PressBox’s third annual Best Of is here, featuring more than 60 honorees, including best win, best save, best dynasty, best atmosphere and much more.

Best Hire

In January, the Navy football team officially hired Brian Newberry away from FCS Kennesaw State to be its new defensive coordinator. That decision proved to be wise.

Newberry brought an entirely new style to the Mids’ defense, shaving nearly 10 points per game off of what the unit allowed in 2018. The Mids were also the AAC’s top defense against the run.

In the process, Newberry became a semifinalist for the Broyles Award, given to the top assistant coach in the country.

Photo Credit: Phil Hoffmann/Navy Athletics

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Plus: Check out PressBox’s 2019 Sportsperson of the Year, Mo Gaba, and Athlete of the Year, Lamar Jackson.

Issue 260: December 2019 / January 2020  


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