2011 winner of the Paul “Bear” Bryant College Coach of the Year Award and the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Award presented by the Football Writers Association of America after leading Oklahoma State to an 12-1 record, its first-ever Big 12 championship and BCS bowl game appearance in 2011. In guiding the Cowboys to the 2011 Big 12 title, OSU became the first school other than Oklahoma or Texas to win the conference since 2003.|
Finalist for the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Award and the Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year Award in both 2010 and 2011.
2010 Big 12 Coach of the Year after leading Oklahoma State to an 11-2 overall record and a share of the Big 12 South title.
Dating back to the start of the 2008 season, Gundy has led the Cowboys to 41 overall victories, which is the seventh-highest total in the nation during that time.
Has coached four major national award winners since 2008, as punter Matt Fodge won the Ray Guy Award in 2008, kicker Dan Bailey won the Lou Groza Award in 2010 and receiver Justin Blackmon won the Biletnikoff Award in 2010 and 2011.
Since 2008 alone, Gundy has coached three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award given to the nation’s top wide receiver, plus finalists for the Rimington Award given to the nation’s top center, the Mackey Award given to the nation’s top tight end, the Outland Trophy given to the nation’s top interior lineman, the Doak Walker Award given to the nation’s top running back, the Ray Guy Award given to the nation’s top punter and the Lou Groza Award given to the nation’s top kicker.