List of New York Giants head coaches

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The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. They are members of the East Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The franchise was originally founded in 1925 and have played for eighteen NFL championships. They have won six World Championship Games (Super Bowl and NFL Championship games) and one NFL Championship by virtue of having the league's best record at the end of the season in 1927.[1][2]

There have been 17 head coaches for the Giants franchise. Five different coaches have won NFL Championships with the team: Earl Potteiger in 1927, Steve Owen in 1934 and 1938, Jim Lee Howell in 1956, Bill Parcells in 1986 and 1990, and Tom Coughlin in 2007 and 2011.[2] Steve Owen leads all-time in games coached and wins, and LeRoy Andrews leads all coaches in winning percentage with .828 (with at least one full season coached).[3] Bill Arnsparger is statistically the worst coach the Giants have had in terms of winning percentage, with .200.[4]

Of the 17 Giants coaches, two have been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Benny Friedman and Steve Owen.[5] Several former players have been head coach for the Giants, including Joe Alexander, Earl Potteiger, Benny Friedman, Steve Owen, Jim Lee Howell, and Alex Webster. The current coach is Tom Coughlin, who was hired on January 6, 2004.[6]

Key[edit]

# Number of coaches[N 1]
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
T Ties
Win% Winning percentage
00 Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach
00 Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a player
00* Spent entire NFL head coaching career with the Giants


Coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct as of the end of the 2013 NFL season.

Tom Coughlin is the current head coach of the Giants.[7]
# Name Term[N 2] Regular Season Playoffs Awards
GC W L T Win% GC W L
New York Giants
1 Bob Folwell* 1925 12 8 4 0 .667
2 Joe Alexander 1926 13 8 4 1 .667
3 Earl Potteiger 19271928 26 15 8 3 .652 NFL Championship (1927)
4 LeRoy Andrews 19291930 30 24 5 1 .828
5 Benny Friedman 1930 2 2 0 0 1.000
6 Steve Owen 19311953 268 151 100 17 .602 10 2 8 NFL Championship (1934)

NFL Championship (1938) StarIconBronze.pngSporting News Coach of the Year (1950)[8]

7 Jim Lee Howell* 19541960 84 53 27 4 .663 4 2 2 NFL Championship (1956)

StarIconBronze.pngSporting News Coach of the Year (1956)[8]

8 Allie Sherman* 19611968 112 57 51 4 .528 3 0 3 StarIconBronze.pngAP Coach of the Year (1961, 1962)[9]
StarIconBronze.pngUPI NFL Coach of the Year (1961, 1962)[8]
9 Alex Webster* 19691973 70 29 40 1 .420 StarIconBronze.pngUPI NFC Coach of the Year (1970)[8]
10 Bill Arnsparger* 19741976 35 7 28 0 .200
11 John McVay* 19761978 37 14 23 0 .378
12 Ray Perkins 19791982 57 23 34 0 .404 2 1 1
13 Bill Parcells 19831990 127 77 49 1 .611 11 8 3 NFL Championship (1986)

NFL Championship (1990) StarIconBronze.pngAP Coach of the Year (1986)[10]
StarIconBronze.pngPro Football Weekly Coach of the Year (1986)[11]
StarIconBronze.pngSporting News Coach of the Year (1986)[12]
StarIconBronze.pngUPI NFC Coach of the Year (1986)[8]

14 Ray Handley* 19911992 32 14 18 0 .438
15 Dan Reeves 19931996 64 31 33 0 .484 2 1 1 StarIconBronze.pngAP Coach of the Year (1993)[13]
StarIconBronze.pngPro Football Weekly Coach of the Year (1993)[14]
StarIconBronze.pngSporting News Coach of the Year (1993)[15]
StarIconBronze.pngUPI NFC Coach of the Year (1993)[8]
16 Jim Fassel 19972003 112 58 53 1 .523 5 2 3 StarIconBronze.pngAP Coach of the Year (1997)[16]
StarIconBronze.pngPro Football Weekly Coach of the Year (1997)[17]
StarIconBronze.pngSporting News Coach of the Year (1997)[8]
17 Tom Coughlin 2004present 160 90 70 0 .563 11 8 3 NFL Championship (2007)

NFL Championship (2011)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A running total of the number of Giants head coaches. Thus, any head coach who has two or more separate terms is only counted once.
  2. ^ Each year is linked to an article about that particular NFL season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goldstein, Richard (2005-10-25). "Wellington Mara, Co-Owner of New York Giants, Is Dead at 89". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-04-04. 
  2. ^ a b "New York Giants Championship History". NFLTeamHistory.com. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 
  3. ^ "LeRoy Andrews' Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  4. ^ "Bill Arnsparger's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  5. ^ "Hall of Famers by Franchise". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved March 16, 2008. 
  6. ^ Zinser, Lynn (2004-01-07). "Giants Hire Coughlin to Revitalize Team". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 
  7. ^ "Tom Coughlin's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "NFL Coach of the Year Award". Hickok Sports. Retrieved March 22, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Allie Sherman". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 
  10. ^ "Duane Charles Parcells". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 
  11. ^ "Two-time SB champion Parcells retires from coaching". ESPN. January 23, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 
  12. ^ "Bill Parcells". 60 Minutes. CBS. October 3, 2004. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 
  13. ^ "Dan Reeves". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 
  14. ^ "Reeves beats owner to the punch". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  15. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  16. ^ "James Edward Fassel". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  17. ^ "James Fassel". Associated Press. Retrieved 2008-04-11. 

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