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