Wisconsin football coach Paul Chryst followed up the Big Ten West Division title with the league’s Hayes-Schembechler Coach of the Year Award on Tuesday, as voted on by his peers.
The award is named for legendary Big Ten Conference coaches Woody Hayes of Ohio State and Bo Schembechler of Michigan.
Chryst has a 20-5 record and a spot in the Big Ten title game in less than two seasons on the Badger sidelines. His opponent, Penn State coach James Franklin was named the Big Ten’s Dave McClain Coach of the Year by the Big Ten media.
The Badgers and Nittany Lions will meet for the Big Ten Championship at 7:17 p.m. Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Chryst joins Barry Alvarez (1993 & 1998) and Bret Bielema (2006) as the UW coaches to earn Big Ten Coach of the Year honors, but did so as media selections.
Chryst is the first Wisconsin coach to win at least 10 games in his first two seasons.