Jim McNally

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Jim McNally
Candid photograph of McNally wearing a blue t-shirt bearing a New York Giants logo standing on a football field and holding a football in his right hand with his left hand on his hip
McNally with New York Giants in 2003
Cincinnati Bengals
Personal information
Born: (1943-12-13) December 13, 1943 (age 79)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Career information
Career history
As a coach:

Jim McNally (born December 13, 1943) is an American former football coach, whose 28-year professional coaching career in the National Football League (NFL) included tenures with the Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers and New York Giants before retiring following a four-year stint with the Buffalo Bills.

McNally began his coaching career for the University at Buffalo in 1965 and also coached at Marshall University, Boston College and Wake Forest.[1] McNally won himself a place in the U.B. Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982 in recognition of both his Bulls playing career (1961–1964) and also his coaching expertise.[2] He was inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.[3]

Since his retirement, McNally puts on an offensive and defensive line teaching camps and clinics [4] and serves as a volunteer fundraiser with the University at Buffalo.[5]

In the film We Are Marshall, which tells the true story of a football team that was reconstructed after a tragic plane accident, the character of McNally is played by Ron Clinton Smith.


  1. ^ Wawrow, John (January 8, 2008). "Bills Offensive Line Coach McNally Retires, Ending 28-year NFL Career". USA Today. Retrieved March 16, 2009.
  2. ^ "1963 Buffalo Football," University at Buffalo Sports History Collection - October 10, 2013.
  3. ^ "Jim McNally". The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. 2008. Retrieved March 16, 2009.
  4. ^ "Offensive and Defensive Line Teaching Camp | CoachMcNally.com". Archived from the original on August 9, 2014. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  5. ^ "James McNally, EdM '68 & BS '66, of Orchard Park, N.Y." University at Buffalo News Center. 2010. Retrieved March 10, 2010.

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