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The Best New York Giants Coaches of All Time

Updated June 14, 2019 2.8k votes 813 voters 18.1k views18 items

There have been many New York Giants coaches since the team got its start, but who is truly the best New York Giants coach of all time? Help us answer that question by upvoting your personal favorite coaches, and downvoting any that you believe brought the team down.

If you follow football, you know that current Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has been a blessing to the franchise. He led the team to two Super Bowl victories from 2007-2011, both of which were wins against the expected winners the New England Patriots. As great as Coughlin is, 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 fact, both Coughlin and Parcells currently hold a lifetime 8-3 record in the playoffs, making it hard to put one over the other.

Who is the greatest New York Giants coach of all time? Let us know by upvoting for your favorite head coaches below that you believe really made an impact on the franchise.

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    Bill Parcells
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    Bill Parcells

    Age: 79

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceEnglewood, New Jersey

    Duane Charles "Bill" Parcells (born August 22, 1941), also known as "The Big Tuna", is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Tom Coughlin
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    79

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWaterloo, New York

    TeamsSyracuse Orange football

    Thomas Richard Coughlin (; born August 31, 1946) is the executive vice president of football... more on Wikipedia

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    Steve Owen
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    Steve Owen

    Dec. at 66 (1898-1964)

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    BirthplaceCleo Springs, Oklahoma

    Stephen Joseph Owen (April 21, 1898 – May 17, 1964) was an American football player and coach.... more on Wikipedia
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    Allie Sherman
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Alex "Allie" Sherman (February 10, 1923 – January 3, 2015) was an American football player and... more on Wikipedia

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    Jim Fassel
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    Jim Fassel

    Age: 71

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceAnaheim, California

    TeamsThe Hawaiians

    James Edward Fassel (born August 31, 1949) is a former American football coach. He was the... more on Wikipedia
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    Dan Reeves
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    Dan Reeves

    Age: 76

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceRome, Georgia

    TeamsDallas Cowboys

    Daniel Edward Reeves (born January 19, 1944) is a former American football running back and... more on Wikipedia

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    Jim Lee Howell
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    Jim Lee Howell

    Dec. at 81 (1914-1995)

    BirthplaceLonoke, Arkansas

    James Lee Howell (September 27, 1914 – January 4, 1995) was an American football player and... more on Wikipedia
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    Alex Webster
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    Alex Webster

    Dec. at 81 (1931-2012)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceKearny, New Jersey

    Alexander "Red" Webster (April 19, 1931 – March 3, 2012) was an American football fullback and... more on Wikipedia
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    Bob Folwell
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    Bob Folwell

    Dec. at 43 (1885-1928)

    BirthplaceMullica Hill, New Jersey

    Robert Cook Folwell Jr. (February 17, 1885 – January 8, 1928) was an American football player... more on Wikipedia
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    Ray Perkins
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePetal, Mississippi

    Walter Ray Perkins (born December 6, 1941) is an American football coach and former player. He... more on Wikipedia
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    Earl Potteiger
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    Earl Potteiger

    Dec. at 66 (1893-1959)

    BirthplacePottstown, Pennsylvania

    William Earl Potteiger (February 11, 1893 – April 7, 1959) was an American football, baseball,... more on Wikipedia
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    Benny Friedman
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    Benny Friedman

    Dec. at 77 (1905-1982)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    Benjamin Friedman (March 18, 1905 – November 24, 1982) was an American football player and... more on Wikipedia

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    Joe Alexander
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    Joe Alexander

    Dec. at 77 (1898-1975)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSilver Creek, New York

    Joseph A. "Doc" Alexander (April 1, 1897 – September 12, 1975) was an American football... more on Wikipedia
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    John McVay
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    John McVay

    Age: 89

    BirthplaceOhio

    John Edward McVay (born January 5, 1931) is a former American football coach who rose through... more on Wikipedia
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    Bill Arnsparger
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    BirthplaceParis, Kentucky

    William Stephen Arnsparger (December 16, 1926 – July 17, 2015) was an American college and... more on Wikipedia
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    Ray Handley
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    Ray Handley

    Age: 76
    Robert R. "Ray" Handley (born October 8, 1944) is a former American football player and coach... more on Wikipedia
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    Ben McAdoo
    Benjamin Lee McAdoo (born July 9, 1977) is an American football coach. He was head coach of... more on Wikipedia
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    LeRoy Andrews
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    LeRoy Andrews

    LeRoy B. Andrews, or commonly Roy Andrews, (born June 27, 1896) was an American football... more on Wikipedia