Paul McGinley won Sports Personality Coach of the Year 2014 at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards in Glasgow. He was awarded for guiding the European team to win the Ryder Cup of Golf at Gleneagles in UK in September 2014.
Under his guidance Europe defeated the United States by 16.5 points to 11.5 points.
In December 2014, McGinley was appointed as captain of the Irish golf team for the Rio Olympics scheduled to be held in 2016.
The Sports Personality of the Year Awards is presented by the BBC Sports annually in December.
Other Sport Personality awards
• Sports Personality of the Year: Lewis Hamilton of Britain (F1 Driver)
• Young Sports Personality of the Year: Italy-born Claudia Fragapane of Britain (Artistic gymnast)
• Lifetime Achievement: Sir Christopher Andrew "Chris" Hoy of Britain (Racing driver and former track cyclist)
• Overseas Sports Personality of the Year: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal (Footballer)
• Get Inspired Unsung Hero: Jill Stidever of Leicestershire (Swimming coach)
• Helen Rollason award: Invictus Games competitors of London
• Team of the Year: England women's rugby union team
What: Won by Paul McGinley
When: 15 December 2014
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