Jim McNally

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This article is about the coach. For the umpire, see Jim McNally (baseball). For the locker-room attendant, see Deflategate.
Jim McNally
Jim McNally on game day with the New York Giants in 2003
Personal information
Date of birth (1943-12-13) December 13, 1943 (age 71)
Place of birth Buffalo, New York
Career information
College University at Buffalo
Team(s) as a player
1961–1964 Buffalo
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1966–1970 Buffalo (assistant)
1971–1974 Marshall (assistant)
1975–1977 Boston College (assistant)
1978–1979 Wake Forest (assistant)
1980–1994 Cincinnati Bengals (OL)
1995–1998 Carolina Panthers (OL)
1999–2003 New York Giants (OL)
2004–2007 Buffalo Bills (OL)
2010-2011 New York Jets (Consultant)
2012-present Cincinnati Bengals (Consultant)

Jim McNally (born December 13, 1943) is a retired American football coach, whose 28 years in NFL career 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 (2008-01-08). "Bills Offensive Line Coach McNally Retires, Ending 28-year NFL Career". USA Today. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  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 2009-03-16. 
  4. ^ http://coachmcnally.com/?page_id=28
  5. ^ "James McNally, EdM '68 & BS '66, of Orchard Park, N.Y.". University at Buffalo News Center. 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 

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