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Paul McGinley of Ireland won Sports Personality Coach of the Year 2014

Dec 18, 2014 15:00 IST

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

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