Stanford head coach David Shaw is one of five American Football Coaches Association's 2013 Regional Coach of the Year winners.
The AFCA recognizes five regional Coach of the Year winners in each of the Association's five divisions: Football Bowl Subdivision, Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III and NAIA. The winners are selected by Active members of the Association who vote for coaches in their respective regions and divisions.
Shaw guided Stanford to an 11-2 overall record and a 7-2 mark in the Pac-12. The Cardinal won its second consecutive conference championship with a 38-14 rout of Arizona State last weekend in the Pac-12 Football Championship Game. Stanford now heads to a second consecutive Rose Bowl Game -- its fourth straight BCS bowl -- where the Cardinal takes on Michigan State.
On Monday, Shaw was named among the finalists for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award.
Fresh off of its run to the NCAA Tournament's Round of 16, Stanford had three players named to the NSCAA All-Far West Region Teams as Zach Batteer and JJ Koval earned spots on the second team and Jordan Morris landed on the third team.
The trio -- each were named to the All-Pac-12 First Team as well -- helped lead Stanford to a 10-7-4 overall record in 2013 and to the program's first NCAA Tournament since 2009. In the tournament, the Cardinal moved past Loyola Marymount 3-2 on penalties in the first round then defeated No. 15 seed Cal State Northridge 1-0 in the second before falling 1-0 at No. 2 Washington.