Mike Feminis - AFM's 2010 NAIA College Coach of the Year
Mike Feminis - AFM's 2010 NAIA College Coach of the Year
Football - Wed, Feb. 23, 2011

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.