NFL Head Coach: Buffalo Bills
Career Highlights: Sean McDermott is starting his fifth season as Head Coach of the Buffalo Bills. Under his leadership, the Bills had immediate success as in his first season in 2017 he led the team to a 9-7 record and their first playoff appearance since 1999, ending the then-longest postseason drought in the four major sports. Last season, McDermott helped the Bills clinch the AFC East and win a playoff game for the first time since 1995 en route to their first AFC Championship Game appearance in 28 years. In his tenure, the team has a 38-26 record, and has made the playoffs in three of the past four seasons. Prior to Buffalo, McDermott began his NFL coaching career with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2001 and for 10 seasons held various coaching responsibilities. McDermott joined the Carolina Panthers in 2011 and was the team’s Defensive Coordinator for six seasons, which included a trip to Super Bowl 50. McDermott graduated from the College of William and Mary, and was an all-conference safety in 1997, and a teammate of current Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin.