Corey Chamblin Coach of the year. He was my second choice behind Austin. Getting to the Grey Cup game as a first year coach with a roster that went through over 80 players, playing in totally temporary not at all ideal facilities made Austin my top choice. Heck the team had their locker room facilities at their downtown office. Had to bus players to the west end of Hamilton to Mac for practices, bus back downtown to shower, bus 55 km north for games in Guelph.
To battle through all those potential distractions and injuries and ever fluctuating roster get to the Grey Cup was an incredible job. Taking nothing away from Chamblin - any Grey Cup winning coach has done a great job - but I think Austin deserved it more IMO.