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Abell Named Finalist for Eddie Robinson Award – FCS National Coach of the Year

by | Apr 19, 2021

News of Davidson was there when Head Football Coach Scott Abell was introduced to the media and Wildcat fans in a press conference in January 2018. Abell is Davidson’s 28th football coach in the 118-year history of the program.


STATS (FCS) – Head coach Scott Abell was named a finalist for the 34th FCS Eddie Robinson Award, announced by the organization Monday.

The Robinson Award is presented to the National Coach of the Year in college football’s Division I subdivision.

Abell joins 15 other finalists in the running for the Robinson Award following the Wildcats first-ever Pioneer Football League Championship and berth to the FCS Playoffs. Abell, his staff, and players navigated a tough spring season, going 4-2 overall and 4-1 in PFL play.

To get the program’s first conference crown since 1969, Abell led Davidson over PFL perennial power San Diego, taking down the Toreros on the road, their first league loss since 2015, snapping a 39-game win streak.

The Wildcats are set to face off against fourth-seeded Jacksonville State on the road at JSU Stadium this Saturday, Apr. 24. Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m.

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