NFL Head Coach: New Orleans Saints
Career Highlights: As New Orleans Saints Head Coach for 14 seasons, Sean Payton boasts a 143-81 record, including winning the NFC South title the past four seasons, and six times overall. 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 Indianapolis. 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 the Saints, Payton was a member of Dallas’ staff for three years, where he came after four years with the New York Giants (1999-2002). 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.