McAdoo To Replace Coughlin As Giants Head Coach
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are staying within the organization for the successor to coach Tom Coughlin.
A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the Giants are hiring offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo as their next head coach.
The 38-year-old McAdoo had the backing of veteran Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who voiced support for the coach after the season. This would be McAdoo's first head coaching job.
It is uncertain whether defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, who also interviewed for the top job, will stay.
UPDATED 3:22 pm - EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Ben McAdoo has been named the New York Giants coach.
The Giants confirmed the hiring on Thursday, a little more than a week after Tom Coughlin stepped down after 12 seasons.
The 38-year-old McAdoo has been the Giants offensive coordinator the past two seasons. He will formally be introduced at a news conference on Friday morning.