Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Chip Kelly garners Walter Camp award
ESPN.com news services
Oregon coach Chip Kelly was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation's 2010 Coach of the Year on Monday.
The 12-0 Ducks face unbeaten Auburn in the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 10 after reaching 12 victories for the first time in the school's history.
Kelly is the first Oregon coach and the first Pac-10 coach since 1996 to win Coach of the Year honors.
He is in just his second year as Oregon's head coach. He was hired away from New Hampshire by Mike Bellotti to become the Ducks' offensive coordinator in 2007. After he was promoted last year, Kelly led the Ducks to a 10-3 record, a Pac-10 title and the Rose Bowl, and was named conference coach of the year.
Kelly agreed in September to a six-year contract extension that runs through the 2015 season.
Information from ESPN.com's Ted Miller was used in this report.