St. Thomas head coach Glenn Caruso and the rest of the football team celebrated on the sideline as the clock ran out, sending the Tommies to the D-III football finals.

Jim Gehrz, Star Tribune

Tommies' Caruso is D-III football Coach of Year again

  • January 7, 2013 - 11:38 PM

St. Thomas football coach Glenn Caruso became the first three-time recipient in the seven-year history of the national Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year program. He won the Division III award for the third year in a row.

Liberty Mutual will make a $50,000 donation on Caruso's behalf.

St. Thomas went 14-1 this season, advancing to the Division III title game before losing to Mount Union 28-10 last month in Salem, Va. Voting for the award came from a combination of fans, media and College Football Hall of Fame ballots.


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