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Paul Brown

Cumulative stats (All positions)

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
25 213-104-9 66.72% 9-8 52.94%

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Biography

Paul Brown was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1946 until 1975, finishing his career with the Cincinnati Bengals as their head coach. Over his twenty-five years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 213-104-9. During his career he was a head coach for twenty-five seasons, first with the Cleveland Browns. He led the Browns for seventeen seasons, compiling a record of 158-48-8. During his time leading the Browns the team won the championship in 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1954, and 1955. His next head coaching stint came with the Cincinnati Bengals. He coached the Bengals from 1968 to 1975, leading the team to a 55-56-1 record during his eight seasons as head coach.Throughout Brown's coaching career his teams led the league in victories seven times, most recently in 1957.

Brown won the NFL's Coach of the Year award in 1970 after guiding the Bengals to a 8-6-0 record and a berth in the playoffs. During the 1957 and 1958 seasons as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns he coached Jim Brown to the Most Valuable Player.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1975 Head Coach 11-3-0 0-1
1974 Head Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1973 Head Coach 10-4-0 0-1
1972 Head Coach 8-6-0 0-0
1971 Head Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1970 Head Coach 8-6-0 0-1
1969 Head Coach 4-9-1 0-0
1968 Head Coach 3-11-0 0-0
1962 Head Coach 7-6-1 0-0
1961 Head Coach 8-5-1 0-0
1960 Head Coach 8-3-1 0-0
1959 Head Coach 7-5-0 0-0
1958 Head Coach 9-3-0 0-1
1957 Head Coach 9-2-1 0-1
1956 Head Coach 5-7-0 0-0
1955 Head Coach 9-2-1 1-0
1954 Head Coach 9-3-0 1-0
1953 Head Coach 11-1-0 0-1
1952 Head Coach 8-4-0 0-1
1951 Head Coach 11-1-0 0-1
1950 Head Coach 10-2-0 2-0
1949 Head Coach 9-1-2 2-0
1948 Head Coach 14-0-0 1-0
1947 Head Coach 12-1-1 1-0
1946 Head Coach 12-2-0 1-0

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Fun Facts

  • Paul Brown is the inventor of the modern playbook.
  • Paul Brown is credited with establishing two franchises (Browns/Bengals).
  • Paul Brown Has won the most championships of any NFL coach.