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HAMMOND - Southeastern Louisiana University Head Football Coach Ron Roberts is up for Liberty Mutual's Coach of the Year, and Lion fans can help him get there by voting.
Fans must have a Facebook account to vote and must "Like" the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Facebook page.
Roberts, now in his second year at Southeastern, is up for the Division 1 FCS category. He is currently ranked number six nationally.
"It's really simple to vote," said Alumni Association Director Kathy Pittman. "All fans have to do is go to the website at coachoftheyear.com and type in Ron Roberts' name. The site will prompt fans from there. It only takes a few seconds to vote, so we are encouraging our fans to vote once per day until the contest is over."
The Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award recognizes college football coaches who demonstrate responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and excellence both on and off the field. Endorsed by the College Football Hall of Fame and now in its eighth year, the program awards one winning coach from each NCAA division (I-FBS, I-FCS, II, and III) with $50,000 to donate to a charity of their choice, a $20,000 grant to each school's alumni association, and the Coach of the Year trophy.
Active football coaches in all NCAA divisions with a winning record are eligible to receive the 2013 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award. The winner in each division is chosen using a combination of fan votes and votes received from members of the 2013 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Selection Committee.
For more information, contact the Southeastern Alumni Association at (985) 549-2150.