The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame announced that Vanderbilt Head Coach James Franklin has been chosen to receive the 2013 Tennessean of the Year Award.
The news was announced during halftime of Vanderbilt's Black and Gold Spring Game. Franklin is the first Vanderbilt coach to earn the honor.
Franklin led the Commodores to a 9-4 record last season, capped of by a win in the Music City Bowl over North Carolina State.
Franklin will be recognized at the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame banquet on Saturday, May 4 at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville.