Giants Name Shurmur New Head Coach
Pat Shurmur is the next head coach of the New York Giants.
The Giants made the official announcement Monday, a day after the rival Philadelphia Eagles handily disposed of the Minnesota Vikings - where Shurmur was offensive coordinator.
Shurmur, NJ.com reported, will be induced to New York media as the franchise's 18th head coach during a press conference Friday. The New York Post reports that introductory presser will come Tuesday.
Here's a little background on 52-year old Shurmur, as reported by Michael Eisen via Giants.com:
A 19-year NFL coaching veteran, Shurmur has been a part of teams that have qualified for the playoffs nine times, won seven division titles, and advanced to one Super Bowl (he was on the Eagles’ staff when they played in Super Bowl XXXIX vs. New England to cap the 2004 season).
The G-Men are coming off their ugliest season in three decades, resulting in the firings of second-year coach Ben McAdoo and longtime GM Jerry Reese. New York's last 3-win season was back in 1983 when the team went 3-12-1. It was team's first year under Bill Parcells, who led a quick rebound that Giants make the playoffs each of the next three seasons, capped by a Super Bowl title.
Giants fans and the Mara's can only hope the ship is righted as quickly as it was hen.