National Football League Coach of the Year Award

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The National Football League Coach of the Year Award is presented annually by various news and sports organizations to the NFL head coach who has done the most outstanding job of working with the talent he has at his disposal. Currently, the most widely recognized award is presented by the Associated Press (AP). First presented in 1957, the AP award did not include American Football League teams. The Sporting News has given a pro football Coach of the Year award since 1947 and in 1949 gave its award to a non-NFL coach, Paul Brown of the AAFC's Cleveland Browns. In many years (1954, 1957–1960, 1962), TSN did not give an award; the awards it gave in the 1960s were to NFL coaches only, and since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, it has called the award the "NFL Coach of the Year." Other NFL Coach of the Year awards are presented by Pro Football Weekly-Pro Football Writers of America and the Maxwell Football Club.

The United Press International (UPI) NFL Coach of the Year award was first presented in 1955. From 1960 to 1969, before the AFL-NFL merger, an award was also given to the most outstanding coach from the AFL. When the leagues merged in 1970, separate awards were given to the best coaches from the AFC and NFC conferences. The UPI discontinued the awards after 1996.

AP NFL Coach of the Year[edit]

Bold Denotes team won the Super Bowl/NFL Championship that season
Season Coach Team Record
2013 Ron Rivera Carolina Panthers 12-4
2012 Bruce Arians Indianapolis Colts 9-3
2011 Jim Harbaugh San Francisco 49ers 13-3
2010 Bill Belichick (3) New England Patriots 14-2
2009 Marvin Lewis Cincinnati Bengals 10-6
2008 Mike Smith Atlanta Falcons 11-5
2007 Bill Belichick (2) New England Patriots 16-0
2006 Sean Payton New Orleans Saints 10-6
2005 Lovie Smith Chicago Bears 11-5
2004 Marty Schottenheimer San Diego Chargers 12-4
2003 Bill Belichick New England Patriots 14-2
2002 Andy Reid Philadelphia Eagles 12-4
2001 Dick Jauron Chicago Bears 13-3
2000 Jim Haslett New Orleans Saints 10-6
1999 Dick Vermeil St. Louis Rams 13-3
1998 Dan Reeves (2) Atlanta Falcons 12-2
1997 Jim Fassel New York Giants 10-5-1
1996 Dom Capers Carolina Panthers 12-4
1995 Ray Rhodes Philadelphia Eagles 10-6
1994 Bill Parcells (2) New England Patriots 10-6
1993 Dan Reeves New York Giants 11-5
1992 Bill Cowher Pittsburgh Steelers 11-5
1991 Wayne Fontes Detroit Lions 12-4
1990 Jimmy Johnson Dallas Cowboys 7-9
1989 Lindy Infante Green Bay Packers 10-6
1988 Mike Ditka (2) Chicago Bears 12-4
1987 Jim Mora New Orleans Saints 12-3
1986 Bill Parcells New York Giants 14-2
1985 Mike Ditka Chicago Bears 15-1
1984 Chuck Knox (3) Seattle Seahawks 12-4
1983 Joe Gibbs (2) Washington Redskins 14-2
1982 Joe Gibbs Washington Redskins 8-1
1981 Bill Walsh San Francisco 49ers 13-3
1980 Chuck Knox (2) Buffalo Bills 11-5
1979 Jack Pardee Washington Redskins 10-6
1978 Jack Patera Seattle Seahawks 9-7
1977 Red Miller Denver Broncos 12-2
1976 Forrest Gregg Cleveland Browns 9-6
1975 Ted Marchibroda Baltimore Colts 10-4
1974 Don Coryell St. Louis Cardinals 10-4
1973 Chuck Knox Los Angeles Rams 12-2
1972 Don Shula (4) Miami Dolphins 14-0
1971 George Allen (2) Washington Redskins 9-4-1
1970 Dick Nolan San Francisco 49ers 10-3-1
1969 Bud Grant Minnesota Vikings 12-2
1968 Don Shula (3) Baltimore Colts 13-1
1967 George Allen
Don Shula (2) (tie)
Los Angeles Rams
Baltimore Colts
11-1-2
11-1-2
1966 Tom Landry Dallas Cowboys 10-3-1
1965 George Halas (2) Chicago Bears 9-5
1964 Don Shula Baltimore Colts 12-2
1963 George Halas Chicago Bears 11-1-2
1962 Allie Sherman (2) New York Giants 12-2
1961 Allie Sherman New York Giants 10-3-1
1960 Buck Shaw Philadelphia Eagles 10-2
1959 Vince Lombardi Green Bay Packers 7-5
1958 Weeb Ewbank Baltimore Colts 9-3
1957 George Wilson Detroit Lions 8-4

Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year[edit]

Year NFL Coach Team
2012 Mike Smith (3) Atlanta Falcons
2011 Jim Harbaugh San Francisco 49ers
2010 Mike Smith (2) Atlanta Falcons
2009 Sean Payton (2) New Orleans Saints
2008 Mike Smith Atlanta Falcons
2007 Bill Belichick (2) New England Patriots
2006 Sean Payton New Orleans Saints
2005 Tony Dungy Indianapolis Colts
2004 Bill Cowher (2) Pittsburgh Steelers
2003 Bill Belichick New England Patriots
2002 Andy Reid (2) Philadelphia Eagles
2001 Dick Jauron Chicago Bears
2000 Andy Reid Philadelphia Eagles
1999 Dick Vermeil (2) St. Louis Rams
1998 Dan Reeves (2) Atlanta Falcons
1997 Jim Fassel New York Giants
1996 Dom Capers Carolina Panthers
1995 Ray Rhodes Philadelphia Eagles
1994 George Seifert (2) San Francisco 49ers
1993 Dan Reeves New York Giants
1992 Bill Cowher Pittsburgh Steelers
1991 Joe Gibbs(3) Washington Redskins
1990 George Seifert San Francisco 49ers
1989 Lindy Infante Green Bay Packers
1988 Marv Levy Buffalo Bills
1987 Jim Mora New Orleans Saints
1986 Bill Parcells New York Giants
1985 Mike Ditka Chicago Bears
1984 Chuck Knox (3) Seattle Seahawks
1983 Joe Gibbs(2) Washington Redskins
1982 Joe Gibbs Washington Redskins
1981 Bill Walsh San Francisco 49ers
1980 Chuck Knox(2) Buffalo Bills
1979 Dick Vermeil Philadelphia Eagles
1978 Jack Patera Seattle Seahawks
1977 Red Miller Denver Broncos
1976 Chuck Fairbanks New England Patriots
1975 Ted Marchibroda Baltimore Colts
1974 Don Coryell St. Louis Cardinals
1973 Chuck Knox Los Angeles Rams
1972 Don Shula (4) Miami Dolphins
1971 George Allen (2) Washington Redskins
1970 Don Shula (3) Miami Dolphins
1969 Bud Grant Minnesota Vikings
1968 Don Shula (2) Baltimore Colts
1967 George Allen Los Angeles Rams
1966 Tom Landry Dallas Cowboys
1965 George Halas (2) Chicago Bears
1964 Don Shula Baltimore Colts
1963 George Halas Chicago Bears
1962 No Award
1961 Vince Lombardi Green Bay Packers
1960 No Award
1959 No Award
1958 No Award
1957 No Award
1956 Jim Lee Howell New York Giants
1955 Joe Kuharich Washington Redskins
1954 No Award
1953 Paul Brown (3) Cleveland Browns
1952 J. Hampton Pool Los Angeles Rams
1951 Paul Brown (2) Cleveland Browns
1950 Steve Owen New York Giants
1949 Paul Brown Cleveland Browns
1948 Greasy Neale Philadelphia Eagles
1947 Jimmy Conzelman Chicago Cardinals

Pro Football Weekly NFL Coach of the Year[edit]

