Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award

Medallion Awards

Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award

CRITERIA: The Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award is presented to an individual who has experienced outstanding achievement as a coach for male teams. This person should exhibit a high standard of propriety, imagination, and innovation as a character-builder in the tradition of great teacher-coaches.

Amos Alonzo Stagg's exemplary career is immortally enshrined not only for his all-time victory record of 314-199-35, but for his long-standing dedication to his life's work as coach and teacher. His imagination and innovation spread into many sports during his 12 years as NCAA administrator and as an Olympic Committee member through six Olympiads. “The Grand Old Man” of the gridiron, as he was affectionately known, was active throughout his lifetime establishing present traditions and character-building dimensions as a player and a coach.

Previous Recipients

2013
John Harbaugh, Head Coach of the Baltimore Ravens (2013 NFL Super Bowl Champions)
2012
Mike Krzyzewski - USA Olympic Team and Duke University Men’s Head Basketball Coach
2011
Gene Chizik - Head Football Coach, Auburn University
2010
Phil Jackson - Head Coach, Los Angeles Lakers
2009
Nick Saban - University of Alabama football
2008
Mike Krzyzewski - Team USA basketball
2007
Tony Dungy - Indianapolis Colts
2006
Billy Donovan - University of Florida basketball
2005
Pete Carroll - USC football
2004
Bill Belichick - New England Patriots
2003
John Gagliardi - Division III football, St. John's University
2002
Phil Jackson - Los Angeles Lakers
2001
Joe Paterno - Penn State University Football
2000
Tommy Lasorda - U.S. Olympic baseball
1999
Tony DiCicco - U.S. Women's Soccer
1998
Dan Reeves - New York Giants
1997
Larry Bird - Indiana Pacers
1996
Dean E. Smith - University of North Carolina basketball
Dr. Tom Osborne - University of Nebraska football
1995
Tara VanDerveer - Stanford University women's basketball
1994
Lenny Wilkens - NBA coach
1993
Tom Osborne - University of Nebraska football
1992
Bobby Bowden - Florida State University football
1991
Mike Krzyzewski - Duke University basketball
1990
Don Shula - Miami Dolphins
1989
Joe Paterno - Penn State University football
1988
James E. "Doc" Counsilman - University of Indiana swimming
1987
Kay Yow - North Carolina State University women’s basketball
1986
John Wooden - UCLA basketball
1985
Bill Bowerman - University of Oregon track and field
1984
Eddie Robinson - Grambling University football

Founded in 1984, the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) is dedicated to the preservation of sports art, history and literature. The ASAMA collection is composed of more than 1,500 pieces across all media, including paintings, sculptures, assemblages, prints, posters and photography.

The museum is open to the public, free of charge, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location Map

Google Map Location
ASAMA – American Sport Art Museum & Archives
One Academy Drive
Daphne, Alabama 36526