The AFCA National Coach of the Year award will be presented at the organization’s nation convention on Jan. 11 in Dallas.
A two-time winner of the regional coach-of-the-year honor, Laycock guided the Tribe to an 8-4 record this fall en route to helping the squad claim the CAA title. Additionally, W&M rose to as high as No. 1 in the national rankings this season before earning the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Playoffs. It marked the College’s second consecutive playoff appearance, and the ninth of Laycock’s career.
In addition to the team’s success, Laycock helped a number of players garner individual accolades. Twelve Tribe players earned 15 all-conference honors. The impressive total matched the program’s single-season record number of selections established in 2009.
One of the nation’s most successful coaches during the past three decades, Laycock’s 208 victories during his career ranks sixth among all active FCS coaches.