Bill Belichick: Hoodie of the Year Now Honored As Coach of the Year

Tony Santorsa@@TonySantorsaSenior Writer IIFebruary 3, 2011

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 19:  Bill Belichick, head coach of the New England Patriots, looks on during the second quarter of the game against the Green Bay Packers at Gillette Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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NOTE: This article was first seen at PatriotsPlus.net.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was named the 2010 Associated Press Coach of the Year Wednesday. 

This is Belichick's third Coach of the Year honor, as he won it in 2003 and 2007, and now trails the all-time great Don Shula who won it four times. 

Belichick led a rebuilding Patriots squad to a league best 14-2 record. However, they did not fare so well in the post-season with their 28-21 loss to the New York Jets

Belichick received 30 out of a possible 50 votes from the AP, while Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raheem Morris came in second with a mere 11.5 votes. 

Along with Belichick being honored, quarterback Tom Brady was announced the league's Offensive Player of the Year Tuesday. 

Brady will likely win the Most Valuable Player award this Saturday. 

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