Greasy Neale Award

Pro Coach of the Year

When the Maxwell Football Club decided that they would give an Award for the Outstanding Pro Coach of the Year, the name that came to everyone’s mind was Earle “Greasy” Neale.

Who Votes?

Voters for all Maxwell Professional Awards are NFL coaching staffs and football personnel, members of the Maxwell Football Club and the Pro Writers of America Association, and local media.

This Years Winner…

The winner of the 28tht Annual Earle “Greasy” Neale Award for Professional Coach of the Year is Jack Del Rio of the Oakland Raiders.

Facts About Jack Del Rio

Del Rio is a player’s coach, and not in the pejorative tense that suggests a lack of discipline and accountability. Quite the contrary. No, he’s a player’s coach in that he intimately understands the rigors and the challenges of being a professional athlete. He relates, because he was once them, both as an All-American linebacker at USC and as a decade-long pro with five different NFL teams. Del Rio has walked many miles in his players’ cleats, commanding the respect and credibility of those players who appreciate the rare connection they have with their coach.

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