Kevin Stefanski was named the 18th full-time head coach in Cleveland Browns history on January 13, 2020. He spent the previous 14 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, where he moved up the coaching ladder from assistant to the head coach to offensive coordinator.
During his first two seasons, Stefanski has led the Browns to 20 total wins, trailing only Hall of Famer Paul Brown (23 in 1950-51) and Blanton Collier (21 in 1963-64) for the most NFL wins by a Browns coach in his first two seasons. During the Browns 75-year history, the team has surpassed 6,000 scrimmage yards in a single season just five times, including both years under Stefanski.
In his first season with the Browns, Stefanski led the team to its first playoff appearance since 2002 and first playoff victory in 26 years. He notched the most wins (11) by a first-year Browns head coach since Paul Brown had 12 in the team’s inaugural season in 1946. Stefanski’s 11 regular season wins were the most by a first-year head coach in 2020 and marked just the 11th time since 1970 a first-year coach has won 11 or more games. Stefanski was named the NFL Coach of the Year and joined Forrest Gregg (1976) as the second coach in franchise history to earn the honor.