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Bill Parcells
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Coach Bill Parcells
Date of birth August 22, 1941 (1941-08-22) (age 68)
Place of birth Englewood, New Jersey
Position(s) Head Coach, Vice President
College Wichita State University
Awards 1994 AP NFL Coach of Year
1986 AP NFL Coach of Year
1986 Sporting News NFL Coach of Year
1996 Pro Football Weekly NFL Coach of Year
1994 Pro Football Weekly NFL Coach of Year
1994 Maxwell Football Club NFL Coach of Year
1994 UPI NFL Coach of Year
1986 UPI NFL Coach of Year
Honors NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
Career record 172-130-1 (Regular Season)
11-8 (Postseason)
183-138-1 (Overall)
Super Bowl
      wins
1990 Super Bowl XXV
1986 Super Bowl XXI
Championships
      won
1996 AFC Championship
1990 NFC Championship
1986 NFC Championship
Stats
Coaching stats Pro Football Reference
Coaching stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1964

1965

1966-1967

1968-1969

1970-1972

1973-1974

1975-1977

1978

1979

1980

1981-1982

1983-1990

1993-1996

1997-1999


2000

2003-2006

2008-present
Hastings
(Linebackers Coach)
Wichita State
(Linebackers Coach)
Army
(Linebackers Coach)
Army
(Defensive Coordinator)
Florida State
(Linebackers Coach)
Vanderbilt
(Linebackers Coach)
Texas Tech
(Linebackers Coach)
Air Force Academy
(Head Coach)
New York Giants
(Defensive Coordinator)
New England Patriots
(Linebackers Coach)
New York Giants
(Def. Coordinator/LB Coach)
New York Giants
(Head Coach)
New England Patriots
(Head Coach)
New York Jets
(Head Coach/General Manager)
New York Jets
(General Manager)
Dallas Cowboys
(Head Coach)
Miami Dolphins
(Exec. VP of Football Operations)

Bill Parcells (born Duane Charles Parcells August 22, 1941, in Englewood, New Jersey)[1] is the current Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He is also a former American football head coach, most recently with the Dallas Cowboys from 2003 to 2007. He is known as "The Big Tuna", a nickname derived from a team joke during his tenure as linebackers coach of the New York Giants.[2]

Parcells won two Super Bowl rings with the Giants, defeating the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI and the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV. He also led the New England Patriots to Super Bowl XXXI and the New York Jets to the 1998 AFC Championship Game. He announced his third retirement from football on January 22, 2007 before returning to the sport later that year in a management position with the Dolphins.

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Early life

Parcells was born in Englewood, New Jersey, on August 22, 1941. He grew up in the nearby town of Hasbrouck Heights,[3][4] where he was known by his birth name, Duane.[5] His mother, Ida Parcells (née Naclerio), was a housewife while his father, Charles Parcells, was a graduate of Georgetown Law School who had worked for the FBI before becoming a lawyer for Uniroyal Tires. He is of Irish and Italian descent.

Prior to his sophomore year in high school, the Parcells family moved a few miles north to the town of Oradell, where he attended River Dell Regional High School. While he was at River Dell, he was routinely mistaken for another boy named Bill. As he had always disliked his given name of Duane, he decided to adopt Bill as his nickname.[6][7]

Parcells was a gifted athlete as a youth. He possessed good size (6'2" upon entering River Dell) and natural leadership skills, which enabled him to become a star quarterback, pitcher, and center on his high school's football, baseball, and basketball teams, respectively.[8] His football coach at River Dell was Tom Cahill, who would later become the head coach at Army.

