Ben McAdoo

Ben McAdoo

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McAdoo coaching the Giants in 2016
New York Giants
Position: Head coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-07-09) July 9, 1977
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
Head coaching record
Regular season: 8–3 (.727)
Career: 8–3 (.727)
Coaching stats at PFR

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

Early life

McAdoo was born in Homer City, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Homer-Center Junior/Senior High School in 1995. McAdoo attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and earned a degree in health and physical education. Later, he received his master’s degree in kinesiology from Michigan State University.[1]

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 he was an assistant at Indiana Area High School from 1998 to 1999. McAdoo graduated from IUP summa cum laude in health and physical education.[2]

He then became a graduate assistant for the Michigan State Spartans football team under head coach Bobby Williams while pursuing a master’s degree in kinesiology at Michigan State University.[2] In the 2001 season, McAdoo earned his first collegiate coaching position as a graduate assistant for special teams and offense.[1]

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 Stags football team.[1][2] In 2003, McAdoo became a graduate assistant at the University of Pittsburgh under head coach Walt Harris and helped the team in the 2003 Continental Tire Bowl.[1][2]

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 head coach Jim Haslett. McAdoo interviewed with offensive coordinator Mike McCarthy.[1][2]

McAdoo coached tight ends and offensive tackles at Stanford for the 2005 spring camp, then resigned to be assistant offensive line and quality control coach for the San Francisco 49ers, again reuniting with Mike McCarthy.[1][2] In 2006, McCarthy became head coach for the Green Bay Packers and added McAdoo to his staff as tight ends coach.[2] McAdoo coached tight ends for the Packers until the 2011 season, and then coached quarterbacks from 2012 to 2013. McAdoo was a member of the coaching staff of the 2010 Packers team that won Super Bowl XLV.[1]

New York Giants (2014–present)

Offensive Coordinator (2014–2015)

In 2014, McAdoo joined Tom Coughlin’s staff as the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants.[3] In his two seasons as offensive coordinator, 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 sixth highest-scoring offense despite losing starting left takle Will Beatty, starting wide receiver Victor Cruz, and starting tight end Larry Donnell for most of the season due to injury.

Head Coach (2016–present)

On January 14, 2016, McAdoo was named the Giants’ 17th head coach in franchise history.[4] Through November, McAdoo has lead Giants to an 8-3 start, the best start by a Giants rookie head coach since Allie Sherman in 1961.

Personal life

McAdoo is married to his wife Toni, a fellow native of Homer City. They have a daughter, Larkin, and a son, BJ.[1]

Head coaching record

Team Year Regular season Post season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
NYG 2016 8 3 0 .727 NFC East
NYG Total 8 3 0 .727
Total 8 3 0 .727 0 0 .000


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