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The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football franchise based in Cleveland, Ohio. They are a member of the North Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team began playing in 1946 as a charter member of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC), and joined the NFL as part of the AAFC–NFL merger in 1950.[1] The team played their home games at Cleveland Stadium from 1946 to 1995 before moving to Cleveland Browns Stadium, where they have played since 1999.[2] The Browns did not play from 1996 to 1998 when the team's owner, Art Modell, moved the team to Baltimore, Maryland and formed the Baltimore Ravens. The team was re-activated under new ownership in Cleveland in 1999.[3] The team is currently owned by Randy Lerner. Mike Holmgren is their president and Tom Heckert is their general manager.[4]

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There have been 14 head coaches for the Browns franchise. Their first head coach was Paul Brown, who coached for 17 complete seasons.[5] Brown is also the franchise's all-time leader for the most regular season games coached (214), the most regular season game wins (158), the most playoffs games coached (14), and the most playoff game wins (9). Brown is the only Browns head coach to win an AAFC championship with four, the NFL championship with three, the Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year three times, the United Press International (UPI) NFL Coach of the Year once[6], and to have been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach.[7] Blanton Collier, Dick Modzelewski, Sam Rutigliano, Bud Carson, Jim Shofner, Chris Palmer, Butch Davis, and Romeo Crennel have spent their entire NFL head coaching careers with the Browns. Eric Mangini had been the head coach of the Browns since the firing of Crennel,[8] but was himself fired on January 3, 2011.


KeyEdit

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The Browns have played their home games in Cleveland Browns Stadium since 1999.

# Number of coaches[N 1]
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
T Ties
Win% Winning percentage
* Spent entire NFL head coaching career with the Browns
Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach


CoachesEdit

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2010 NFL season.

# Name Term[N 2] Regular season Playoffs Achievements Reference
GC W L T Win% GC W L Win%
1 Paul Brown 19461962 214 158 48 8 .767 14 9 5 .643 Four AAFC championships (1946, 1947, 1948, 1949)[9]
Three NFL championships (1950, 1954, 1955)[10]
Seven NFL Conference championships(1950-55,1957)

1949, 1951, and 1953 Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year[11]
1957 UPI NFL Coach of the Year[6]

[5][7]
2 Blanton Collier* 19631970 112 76 34 2 .691 7 3 4 .429 NFL Champion in 1964
Four Eastern conference champions (1964, 1965, 1968, 1969)
Three Century Division Champions (1967,1968, 1969)
[12]
3 Nick Skorich 19711975 56 30 24 2 .556 2 0 2 .000 AFC Central Division Champions 1971 [13]
4 Forrest Gregg 19751977 41 18 23 0 .439 1976 Associated Press (AP) NFL Coach of the Year[14] [15]
5 Dick Modzelewski* 1977 1 0 1 0 .000 [16]
6 Sam Rutigliano* 19781984 97 47 50 0 .485 2 0 2 .000 1979 and 1980 UPI NFL Coach of the Year[6],
AFC Central Division Champions 1980
[17]
7 Marty Schottenheimer 19841988 71 44 27 0 .620 6 2 4 .333 1986 UPI NFL Coach of the Year[6]
Three AFC Central Division Champions (1985, 1986 and 1987)
[18]
8 Bud Carson* 19891990 25 11 13 1 .458 2 1 1 .500 AFC Central Division Champions 1989 [19]
9 Jim Shofner* 1990 7 1 6 0 .143 [20]
10 Bill Belichick 19911995 80 36 44 0 .450 2 1 1 .500 [21]
[N 3] 19961998
11 Chris Palmer* 19992000 32 5 27 0 .156 [22]
12 Butch Davis* 20012004 58 24 34 0 .414 1 0 1 .000 [23]
13 Terry Robiskie 2004 6 1 5 0 .167 [24]
14 Romeo Crennel* 20052008 64 24 40 0 .375 [25]
15 Eric Mangini 20092010 32 10 22 0 .313 [26]
16 Pat Shurmur 2011 - - - - -

FootnotesEdit

  1. A running total of the number of coaches of the Browns. Thus, any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  2. Each year is linked to an article about that NFL season.
  3. The Browns did not play from 1996 to 1998 due to events in the Cleveland Browns relocation controversy.[3]

NotesEdit

General
Specific
  1. "Year By Year Season Results". Cleveland Browns. NFL Enterprises LLC. Archived from the original on 2008-07-12. http://web.archive.org/web/20080712113040/http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/team/history/results.php. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  2. "Cleveland Browns Stadium". Cleveland Browns. NFL Enterprises LLC. http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/tickets/stadium/. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Henkel 2005, p. 111
  4. "Front Office". Cleveland Browns. NFL Enterprises LLC. http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/team/frontoffice.php. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Paul Brown". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/BrowPa0.htm. Retrieved 2008-06-20.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Hickok, Ralph (2008-04-17). "NFL Coach of the Year Award". Hick OK Sports. http://www.hickoksports.com/history/nflcoy.shtml. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Paul Brown". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?PLAYER_ID=34. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  8. "Cleveland Browns Franchise Encyclopedia". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/cle/. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  9. "Cleveland Browns". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/history/team.jsp?franchise_id=8. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  10. "History: NFL Champions". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/history/general/champions.jsp. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  11. "NFL Coach of the Year". Sporting News. http://www.sportingnews.com/archives/almanac/nfl/coachofyear.html. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  12. "Blanton Collier". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/CollBl0.htm. Retrieved 2008-06-20.
  13. "Nick Skorich". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/SkorNi0.htm. Retrieved 2008-06-20.
  14. "AP NFL Coach of the Year Winners". The Washington Post. 2005-01-08. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A58979-2005Jan8_3.html. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  15. "Forrest Gregg". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/GregFo0.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  16. "Dick Modzelewski". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/ModzDi0.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  17. "Sam Rutigliano". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/RutiSa0.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  18. "Marty Schottenheimer". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/SchoMa0.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  19. "Bud Carson". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/CarsBu0.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  20. "Jim Shofner". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/ShofJi0.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  21. "Bill Belichick". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/BeliBi0.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  22. "Chris Palmer". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/PalmCh0.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  23. "Butch Davis". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/DaviBu0.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  24. "Terry Robiskie". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/RobiTe0.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  25. "Romeo Crennel". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/CrenRo0.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  26. "Eric Mangini". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/MangEr0.htm. Retrieved 2009-01-07.

ReferencesEdit

  • Henkel, Frank M. (2005). Cleveland Browns History. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 9780738534282.

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