Chizik, of course, led the Tigers to a 13-0 record, SEC championship, No. 1 ranking and spot in the BCS title game this year.
The award has been given out since 1994. Chizik is the first Auburn coach to get it.
He earned a $100,000 bonus by winning the award, bringing his total bonus compensation up to $700,000 so far this year. He can still earn $650,000 more in bonuses based on how Auburn fares against Oregon in Glendale, Ariz., on Jan. 10.