Feb. 19, 2001
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Notre Dame football coach Bob Davie has been selected one of five regional coaches of the year for 2000 in college football by American Football Monthly and Schutt Sports.
The other regional winners were South Carolina's Lou Holtz, Oklahoma's Bob Stoops, Oregon State's Dennis Erickson and UTEP's Gary Nord.
American Football Monthly is a trade magazine for high school, college and professional coaches.
Davie led Notre Dame in 2000 to its first-ever Bowl Championship Series appearance in the 2001 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. His Irish finished 9-3 overall, thanks to a seven-game win streak to end the regular season. Notre Dame finished 15th in the final Associated Press poll, thanks in part to an NCAA record-tying low of eight turnovers for the season.
Davie also was one of three finalists for the Football News coach of the year award -- and finished sixth in AP balloting for coach of the year.