Coach Mike MacIntyre has earned another prestigious honor in a historic season for the University of Colorado football team.

Coach Mac was named the Walter Camp Coach of the Year for 2016 on Thursday, announced by the Walter Camp Foundation.

The Walter Camp Football Foundation is based in New Haven, Conn. The all-volunteer group was founded in 1967 with the goal of perpetuating the ideals of Walter Camp, known as the "Father of American Football."

Coach MacIntyre is just the second CU Buffs' coach to earn the award. Coach Bill McCartney earned the honor in 1989.

The award is considered among the most prestigious since the honoree is named based on a selection by his peers.

The Buffs' 2016 season has been one for the record books for so many reasons.

At the start of the year, the team was picked to finish dead last in the Pac-12 South Division. Their prior five seasons had earned them a brutal 5-40 record in conference play.

Instead, the team clinched the South title in front of a huge crowd at Folsom Field Nov. 26, and will head to the Pac-12 Championship on Friday. Their 8-1 season is the first eight-win season in school history.

This also isn't the first award for Coach Mac this season. On Tuesday, the Buffs head coach was named the Pac-12 Conference Coach of the Year.