Phil Estes Named Finalist For Eddie Robinson Award As Division I Coach of the Year

Nov. 24, 2008

Providence, RI - Brown head football coach Phil Estes, who, in 2008, led Brown to its third Ivy League Championship in the last 10 years, and fourth Ivy title in school history, has been named a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award, presented annually to the NCAA Division I FCS Coach of the Year. Estes is a finalist for the prestigious Eddie Robinson Award for the third time in his 11-year career.

Voting will be conducted this week and winners will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 18 during the 22nd annual Sports Network awards dinner at the Marriott Hotel in Chattanooga, TN, the night before the NCAA Division I Football Championship game.

Picked in the preseason to finish third in the Ivy League, Estes led the Bears to an Ivy League co-championship and a 6-1 league record, 7-3 overall. Brown also beat Harvard, the team it tied for the Ivy League crown, in head-to-head competition.

Since becoming the head coach at Brown in 1998, Estes has guided the Bears to an unprecedented level of success, winning Ivy League titles in 1999, 2005 and 2005, while finishing in the top half of the Ivy League in eight of 11 seasons.

Estes' career coaching mark stands at 66-43 (.605), with an Ivy League record of 47-29 (.618).