National Football League Coach of the Year Award
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.
- 1 AP NFL Coach of the Year
- 2 Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year
- 3 Pro Football Weekly NFL Coach of the Year
- 4 Maxwell Football Club NFL Coach of the Year
- 5 Touchdown Club of Columbus NFL Coach of the Year
- 6 Kansas City Committee of 101 AFC/NFC Coach of the Year Awards
- 7 UPI NFL Coach of the Year
- 8 References
AP NFL Coach of the Year
|Bold||Denotes team won the Super Bowl/NFL Championship that season|
|Italic||Denotes first year head coach of that team|
|*||Denotes interim coach|
Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year
Pro Football Weekly NFL Coach of the Year
Maxwell Football Club NFL Coach of the Year
|Earle "Greasy" Neale Award|
|Awarded for||Professional Coach of the Year|
|Presented by||Maxwell Football Club|
|Currently held by||Ron Rivera|
|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.
Touchdown Club of Columbus NFL Coach of the Year
This award is officially called the Paul Brown Trophy.
Kansas City Committee of 101 AFC/NFC Coach of the Year Awards
- See: Kansas City Committee of 101 Awards#Coach of the Year Awards (NFC and AFC) (since 1969)
UPI NFL Coach of the Year
- "Maxwell Club Names Chuck Pagano and Bruce Arians Coach of the Year". Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- Spofford, Mike (January 26, 2012). "McCarthy, Rodgers win Maxwell awards". Packers.com. Green Bay Packers, Inc. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
- "Football Club Picks Shell as Coach of Year". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. January 22, 1991. Retrieved February 16, 2017.