Todd Berry to be Honored as Outstanding Coach of the Year
MONROE, La. -- The S. M. McNaughton Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will honor ULM head coach Todd Berry as its recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Coach of the Year award.
Berry will be honored at a banquet held at the East Ridge Country Club in Shreveport, La., on Thursday, February 28. Tickets for the event are $35 per ticket and those wishing to purchase tickets or obtain more information should contact Toni Goodin at 318-347-4453.
A meet and greet will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. The award Berry is receiving honors a collegiate coach who has shown superior abilities in coaching and has demonstrated sportsmanship, integrity and character in coaching intercollegiate athletics and amateur football.
The third-year head coach was named the Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year as well as the Coach of the Year by the Louisiana Sports Writer's Association after guiding the Warhawks to an FBS-era best eight wins.
The squad made its bowl debut in the 2012 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl in Shreveport against Ohio on December 28, 2012.
The Warhawks also posted an FBS-era best five-game win streak from September 29 - October 27 as they improved to 6-2 overall and 4-0 in league play. During the stretch, ULM defeated Tulane (away), Middle Tennessee (away), Florida Atlantic (home), Western Kentucky (away) and South Alabama (home).
ULM's season was also highlighted by an upset win in overtime over then-No. 8 Arkansas on September 8th in Little Rock. The Warhawks were named the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week on September 10th.