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St. Thomas' Caruso wins second National Coach of the Year award

St. Thomas head football coach Glenn Caruso was named the Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year for Division III on Thursday. It's the second straight season Caruso has won the award. In just four years he has led St. Thomas to two MIAC championships and compiled a 43-7 record.
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St. Thomas head football coach Glenn Caruso was named the Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year for Division III on Thursday. It's the second straight season Caruso has won the award. In just four years he has led St. Thomas to two MIAC championships and compiled a 43-7 record.

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