a much deserved spot in the Pac-12 title game,” said Jim Terry, chairman of the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation. “Coach Shaw has made Stanford a formidable force in the Pac-12, and this year’s team looks to be a series contender for yet another conference title under his leadership.”

This past Saturday, Coach Shaw and the No. 21 Cardinal turned a 20-17 deficit into a 38-20 lead in a span of 3:36 in the fourth quarter to close out the regular season with its third-straight win. The victory over the Fighting Irish was capped off with a Washington win over Washington State in the Apple Cup, which earned Stanford a trip to the Pac-12 title game and a share of the Pac-12 North title with Washington.

As the winningest coach in Stanford history with 73 wins, Coach Shaw has led the Cardinal to three Pac-12 titles in the past five seasons, including a pair of Rose Bowl wins. The three-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year began his stint back in 2007 as Stanford’s offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach. In 2011, he was promoted to head coach where he has coached the Cardinal to four double-digit win seasons, including 49 regular-season conference wins, which is third-most nationally, behind only Alabama (50) and Oklahoma (50).

In the classroom, Coach Shaw and his student-athletes have maintained a high level of academic excellence earning an Academic Progress Rating (APR) score of 985. In 2016, Shaw’s program posted a graduation success rate of 99 percent for the third consecutive year, a total that lead all FBS institutions and ranked 11 points higher than the next Pac-12 school. Stanford joined Clemson, Duke, Northwestern and Wisconsin as the only FBS football teams to earn APR Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA in each of the past four years.

Off the field, Shaw represents the Pac-12 on the AFCA Ethics Committee and is one of 18 individuals named to USA Football’s newly created Football Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the NCAA Commission to Combat Campus Sexual Violence.

“Stanford is well-renowned for its academic excellence with its student athletes, and Coach Shaw has done a superb job of continuing this tradition,” said Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Chairman Percy Vaughn.  “His performance on and off the field truly exemplifies what the Dodd Trophy is all about.”

The Dodd Trophy presented by the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl – along with the Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week award – celebrates the head coach of a FBS team who enjoys success on the gridiron, while also stressing the importance of scholarship, leadership and integrity.

2017 Dodd Coach of the Week Winners
Week Coach School
1 Jim Mora UCLA
2 Lincoln Riley Oklahoma
3 And Mullen Mississippi State
4 Gary Patterson TCU
5 Mike Leach Washington State
6 Matt Campbell Iowa State
7 Dino Babers Syracuse
8 Brian Kelly Notre Dame
9 Urban Meyer Ohio State
10 Kirk Ferentz Iowa
11 Gus Malzahn Auburn
12 Bill Snyder Kansas State
13 David Shaw Stanford

A panel consisting of all previous winners, national media, a member of the Dodd family and a College Football Hall of Fame member will identify the final list of potential recipients at the conclusion of the 2017 season. The winner of the 2017 Dodd Trophy will be announced in Atlanta during Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Week.

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About the Dodd Trophy
The Dodd Trophy was established in 1976 to honor the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division 1A) head football coach whose program represents the highest ideals on and off the field. The award honors the coach of a team which enjoys a successful football season, while also stressing the importance of academic excellence and character, as did Coach Dodd’s teams during his 22 years as head football coach of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Coach Dodd remains one of college football’s legendary figures, both as a coach and a player. Coach Dodd was a native of Galax, Virginia, and played his college ball at the University of Tennessee where his team had 27 wins, one loss and two ties during the three years he played. Coach Dodd was selected to the National College Football Hall of Fame both as a coach and as a player. Additional information about the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation can be found at www.TheDoddTrophy.com. For news, updates and insider information, follow us on Twitter at @DoddTrophy or find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DoddTrophy.

About Peach Bowl, Inc.
Peach Bowl, Inc. operates the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, one of the New Year’s Six Bowls selected to host the College Football Playoff. This season, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is celebrating its Golden Season, including its 50-year history of traditions and successes as the nation’s ninth-oldest bowl organization. The Bowl has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the country, with 51 percent of its games being decided by a touchdown or less. Peach Bowl, Inc. has disbursed $160 million in team payouts over its 50-year history and has increased team payout every year since 1996. The Bowl also leads all other bowl game organizations in charitable and scholarship contributions, giving more than $21 million to organizations in need since 2002. Peach Bowl, Inc. also runs the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament and manages The Dodd Trophy national coach of the year award. For more information, visit Chick-fil-APeachBowl.com or follow us on Twitter at @CFAPeachBowl and find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/CFAPeachBowl.