The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. They are members of the East Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The franchise was founded in 1925 and have played for 19 NFL championships. They have won seven World Championship Games (Super Bowl and NFL Championship games) and one NFL Championship by virtue of having the league's best record at the end of the season in 1927.[1][2]

There have been 22 head coaches for the Giants franchise. Five coaches have won NFL Championships with the team: Earl Potteiger in 1927, Steve Owen in 1934 and 1938, Jim Lee Howell in 1956, Bill Parcells in 1986 and 1990, and Tom Coughlin in 2007 and 2011.[2] Steve Owen leads all-time in games coached and wins, and LeRoy Andrews leads all coaches in winning percentage with .828 (with at least one full season coached).[3] Bill Arnsparger is statistically the worst coach the Giants have had in terms of winning percentage, with .200.[4]

Of the 22 Giants coaches, three have been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Benny Friedman, Steve Owen and Bill Parcells.[5] Several former players have been head coach for the Giants, including Doc Alexander, Earl Potteiger, Benny Friedman, Steve Owen, Jim Lee Howell, and Alex Webster. The current head coach is Brian Daboll, who was hired on January 28, 2022.[6]

Key

# Number of coaches[N 1]
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
T Ties
Win% Winning percentage
00dagger Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach
00double-dagger Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a player
00* Spent entire NFL head coaching career with the Giants

Coaches

Note: Statistics are accurate through the end of the 2021 NFL season.
Tom Coughlin spent 12 years as head coach of the Giants,[7] before resigning on January 4, 2016.
Tom Coughlin spent 12 years as head coach of the Giants,[7] before resigning on January 4, 2016.
# Name Term[N 2] Regular season Playoffs Awards
GC W L T Win% GC W L
1 Bob Folwell* 1925 12 8 4 0 .667
2 Doc Alexander 1926 13 8 4 1 .654
3 Earl Potteiger 19271928 26 15 8 3 .635 NFL Championship (1927)
4 LeRoy Andrews 19291930 30 24 5 1 .817
5 Benny Friedmandouble-dagger 1930 2 2 0 0 1.000
6 Steve Owendagger 19311953 268 153 100 17 .598 10 2 8 2 NFL Championships (1934, 1938)
Sporting News Coach of the Year (1950)[8]
7 Jim Lee Howell* 19541960 84 53 27 4 .655 4 2 2 NFL Championship (1956)
Sporting News Coach of the Year (1956)[8]
8 Allie Sherman* 19611968 112 57 51 4 .527 3 0 3 AP Coach of the Year (1961, 1962)[9]
UPI NFL Coach of the Year (1961, 1962)[8]
9 Alex Webster* 19691973 70 29 40 1 .421 UPI NFC Coach of the Year (1970)[8]
10 Bill Arnsparger* 19741976 35 7 28 0 .200
11 John McVay* 19761978 37 14 23 0 .378
12 Ray Perkins 19791982 57 23 34 0 .404 2 1 1
13 Bill Parcellsdagger 19831990 127 77 49 1 .610 11 8 3 2 Super Bowl Championships (1986, 1990)
AP Coach of the Year (1986)[10]
Pro Football Weekly Coach of the Year (1986)[11]
Sporting News Coach of the Year (1986)[12]
UPI NFC Coach of the Year (1986)[8]
14 Ray Handley* 19911992 32 14 18 0 .438
15 Dan Reeves 19931996 64 31 33 0 .484 2 1 1 AP Coach of the Year (1993)[13]
Pro Football Weekly Coach of the Year (1993)[14]
Sporting News Coach of the Year (1993)[15]
UPI NFC Coach of the Year (1993)[8]
16 Jim Fassel* 19972003 112 58 53 1 .522 5 2 3 AP Coach of the Year (1997)[16]
Pro Football Weekly Coach of the Year (1997)[17]
Sporting News Coach of the Year (1997)[8]
17 Tom Coughlin 20042015 192 102 90 0 .531 11 8 3 2 Super Bowl Championships (2007, 2011)
18 Ben McAdoo* 20162017 28 13 15 0 .464 1 0 1
19 Steve Spagnuolo[N 3] 2017 4 1 3 0 .250
20 Pat Shurmur 20182019 32 9 23 0 .281
21 Joe Judge* 20202021 33 10 23 0 .303
22 Brian Daboll* 2022–present 0 0 0 0

Notes

  1. ^ A running total of the number of Giants head coaches. Thus, any head coach who has two or more terms is only counted once.
  2. ^ Each year is linked to an article about that particular NFL season.
  3. ^ McAdoo was fired twelve games into the 2017 season. Spagnuolo served as interim head coach for the remaining four games.

References

  1. ^ Goldstein, Richard (October 25, 2005). "Wellington Mara, Co-Owner of New York Giants, Is Dead at 89". New York Times. Retrieved April 4, 2008.
  2. ^ a b "New York Giants Championship History". NFLTeamHistory.com. Archived from the original on May 17, 2008. Retrieved March 16, 2008.
  3. ^ "LeRoy Andrews' Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved March 17, 2008.
  4. ^ "Bill Arnsparger's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved March 17, 2008.
  5. ^ "Hall of Famers by Franchise". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved March 16, 2008.
  6. ^ Eisen, Michael (January 28, 2022). "Giants hire Brian Daboll as head coach". New York Giants. Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  7. ^ "Tom Coughlin's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved March 17, 2008.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "NFL Coach of the Year Award". Hickok Sports. Archived from the original on December 5, 2012. Retrieved March 22, 2008.
  9. ^ "Allie Sherman". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2008.
  10. ^ "Duane Charles Parcells". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2008.
  11. ^ "Two-time SB champion Parcells retires from coaching". ESPN. January 23, 2007. Retrieved April 7, 2008.
  12. ^ "Bill Parcells". 60 Minutes. CBS. October 3, 2004. Retrieved April 7, 2008.
  13. ^ "Dan Reeves". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2008.
  14. ^ "Reeves beats owner to the punch". ESPN. December 10, 2003. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  15. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  16. ^ "James Edward Fassel". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on March 29, 2008. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  17. ^ "James Fassel". Associated Press. December 17, 2003. Retrieved April 11, 2008.