Dec. 4, 2007
Repeat selections include Dino Kaklis of
Two of these recipients will be facing each other in the NAIA National Championship set for Dec. 15 in
The AFCA recognizes five regional Coach of the Year winners in each of the Association's five divisions: Football Bowl Subdivision, Football Championship Subdivision, NAIA, Division II and Division III. The winners are selected by active members of the AFCA who vote for coaches in their respective regions and divisions.
"What makes this award so special is that this is the only coach of the year award voted on exclusively by the coaches themselves," AFCA Executive Director Grant Teaff said. "The winners are selected by the coaches they compete with and against on a daily basis."
The 2007 Regional Coach of the Year winners will be recognized at the AFCA Coach of the Year Dinner at the 2008 AFCA Convention in
The AFCA will announce its five 2007 National Coach of the Year winners at the 2008 AFCA Convention in
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2007 NAIA Regional Coach of the Year Winners:
Region 1: Dino Kaklis, Bethel College (Tenn.)*
Region 2: Dale Carlson, Ohio Dominican University^
Region 3: Paul Troth, Missouri Valley College*
Region 4: Kalen DeBoer, University of Sioux Falls*
Region 5: Mike Van Diest, Carroll College (Mont.)^
^first-time winners at their school