Chris Hatcher Named a Finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award
Hatcher joins fellow Southern Conference coaches Jerry Moore (Appalachian State) and Pete Lembo (Elon) on the list. The Robinson Award, named for the legendary former Grambling coach, has been given annually by The Sports Network to the FCS national coach of the year since 1987. This year's winner will be announced on Thursday night, December 13 at the Sports Network's annual awards banquet to be held at the Marriott Hotel in
Hired last January to take over the Eagle football program that was coming off the worst modern era record at 3-8, Hatcher turned
So far this season
The Eagles have also recorded quality wins over
Hatcher has the Eagles on the verge of making the playoffs despite the squad being hindered by injuries, as 16 players (on the 2-deep) have missed a total of 97 games due to injuries alone.
Twice during his head coaching tenure at Valdosta State Hatcher has been named national Coach of the Year’ - 2002 (Schutt Sports) and 2004 (AFCA and Johnny Vaught).
- Category: Football
- Published on Thursday, 15 November 2007 00:21