Utah State coaches Bill Busch and Kendrick Shaver received FootballScoop’s Defensive Backs Coaches of the Year award, presented by ProGrass, it was announced Thursday.
The award, given by the only organization recognizing position coaches, was chosen by previous winners. The two will be honored at the American Football Coaches Association's annual convention in January.
Busch is in his fourth season at Utah State, serving as associate head coach and overseeing the special teams and safeties. Shaver joined the Aggie staff in February 2011. He currently serves as the cornerbacks coach. Prior to coming to Utah State, he spent four seasons as the secondary coach at Northern Colorado.
“They have some talented young men there in the back end. They are great teachers of the fundamentals on the practice field. They are great teachers in the meeting room,” coach Gary Andersen said. “Their expectation is to play at a very high level every single week and their kids have wrapped their arms around that. This is well-deserved for both of them and I'm proud of them.”
Previous winners of the Defensive Backs Coach of the Year award are Tim Billings (Wake Forest, 2008); Everett Withers and Troy Douglas (North Carolina, 2009); Chad Glasgow and Clay Jennings (TCU, 2010); and Ron Cooper (LSU, 2011).
Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.