Bill McGovern (American football)

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Bill McGovern
New York Giants
Position: Linebackers coach
Personal information
Place of birth: Oradell, New Jersey
Career information
College: Holy Cross
Career history
As coach:
(Freshman coach)
(Assistant Defensive Backs coach)
(Defensive Backs coach)
(Defensive Backs coach/Kickers coach)
(Defensive Coordinator)
(Defensive Backs coach)
(Defensive Backs coach)
(Linebackers coach)
(Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers coach)
(Outside Linebackers coach)
(Linebackers coach)

Bill McGovern is an American football coach who is currently the Linebackers coach for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL).[1]

Playing career

McGovern played college football at Holy Cross where he was a four-year starter at defensive back. He set a career NCAA Division I-AA record with 24 interceptions. During his senior year, he achieved consensus first team All-America honors.[2]

Coaching career

It was announced on February 8, 2013 that McGovern had been hired by the Philadelphia Eagles as their outside linebackers coach.[3] He previously served as the defensive coordinator for Boston College University for four years,[2] a promotion after serving as linebackers coach for nine years before that.[4] During his previous two seasons as defensive coordinator, he coached two future NFL linebackers – Mark Herzlich and Luke Kuechly.[5][6] Prior to working at Boston College, McGovern served as defensive backs coach at Pittsburgh from 1997-1999, at Boston College from 1994-1996 as defensive backs coach, at Massachusetts in 1993 as defensive coordinator and from 1988-1990 as defensive backs coach, at Holy Cross from 1991-1992 and 1986-1987 as defensive backs coach and assistant defensive backs coach respectively, and at Pennsylvania as freshman coach in 1985.[2]

On January 23, 2016, McGovern was hired as the New York Giants Linebackers coach. [7]

References

  1. "Giants hire BC's Bill McGovern as linebackers coach". NorthJersey.com. NorthJersey.com. Retrieved 29 January 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Bill McGovern Profile". BCEAGLES.COM - Boston College Official Athletic Site. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 1 March 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Alper, Josh (8 February 2013). "Eagles announce full coaching staff". ProFootballTalk. NBC Sports. Retrieved 1 March 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Dinich, Heather (29 January 2009). "Boston College makes Bill McGovern d-coordinator". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 1 March 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Eagles assistant coaching rumors: Pat Shurmur, Bill McGovern likely to join". Bleeding Green Nation. Vox Media. Retrieved 1 March 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Black, A.J. "Boston College LB Coach Bill McGovern to join Chip Kelly's staff in Philadelphia". BC Interruption. Vox Media. Retrieved 1 March 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. http://www.northjersey.com/sports/football/giants/big-blue-adding-bc-great-1.1497917

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