Ben McAdoo

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Ben McAdoo
New York Giants
Position: Head coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-07-09) July 9, 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth: Homer City, Pennsylvania
Career information
High school: Homer City (PA) Homer-Center
College: Indiana (PA)
Career history
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Coaching stats at PFR

Benjamin Lee McAdoo (born July 9, 1977) is an American football coach who is the head coach for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL).[1]

Early life

McAdoo was born in Homer City, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Homer-Center Junior/Senior High School in 1995. The McAdoo family is of Scots-Irish descent.[2]

Coaching career

While attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), McAdoo began working as an assistant high school coach in his sophomore year of college. He returned to his alma mater Homer-Center to be an assistant coach for the 1996 and 1997 seasons, then was an assistant at Indiana Area High School from 1998 to 1999.[3] McAdoo graduated from IUP summa cum laude in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education.[3][4]

He then became a graduate assistant for Michigan State Spartans football under coach Bobby Williams while pursuing a master's degree in kinesiology at the Michigan State University College of Education.[3][5] In the 2001 season, McAdoo earned his first collegiate coaching position as a graduate assistant for special teams and offense at Michigan State, on a team that won the 2001 Silicon Valley Football Classic.[5]

McAdoo was the offensive line and tight ends coach at Fairfield University for the 2002 season, in what would be the final season for the Fairfield football team.[5] In 2003, McAdoo became a graduate assistant at the University of Pittsburgh under Walt Harris and helped the team in the 2003 Continental Tire Bowl.[3]

After initially accepting an assistant coach position at Akron, McAdoo resigned to become offensive quality control coach for the New Orleans Saints in 2004 under coach Jim Haslett. McAdoo interviewed with offensive coordinator Mike McCarthy.[3]

McAdoo coached tight ends and offensive tackles at Stanford for 2005 spring camp, then resigned to be assistant offensive line and quality control coach for the San Francisco 49ers, again reuniting with Mike McCarthy.[3] In 2006, McCarthy became head coach for the Green Bay Packers and added McAdoo to his staff as tight ends coach.[3] McAdoo coached tight ends for the Packers until the 2011 season, then coached quarterbacks from 2012 to 2013; the 2010 Packers team won Super Bowl XLV.[5]

In 2014, McAdoo joined Tom Coughlin's staff at the New York Giants as offensive coordinator.[6] In his two seasons with the Giants, he was frequently credited for helping quarterback Eli Manning perform at a more consistently high level. In his first season as offensive coordinator, the Giants offense improved dramatically, going from the 28th highest-scoring offense in 2013 under Kevin Gilbride to 13th in 2014. In 2015, the offense took another leap forward, becoming the 6th highest-scoring offense despite losing starting LT Will Beatty, starting WR Victor Cruz, and starting TE Larry Donnell for most of the season to injury, playing in a combined 3 games total.

On January 14, 2016, McAdoo was named the Giants' 17th head coach in franchise history.[1]

Head coaching record

Team Year Regular season Post season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
NYG 2016 0 0 0 NFC East
NYG Total 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 .000


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  2. "NFL: Giants hire Homer City native as offensive coordinator". Indiana Gazette. January 14, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Scifo, Dan (May 19, 2006). "Homer City native lands third NFL coaching job". Blairsville Dispatch. Retrieved January 19, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Burglund, Matthew (Spring 2013). "Namedroppers". IUP Magazine. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved January 20, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Ben McAdoo". New York Giants. Retrieved January 19, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Giants hire Ben McAdoo as OC". ESPN. 2014-01-14. Retrieved 2014-01-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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