On Saturday night former Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was awarded the AP NFL Assistant Coach of the Year for his 2019 season with the Bears.
Vic Fangio was named AP assistant coach of the year. #Bears— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) February 3, 2019
Under Fangio’s guidance, the Bears finished with a 12-4, first place NFC North finish fueled by their stellar D. Chicago was 3rd in total yards allowed, 1st in rushing yards allowed, 7th in passing yards allowed and tops in the league in interceptions.
The Bears now are led on defense by Chuck Pagano, who replaced Fangio after he was hired as the head coach of the Denver Broncos.
Fangio won with 25 votes coming from the panel of media members who voted on the award.
Coming behind Fangio and in order, was Ravens DC Don Martindale, Colts DC Matt Eberflus, Seahawks offensive line coach Mike Solario and Browns offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens, who took over as head coach this offseason.