Thanks to leading his team to a 5-0 record and its first outright conference title, Weber State Wildcats football coach Jay Hill was named Big Sky Coach of the Year on Thursday.
This marks the first time in his seven seasons at the helm of the Wildcats program that Hill has won the award even as the team has shared the conference crown three other times and has now made the FCS playoffs five years in a row.
Hill is the fifth coach in school history to win the award but the first since Ron McBride took it home in 2008.
Earlier this week, Hill was named one of 16 finalists for the Eddie Robinson Award, given to the top coach in the FCS.
The Wildcats will face the Southern Illinois Salukis at home in the first round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday, with kickoff set for 2 p.m. MT at Stewart Stadium in Ogden.