AFCA names FCS regional coaches of the year

The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced its five FCS regional coaches of the year on Tuesday.

Towson's Rob Ambrose (Region 1), Georgia Southern's Jeff Monken (Region 2), Eastern Kentucky's Dean Hood (Region 3), North Dakota State's Craig Bohl (Region 4), and Sam Houston State's Willie Fritz (Region 5) all received honors.

The 2011 Regional Coaches of the Year winners will be recognized at the AFCA Coach of the Year Dinner at the 2012 AFCA Convention in San Antonio. The dinner is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 10.

All five coaches guided their teams to at least a share of a conference title and a berth in the FCS playoffs.