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Reports: Giants’ head coach Joe Judge will retain Thomas McGaughey, interview Freddie Kitchens for OC

The Giants will keep their special teams coordinator

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It was reported Thursday morning that Joe Judge, the New York Giants new head coach, is already beginning to fill out his coaching staff.

Alex Marvez of Sirius XM NFL is reporting that one of Judge’s first moves has been to retain special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey.

This is the first of what we hope to be many smart moves by Judge. McGaughey has been one of the Giants’ best coaches in recent years and the Giants’ special teams have been the clear strength of the team since he was brought on board in 2018.

We don’t yet know whether Judge will retain Tom Quinn as well, but considering how well he and McGaughey worked together — particularly when McGaughey had to step away from his duties to undergo treatment for cancer in 2018 — that would seem like another smart move.


Jordan Ranaan of ESPN reported Thursday morning that Judge will interview former Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens for the Giants’ offensive coordinator job.

Kitchens was named the Cleveland Browns’ head coach last year after fielding a dynamic offense in the second half of Baker Mayfield’s rookie season. Kitchens proved out of his depth in his only year as a head coach, with Cleveland failing to live up to the talent on their roster. He was fired after the 2019 season, but is seemingly still well regarded as an offensive mind.

The Giants will formally introduce Judge as the franchise’s 19th head coach with a press conference at 2 p.m. this afternoon.

More news regarding Judge’s coaching staff will likely trickle out over the coming hours and days, so stay with Big Blue View for news and updates as we get them.