Jerry Reese

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Jerry Reese
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Reese (far left) with the 2007 Super Bowl champion coaching staff: defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, and head coach Tom Coughlin at Giants Stadium
Personal information
Born: (1963-07-22) July 22, 1963 (age 58)
Tiptonville, Tennessee
Career information
College:University of Tennessee at Martin
Career history
As an executive:
Career highlights and awards

Jerry Reese (born July 22, 1963) is a former American football executive, player, and coach. He was a member of the New York Giants for 23 years, serving as their general manager from 2007 to 2017 where he won two Super Bowls. He was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Reese is a native of Tiptonville, Tennessee, where he played for the Lake County Falcons' 1980 state champion 1-A high school football team.[2] He played for the University of Tennessee at Martin[3] where he was later an assistant coach before taking a job as a scout for the New York Giants. From 2002 until becoming general manager in 2007, he was the Director of Pro Personnel for the Giants.[4]

The Giants organization pictured in front of the White House on April 30, 2008.[5]

Executive career[edit]

New York Giants[edit]

Reese succeeded Ernie Accorsi as general manager on January 16, 2007. He participated in the Giants' success in the 2007 NFL Draft, which included the selections of Aaron Ross, Steve Smith, Jay Alford, Kevin Boss, Michael Johnson, Ahmad Bradshaw, and Zak DeOssie. Some of them played important roles in the Giants' Super Bowl XLII victory.[6] Prior to the start of Giants mini-camp in May 2008, Reese and the Giants were invited by President George W. Bush to the White House to honor their Super Bowl victory.[5]

Reese had his second Super Bowl victory in 2011 when the Giants won Super Bowl XLVI over the Patriots.[7]

In 2017, the Giants were marred by numerous player injuries and other known controversies. After a 2–10 record to start the 2017 year, Reese was fired by the Giants after serving 23 years in the front office, along with the firing of head coach Ben McAdoo.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Reese is married to Gwen Moore. They have two children, Jasmyne Danielle and Jerry II.[9] He resides in Jefferson Township, New Jersey, where his son J.R. recently played quarterback for the Jefferson Township High School football team.[10]


  1. ^ Biography: Jerry Reese
  2. ^ Shields, Brandon. "New York Giants GM Jerry Reese discusses NFL recruiting". The Jackson Sun. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "Jerry Reese-Tennessee Alumnus". Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "Giants fire general manager Jerry Reese". December 4, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Office of the Press Secretary (April 30, 2008). "President Bush Welcomes Super Bowl XLII Champion New York Giants to White House". The White House. Retrieved April 30, 2008.
  6. ^ "Jerry Reese integral in bringing two Super Bowls to Giants". December 5, 2017.
  7. ^ "Jerry Reese Fired as Giants GM, Won 2 Super Bowls with Team". Bleacher Report.
  8. ^ "New York Giants fire coach Ben McAdoo after 2-10 start". Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  9. ^ New York Giants Bio
  10. ^ Hague, Jim. "Falcons end grid season on high note with win over Lodi", Aim Jefferson, November 19, 2010. Accessed March 29, 2012.

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