Ben McAdoo

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Ben McAdoo
Ben McAdoo in 2013.jpg
McAdoo in 2013.
New York Giants
Position: Offensive coordinator
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-07-09) July 9, 1977 (age 38)
Place of birth: Homer City, Pennsylvania
Career information
High school: Homer City (PA) Homer-Center
College: Indiana (PA)
Career history
As coach:
Career highlights and awards

Benjamin Lee "Ben" McAdoo (born July 9, 1977) is an American football coach who is currently the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants.

Early life[edit]

McAdoo was born in Homer City, Pennsylvania and graduated from Homer-Center Junior/Senior High School in 1995.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

While attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), McAdoo began working as an assistant high school coach in his sophomore year of college. He returned to his alma mater Homer-Center to be an assistant coach for the 1996 and 1997 seasons, then was an assistant at Indiana Area High School from 1998 to 1999.[2] McAdoo graduated from IUP summa cum laude in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education.[2][3]

He then became a graduate assistant for Michigan State Spartans football under coach Bobby Williams while pursuing a master's degree in kinesiology at the Michigan State University College of Education.[2][4] In the 2001 season, McAdoo earned his first collegiate coaching position as a graduate assistant for special teams and offense at Michigan State, on a team that won the 2001 Silicon Valley Football Classic.[4]

McAdoo was the offensive line and tight ends coach at Fairfield University for the 2002 season, in what would be the final season for the Fairfield football team.[4] In 2003, McAdoo became a graduate assistant at the University of Pittsburgh under Walt Harris and helped the team win the 2003 Continental Tire Bowl.[2]

After initially accepting an assistant coach position at Akron, McAdoo resigned to become offensive quality control coach for the New Orleans Saints in 2004 under coach Jim Haslett. McAdoo interviewed with offensive coordinator Mike McCarthy.[2]

McAdoo coached tight ends and offensive tackles at Stanford for 2005 spring camp, then resigned to be assistant offensive line and quality control coach for the San Francisco 49ers, again reuniting with Mike McCarthy.[2] In 2006, McCarthy became head coach for the Green Bay Packers and added McAdoo to his staff as tight ends coach.[2] McAdoo coached tight ends for the Packers until the 2011 season, then coached quarterbacks from 2012 to 2013; the 2010 Packers team won Super Bowl XLV.[4]

In 2014, McAdoo joined Tom Coughlin's staff at the New York Giants as offensive coordinator.[5]


  1. ^ "NFL: Giants hire Homer City native as offensive coordinator". Indiana Gazette. January 14, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Scifo, Dan (May 19, 2006). "Homer City native lands third NFL coaching job". Blairsville Dispatch. Retrieved January 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ Burglund, Matthew (Spring 2013). "Namedroppers". IUP Magazine. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Ben McAdoo". New York Giants. Retrieved January 19, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Giants hire Ben McAdoo as OC". ESPN. 2014-01-14. Retrieved 2014-01-14.