The USC Trojans were ineligible for the postseason for the last two seasons, but that didn't stop the individual awards from coming in. Head coach Lane Kiffin, who led the Trojans to a 10-2 record in his second season at USC, has been named the 2011 Coach of the Year by the Los Angeles Sports Council.
Kiffin will receive his honor at the seventh annual LA Sports Awards on March 15 at Club Nokia at LA Live, located in downtown Los Angeles. At 18-7, Kiffin ranks behind onlyand John Robinson among USC coaches in victories in their first two years with the Trojans. USC sported three All-American first teamers, seven All Pac-12 first teamers, and finished ranked No. 6 in the final Associated Press college football rankings.
The awards telecast will be on Fox Sports West, at a time and date yet to be determined. Previous L.A. Coach of the Year winners are Galaxy coach Bruce Arena (2010), Angels manager Mike Scioscia (2009), and Lakers head coach Phil Jackson (2008).
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