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10 things to know about HC Brian Daboll


The New York Giants have named Brian Daboll as their new head coach. Here are 10 things to know:

1. Daboll served the past four seasons as the Bills' offensive coordinator and was named the 2020 AP Assistant Coach of the Year.

2. He has overseen the development of Pro Bowl quarterback Josh Allen, who finished second in the MVP voting in 2020 and set numerous franchise single-season records.

3. Daboll and new general manager Joe Schoen worked together with the Bills for the last four seasons, three of which resulted in double-digit win totals and playoff berths. Buffalo also won back-to-back AFC East titles and advanced to the AFC Championship Game in 2020.

4. The Bills' offense ranked second overall in both yards (396.4) and points (31.3) per game in 2020. He improved the scoring production by 11.7 points per game from 2019 to 2020. In 2021, the Bills finished third in the NFL with 28.4 points per game and fifth with 381.9 yards per game.

5. Daboll coached in New England for a total of 11 seasons and won five Super Bowl titles as an assistant (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX and LI).

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6. Prior to Buffalo, Daboll won a national championship as the offensive coordinator at Alabama in 2017. Under Daboll, Alabama's offense scored in 49 consecutive quarters during the 2017 season, marking the NCAA's longest streak since 2005. He coached future NFL starting quarterbacks Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa.

7. Daboll spent 10 seasons with the Patriots (2000-06, 2013-16) in a variety of roles and has been an OC for the Browns (2009-10), Dolphins (2011) and Chiefs (2012). He was also QB coach during Brett Favre's time the Jets.

8. From 2013-16, he coached New England's tight ends as Rob Gronkowski earned All-Pro honors in 2014 and 2015. In his first stint with the Patriots, he spent 2000-01 as a defensive assistant and moved to wide receivers coach from 2002-06. He helped Deion Branch earn Super Bowl XXXIX MVP honors in the Patriots' win over Philadelphia. Branch was the first wide receiver to earn MVP since San Francisco's Jerry Rice in 1988.

9. His connection with Bills coach Sean McDermott dated back to William & Mary in 1997. McDermott was concluding his collegiate playing career and Daboll was a volunteer assistant for the Tribe.

10. A native of West Seneca, N.Y., Daboll graduated from the University of Rochester in 1997 and was a two-year starter at safety for the Yellow Jackets. He and his wife, Beth, have six children: Mark, Christian, Aiden, Haven, Avery and Luke. He attended St. Francis High School.


Table inside Article
Team Years Position
New York Giants 2022-Present Head Coach
Buffalo Bills 2018-21 Offensive coordinator
Alabama 2017 Offensive coordinator
New England Patriots 2013-16 TE coach
Kansas City Chiefs 2012 Offensive coordinator
Miami Dolphins 2011 Offensive coordinator
Cleveland Browns 2009-10 Offensive coordinator
New York Jets 2007-08 QB coach
New England Patriots 2000-06 Defensive assistant/WR coach (starting in 2002)
Michigan State 1998-99 Graduate assistant
William & Mary 1997 Volunteer assistant

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