Harbaugh named Big Ten Coach of the Year

It was Harbaugh’s first season beating both of Michigan’s biggest rivals.
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates with his team after the Big Ten championship NCAA...
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates with his team after the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Indianapolis. Michigan won 42-3. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)(Darron Cummings | AP)
Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 3:36 PM EST
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WILX) - Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh has won the Hayes-Schembnechler Coach of the Year (coaches vote) and the Dave McClain Coach of the Year (media vote) for the 2022 season.

Harbaugh led the Wolverines to a 12-0 season, including landmark wins over rivals Michigan State 29-7 and Ohio State 45-23. It was Harbaugh’s first season beating both rivals.

The awards were announced Tuesday with Michigan taking home a total of three honors.

Senior Mike Morris took the Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year award and Jake Moody was named the Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year.

Michigan State’s Bryce Baringer was named the Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year. MSU’s Mel Tucker took the Coach of the Year honor in 2021.

In the first five years of the award now known as the Dave McClain / Hayes–Schembechler Coach of the Year Award, Michigan’s Bo Schembechler and Ohio State’s Woody Hayes won four times, two each.

See the full list of individual award winners and members of the 2022 All-Big Ten Football Team below:

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