"Kevin is very aggressive and a very energetic young coach," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. "Quite frankly, I investigated him three or four years ago. He’s busted his tail to get where he is. He was a graduate assistant at Syracuse (Coughlin’s alma mater), so I knew about him there and the coaches were very favorably impressed by what he was able to accomplish there.
"In this day and age, your coaches are relying on the quality control coaches’ ability to take off segments and situations (from game tapes) before they can start to game plan. It’s a grinder’s job. It’s very much a behind-the-scenes job. They are responsible for self-scout. They are responsible for the next opponent and he has already started, because very shortly we will be on our divisional opponents. During the season, he has to provide us with self-scout information on a Monday night, get the next opponent off and he runs the scout squad. And when you talk about professional football, and you talk about the quality of your practices, those scout squads have to be run to perfection."
Gilbride spent the previous three seasons as the wide receivers coach at Temple University. He is the son of Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride.
Gilbride, Jr. replaces Sean Ryan, who was named the Giants’ wide receivers coach last week.