Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel was named the 2022 American Football Coaches Association's Region 2 Coach of the Year.
Heupel guided the Vols to a 10-2 (6-2 SEC) regular-season record and a berth in the Capital One Orange Bowl. Tennessee defeated Florida, LSU and Alabama in 2022.
No. 6 Tennessee will play No. 7 Clemson (11-2, 8-0 ACC) in the Capital One Orange Bowl on Dec. 30.
Kickoff between the Vols and Tigers is slated for 8 p.m. EST at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Tennessee's last Orange Bowl appearance took place in 1998, losing to Nebraska, 42-17. The contest between the Vols and Cornhuskers was Peyton Manning's final game for the Vols.
Story originally appeared on Vols Wire