The Kansas City Chiefs have announced that Todd Haley was named the NFL 101 Award’s AFC Coach of the Year in a vote of national media members.
“I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the Kansas City Chiefs,” said Haley. “Our growth as a team this season wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of our entire coaching staff who so tirelessly dedicated themselves to making us better each and every day. While our team’s development was truly a collective effort, I am extremely humbled to follow in the footsteps of coaches like Hank Stram and Marty Schottenheimer, who previously received this honor with the Chiefs.
“Our football team made tremendous progress in 2010, but there is still a great deal of work yet to do to achieve our ultimate objective.”
The 2010 season award winners will be presented with trophies at the 41st Annual NFL 101 Awards gala, co-presented by Perfect Output and ECCO Select, in Kansas City on Saturday, March 5, 2011.
A well deserved honor for Coach Haley that shouldn’t be his last of the offseason. No matter how you feel about his style, there’s no arguing with the results he delivered with a team that was expected by many to finish below .500.