Best Coach - 2013
There is no shortage of coaching talent in the Bay Area. Bruce Bochy won his second championship in three years and Mark Jackson turned a young team with an offensive reputation into a hard-nosed and savvy contender that won hearts on an unexpected playoff run. But this year belonged to Jim Harbaugh, the man with the balls to bench the quarterback who led the 49ers to the NFC Championship game for one who had never before started in the pros. But it wasn't just courage that took the Niners to the Super Bowl, it was Harbaugh's ability to mold an offensive game plan that maximized Colin Kaepernick's unique and potent skill-set. Now let's see what the duo can do with a full off-season to work with.