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Florida Gators' Jim McElwain named SEC coach of the year

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December

Florida coach Jim McElwain has been named the SEC's coach of the year, the league announced Wednesday afternoon.

McElwain earned the honor in a vote by his conference peers.

The Montana native took over the Gators last December. UF was picked to finish fifth in the SEC East after back-to-back mediocre seasons but quickly surpassed expectations. The Gators' 10-3 season included a division title, a win over rival Georgia and a 28-point win over then-No. 3 Ole Miss.

UF lost to Alabama in last week's SEC title game and plays Michigan on Jan. 1 in the Citrus Bowl.

The previous Gators who earned SEC coach of the year honors: 

1960-Ray Graves
1980-Charley Pell
1984-Galen Hall
1990-Steve Spurrier 
1991-Steve Spurrier
1994-Steve Spurrier
1995-Steve Spurrier
1996-Steve Spurrier
2012-Will Muschamp

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 3:11pm]

    

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