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
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
Position: Consultant
Personal information
Date of birth: (1943-12-13) December 13, 1943 (age 73)
Place of birth: Buffalo, New York
Career information
College: Buffalo
Career history
As coach:

Jim McNally (born December 13, 1943) is an American retired 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 (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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