NFL Head Coach: New Orleans Saints
Career Highlights: In his 11 seasons as Head Coach of the New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton boasts a 105-71 record, including winning the NFC South title four times. Payton joined New Orleans in 2006 and under his leadership the team made the 2006 NFL Playoffs, after a 3-13 season in 2005. For his efforts he won the Coach of the Year honors. Following the 2009 season, the Saints won their first Super Bowl title in franchise history by defeating the Indianapolis Colts. Known for his offensive prowess, Payton’s teams scored more points (2,804) and gained more yards (40,158) than any other team in a coach’s first 100 games in NFL history. Prior to joining the Saints, Payton was a member of the Dallas Cowboys staff (assistant head coach & quarterbacks coach) since 2003 where he came after four years with the New York Giants (1999-2002), the last three as offensive coordinator. Prior to the NFL, Payton coached collegiately at San Diego State University (1989-89 and 1992-93) around a stop at Indiana State (1990-91). Following the 1993 season, Payton moved to Miami of Ohio (1994-95) and spent 1996 at Illinois before entering the NFL with Philadelphia as quarterback coach.