College years

Upon graduating from high school, Parcells enrolled at Colgate University. As a freshman, he was offered a contract by the Philadelphia Phillies. His father disapproved of a career in sports and wanted him to study law, so the younger Parcells declined the offer. He soon transferred to the University of Wichita (now known as Wichita State University), where he played linebacker and earned a physical education degree.[9] He was good enough to be drafted in the seventh round by the Detroit Lions, but was released by the team before playing a single NFL game.[10]

Collegiate coaching career

At the conclusion of his playing days, Parcells decided to pursue a career in coaching. He began as an assistant coach at Hastings (1964) before moving on to Wichita State (1965), Army (1966–69), Florida State (1970–72), Vanderbilt (1973–74), and Texas Tech (1975–77). In 1978, he became the head coach at the Air Force Academy for one season.[11]

While serving as linebackers coach at Army, Parcells was also a part-time assistant basketball coach for Bob Knight during the 1966-67 season, which led to their longtime friendship.[12][13]

Professional coaching career

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New York Giants

In 1979, Parcells accepted an offer to become the defensive coordinator of the New York Giants under head coach Ray Perkins but, before the season started, he resigned and took a job with a land development company in Colorado.[14]

Feeling dissatisfied with his life away from football, Parcells returned to the sport in 1980 as the linebackers coach of the New England Patriots under Ron Erhardt.[15]

The following season, Parcells was approached once again by Perkins to join the Giants' staff as an assistant coach, and Parcells accepted the offer. As defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, he was allowed to change the team's 4-3 defense to a 3-4 system.[16] When Perkins announced on December 15, 1982, that he was leaving the Giants at the end of the season to become head coach and athletic director at the University of Alabama, the Giants announced that Parcells would succeed him as head coach.[17]

When Parcells took over in 1983, the New York Giants were a team that had posted just one winning season in the previous ten years. In his first year, he made a controversial decision to bench Phil Simms in favor of Scott Brunner. The result was a disastrous 3–12–1 season during which the Giants seriously considered bringing in University of Miami head coach Howard Schnellenberger to replace Parcells.[18]

After this dismal first season, Parcells made Simms the starter again. The team's record improved to 9–7 and 10–6 over the next two years, and earned them their first back-to-back playoff appearances since 1961–1963. In 1986, he led the Giants to the first of two Super Bowls. In the 1986 season, the Giants compiled a franchise best 14-2 record and the first of three division titles. Parcells, whose stifling 3-4 defense (known as Big Blue) led by Lawrence Taylor, Carl Banks, Harry Carson, and Leonard Marshall, and an offense under the direction of Phil Simms, knocked off the San Francisco 49ers 49–3, and the Washington Redskins 17–0, in the playoffs before routing the Denver Broncos, 39–20, in Super Bowl XXI. Parcells was the first coach to be dunked with Gatorade at the end of the game and at the end of a Super Bowl which led to a Super Bowl Gatorade dunking tradition.[19]

Following the Super Bowl win, Parcells was courted by the Atlanta Falcons to become the Head Coach and General Manager of the franchise. However NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle would not allow Parcells to break his contract with the Giants and he stayed in New York.[20]

Parcells led the Giants to a second Super Bowl in 1990. The Giants began the 1990 season 10–0, and finished 13–3, but lost Simms to injury late in the season. Playing with a back-up quarterback in Jeff Hostetler and a 33-year-old veteran running back in Ottis Anderson, the Giants overcame the Chicago Bears in the divisional playoff, 31–3, and won in dramatic, come-from-behind fashion over San Francisco, 15–13, in the NFC Championship on a last-second 41-yard field goal by Matt Bahr which was set-up by a Roger Craig fumble caused by the formidable Big Blue defense. Super Bowl XXV proved equally exciting as the Giants used tough defense, and a ball-control and power-running Erhardt - Perkins style offense to stop the Buffalo Bills, 20–19, whose own last-second 47-yard field goal attempt by Scott Norwood missed wide right. Parcells retired from football after Super Bowl XXV due to health problems. During his tenure, the Giants had secured three division titles (1986, 1989, 1990), had only two losing seasons (the Giants went 6–9 during the strike year of 1987) and tallied an 8–3 playoff record.

