UCF’s Frost named Home Depot coach of year
Scott Frost has been named the 2017 Home Depot Coach of the Year for his part in leading UCF football to a 12-0 record just two years after finishing 0-12 under the previous administration.
The 12th-ranked Knights finished as the only undefeated team among Football Bowl Subdivision competition this regular season —- besting previously undefeated records by Alabama, Wisconsin and Miami. In two seasons leading the Knights, Frost amassed an 18-7 record. UCF was Frost’s first stop as a head coach. He formally accepted the role to lead Nebraska last Monday. News of his departure broke during UCF’s 62-55 double overtime victory against Memphis in the conference championship game.
Frost and his staff plan to return to Orlando soon to coach players one last time in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl, slated for Jan. 1, 2018. Frost will accept his coaching award today during the 27th edition of The Home Depot College Football Awards.