The players on the field get most of the credit for making big plays and racking up wins for their team. But the coaches pacing the sideline deserve a share of the credit too.
Good head coaches can make the difference between a good team and a great team, or a playoff team and a lottery team. They are the ones responsible for game planning and getting every player to know the playbook and their roles on the team. They have to keep the team unified, and they have to call the plays on game day. There isn't a more stressful or demanding job in professional sports, and these 10 men handled it admirably.
Bill Belichick was just named the AP Coach of the Year for the third time in his career, but he's not the only head coach who was fantastic in 2010. Here are nine other coaches who deserve some recognition.
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