First retirement

Following retirement, Parcells spent time as a football analyst for NBC Sports from 1991–1992, working as a commentator. He also hosted a local sports show in New York with Mike Francesa entitled Around the NFL.

In 1992, Parcells made a handshake agreement to become head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At the last minute, Parcells opted not to take the job. Parcells did not feel the situation was right for him at that time. Tampa Bay owner Hugh Culverhouse said, "I feel like I've been jilted at the altar."[21]

New England Patriots

After a two-year hiatus, Parcells returned to the NFL in 1993 as the head coach for the New England Patriots. Within two years, he coached the team to a 10–6 record and its first playoff game in eight years. In 1996, he guided the Patriots to Super Bowl XXXI but lost to the Green Bay Packers, 35–21, in New Orleans.

Parcells left the Patriots after disagreements with owner Robert Kraft; Parcells felt he did not have enough input in player personnel decisions. Upon his departure, Parcells famously stated: "If they want you to cook the dinner, at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries." This was mainly in reference to an incident in the Patriots' war room during the 1996 Draft where Parcells, who wanted to draft a defensive player with their first-round choice, was vetoed by Kraft, and the Patriots selected Ohio State WR Terry Glenn.

New York Jets

Although Parcells had decided to leave New England, his contract did not allow him to coach anywhere else. The New York Jets sought Parcells as head coach and general manager after a 4–28 record under Rich Kotite. To circumvent Parcells' contractual obligations, the Jets hired Bill Belichick (then the #1 assistant to Parcells) as the Jets coach, and then hired Pacells in an "advisory" role. New England threatened legal action against Parcells and the Jets, but NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue brokered a deal between the two sides, with New England releasing Parcells from his contract and the Jets giving New England a first round draft choice.

1997–98

Parcells again instrumented a remarkable turnaround in his first year with the Jets. In his first season with the Jets, the team barely missed the playoffs with a record of 9–7. In 1998, the Jets went to the playoffs with a 12–4 record, which was good enough for second place in the conference and earned the Jets their second home playoff game since moving to New Jersey in 1984 (their first home playoff game was against the Kansas City Chiefs following the 1986 season), but lost to the eventual Super Bowl-champion Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game.

1999

In 1999, expectations were high for the Jets to go to the Super Bowl. However, quarterback Vinny Testaverde ruptured his achilles tendon in the Jets home opener and the season went downhill from there. After starting the season 1–6, the Jets won 3 straight and faced the Indianapolis Colts. Parcells emphasized the importance of not obtaining a "7th loss" but they did lose to the Colts and then to the New York Giants the following week. At 4–8, the Jets were in danger of finishing below .500. Remarkably, the Jets would finish 8–8, but out of the playoffs. In 1999, Bill Parcells retired from football for the second time, vowing that he would not coach again. He remained with the Jets one more year as general manager

Dallas Cowboys

Following three straight 5–11 seasons, Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones lured Bill Parcells out of retirement and made him the head coach in 2003.

2003

In his first season with the Cowboys, he led them to the playoffs with a 10–6 record (losing to the eventual NFC Champion Carolina Panthers in the opening round), thus making him the first head coach in NFL history to guide four different teams to the playoffs.

2004

The 2004 season was one of turmoil. Starting quarterback Quincy Carter was terminated for alleged drug use in favor of 40-year-old veteran Vinny Testaverde, who had been brought to the Cowboys from the New York Jets by his former coach in the off-season. While a favorite of Coach Parcells, Testaverde proved ineffective as a starter. The Cowboys started strong, with victories against the Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins, but injuries, older personnel, spotty play calling, and persistent penalties hobbled the Cowboys, and they quickly fell off to a 3–5 record by midseason, finishing the season 6–10.

