Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) football coach Bob Nielson has been nominated for the 2012 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year award, it was announced on Thursday afternoon.
Nielson won the award in 2010 after leading the Bulldogs to a second NCAA Division II championship in three seasons, that the exclamation point on an undefeated (15-0) year for UMD.
The Bulldogs' coach is now in his 10th season with UMD, having posted a (90-24) overall record in his first nine years with the program.
Fans can vote for the coach of the year award at Liberty Mutual web site. The award will be presented on January 7, 2013.