Maine football coach Jack Cosgrove is one of several "emerging candidates" for the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Award. The Sports Network oversees the award process and will release a list of 20 finalists on November 25th and winner will be announced December 16th.

The Sports Network cites Maine's outstanding season - currently 8-1 overall and 5-0 in the CAA as a boost to Cosgrove's candidacy for the award.

Other FCS coaches mentioned include Coastal Carolina's Joe Moglia, Charleston Southern's Jamey Chadwell, Fordham's Joe Moorhead and North Dakota State's Craig Bohl among others.

Eddie Robinson was a longtime coach at Grambling and the top coach award was started back in 1987.

Here's a look at past winners...

 

Eddie Robinson Award -- History

Year

Coach

School

2012

Craig Bohl

North Dakota State

2011

Rob Ambrose

Towson

2010

Tony Samuel

SE Missouri State

2009

Henry Frazier III

Prairie View A&M

2008

Mickey Matthews

James Madison

2007

Mark Farley

Northern Iowa

2006

Jerry Moore

Appalachian State

2005

Sean McDonnell

New Hampshire

2004

Jerry Kill

Southern Illinois

2003

Mike Ayers

Wofford

2002

Tommy Tate

McNeese State

2001

Pete Lembo

Lehigh

2000

Joe Glenn

Montana

1999

Mickey Matthews

James Madison

1998

Paul Johnson

Georgia Southern

1997

Andy Talley

Villanova

1996

Darren Barbier

Nicholls State

1995

Houston Nutt

Murray State

1994

Jim Tressel

Youngstown State

1993

Dan Allen

Boston University

1992

Charlie Taaffe

The Citadel

1991

Chris Ault

Nevada

1990

Gene McDowell

UCF

1989

Erk Russell

Georgia Southern

1988

Bill Russo

Lafayette

1987

Mark Duffner

Holy Cross