Feb 152024
Mike Adams, New York Giants (July 2022)

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The Giants have shifted Mike Adams from assistant special teams coach to assistant secondary coach. After serving as a coaching intern with the Giants in the summer of 2022, Adams formally joined joined the Giants coaching staff last offseason. In 2021, he served as assistant defensive backs coach for the Chicago Bears. Adams will work with Defensive Passing Game Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach Jerome Henderson and Safeties Coach Mike Treier. Adams received interest from the Washington Commanders for their defensive backs coach vacancy this offseason.

The Giants have also given Drew Wilson a new title. He is now the assistant director of strength and conditioning. From 2021-2023, Wilson was the assistant strength and conditioning coach. He will work with Executive Director of Player Performance Aaron Wellman, Director of Strength and Conditioning Frank Piraino, Director of Performance/Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Sam Coad, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Mark Loecher, and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Steven Tatekawa.

According to media reports, the Las Vegas Raiders and their head coach Antonio Pierce were interested in hiring Jessie Armstead away from the Giants, but Armstead has chosen to remain with the team. Armstead was hired by the Giants in 2008 as a special assistant and consultant. His job titled eventually changed to special assistant to the general manager. Apparently, Armstead would have held a similar role with the Raiders. Both Pierce (2005-2009) and Armstead (1993-2001) played linebacker for the Giants.

Jun 202018
Kevin Abrams, New York Giants (June 12, 2018)

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The New York Giants have announced the following personnel changes to their front office and scouting departments:

  • Kevin Abrams, a member of the organization since 1999 and the assistant general manager for the last 16 years, has added the title of vice president of football operations.
  • Mark Koncz, brought in by Gettleman as a consultant prior to the 2018 NFL Draft, is now the director of player personnel. Koncz was a member of the Carolina Panthers organization from 1994-2017 and was their director of pro scouting from 2000-2017. He worked under Gettleman when the latter was the Panthers’ general manager from 2013-2016.
  • Chris Pettit has been named director of college scouting after spending the previous 13 years as an area scout. He joined the Giants’ scouting staff in 2005 after spending the 2004 season as a scouting intern for the team. Pettit first worked for the Giants as a training camp pro personnel intern from 1998-2000.
  • Patrick Hanscomb has been named an area scout whose concentration will be the Mid-Atlantic area. Hanscomb spent the previous 10 seasons in the team’s pro personnel department.
  • Marcus Cooper has been hired as an area scout who will focus in the Southeast. Cooper spent the previous seven seasons with the Buffalo Bills, first as a player personnel assistant, then as an area scout, and last year as the team’s scout in the BLESTO Scouting Combine.

Beginning this season, each area scout will concentrate on a specific region. In addition to Hanscomb and Cooper, the Giants’ area scouts are D.J. Boisture (west), Jeremy Breit (regional), Steve Devine (Midwest), Donnie Etheridge (southwest), Ryan Jones (northeast), Michael Murphy (west), Steve Verderosa (regional), and Chris Watts (midlands). These eight scouts have all served with the Giants for a number of years.

Jeremiah Davis and Marquis Pendleton will continue to serve as executive scout and BLESTO scout, respectively.

“We talk all the time about the importance of working together and communicating effectively and efficiently,” said General Manger Dave Gettleman. “These appointments and promotions are well deserved, and we feel like we are well-positioned to move forward with the group of people we have in player personnel and football operations. All are collaborators and communicators and understand the significance of self-improvement to make the organization the best it can be.”

A complete listing of these positions is available in the New York Giants team administration section of the website.

James Bettcher, the blue-collar guy now leading Giants defense by Steve Serby of The New York Post