Stanford head football coach David Shaw has been named the 2012 Pac-12 Coach of the Year, the conference announced Monday afternoon.
He is just the fourth coach in conference history to be named the Coach of the Year in consecutive seasons.
By defeating the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, Stanford improved their record to 10-2, wrapped up the Pac-12 North title, and will host the same Bruins squad in the Pac-12 Championship Game on Friday in Palo Alto.
The winner will advance to the Rose Bowl.
The Cardinal, which boasts the nations top rushing defense (71.33 yards per game), is tied for 11th in scoring defense (16.92 points per game), ranks 19th in total defense (328.75 yards per game) and leads the FBS in sacks (4.42 per game).
Shaw played wide receiver at Stanford from 1991-1994, was an assistant under Jim Harbaugh at both San Diego (2006), and Stanford (2007-2010), and succeeded Harbaugh when he accepted the job with the 49ers.