Cleveland dating coach

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Paul Eugene Brown (September 7, 1908 – August 5, 1991) was an American football coach and executive in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and National Football League (NFL).

Brown was the first coach of the Cleveland Browns and later played a role in founding the Cincinnati Bengals.

He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967.

Brown is credited with a number of American football innovations.

Brown began his coaching career at Severn School in 1931 before becoming the head football coach at Massillon Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio, where he grew up.

His high school teams lost only 10 games in 11 seasons.

He retired from coaching in 1975 but remained the Bengals' team president until his death in 1991.

He is the only NFL coach ever to have an NFL team named after him.Brown coached the Browns to three NFL championships – in 1950, 19 – but was fired in January 1963 amid a power struggle with team owner Art Modell.Brown in 1968 co-founded and was the first coach of the Bengals.He was then hired at Ohio State University and coached the school to its first national football championship in 1942.

After World War II, he became head coach of the Browns, who won four AAFC championships before joining the NFL in 1950.

He was the first coach to use game film to scout opponents, hire a full-time staff of assistants, and test players on their knowledge of a playbook.