The award goes to the coach that exemplifies responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and excellence both on and off the field.
DeRuyter has led the Bulldogs to a 5-0 start for the first time since 2001 and they are currently ranked 21st in the AP Top 25 Poll.
Along with his work with the players, Coach DeRuyter also participates in a number of charity events benefiting everything from Special Olympics to Children's Hospital Central California.
Click here to vote for Coach DeRuyter and remember that you can vote every day.
Voting runs through December 3rd, after which the top 15 will advance.
The winning coach will be announced January 6th before the National Championship game.