First-year Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has been named the Pro Coach of the Year by the Maxwell Club, following his incredible debut performance in taking the Eagles to the postseason.
Chip Kelly named Pro Coach of the Year by the Maxwell Football Club.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 16, 2014
In his first season at the helm in the City of Brotherly Love, Kelly led the Eagles to 10-6 record and the NFC East Championship, which they clinched in the last week of the regular season with a win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Most of this success could be attributed to the success the Eagles had on offense under Kelly, something many thought wouldn’t work. Coming in from the college ranks where he was in charge of one of the most potent offenses every year with the Oregon Ducks, he made his system work in the NFL, even landing running back LeSean McCoy the rushing title for 2013.
He was also crucial in the development of QB Nick Foles, who took over within the season for Michael Vick, and quickly became one of the more efficient quarterbacks in the National Football League.