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Pat Shurmur, New York Giants (January 26, 2018)

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NEW YORK GIANTS COACHING STAFF OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED…
New York Giants Head Coach Pat Shurmur officially announced his coaching staff today via press release. Most of the names had already been previously unofficially reported by the press. They include:

  • Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach: Mike Shula
  • Running Backs Coach: Craig Johnson
  • Wide Receivers Coach: Tyke Tolbert
  • Tight Ends Coach: Lunda Wells
  • Offensive Line Coach: Hal Hunter
  • Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Ben Wilkerson
  • Offensive Assistant: Ryan Roeder
  • Defensive Coordinator: James Bettcher
  • Defensive Line Coach: Gary Emanuel
  • Linebackers Coach: Bill McGovern
  • Assistant Linebackers Coach: Rob Leonard
  • Defensive Backs Coach: Lou Anarumo
  • Assistant Defensive Backs Coach: Deshea Townsend
  • Defensive Assistant: Bobby Blick
  • Special Teams Coordinator: Thomas McGaughey
  • Assistant Special Teams Coach: Anthony Blevins
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach: Aaron Wellman
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Markus Paul
  • Performance Manager: Joe Danos
  • Director of Performance Nutrition: Pratik Patel

The bios for these coaches are available in the Coaching Staff section of the website.

“We’re thrilled to announce our coaches,” Shurmur said. “They’re all excellent people, career coaches, guys who have had success in the profession developing players. We’re excited to have them here at the New York Giants. Some of the coaches I have a history with, some were on previous staffs here, and other coaches are guys I’ve known through the profession. I took a good look at some of the coaches that were here, and we certainly wanted to make sure that some of the really fine coaches that were in the building a year ago had an opportunity to stay.

“I’ve been through this and when you’re a new coach, the process of putting together your initial staff is time-consuming. There are many, many excellent coaches out there, but you want to try to bring in the right guys that fit.”

In the team’s press release, the Giants stated that Shurmur will call the plays while Shula will play a primary role in devising game plans as well as working with the quarterbacks.

“I’ve known Mike a very long time,” Shurmur said. “He’s done an outstanding job developing and working with quarterbacks. He was the offensive coordinator of a team that was recently playing in the Super Bowl. They’ve done an excellent job on offense in Carolina. We share a vision in terms of what we want to do offensively. We’re excited that he’ll be with us. He’ll be the offensive coordinator and also work with the quarterbacks. He’ll assume all the roles that any offensive coordinator would have, and he’d obviously be in position to call it, if need be.”

Other comments from Shurmur:

  • On Hal Hunter: “(With) Hunter, there’s a little bit of a scheme fit. He’s done a good job coaching the offensive line wherever he’s been.”
  • On James Bettcher: “James coaches a defense that’s hard to score against. He had great success in Arizona, and we’re certainly glad to have him here.”
  • On Thomas McGaughey: “I knew Thomas in the profession, and after having a chance to visit with him, I knew it would be a perfect fit here. He’s an outstanding coach. He coached top 10 units in special teams.”

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Jan 302018
 
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Ereck Flowers, New York Giants (October 1, 2017)

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REPORT – GIANTS HIRE HAL HUNTER AS OFFENSIVE LINE COACH…
The Sporting News is reporting that the New York Giants will hire Hal Hunter as the team’s new offensive line coach. The 58-year old Hunter was out of football in 2017. He last served as offensive line coach of the Indianapolis Colts in 2015 and Cleveland Browns in 2016.

  • 2018-Present: Offensive Line Coach, New York Giants
  • 2016: Offensive Line Coach, Cleveland Browns
  • 2015: Offensive Line Coach, Indianapolis Colts
  • 2013-2014: Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Indianapolis Colts
  • 2012: Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach, San Diego Chargers
  • 2007-2011: Offensive Line Coach, San Diego Chargers
  • 2006: Assistant Offensive Line Coach, San Diego Chargers
  • 2002-2005: Offensive Line Coach, University of North Carolina
  • 2000-2001: Offensive Coordinator, Indiana University
  • 1999: Assistant Head Coach/Interim Head Coach, Louisiana State University
  • 1995-1998: Offensive Line Coach, Louisiana State University
  • 1994: Offensive Line Coach, Vanderbilt University
  • 1991-1993: Offensive Tackles/Tight Ends Coach, Vanderbilt University
  • 1987-1990: Offensive Line Coach, University of Akron
  • 1986: Offensive Line Coach, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • 1985: Offensive Line Coach, Columbia University
  • 1983-1984: Offensive Line Coach, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1982: Outside Linebackers Coach/Strength Coach, College of William and Mary
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: Linebacker, Northwestern University
  • Born July 8, 1959

Although not officially announced, the following assistant coaching positions now appear to be filled, while others remain to be determined:

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