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New York Giants hire Sean Spencer as defensive line coach — report

The coaching staff appears to be complete

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 20 Penn State at Indiana
Sean Spencer at Penn State.
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The last remaining major opening on Joe Judge’s New York Giants coaching staff appears to have been filled, with a report indicating that the Giants will hire Penn State associate head coach/run game coordinator/defensive line coach Sean Spencer as their defensive line coach.

Spencer has been defensive line coach for James Franklin at Penn State since 2014, earning the additional titles along the way. He held the same job working under Franklin at Vanderbilt from 2011-2013.

Spencer, 49, has been a college coach since 1995. He has never coached at the NFL level.

The Giants have only confirmed the hirings of Jason Garrett as offensive coordinator, Patrick Graham as defensive coordinator and Thomas McGaughey as special teams coach.


Offensive coordinator — Jason Garrett
Offensive line — Marc Colombo
Assistant offensive lineBen Wilkerson
Running backs — Burton Burns
Tight ends — Freddie Kitchens
Wide receivers — Tyke Tolbert
Quarterbacks — Jerry Schuplinski
Offensive assistant [role not yet known] — Derek Dooley


Defensive coordinator/assistant head coach — Patrick Graham
Defensive line — Sean Spencer
Outside Linebackers — Bret Bielema [also senior advisor]
Inside linebackers — Kevin Sherrer
Defensive backs — Jerome Henderson
Defensive assistant [exact role not yet known] — Jody Wright

Special teams

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