2005

The Cowboys improved their defense before the 2005 season with the additions of first round draft picks Demarcus Ware and Marcus Spears. Parcells drafted these players in hopes of jumpstarting the team's transition from the traditional 4-3 defense to a 3-4 defense, which Parcells had run in all of his previous stops. Jerry Jones also added a number of high-priced older veteran players, acquiring nose tackle Jason Ferguson and cornerback Anthony Henry via free agency, and linebacker Scott Fujita via the Kansas City Chiefs. On offense, the Cowboys felt the need to upgrade their passing game to complement their top 2004 draft pick, running back Julius Jones, and acquired quarterback Drew Bledsoe via free agency. During his tenure, Parcells made a point of signing players who had played for him in the past, including Bledsoe, Terry Glenn (with the Patriots), Testaverde, cornerback Aaron Glenn, wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson and fullback Richie Anderson with the Jets. In 2005, the Cowboys went 9–7, missing the playoffs by one game.

2006

In 2006 the Cowboys signed controversial former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens. Keyshawn Johnson was released and signed with the Carolina Panthers. While Owens, whom Parcells never referred to by name, but rather as "The Player", has had his on and off-field issues, such as a murky drug overdose incident, the team was fairly successful with Owens on the field. In week 7 of the 2006 season, Parcells decided to replace veteran quarterback Drew Bledsoe with fourth year quarterback Tony Romo. The Cowboys were 6–4 with Romo as the starter. They finished the season with a 9–7 overall record but failed to win the NFC East Division after a 23–7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Christmas Day in week 16 followed by a loss to the last-place team in the NFC North, the Detroit Lions in week 17. They were able to clinch a playoff berth as the 5th seed in the NFC, eventually losing 21–20 against the Seahawks in Seattle on January 6, on a botched hold by Tony Romo during a field goal attempt.

Parcells would finish his Dallas stint with a 34–32 record and no playoff wins.

Third retirement

Parcells would have entered the final year of his contract with the Cowboys in 2007, and had been facing questions all year as to whether he would return to the Cowboys to coach his final season. With his 0–2 playoff record over four years as coach of Dallas, many had begun to wonder if the game has simply "passed him by." Immediately following the Cowboys' loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Parcells said that he was unsure if he would return in 2007, and the rumors about Parcells's future escalated.

On January 9, the Newark Star Ledger reported through anonymous sources that Parcells had contacted the New York Giants about their available General Manager position, but the Giants are reportedly not interested in Parcells' services.[22] Parcells, the next day, quickly refuted any interest in the Giants GM position stating, "There is absolutely nothing to it. Whoever said it is a liar." [23]

On January 22, 2007, he announced his retirement as head coach of the Cowboys after 4 years, apparently ending his coaching career.[24]

Evidently, there are still questions as to his specific reasons for leaving the game. There were even reports that Parcells had been holding out for more money, and that Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones simply didn't think Parcell's performance was worth the money he was demanding for the upcoming season. [25]

After retiring from coaching, Parcells became a studio analyst for ESPN. This was his fourth stint with the network, having worked there before accepting the job in Dallas, where he coached both the Dallas Cowboys and a little league team for charity. It was rumored that ESPN offered him position on Monday Night Football, but Parcells declined the opportunity. (It is also worth noting that ESPN still held a contract with Parcells as a broadcaster even as he coached the Cowboys). Because he wasn't a member of the coaches union his name was not mentioned in the Madden NFL series of games when he was Cowboys' coach. He was called only "Dallas Coach." Bill Belichick is another example of this.

Miami Dolphins

On December 19, 2007, the Miami Herald reported that Parcells had agreed to become the new Executive Vice President of Football Operations of the Miami Dolphins.[26] ESPN reported the following day that he signed a four year contract.[27] Just a day prior, reports linking Parcells to the Atlanta Falcons' position of vice president of football operations were leaked.[28] However, the following day the Falcons formally announced that Parcells had turned down the offer because of discussions with Miami.[29]

In the first season as Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Parcells fired head coach Cam Cameron, GM Randy Mueller, along with a few assistant coaches, after a 1–15 finish in the 2007 season. With vacancies at the GM and head coaching spots, he brought in Jeff Ireland to be the general manager and signed Tony Sparano as head coach.

