members of the National College Football Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach. As a player, he
was also selected to the Helms Hall of Fame and the Tennessee Hall of Fame. For his coaching efforts,
About the Dodd Trophy
Named for legendary Georgia Tech coach Bobby Dodd,
The Dodd Trophy was established in 1976 to honor the FBS
football coach whose program represents three pillars of
success: Scholarship, Leadership and Integrity. The award
honors the coach of a team with a successful season on the
fi eld and equally as important, stresses the importance
of academic excellence and desire to give back to
Philosophically aligned with the tenets of The Dodd Trophy,
the Chick-fi l-A Peach Bowl became the presenting sponsor of
the award in 2011. As the Chick-fi l-A Peach Bowl ascended into
the national spotlight as one of the six College Football Playoff
bowls in 2014, the Bowl assumed day-to-day management of The
Dodd Trophy. Now, the Chick-fi l-A Peach Bowl is responsible for
the operations, marketing, branding, sales and communications
for college football’s most prestigious and sought after coaching
award. The recipient of The Dodd Trophy is announced during
Chick-fi l-A Peach Bowl Week each year.
“No one else in the country could
coach like Dodd.”
– PAUL “BEAR” BRYANT
About Bobby Dodd
Dodd began his coaching career with Georgia Tech in the spring of 1931. He served as William A.
Alexander’s top assistant for 14 years before replacing him as head coach in 1945. Over the next 22
years, Dodd lead the Yellow Jackets to 165 wins, 64 losses and 8 ties. His teams won nine of their 13
post-season bowl game appearances.
Over the years, Dodd received many honors as both a player and a coach, and is one of only three
he was also inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and received the American Football
Writers Association Citation of Honor Award.
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