BYU head football coach LaVell Edwards has been awarded the Johnny Vaught Head Coach Lifetime Achievement Award by the All-American Football Foundation. His wife, Patti, received the All-American Football Foundation’s First-Lady of Football Award for her many years of support, service, and dedication to college football.
Since his days as a player-coach in the Army at Fort Meade, Md., in the 1950s, Edwards has coached football for over 45 years. In his 28 years as head coach at BYU, he has posted over 250 wins and has led 22 different teams to post-season bowl appearances.


  • After their third straight appearance at the NCAA Championships, the women’s soccer team ended the season ranked 20th in the nation. Senior forward Maren Hendershot and junior defender Staci Reynolds received All-America honors.
    • Senior Andy Miller placed second in one of college golf’s most prestigious tournaments, the 25th Annual Savane College All-American Golf Classic at El Paso Country Club. BYU was also represented in the tournament by junior Billy Harvey, who placed 20th overall.
    • The women’s volleyball team finished the season tied for ninth place in the nation, with a 28-5 record. Sophomore middle blocker Nina Puikkonen and senior setter Anna-Lena Smith were named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America Second Team. Puikkonen ranked third in the nation in blocking. Smith finished her BYU career as the Cougars’ all-time record holder with 5,975 career assists. She also holds BYU records for most assists in a match (89) and best assist average in a season (13.96).


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