Former Texas coach Mack Brown is set to receive the lifetime achievement award during the Paul “Bear” Bryant awards banquet Wednesday night in Houston.
Brown is being honored for his career achievements on and off the field. He resigned from Texas in December, 2013. He led the Longhorns to the 2005 national championship. During his tenure, Texas posted nine straight seasons of at least 10 victories, which is tied for the second longest in NCAA history. For 12 straight years, Texas won at least nine games, with six seasons of at least 11 victories.
He was a head coach for 30 years. His 244 career victories are 10th all-time.
Brown and his wife, Sally, also have been involved in many community projects, including The Rise School of Austin and the Mack, Jack & McConaughey event, Caritas and the Helping Hands of Austin.
The American Red Cross named Brown as the 2011 Lady Bird Johnson Humanitarian Award winner.
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