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ORANGEBURG, SC—South Carolina State head football coach Buddy Pough has been named the BOXTOROW Coach of the Year.

Pough had the biggest turnaround of the season after the Bulldogs finished last season with a 5-6 overall record and a 4-3 mark in conference play.

The 2019 season saw the Bulldogs finish 8-3 overall and 6-2 in MEAC play. He led South Carolina State to its 17th MEAC championship overall and the seventh in his tenure. The Bulldogs got a key program win over then-No. 8th ranked Wofford (champion of the Southern Conference) to start the season and never looked back.

Pough claims his third MEAC Coach of the Year honor during his career while sharing this year’s BOXTOROW Coach of the Year award with Damon Wilson of Bowie State.

The voters of the BOXTOROW Superlative Awards are comprised of media members from around the country that cover HBCU football.

Courtesy: SCSU Athletics


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