TCU coach Gary Patterson was named the 2009 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year on Wednesday. It is Patterson's eighth national honor of the season.
The award is based on the "success and sportsmanship of their team on the field, achievements by their student-athletes in the classroom and their selfless support of charity and their communities," according to the TCU release.
Liberty Mutual will donate $50,000 to the Presbyterian Night Shelter in Fort Worth, which Patterson chose, and $20,000 to the TCU Alumni Association.
Patterson was selected from 10 finalists based on voting from the College Football Hall of Fame, media and fans.