Giants head coach Pat Shurmur has been named Assistant Coach of the Year by the Associated Press for his role as offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings.
Shurmur, who was hired by the Giants after the Vikings were eliminated, helped lead Minnesota's offense into the playoffs despite injuries to key players such as Sam Bradford and RB Dalvin Cook. He guided QB Case Keenum, who thrived down the stretch as the Vikings reached the NFC Championship Game.
Shurmur has spent the bulk of his career since 199 as an assistant coach in the NFL. He coached for the Eagles from 1999 until 2008 before going on to become the Rams offensive coordinator under former Giants defensive coordinator and then-Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo.
Shurmur landed his first NFL head coaching job with the Cleveland Browns, but was fired after two seasons in Cleveland and returned to coach the Eagles for three more seasons -- including a stint as interim head coach -- before joinining the Vikings.