Tom Quinn (American football)

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Tom Quinn
Position: Special teams coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1968-01-27) January 27, 1968 (age 50)
Career information
High school: Santa Ana (CA) Foothill
College: Arizona
Undrafted: 1991
Career history
As coach:
Career highlights and awards

Tom Quinn (born January 27, 1968)[1] is a coach in the National Football League. He spent 11 years as the Special Teams Coordinator for the New York Giants, where he was a part of two Super Bowl winning teams.

Career[edit]

New York Giants (2006-2017)[edit]

Quinn was hired by the Giants to serve as their assistant special teams coach under Mike Sweatman for the 2006 season. After one season, he was promoted to special teams coach. In 2007, Lawrence Tynes kicked a game-winning 47 yard field goal in overtime to send the Giants to Super Bowl XLII, as they defeated the Green Bay Packers 23-20. In 2011, Tynes again kicked a game-winning field goal in overtime, as his 31-yard kick sent the Giants to Super Bowl XLVI, as they defeated the San Francisco 49ers. During his tenure as special teams coach, the Giants have seen mixed results. His first season saw the Giants rank 11th in special teams. Since then, they have ranked near the middle or bottom of the league in each season.[2]

After the 2017 season, new head coach Pat Shurmur relieved Quinn of his coaching duties.

Criticism[edit]

Quinn's special teams units have often ranked near the bottom of the league on a yearly basis. In 2014, he made headlines after getting into a heated argument with Giants punter Steve Weatherford. Quinn attempted to grab Weatherford after he failed to punt out of bounds, and Weatherford responded by brushing past him angrily.[3]

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