The Toronto FC mentor had already won honors as MLS Coach of the Year for a record-breaking season that included the Supporters’ Shield, Canadian Championship and MLS Cup titles.
Vanney, 43, was guiding TFC’s youth academy when the club named him to replace Ryan Nelsen as first-team head coach in August, 2014. Under his leadership and a run of prestigious player acquisitions, TFC transformed from a doormat that had never qualified for the MLS playoffs into one of the league’s top teams. He and general manager Tim Bezbatchenko, who masterminded the transformation, signed new long-term contracts in July.
On Sunday, Concacaf named Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas as its Male Player of the Year and U.S. forward Alex Morgan as Female Player of the Year.