Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre earned the Grant Teaff National Coach of the Year Award from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes earlier this month after leading San Jose State to its first 10-win season in a quarter century.

CU hired MacIntyre to take over its beleaguered program in December after the Buffs went 1-11 in 2012, the seventh consecutive losing season in Boulder.

"I am honored and humbled to receive this award," MacIntyre said. "It represents a great man and the values I try to uphold. The team and staff at SJSU deserve a lot of credit for this award."

MacIntyre proved at San Jose State he can turn around troubled programs. He inherited a team struggling on the field and in the classroom in 2010 and turned it into a nationally ranked program that won a bowl game to cap this season, albeit after he had left for CU.

San Jose State's only losses this season came to Pac-12 and Rose Bowl champion Stanford and Western Athletic Conference champ Utah State. The Spartans averaged 42 points a game and either tied or broke 36 school and conference records.

The award recognizes a coach who exemplifies Christian principles and is involved in the FCA. It is named in honor of former Baylor coach Grant Teaff, who now serves as the executive director of the American Football Coaches Association.

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