North Palm Beach, Fla. - Saint Xavier University
football coach Mike Feminis was recently named American Football Monthly's (AFM) 2010 NAIA College Coach of the
Year in the February issue of the nationally recognized magazine that is based
out of North Palm Beach, Fla. The
publication annually selects a "Coach of the Year" winner from each level of
college football, including the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), Football
Championship Subdivision (FCS), NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and junior
college. Feminis had another phenomenal
season with the Cougars earning his second straight perfect regular season
(11-0) and Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) Mideast League title as well as
qualifying for the semifinals of the NAIA Championship Series for the third
time in the last five seasons.
"It's a tremendous honor to be named the National Coach of
the Year again for a publication that I hold in such high regard," said
Feminis. "Receiving an award like this would not be possible without the
help of my coaching staff that I think is as good as any at the small college
level. But most importantly, I want to thank our players, because they
are ultimately responsible for a coaches' success when it comes to wins and
losses. I've definitely had the great fortune and pleasure to coach some
very talented young men, who excel both on and off the field."
Feminis is no stranger to coaching accolades
throughout his 12-year head coaching career at Saint Xavier University,
including the 2010 MSFA Mideast League Coach of the Year award. In 2009, he was named the American Football
Coaches Association (AFCA)-NAIA Regional Coach of the Year in addition to the
MSFA Mideast League Coach of the Year.
Following the 2006 campaign, Feminis was the AFM
-Schutt Sports NAIA Coach of the Year and was the MSFA Midwest
League Coach of the Year in 2005. In his
12 seasons at the helm of the program, he has amassed an impressive career
record of 102-40, which translates to a winning percentage of 72 percent.