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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 YearEdit

Year Winner Team
2010 Bill Belichick (3) New England Patriots
2009 Marvin Lewis Cincinnati Bengals
2008 Mike Smith Atlanta Falcons
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 Jimmy Johnson Dallas Cowboys
1989 Lindy Infante Green Bay Packers
1988 Mike Ditka(2) Chicago Bears
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 Jack Pardee Washington Redskins
1978 Jack Patera Seattle Seahawks
1977 Red Miller Denver Broncos
1976 Forrest Gregg Cleveland Browns
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 Dick Nolan San Francisco 49ers
1969 Bud Grant Minnesota Vikings
1968 Don Shula(3) Baltimore Colts
1967 George Allen
Don Shula(2) (tie)
Los Angeles Rams
Baltimore Colts
1966 Tom Landry Dallas Cowboys
1965 George Halas(2) Chicago Bears
1964 Don Shula Baltimore Colts
1963 George Halas Chicago Bears
1962 Allie Sherman(2) New York Giants
1961 Allie Sherman New York Giants
1960 Buck Shaw Philadelphia Eagles
1959 Vince Lombardi Green Bay Packers
1958 Weeb Ewbank Baltimore Colts
1957 George Wilson Detroit Lions

Sporting News NFL Coach of the YearEdit

YearNFL CoachTeam
2010Mike Smith (2)Atlanta Falcons
2009Sean Payton (2)New Orleans Saints
2008Mike Smith Atlanta Falcons
2007Bill Belichick (2)New England Patriots
2006Sean PaytonNew Orleans Saints
2005Tony DungyIndianapolis Colts
2004Bill Cowher(2)Pittsburgh Steelers
2003Bill BelichickNew England Patriots
2002Andy Reid(2)Philadelphia Eagles
2001Dick JauronChicago Bears
2000Andy ReidPhiladelphia Eagles
1999Dick Vermeil(2)St. Louis Rams
1998Dan Reeves(2)Atlanta Falcons
1997Jim FasselNew York Giants
1996Dom CapersCarolina Panthers
1995Ray RhodesPhiladelphia Eagles
1994George Seifert(2)San Francisco 49ers
1993Dan ReevesNew York Giants
1992Bill CowherPittsburgh Steelers
1991Joe Gibbs(3)Washington Redskins
1990George SeifertSan Francisco 49ers
1989Lindy InfanteGreen Bay Packers
1988Marv LevyBuffalo Bills
1987Jim MoraNew Orleans Saints
1986Bill ParcellsNew York Giants
1985Mike DitkaChicago Bears
1984Chuck Knox(3)Seattle Seahawks
1983Joe Gibbs(2)Washington Redskins
1982Joe GibbsWashington Redskins
1981Bill WalshSan Francisco 49ers
1980Chuck Knox(2)Buffalo Bills
1979Dick VermeilPhiladelphia Eagles
1978Jack PateraSeattle Seahawks
1977Red MillerDenver Broncos
1976Chuck FairbanksNew England Patriots
1975Ted MarchibrodaBaltimore Colts
1974Don CoryellSt. Louis Cardinals
1973Chuck KnoxLos Angeles Rams
1972Don Shula(4)Miami Dolphins
1971George Allen(2)Washington Redskins
1970Don Shula(3)Miami Dolphins
1969Bud GrantMinnesota Vikings
1968Don Shula(2)Baltimore Colts
1967George AllenLos Angeles Rams
1966Tom LandryDallas Cowboys
1965George Halas(2)Chicago Bears
1964Don ShulaBaltimore Colts
1963George HalasChicago Bears
1962No Award-
1961Vince LombardiGreen Bay Packers
1960No Award-
1959No Award-
1958No Award-
1957No Award-
1956Jim Lee HowellNew York Giants
1955Joe KuharichWashington Redskins
1954No Award-
1953Paul Brown(3)Cleveland Browns
1952J. Hampton PoolLos Angeles Rams
1951Paul Brown(2)Cleveland Browns
1950Steve OwenNew York Giants
1949Paul BrownCleveland Browns
1948Earle "Greasy" NealePhiladelphia Eagles
1947Jimmy ConzelmanChicago Cardinals


Pro Football Weekly NFL Coach of the YearEdit

YearNFL CoachTeam
2008Tony SparanoMiami Dolphins
2007Bill Belichick(2)New England Patriots
2006Sean PaytonNew Orleans Saints
2005Lovie SmithChicago Bears
2004Marty SchottenheimerSan Diego Chargers
2003Bill BelichickNew England Patriots
2002Andy ReidPhiladelphia Eagles
2001Dick JauronChicago Bears
2000Jim HaslettNew Orleans Saints
1999Dick Vermeil(2)
1995Dom CapersCarolina Panthers
1994Bill Parcells(2)New England Patriots
1993Dan Reeves(2)New York Giants
1992Bobby RossSan Diego Chargers
1991Wayne FontesDetroit Lions
1990Art ShellLos Angeles Raiders
1989George SeifertSan Francisco 49ers
1988Mike DitkaChicago Bears
1987Jim MoraNew Orleans Saints
1986Bill ParcellsNew York Giants
1985No Award-
1984Dan ReevesDenver Broncos
1983Joe Gibbs(2)Washington Redskins
1982Joe GibbsWashington Redskins
1981Bill WalshSan Francisco 49ers
1980Chuck Knox(2)Buffalo Bills
1979Dick VermeilPhiladelphia Eagles
1978Walt MichaelsNew York Jets
1977Red MillerDenver Broncos
1976Chuck FairbanksNew England Patriots
1975Ted MarchibrodaBaltimore Colts
1974Don CoryellSt. Louis Cardinals
1973Chuck KnoxLos Angeles Rams
1972Don Shula(3)Miami Dolphins
1971George AllenWashington Redskins
1970Don Shula(2)Miami Dolphins
1969AFL – John Madden
NFL – Bud Grant
Oakland Raiders
Minnesota Vikings
1968AFL – Hank Stram
NFL – Don Shula
Kansas City Chiefs
Baltimore Colts


Maxwell Football Club NFL Coach of the YearEdit

Earle "Greasy" Neale Award
Awarded forProfessional Coach of the Year
Presented byMaxwell Football Club
CountryUnited States
First awarded1989
Currently held byAndy Reid
Official websiteEarle "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.

