Posted by Chip Patterson
A week ago we let you know about the ongoing fan voting for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award. This season, fans are getting to make their voice heard and help narrow down the candidates for the award, given annually to one coach from each NCAA division. Fans have had the opportunity to vote (only once per day) for the coach of their choice at http://www.coachoftheyear.com. Fans will be allowed to continue to vote until December 4, at which time the top fifteen coaches on the leaderboard will advance to the next round of consideration.
The presentation of the award, given last year to TCU's Gary Patterson for Division I, will be on January 10. We have just learned that the award announcement will be able to be streamed RIGHT HERE LIVE on CBSSports.com. So if you needed any more motivation to get out and vote for your Coach of the Year choice, there you go. You could see him accept the trophy live, and know that you had a part in getting him up on that podium.
But first, your candidate needs to make the Top 15 by December 4 in order to advance to the next round of consideration. Here is the current leaderboard, and you can vote for a coach by clicking here. Don't forget to keep checking the leaderboard, and watch the announcement live here on CBSSports.com on January 10.