TCU head coach Sonny Dykes has been named the 2022 Home Depot Coach of the Year after leading the Horned Frogs to a 12-0 regular season, a Big 12 Championship appearance, and its first College Football Playoff berth in school history.
TCU was the first Big 12 team to go 12-0 in the regular season since Texas in 2009 and is also the first to go 9-0 in conference play since Oklahoma in 2016. TCU’s five wins over ranked opponents ties for the national lead this season.
Dykes is just the third coach in the College Football Playoff era to lead his team to earn a CFP berth in his first year, joining Lincoln Riley (2017) and Ryan Day (2019).
TCU finished 5-7 (3-6 Big 12) last season, and wasn’t expected to be a player in the Big 12 title race this season after being picked to finish seventh by Big 12 media.
Instead, Dykes’ Frogs went undefeated in the regular season and have looked like a playoff team since about the halfway point of the year.
Naturally, Dykes won Big 12 Coach of the Year honors (unanimous selection), the Walter Camp Coach of the Year, and is also a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award.
Now, with his future secured and accolades piling up, Dykes can continue to work at making TCU an annual powerhouse out of the Big 12 Conference.