YearNFL CoachTeam
2010Andy ReidPhiladelphia Eagles
2009Sean PaytonNew Orleans Saints
2008Jeff FisherTennessee Titans
2007Bill BelichickNew England Patriots
2006Sean PaytonNew Orleans Saints
2005Tony DungyIndianapolis Colts
2004Marty SchottenheimerSan Diego Chargers
2003Dick VermeilKansas City Chiefs
2002Andy ReidPhiladelphia Eagles
2001Dick JauronChicago Bears
2000Andy ReidPhiladelphia Eagles
1999Dick VermeilSt. Louis Rams
1998Dennis GreenMinnesota Vikings
1997Tony DungyTampa Bay Buccaneers
1996Dom CapersCarolina Panthers
1995Ray RhodesPhiladelphia Eagles
1994Bill ParcellsNew England Patriots
1993Dan ReevesNew York Giants
1992Bobby RossSan Diego Chargers
1991Wayne FontesDetroit Lions
1990Art ShellLos Angeles Raiders
1989Chuck NollPittsburgh Steelers


Touchdown Club of Columbus NFL Coach of the YearEdit

This award is officially called The Paul Brown Trophy.

Kansas City Committee of 101 AFC/NFC Coach of the Year AwardsEdit

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

UPI NFL Coach of the YearEdit

YearAFC CoachTeamNFC CoachTeam
1997discontinued-discontinued-
1996Tom CoughlinJacksonville JaguarsDom CapersCarolina Panthers
1995Marty SchottenheimerKansas City ChiefsRay RhodesPhiladelphia Eagles
1994Bill ParcellsNew England PatriotsDave WannstedtChicago Bears
1993Marv LevyBuffalo BillsDan ReevesNew York Giants
1992Bobby RossSan Diego ChargersDennis GreenMinnesota Vikings
1991Dan ReevesDenver BroncosWayne FontesDetroit Lions
1990Art ShellLos Angeles RaidersJimmy JohnsonDallas Cowboys
1989Dan ReevesDenver BroncosLindy InfanteGreen Bay Packers
1988Marv LevyBuffalo BillsMike DitkaChicago Bears
1987Ron MeyerIndianapolis ColtsJim MoraNew Orleans Saints
1986Marty SchottenheimerCleveland BrownsBill ParcellsNew York Giants
1985Raymond BerryNew England PatriotsMike DitkaChicago Bears
1984Chuck KnoxSeattle SeahawksBill WalshSan Francisco 49ers
1983Chuck KnoxSeattle SeahawksJohn RobinsonLos Angeles Rams
1982Tom FloresLos Angeles RaidersJoe GibbsWashington Redskins
1981Forrest GreggCincinnati BengalsBill WalshSan Francisco 49ers
1980Sam RutiglianoCleveland BrownsLeeman BennettAtlanta Falcons
1979Sam RutiglianoCleveland BrownsJack PardeeWashington Redskins
1978Walt MichaelsNew York JetsDick VermeilPhiladelphia Eagles
1977Red MillerDenver BroncosLeeman BennettAtlanta Falcons
1976Chuck FairbanksNew England PatriotsJack PardeeChicago Bears
1975Ted MarchibrodaBaltimore ColtsTom LandryDallas Cowboys
1974Sid GillmanHouston OilersDon CoryellSt. Louis Cardinals
1973John RalstonDenver BroncosChuck KnoxLos Angeles Rams
1972Chuck NollPittsburgh SteelersDan DevineGreen Bay Packers
1971Don ShulaMiami DolphinsGeorge AllenWashington Redskins
1970Paul BrownCincinnati BengalsAlex WebsterNew York Giants
YearAFL CoachTeamNFL CoachTeam
1969Paul BrownCincinnati BengalsBud GrantMinnesota Vikings
1968Hank StramKansas City ChiefsDon ShulaBaltimore Colts
1967John RauchOakland RaidersGeorge AllenLos Angeles Rams
1966Mike HolovakBoston PatriotsTom LandryDallas Cowboys
1965Lou SabanBuffalo BillsGeorge HalasChicago Bears
1964Lou SabanBuffalo BillsDon ShulaBaltimore Colts
1963Al DavisOakland RaidersGeorge HalasChicago Bears
1962Jack FaulknerDenver BroncosAllie ShermanNew York Giants
1961Wally LemmHouston OilersAllie ShermanNew York Giants
1960Lou RymkusHouston OilersBuck ShawPhiladelphia Eagles
YearNFL CoachTeam
1959Vince LombardiGreen Bay Packers
1958Weeb EwbankBaltimore Colts
1957Paul BrownCleveland Browns
1956Buddy ParkerDetroit Lions
1955Joe KuharichWashington Redskins
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