Year NFL Coach[1] Team
2008 Tony Sparano Miami Dolphins
2007 Bill Belichick (2) New England Patriots
2006 Sean Payton New Orleans Saints
2005 Lovie Smith Chicago Bears
2004 Marty Schottenheimer San Diego Chargers
2003 Bill Belichick New England Patriots
2002 Andy Reid Philadelphia Eagles
2001 Dick Jauron Chicago Bears
2000 Jim Haslett New Orleans Saints
1999 Dick Vermeil St. Louis Rams
1998 Dan Reeves (2) Atlanta Falcons
1997 Jim Fassel New York Giants
1996 Dom Capers Carolina Panthers
1995 Ray Rhodes Philadelphia Eagles
1994 Bill Parcells (2) New England Patriots
1993 Dan Reeves New York Giants
1992 Bill Cowher Pittsburgh Steelers
1991 Wayne Fontes Detroit Lions
1990 Art Shell Los Angeles Raiders
1989 George Seifert San Francisco 49ers
1988 Mike Ditka Chicago Bears
1987 Jim Mora New Orleans Saints
1986 Bill Parcells New York Giants
1985 No Award -
1984 Dan Reeves Denver Broncos
1983 Joe Gibbs (2) Washington Redskins
1982 Joe Gibbs Washington Redskins
1981 Bill Walsh San Francisco 49ers
1980 Chuck Knox (2) Buffalo Bills
1979 Dick Vermeil Philadelphia Eagles
1978 Walt Michaels New York Jets
1977 Red Miller Denver Broncos
1976 Chuck Fairbanks New England Patriots
1975 Ted Marchibroda Baltimore Colts
1974 Don Coryell St. Louis Cardinals
1973 Chuck Knox Los Angeles Rams
1972 Don Shula (3) Miami Dolphins
1971 George Allen(2) Washington Redskins
1970 Don Shula (2) Miami Dolphins
1969 AFL – John Madden
NFL – Bud Grant
Oakland Raiders
Minnesota Vikings
1968 AFL – Hank Stram
NFL – Don Shula
Kansas City Chiefs
Baltimore Colts

Maxwell Football Club NFL Coach of the Year[edit]

Earle "Greasy" Neale Award
Awarded for Professional Coach of the Year
Country United States
Presented by Maxwell Football Club
First awarded 1989
Currently held by Chip Kelly
Official website Earle "Greasy" Neale Award

Created in 1989, the award is officially titled the Earle "Greasy" Neale Award for Professional Coach of the Year. The Maxwell Football Club is best known for the Maxwell Award for the College Player of the Year which the club has presented annually since 1937.

Year NFC Coach Team
2013 Chip Kelly Philadelphia Eagles
2012 Chuck Pagano/Bruce Arians[2] Indianapolis Colts
2011 Mike McCarthy[3] Green Bay Packers
2010 Andy Reid Philadelphia Eagles
2009 Sean Payton New Orleans Saints
2008 Jeff Fisher Tennessee Titans
2007 Bill Belichick New England Patriots
2006 Sean Payton New Orleans Saints
2005 Tony Dungy Indianapolis Colts
2004 Marty Schottenheimer San Diego Chargers
2003 Dick Vermeil Kansas City Chiefs
2002 Andy Reid Philadelphia Eagles
2001 Dick Jauron Chicago Bears
2000 Andy Reid Philadelphia Eagles
1999 Dick Vermeil St. Louis Rams
1998 Dennis Green Minnesota Vikings
1997 Tony Dungy Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1996 Dom Capers Carolina Panthers
1995 Ray Rhodes Philadelphia Eagles
1994 Bill Parcells New England Patriots
1993 Dan Reeves New York Giants
1992 Bobby Ross San Diego Chargers
1991 Wayne Fontes Detroit Lions
1990 Art Shell Los Angeles Raiders
1989 Chuck Noll Pittsburgh Steelers

Touchdown Club of Columbus NFL Coach of the Year[edit]

This award is officially called The Paul Brown Trophy.

