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Paul Brown Biography

Growing Up, A Storybook Beginning, On To Osu, Gridiron Success, Chronology, Awards And AccomplishmentsSELECTED WRITINGS BY BROWN:


American football coach

Paul Brown was the first head coach of the Cleveland Browns football team. He played a major role in the evolution of the modern day game, devising detailed game plans, playbooks, and classroom learning techniques. He was also the first coach to hire a full-time coaching staff, as well as instituting the practice of analyzing game films. He coached with the Browns from 1946-62, and then with the Cincinnati Bengals from 1968-1975.


(With Jack T. Clary) Paul Brown: The Paul Brown Story, MacMillan, 1979.

Sketch by Eric Lagergren

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