Ravens head coach John Harbaugh named AP Coach of the Year

OC Greg Roman named AP Assistant Coach of the Year

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February 02, 2020 - 10:13 am
Head coach John Harbaugh honored with AP Coach of the Year award.

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By Austin Medina  

The Ravens took over the 9th annual NFL Honors ceremony Saturday night. Before Lamar Jackson was honored as a unanimous NFL MVP, two Ravens coaches were praised as the top coaches in the league. 

Head coach John Harbaugh won his first AP Coach of the Year award. 

The Ravens held a league-best 14-2 record and won their second straight AFC North division title.

Harbaugh's honor was long overdue, as this season marked his fourth AFC North crown and eight playoff appearance since 2008. 

Harbaugh received 27 votes, with 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan finishing 2nd with 14 votes. 

Since joining Baltimore in 2008, the Ravens have been consistently successful and the award solidifies Harbaugh as one of the top head coaches in the NFL. His record in Baltimore is 118-74. 

Harbaugh signed a four-year extension in January 2019 and with Lamar Jackson at quarterback, the Ravens success will only increase moving forward. As Jackson became the first Ravens player to win MVP, Harbaugh is the first Ravens head coach to bring home his award. 

In addition to Harbaugh, offensive coordinator Greg Roman won AP Assistant Coach of the Year. 

Roman ran away with the votes, earning 41 votes while 49ers DC Robert Saleh came in 2nd with three votes. 

After a shaky offense was exploited in the 2019 playoffs, Roman was promoted to offensive coordinator. The Ravens offense under Roman and Jackson took the league by storm. 

Baltimore led the league in the league in scoring, averaging 33.3 points per game. 

Though the offense was headlined by Jackson, Roman's schemes resulted in the league best rushing attack, averaging 206 rush yards per game. Roman's offense produced seven Pro Bowlers, including fullback Patrick Ricard and tight end Mark Andrews. 

The Ravens may not be in the Super Bowl, yet winning three major awards is a solidifying honor for the direction of the franchise.