UCF’s Frost named Home De­pot coach of year

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - SPORTS | LEADING OFF -

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.

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