List of New York Giants head coaches


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 originally founded in 1925 and have played for eighteen NFL championships. They have won six 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 17 head coaches for the Giants franchise. Five different 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 17 Giants coaches, two have been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Benny Friedman and Steve Owen.[5] Several former players have been head coach for the Giants, including Joe Alexander, Earl Potteiger, Benny Friedman, Steve Owen, Jim Lee Howell, and Alex Webster. The current coach is Tom Coughlin, who was hired on January 6, 2004.[6]

Key

# Number of coaches[N 1]
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
T Ties
Win% Winning percentage
00 Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach
00 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 correct as of the end of the 2012 NFL season.

# Name Term[N 2] Regular Season Playoffs Awards
GC W L T Win% GC W L
New York Giants
1 Bob Folwell* 1925 12 8 4 0 .667
2 Joe Alexander 1926 13 8 4 1 .667
3 Earl Potteiger 19271928 26 15 8 3 .652
4 LeRoy Andrews 19291930 30 24 5 1 .828
5 Benny Friedman 1930 2 2 0 0 1.000
6 Steve Owen 19311953 268 151 100 17 .602 10 2 8
7 Jim Lee Howell* 19541960 84 53 27 4 .663 4 2 2
8 Allie Sherman* 19611968 112 57 51 4 .528 3 0 3
9 Alex Webster* 19691973 70 29 40 1 .420
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 Parcells 19831990 127 77 49 1 .611 11 8 3
14 Ray Handley* 19911992 32 14 18 0 .438
15 Dan Reeves 19931996 64 31 33 0 .484 2 1 1
16 Jim Fassel 19972003 112 58 53 1 .523 5 2 3
17 Tom Coughlin 2004present 144 83 61 0 .576 11 8 3

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