Pat Shurmur was named the 18th head coach in Giants history on Jan. 22, 2018.
A 20-year NFL coaching veteran, Shurmur joined the Giants after a two-year stint with the Minnesota Vikings, including the last 27 games as offensive coordinator. In 2017, he was named the NFL Assistant Coach of the Year by the Pro Football Writers Association.
This is the second head coaching assignment for Shurmur, who led the Cleveland Browns from 2011-12.
Mike Shula was announced on February 15th as the Giants new offensive coordinator.
Shula, 52, is a 30-year coaching veteran, 26 as an NFL assistant and four as a head coach at the University of Alabama. He spent the previous seven seasons with the Carolina Panthers, including the last five as offensive coordinator.
Bettcher, 39, comes to the Giants after five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, the last three as defensive coordinator. In those three years, the Cards’ defense was consistently among the NFL’s best in yardage allowed, ranking fifth in 2015 (321.7), second in 2016 (305.2) and sixth in 2017 (310.9). Arizona was also one of the league’s most effective run-stopping units each season, finishing, respectively, sixth (91.3), ninth (94.9), and sixth again (89.6). In 2016, Bettcher’s defense led the NFL with 48 sacks. Last season, the Cards took down opposing quarterbacks 37 times, including an NFL-leading 17.0 sacks by Chandler Jones.
Special Teams Coordinator
Thomas McGaughey was announced on February 15th as the Giants' new Special Teams Coordinator. McGaughey, 44, recently completed his second season as Carolina’s special teams coordinator. In 2017, the Panthers ranked fifth in the NFL with a 42.4-yard net punting average, and eighth by allowing an average of just 5.9 yards on 30 opponent punt returns. Kicker Graham Gano led the league with a .967 success rate on field goal attempts (29 of 30) and made 34 of 37 extra point tries. In 2016, Carolina led the NFL with three blocked kicks.
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