Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson has been named a co-recipient of the Assistant Coach of the Year from the Professional Football Writers of America.
Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson has been selected as Assistant Coach of the Year by the Professional Football Writers of America.
According to the organization, Jackson was honored for his work in 2015 as offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals. The site recognized Jackson for his efforts “with the Bengals skill position players (that) paid dividends in a 12-4 regular season.”
Jackson shares the honor with Denver defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
Jackson is the first Cincinnati Bengals assistant to receive the association’s assistant coach of the year award since Mike Zimmer in 2009 and the third Cincinnati assistant coach to be honored, joining current Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, who was selected in 2000.
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Jackson spent four seasons with the Bengals, a period that saw the Bengals win two AFC North Division titles and make four playoff appearances. In 2012, he was the Bengals secondary/assistant special teams coach, then coached the running backs in 2013 before moving up to offensive coordinator.
This season Jackson helped lead the Bengals’ offense to the No. 7 ranking in points per game, a playoff berth and an AFC North Division title, the second in his four years with the team.
The Browns have never had an assistant coach win the award, which was established in 1993, but Marty Schottenheimer was named AFC Coach of the Year in 1986 after leading the Browns to a 12-4 record and a trip to the AFC Championship Game.
If Jackson can work some magic on the Browns, he would be in line to match Schottenheimer with a coach of the year award of his own.