Jimbo Fisher recognized with national Coach of the Week honor
Jimbo Fisher’s Texas A&M squad shocked the world in Week 6 with an upset win over top-ranked Alabama. It’s no surprise that Fisher is being recognized with a national honor.
Officials from the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Peach Bowl, Inc. announced Monday that Fisher has been selected as The Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week presented by PNC.
“This was a historic win for both Jimbo Fisher and the Texas A&M program, giving the defending National Champions their first loss in two seasons,” said Jim Terry, chairman of the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation. “Coach Dodd would have appreciated the way Coach Fisher kept his team composed during Alabama’s second-half comeback effort and fought back to pull off the upset.”
The Dodd Trophy announcement notes Fisher’s strong resume as one of only five active head coaches to win the National Championship. Fisher ranks as the third-winningest active head coach in the Power 5. Fisher’s .764 career winning percentage ranks top five among active head coaches (with a minimum five years).
“Coach Fisher’s resume on the football field speaks for itself, but it’s his work outside of football that has made a lasting impact on thousands of lives,” said Gary Stokan, CEO and president of Peach Bowl, Inc. “His Kidz1stFund foundation is literally saving lives and is truly making a difference for people with Fanconi anemia, including his son Ethan.”
✔ Knock off #1 Alabama
✔ In front of the second largest crowd in @AggieFootball history
✔ On your birthday
— The Dodd Trophy (@thedoddtrophy) October 11, 2021