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Matt Franzen named State College Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Head Football Coach Matt Franzen, who was named the Lincoln Journal Star's state college coach of the year "for his remarkable efforts as Doane College football coach."

Franzen took over a program that finished 1-9 and had just 28 players in uniform by the end of the 2006 season. He struggled to rebuild a program that had been a national power in the late 1960s and early 1970s and again in the 1990s. His first four teams finished 19-26.

Last year, Doane powered its way to an 8-2 mark - the best record by a Nebraska member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference.

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