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New England Patriots' Bill Belichick named NFL Coach of the Year

2011-02-03 08:56:04 GMT+7 (ICT)

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS (BNO NEWS) -- New England Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick on Wednesday was named the NFL's Coach of the Year.

Belichick - who received 30 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members - led the Patriots this season to a 14-2 record and the AFC East title. However, they lost to the New York Jets in the postseason's divisional round.

This is the third time the 58-year-old Belichick receives the award after having been voted Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2007. He has led the Patriots to four Super Bowl appearances, of which three were won, since becoming the team's head coach in 2000. His career record now sits at 176-100-0, including playoff appearances.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' head coach Raheem Morris was voted second with 11 total votes.

On Tuesday, Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady was voted NFL's Offensive Player of the Year and on Monday, Pittsburgh Steelers' safety Troy Polamalu was voted NFL's Defensive Player of the Year.


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