Stoops Finishes 6th in Coach of the Year Voting

Posted at 10:24 PM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 22:24:57-05
Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops watch pregame warmups before an NCAA college football game against Georgia in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

University of Kentucky Football Coach, Mark Stoops, finished 6th in the voting for the Associated Press College Football Coach of the Year.

Notre Dames’s Brian Kelly won the honor for the second time in his career. He finished comfortably ahead of Alabama’s Nick Saban and Josh Heupel of Central Florida.

Coach Stoops did receive three first place votes along with UAB’s Bill Clark and Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley. He also finished in front of Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and Florida’s Dan Mullen. He was named the SEC Coach of the Year.

Coach Stoops led the Wildcats to a 9-3 season, snapping a 31 year losing streak to Florida in the process. The Wildcats are also going to a third straight bowl game and first on New Year’s Day in 20 years.

Kentucky will play Penn State in the Citrus Bowl down in Orlando at 1:00 on January 1st.