About the Dodd Trophy
Presented since 1976, The Dodd Trophy is awarded to NCAA college football coaches who promote success on and off the field through the philosophies of scholarship, leadership and integrity. In keeping with its commitment to scholarship and service, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl has been the presenting sponsor of the award since 2011. In 2014, the Bowl assumed day-to-day management of The Dodd Trophy, including operations, marketing and branding, sales, and communications. The shared goal of the partnership is to enhance the national platform for The Dodd Trophy and reinforce its position as the most prestigious and most sought-after national coaching award.
The recipient of The Dodd Trophy is announced at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl each year.
About Bobby Dodd
Dodd began his coaching career with Georgia Tech in the spring of 1931. He served as William A. Alexander’s top assistant for 14 years before replacing him as head coach in 1945. Over the next 22 years, Dodd lead the Yellow Jackets to 165 wins, 64 losses and 8 ties. His teams won nine of their 13 post-season bowl game appearances. Over the years, Dodd received many honors as both a player and a coach, and is one of only three members of the National College Football Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach. As a player, he was also selected to the Helms Hall of Fame and the Tennessee Hall of Fame. For his coaching efforts, he was also inducted into the Georgia Hall of Fame and received the American Football Writers Association Citation of Honor Award.