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Former New York Giants coach Bill Parcells elected to NJ Hall of Fame

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Former New York Giants coach Bill Parcells was elected to the New Jersey Hall of Fame

Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE

Former New York Giants head coach Bill Parcells has been elected to the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

Parcells is included in a 2013 class of inductees that includes pop singer Whitney Houston and President Grover Cleveland. The class also include Dionne Warwick, Celia Cruz, Alan Alda, Joe Piscopo, Thomas Paine, Alice Guy Blache, J. Seward Johnson Jr., former Gov. Tom Kean, Bobbi Brown, David Sarnoff, Ray Chambers, Joetta Clark Diggs and Jersey Joe Walcott.

The 16 new Hall of Fame members will officially be inducted on Oct. 21 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J.

This marks the second Hall of Fame class Parcells has been elected to this year. In February, the two-time Super Bowl-winning coach was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Parcells was also recently named to ESPN's list of "Greatest Coaches in NFL History." The Big Tuna landed at No. 11 all time.

Parcells' name had also been the news lately after a USA TODAY Sports article quoted the coach regretted leaving the New England Patriots in 1997. Parcells openly stated he was "too headstrong," and that both he and Patriots owner Robert Kraft would have handled matters differently.

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