The new front office under Parcells then signed over 20 little-known players in the free-agent market.

In the 2008 draft, they drafted offensive tackle Jake Long with the #1 overall pick, along with Phillip Merling, Kendall Langford, Chad Henne, Lex Hilliard, and Donald Thomas. They also signed undrafted free agents Dan Carpenter and Davone Bess.

They also released fan favorite Zach Thomas, who would end up signing with the Dallas Cowboys, and traded star defensive end Jason Taylor to the Washington Redskins for a second round pick in the 2009 draft.

The Dolphins then went on to sign quarterback Chad Pennington (drafted by Parcells in his Jets days), who was cut by the Jets to make room for Brett Favre.[30]

The Dolphins finished the 2008 season 11–5 and became AFC East champions when Pennington and the Dolphins defeated Favre and the Jets in the final game of the season.[31] They finished with a 10 game improvement, tying the 1999 Indianapolis Colts for the best improvement ever. It was also the first time since 2001 the Dolphins made the playoffs. They lost in the first round to the Baltimore Ravens 27–9.

Head coaching record

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
NYG 1983 3 12 1 .219 5th in NFC East - - - -
NYG 1984 9 7 0 .562 2nd in NFC East 1 1 .500 Lost to San Francisco 49ers in NFC Divisional Game.
NYG 1985 10 6 0 .625 2nd in NFC East 1 1 .500 Lost to Chicago Bears in NFC Divisional Game.
NYG 1986 14 2 0 .875 1st in NFC East 3 0 1.000 Super Bowl XXI Champions.
NYG 1987 6 9 0 .400 5th in NFC East - - - -
NYG 1988 10 6 0 .625 2nd in NFC East - - - -
NYG 1989 12 4 0 .750 1st in NFC East 0 1 .000 Lost to Los Angeles Rams in NFC Divisional Game.
NYG 1990 13 3 0 .812 1st in NFC East 3 0 1.000 Super Bowl XXV Champions.
NYG Total 77 49 1 .611 8 3 .727
NE 1993 5 11 0 .312 4th in AFC East - - - -
NE 1994 10 6 0 .625 2nd in AFC East 0 1 .000 Lost to Cleveland Browns in AFC Wild-Card Game.
NE 1995 6 10 0 .375 4th in AFC East - - - -
NE 1996 11 5 0 .687 1st in AFC East 2 1 .667 Lost to Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXI.
NE Total 32 32 0 .500 2 2 .500
NYJ 1997 9 7 0 .562 3rd in AFC East - - - -
NYJ 1998 12 4 0 .750 1st in AFC East 1 1 .500 Lost to Denver Broncos in AFC Championship Game.
NYJ 1999 8 8 0 .500 4th in AFC East - - - -
NYJ Total 29 19 0 .604 1 1 .500
DAL 2003 10 6 0 .625 2nd in NFC East 0 1 .000 Lost to Carolina Panthers in NFC Wild-Card Game.
DAL 2004 6 10 0 .375 3rd in NFC East - - - -
DAL 2005 9 7 0 .562 3rd in NFC East - - - -
DAL 2006 9 7 0 .562 2nd in NFC East 0 1 .000 Lost to Seattle Seahawks in NFC Wild-Card Game.
DAL Total 34 30 0 .531 0 2 .000
Total[32] 172 130 1 .569 11 8 .578

Coaching tree

Parcells has had extraordinary success in grooming his assistant coaches for eventual head coaching positions of their own. As of 2009, former Parcells assistants who are currently head coaches in either the NFL or the college ranks include:

In addition, former Parcells assistants who previously served as NFL or College head coaches include:

Personal life

He has three daughters with his ex-wife Judy: Suzy, Jill and Dallas (Pioli), three grandchildren and a cat named Cody. Scott Pioli, the current General Manager for the Kansas City Chiefs is Parcells' son-in-law.

