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The Best New York Giants Coaches of All Time

Who is the best New York Giants coach of all time? There have been many New York Giants coaches since the team got its start, many of whom could be considered among the greatest NFL coaches of all time. Keeping in mind Super Bowl wins, playoff appearances and NFL awards, who is the best Giants coach ever? Which New York Giants head coaches do you love?

If you follow football, you know that former Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was a blessing to the franchise. Coughlin led the team to two Super Bowl victories from 2007-2011, both of which were wins against the expected favorites the New England Patriots. As great as Coughlin was, longtime Giants fan also have a soft spot for the legendary Bill Parcells. Coach Parcells was head coach of the Giants from 1983-1990, and also led the team to two Super Bowl victories. In recent years, head coaches like Joe Judge, Ben McAdoo, and Brian Daboll have all coached the Giants.

Who is the greatest New York Giants coach of all time? Vote below for the best New York Giants coaches that you believe really made an impact on the franchise.

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  • Duane Charles "Bill" Parcells (born August 22, 1941), also known as "The Big Tuna", is an American former football coach who was a head coach in the National Football League (NFL) for 19 seasons. He ...more
  • Thomas Richard Coughlin (; born August 31, 1946) is the executive vice president of football operations for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He was the head coach for ...more
  • Stephen Joseph Owen (April 21, 1898 – May 17, 1964) was an American football player and coach. He earned a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as head coach of the National Football League's New ...more
  • James Edward Fassel (born August 31, 1949) is a former American football coach. He was the head coach of the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL) from 1997 to 2003. He has served as ...more
  • Alex "Allie" Sherman (February 10, 1923 – January 3, 2015) was an American football player and coach who played 51 games in six seasons in the National Football League (NFL) as a quarterback and ...more
  • James Lee Howell (September 27, 1914 – January 4, 1995) was an American football player and coach for the National Football League's New York Giants. Howell was born in Arkansas and played college ...more
  • Daniel Edward Reeves (January 19, 1944 – January 1, 2022) was an American football running back and coach in the National Football League (NFL). During his 38 years in the NFL, Reeves participated in ...more
  • Stephen Christopher Spagnuolo (; born December 21, 1959) is an American football coach who is the defensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He rejoined ...more
  • Alexander "Red" Webster (April 19, 1931 – March 3, 2012) was an American football fullback and halfback in the National Football League for the New York Giants. He was also the head coach of the ...more
  • Walter Ray Perkins (born December 6, 1941) is an American football coach and former player. He most recently was the head football coach at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi from ...more
  • Benjamin Friedman (March 18, 1905 – November 24, 1982) was an American football player and coach, and athletic administrator. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Friedman played college football as a ...more
  • William Earl Potteiger (February 11, 1893 – April 7, 1959) was an American football, baseball, and basketball player and coach. He played professionally in both baseball and football and coached ...more
  • Joseph A. "Doc" Alexander (April 1, 1897 – September 12, 1975) was an American football player, who played center, tackle, guard, and end, and coach in the National Football League.Alexander was born ...more
  • Joseph F. Judge (born December 31, 1981) is an American football coach who is the former head coach of the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He previously spent eight seasons as ...more
  • LeRoy B. Andrews, or commonly Roy Andrews, (born June 27, 1896) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Pittsburg State University. In 1923, he played for the St. ...more
  • Robert Cook Folwell Jr. (February 17, 1885 – January 8, 1928) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Lafayette College (1909–1911), Washington & Jefferson College ...more
  • John Edward McVay (born January 5, 1931) is a former American football coach who rose through the coaching ranks from high school, through the college level, and to the National Football League ...more
  • William Stephen Arnsparger (December 16, 1926 – July 17, 2015) was an American college and professional football coach. He was born and raised in Paris, Kentucky, served in the United States Marine ...more
  • Brian Daboll (born April 14, 1975) is a Canadian-born American football coach who is the head coach of the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as the offensive ...more
  • Patrick Carl Shurmur (born April 14, 1965), is an American football coach who is the head coach of the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was the head coach of the Cleveland ...more
  • Robert R. "Ray" Handley (born October 8, 1944) is a former American football player and coach who is best remembered for his stormy two seasons as head coach of the National Football League's New ...more
  • Ben McAdoo
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    Benjamin Lee McAdoo (born July 9, 1977) is an American football coach. He was head coach of the New York Giants in 2016 and 2017, after serving as offensive coordinator the previous two years under ...more