The New York Giants search for a new head coach is over. Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo has officially been named the new the 17th head coach in franchise history; here’s a little about him.
John Mara and Steve Tisch were not going to lose offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo to the Philadelphia Eagles.
As many know by now, McAdoo was a leading candidate for the Eagles head coaching vacancy before he was named the official head coach of the New York Giants.
Could the team have been peer pressured into his hire? Possibly. But his work in resurrecting the career of quarterback Eli Manning made it tough for the team not to retain him.
So who exactly is Ben McAdoo? Let’s get to know him, shall we?
McAdoo was born in Homer City, Pennsylvania and stayed in his home state to attend Indiana (PA). He coached his local high school football team until he got a gig with the Michigan State Spartans as a graduate assistant. Helping coach a Spartans’ offense that went on to win the 2001 Silicon Valley Football Classic.
McAdoo also helped coach the University if Pittsburgh Panthers to the 2003 Continental Tire Bowl.
He has worked with a multitude of NFL teams on the offensive side of the ball as well. Including the New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers, and Green Bay Packers under Mike McCarthy – Which is where his West coast style offense comes from.
He started out coaching the Packers’ tight ends in 2006, before eventually being promoted to quarterbacks coach in 2012; while also winning a Super Bowl in the 2010 season.