HOUSTON (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has won the Paul “Bear” Bryant College Coach of the Year Award.
Gundy, whose Cowboys finished 12-1, beat out eight other finalists for the award presented on Thursday night.
Oklahoma State won its first Big 12 championship and played in its first BCS bowl, getting a 41-38 overtime win against Stanford. The team’s 12 wins were a school record.
Gundy says it was an “unbelievable season” that he believes changed the way Oklahoma State is perceived.
Former Iowa coach Hayden Fry was the ceremony’s other honoree, receiving the Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award given by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.