Notes and references

  1. ^ Gutman, Bill (2000). "Parcells: A Biography". Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc. http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/g/gutman-parcells.html. Retrieved 2008-03-08.  
  2. ^ Dan Manoyan (1997). "Notes: Reporters keep pressure on Parcells". Journal Sentinel Online. http://www2.jsonline.com/packer/arc/13097/opp/patn121.html. Retrieved 2008-03-08.  
  3. ^ http://www.nj.com/sports/ledger/needell/index.ssf/2008/12/for_parcells_there_is_no_great.html "Fifty years ago today, when the course of NFL history changed forever with the so-called "Greatest Game Ever Played," New Jersey's favorite football son did not sit transfixed in front of his family's grainy black-and-white television set in Hasbrouck Heights."
  4. ^ http://www.palmbeachpost.com/dolphins/content/sports/epaper/2008/08/28/0828parcells.html?cxntlid=inform_artr "Bill and Don shared a bed in the family's small house in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J."
  5. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1987/01/19/sports/super-bowl-xxi-the-giants-vs-the-broncos-the-two-sides-of-bill-parcells.html?pagewanted=3 "Bill is his nickname. His real name is Duane Charles Parcells, but once he became a teen-ager only his mother called him Duane. He was raised in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., and everyone knew him as Duane except his fourth-grade teacher. She used to say, Duane Parcells, is she here?"
  6. ^ http://www.palmbeachpost.com/dolphins/content/sports/epaper/2008/08/28/0828parcells.html?cxntlid=inform_artr "Young Bill usually got his way, even when it came to unofficially changing his birth name, Duane Charles, which Doug said his brother "always hated.' Assigned to a new school, River Dell High, in his sophomore year, he found that students confused him with a boy named Bill. So Parcells adopted the name and made it stick."
  7. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1987/01/19/sports/super-bowl-xxi-the-giants-vs-the-broncos-the-two-sides-of-bill-parcells.html?pagewanted=3 "When the family moved to Oradell, he said, people there confused him with a boy named Bill. So he became Bill, too."
  8. ^ Puma, Mike. Parcells made struggling franchises into winners, ESPN.com. Accessed October 11, 2006. "When he entered River Dell High School in 1955, Parcells was one of the biggest kids in his class at 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds."
  9. ^ http://www.palmbeachpost.com/dolphins/content/sports/epaper/2008/08/28/0828parcells.html?cxntlid=inform_artr "Charles viewed sports as a healthy diversion, but wanted his son to study law. Bill decided to play football in college. He was a freshman at Colgate when the Philadelphia Phillies offered him a contract. Charles quickly nixed that idea. Parcells then transferred to the University of Wichita (now Wichita State), where he played linebacker in 1958-59 and earned a physical education degree."
  10. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1987/01/19/sports/super-bowl-xxi-the-giants-vs-the-broncos-the-two-sides-of-bill-parcells.html?pagewanted=3 "Parcells went to Wichita State, where he was a good enough linebacker to be drafted in the seventh round by the Detroit Lions."
  11. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1987/01/19/sports/super-bowl-xxi-the-giants-vs-the-broncos-the-two-sides-of-bill-parcells.html?pagewanted=3 "But he was more interested in coaching than playing, and he became an assistant coach at Hastings, Wichita State, Army, Florida State, Vanderbilt and Texas Tech. In 1978, for the first time, he became a head coach. It was at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, where the talent, like the air, was thin and the team finished at 3–8."
  12. ^ http://www.mahalo.com/Bill_Parcells "Bill Parcells started his [head] coaching career with the Air Force Academy and was part-time assistant basketball coach at Army, while Bobby Knight was the head coach."
