In his first season with the 49ers, head coach Jim Harbaugh was named AP Coach of the Year. Harbaugh is the first 49ers coach to win the award since Bill Walsh in 1981. Dick Nolan (1970) is the only other 49ers coach to win AP Coach of the Year.
Harbaugh led the 49ers to the NFC Championship game and a 13-3 regular season after virtually having no offseason due to the work stoppage.
According to Gregg Rosenthal of ProFootballTalk.com, Harbaugh received 45 of the 50 first place votes.
Alex Smith accepted the award on Harbaugh’s behalf and apparently gave a tremendous acceptance speech. Make sure to watch NFL Honors on NBC at 6:00 p.m. PT.
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