With all of the focus in recent days on the retirement of Eli Manning we have kind of lost track of where things stand as new head coach Joe Judge fills out his New York Giants coaching staff.
Here is the staff as we believe it to be right now. Remember, the Giants have only confirmed the hirings of offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, defensive coordinator Patrick Graham and special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey. Wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert confirmed his own addition to Judge’s staff, and Judge implied that Tom Quinn will remain as one of McGaughey’s assistants on special teams. The remaining hires have only been reported.
Offensive coordinator — Jason Garrett
Offensive line — Marc Colombo
Assistant offensive line — Ben Wilkerson
Running backs — Burton Burns
Tight ends —
Wide receivers — Tyke Tolbert
Quarterbacks — Jerry Schuplinski
Offensive assistant [role not yet known] — Freddie Kitchens
Offensive assistant [role not yet known] — Jody Wright
Defensive coordinator/assistant head coach — Patrick Graham
Defensive line —
Outside Linebackers — Bret Bielema [also senior advisor]
Inside linebackers — Kevin Sherrer
Defensive backs — Jerome Henderson
Special teams coordinator — Thomas McGaughey
Special teams assistant — Tom Quinn
Special teams assistant — Anthony Blevins
Strength and conditioning — Aaron Wellman
Assistant strength and conditioning/performance manager — Sam Coad
NOTE: Only the coordinator hirings have been made official by the Giants. The others are from a variety of published reports.
A few thoughts
A few things have happened since our last update.
Aaron Wellman has been retained as strength and conditioning coach. Wellman served in that role for both Ben McAdoo and Pat Shurmur, and is a widely respected, no-nonsense guy.
Ben Wilkerson, a former NFL offensive lineman who was on Shurmur’s staff, will keep the same assistant offensive line coach role and work with Marc Colombo.
The linebacker responsibilities will be split between former New England Patriots assistant and two-time college head coach Bret Bielema (outside) and Kevin Sherrer (inside). Sherrer worked with Judge at Alabama, where he served under Nick Saban from 2010-2012. He spent the last two seasons at Tennessee. Sherrer has never coached in the NFL.