  13. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/mensbasketball/games/2006-12-23-texastech-bucknell_x.htm
  14. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1987/01/19/sports/super-bowl-xxi-the-giants-vs-the-broncos-the-two-sides-of-bill-parcells.html?pagewanted=3 "The next year, he accepted a job as an assistant coach of the Giants. But before the season started, he resigned and took a job with a land-development company in Colorado."
  15. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1987/01/19/sports/super-bowl-xxi-the-giants-vs-the-broncos-the-two-sides-of-bill-parcells.html?pagewanted=3 "In 1980, the New England Patriots hired him as linebacker coach."
  16. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1987/01/19/sports/super-bowl-xxi-the-giants-vs-the-broncos-the-two-sides-of-bill-parcells.html?pagewanted=3 "In 1981, Ray Perkins, the Giants' head coach, hired him and allowed him to change the Giants' 4-3 defense to a 3-4."
  17. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1987/01/19/sports/super-bowl-xxi-the-giants-vs-the-broncos-the-two-sides-of-bill-parcells.html?pagewanted=3 "With three games left in the 1982 season, Perkins agreed to return the following year to the University of Alabama, his alma mater, as athletic director and football coach...Young, who believes in continuity, felt the Giants should promote someone already on the staff. He chose Parcells, and the Giants finished the season with Perkins as the head coach and Parcells as the defensive coordinator and heir apparent."
  18. ^ Young Is Angry - New York Times
  19. ^ How The Dunk Was Born - ESPN
  20. ^ Report: Bill Parcells considering Falcons' VP of football operations post
  21. ^ AP (2002-01-19). "With Parcells, it's the same old song, different verse". Sports Illustrated. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/news/2002/01/19/parcells_career_ap/. Retrieved 2007-01-02.  
  22. ^ "Giants: Say no thanks to Parcells". Newark Star-Ledger. 2007-01-09. http://www.nj.com/giants/ledger/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/116832097233500.xml&coll=1. Retrieved 2007-01-09.  
  23. ^ "Parcells denies interest in Giants' GM job". MSNBC. 2007-01-10. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16562646/. Retrieved 2007-01-22.  
  24. ^ [1]
  25. ^ SI.com - Writers - Money men (cont.) - Monday July 2, 2007 4:25PM
  26. ^ Parcells accepts top job with Dolphins - 12/19/2007 - MiamiHerald.com
  27. ^ ESPN - Parcells signs four-year deal to head Dolphins' football operations - NFL
  28. ^ ESPN - ESPN's Parcells likely to become vice president of Falcons - NFL
  29. ^ 11Alive.com | Atlanta, GA | Parcells Leaves Falcons At Altar
  30. ^ "The Tuna has reeled in a starting QB and some sizable Fish up front. The verdict: bigger, and a bit better". Sports Illustrated. 2008-09-01. http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1144749/index.htm. Retrieved 2009-01-20.  
  31. ^ "Pennington finds redemption in New York". MSNBC.com. 2008-12-28. http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/28383037/. Retrieved 2009-01-20.  
  32. ^ Bill Parcells Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks - Pro-Football-Reference.com

See also

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dave Campo
Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
2003–2007
Succeeded by
Wade Phillips
Preceded by
Richie Kotite (de facto)
New York Jets General Manager
1997–2001
Succeeded by
Terry Bradway
Preceded by
Richie Kotite
New York Jets Head Coach
1997–1999
Succeeded by
Al Groh
Preceded by
Dick MacPherson
New England Patriots Head Coach
1993–1996
Succeeded by
Pete Carroll
Preceded by
Ray Perkins
New York Giants Head Coach
1983–1990
Succeeded by
Ray Handley
Preceded by
Ben Martin
Air Force Falcons Head Coach
1978
Succeeded by
Ken Hatfield
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mike Ditka
George Seifert
Super Bowl Winning Head Coaches
Super Bowl XXI, 1986
Super Bowl XXV, 1990
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