Who are the Giants Head Coach Candidates?

Posted Jan 11, 2016

The Giants coaching search is underway. Track all of the coaching interviews here.

Mike Smith

INTERVIEW DATE: Monday, Jan. 11

Former Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith became the sixth candidate to interview for the vacant Giants’ head coaching position. The 56-year-old Smith coached the Falcons from 2008-14. He was 66-46 (.589) in the regular season and 1-4 in the postseason, including a 24-2 loss to the Giants in a 2011 NFC Wild Card game. In his first five seasons, Smith’s Falcons were 56-24 (.700), won two NFC South titles and earned four postseason berths. Atlanta advanced to the 2012 NFC Championship game but lost to San Francisco, 28-24. He was selected the Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year in 2008, 2010 and 2012 ... READ MORE

Doug Marrone

INTERVIEW DATE: Saturday, Jan. 9

Doug Marrone, the former coach of the Buffalo Bills became the fifth candidate to interview for the Giants Head Coach position. In 2015, Marrone was the Jacksonville Jaguars’ assistant head coach – offense, and offensive line coach. The Jaguars scored 376 points, 127 more than they did in 2014. Marrone was the head coach of the Bills in 2013-14, when the team was 6-10 and then 9-7, the team’s highest win total in 10 years. He joined Hall of Famer Marv Levy and Wade Phillips as the only coaches in Bills history to win at least 15 games in their first two seasons. From 2006-08, he was the offensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints under Sean Payton, a former Giants coordinator. In 2009, Marrone left the Saints to become the head coach at Syracuse, a position he held for four seasons ... READ MORE

Adam Gase

INTERVIEW DATE: Friday, Jan. 8
Adam Gase, an NFL offensive coordinator for three years, today interviewed for the Giants’ head coaching job. Gase, 37, spent the 2014 season as the coordinator for the Chicago Bears. Prior to that, he was with the Denver Broncos for four seasons, the final two as offensive coordinator. In 2015, Chicago ranked 21st in the NFL with 344.6 yards a game, and 23rd with 20.9 points a game. The Bears were 11th in rushing yards (115.7) and 23rd in passing (228.9). Under his tutelage, quarterback Jay Cutler threw only 11 interceptions, the lowest full-season total of his career ... READ MORE

Teryl Austin

INTERVIEW DATE: Thursday, Jan. 7

Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin formally interviewed for the Giants’ vacant head coaching position. Austin met with team president John Mara and general manager Jerry Reese at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Austin just completed his second season as the Detroit Lions’ defensive coordinator. In 2015, the Lions ranked 18th in the NFL in total defense. In Austin’s first season as coordinator in 2014, Detroit finished second in the league, allowing 300.9 yards a game, and first against the run, giving up only 69.3 yards per game on the ground ... READ MORE

Steve Spagnuolo

INTERVIEW DATE: Thursday, Jan. 7
Steve Spagnuolo, the Giants’ defensive coordinator in 2015, met with team president John Mara and general manager Jerry Reese for a formal interview as he seeks to become the team’s head coach in 2016. He also held the defensive coordinator position in 2007-08 when the Giants ranked seventh and fifth, respectively, in total defense. Spagnuolo also devised the game plan and made the in-game adjustments to help the Giants defeat the previously-undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII ... READ MORE

Ben McAdoo

INTERVIEW DATE: Tuesday, Jan. 5
Ben McAdoo joined the Giants in 2014 as Offensive Coordinator, soon after a season in which the Giants finished 28th in the NFL in total offense. In his two seasons, the offense has ranked 10th and eighth. Quarterback Eli Manning has had what are arguably his two most productive seasons under McAdoo. In 2015, Manning established career highs for attempts (618), completions (387) and touchdown passes (33). He threw for 4,436 yards, the second-highest total of his career ... READ MORE