Jonathan Smith has rebuilt the Oregon State football program from the 1-11 team he inherited to the 9-3 team they are this season, and Tuesday, he was recognized for it.
Smith was named co-Pac-12 Coach of the Year, in a vote taken by Pac-12 coaches.
Smith shared the honor with first-year Washington coach Kalen DeBoer.
In all, the Beavers had 19 all-conference selections, most in the Pac-12, including five first-team selections, which tied USC for the most.
Among the first-team selections for Oregon State was West Salem graduate Anthony Gould, who was voted first-team return specialist. He has two punt returns for touchdowns this season for the Beavers.
The other first-team selections for Oregon State were: Jack Colletto (all-purpose), Omar Speights (linebacker), Rejzohn Wright (defensive back) and Damien Martinez (running back), who also was the conference’s Offensive Freshman of the Year.
The five first-team all-conference selections are the most for Oregon State since 2009, when it had seven.
The No. 17 Beavers are set to face Florida at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 17 in the Las Vegas Bowl.