Stuart Lancaster was put in charge of the team at a particularly low point in English rugby.
The World Cup campaign was a disaster, remembered now for poor performances on the pitch and bad behaviour off it.
But Lancaster managed to bring back the England team back to respectability.
When the 42-year-old took over from Martin Johnson in December, he made 13 changes from the team that disappointed in New Zealand and brought in 9 uncapped players.
Lancaster's results in the Six Nations speak for themselves: four wins and a one loss (and that to the eventual Grand Slam winners Wales).
England finished second in the table.
But more importantly, Lancaster restored pride to English rugby.