Bobby Bowden Athlete of the Year Award

The Bobby Bowden Athlete of the Year Award is presented to the Division I FBS football player who epitomizes the student-athlete. He conducts himself as a faith model in the community, in the classroom and on the field. Nominees must have 3.0 GPA or better and must have the backing of his school’s Athletic Director and head football coach. The award is named after former Florida State University football coach Bobby Bowden.

 

Grant Teaff Coach of the Year Award

The Grant Teaff Coach of the Year Award is named after Grant Teaff, former Baylor coach, AFCA Executive Director and member of the FCA Board of Trustees. It recognizes a football coach who exemplifies Christian principles and involvement and support to FCA.

 

Grant Teaff Lifetime Achievement Award

The Grant Teaff Lifetime Achievement Award is named after Grant Teaff, former Baylor coach, AFCA Executive Director and member of the FCA Board of Trustees. It recognizes a coach that has committed his life to being a Christian influence on the lives of student-athletes.

 

Jerry Kindall Character in Coaching Award

Named after Jerry Kindall, former major league player and retired head coach at the University of Arizona, the Character in Coaching Award is presented annually to the college or high school baseball coach who best exemplifies the Christian principles of Character, Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork and Service on and off the baseball field.

 

John Lotz “Barnabas” Award

Named after former University of Florida Head Coach John Lotz this award is presented by FCA to honor a basketball coach who best exhibits a commitment to Christ, integrity, encouragement to others and lives a balanced life. 

 

Kay Yow Heart of a Coach Award

This award was established in 2008 to honor Kay Yow, head women’s basketball coach at North Carolina State University. The purpose of the award is to recognize a women’s basketball coach who over the course of his or her career, has coached according to Biblical principles. A coach who has coached the heart of the athlete, as well as the body and mind.