Kansas City Committee of 101 AFC/NFC Coach of the Year Awards[edit]

See: Kansas City Committee of 101 Awards#Coach of the Year Awards (NFC and AFC) (since 1969)

UPI NFL Coach of the Year[edit]

Year AFC Coach Team NFC Coach Team
1997 discontinued - discontinued -
1996 Tom Coughlin Jacksonville Jaguars Dom Capers Carolina Panthers
1995 Marty Schottenheimer Kansas City Chiefs Ray Rhodes Philadelphia Eagles
1994 Bill Parcells New England Patriots Dave Wannstedt Chicago Bears
1993 Marv Levy Buffalo Bills Dan Reeves New York Giants
1992 Bobby Ross San Diego Chargers Dennis Green Minnesota Vikings
1991 Dan Reeves Denver Broncos Wayne Fontes Detroit Lions
1990 Art Shell Los Angeles Raiders Jimmy Johnson Dallas Cowboys
1989 Dan Reeves Denver Broncos Lindy Infante Green Bay Packers
1988 Marv Levy Buffalo Bills Mike Ditka Chicago Bears
1987 Ron Meyer Indianapolis Colts Jim Mora New Orleans Saints
1986 Marty Schottenheimer Cleveland Browns Bill Parcells New York Giants
1985 Raymond Berry New England Patriots Mike Ditka Chicago Bears
1984 Chuck Knox Seattle Seahawks Bill Walsh San Francisco 49ers
1983 Chuck Knox Seattle Seahawks John Robinson Los Angeles Rams
1982 Tom Flores Los Angeles Raiders Joe Gibbs Washington Redskins
1981 Forrest Gregg Cincinnati Bengals Bill Walsh San Francisco 49ers
1980 Sam Rutigliano Cleveland Browns Leeman Bennett Atlanta Falcons
1979 Sam Rutigliano Cleveland Browns Jack Pardee Washington Redskins
1978 Walt Michaels New York Jets Dick Vermeil Philadelphia Eagles
1977 Red Miller Denver Broncos Leeman Bennett Atlanta Falcons
1976 Chuck Fairbanks New England Patriots Jack Pardee Chicago Bears
1975 Ted Marchibroda Baltimore Colts Tom Landry Dallas Cowboys
1974 Sid Gillman Houston Oilers Don Coryell St. Louis Cardinals
1973 John Ralston Denver Broncos Chuck Knox Los Angeles Rams
1972 Chuck Noll Pittsburgh Steelers Dan Devine Green Bay Packers
1971 Don Shula Miami Dolphins George Allen Washington Redskins
1970 Paul Brown Cincinnati Bengals Alex Webster New York Giants
Year AFL Coach Team NFL Coach Team
1969 Paul Brown Cincinnati Bengals Bud Grant Minnesota Vikings
1968 Hank Stram Kansas City Chiefs Don Shula Baltimore Colts
1967 John Rauch Oakland Raiders George Allen Los Angeles Rams
1966 Mike Holovak Boston Patriots Tom Landry Dallas Cowboys
1965 Lou Saban Buffalo Bills George Halas Chicago Bears
1964 Lou Saban Buffalo Bills Don Shula Baltimore Colts
1963 Al Davis Oakland Raiders George Halas Chicago Bears
1962 Jack Faulkner Denver Broncos Allie Sherman New York Giants
1961 Wally Lemm Houston Oilers Allie Sherman New York Giants
1960 Lou Rymkus Houston Oilers Buck Shaw Philadelphia Eagles
Year NFL Coach Team
1959 Vince Lombardi Green Bay Packers
1958 Weeb Ewbank Baltimore Colts
1957 Paul Brown Cleveland Browns
1956 Buddy Parker Detroit Lions
1955 Joe Kuharich Washington Redskins

References[edit]

  1. ^ SportsCity
  2. ^ "Maxwell Club Names Chuck Pagano and Bruce Arians Coach of the Year". Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Spofford, Mike (January 26, 2012). "McCarthy, Rodgers win Maxwell awards". Packers.com. Green Bay Packers, Inc. Retrieved 2012-04-07.