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Perry Fewell
Date of birth September 7, 1962 (1962-09-07) (age 47)
Place of birth Gastonia, North Carolina
Position(s) Head coach
College Lenoir-Rhyne
Regular season 3-4-0
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1985-1986

1987

1988-1991

1992-1994

1995-1997


1998-2002

2003-2004

2005

2006-2009

2009-2010

2010-Present

North Carolina Tar Heels
(special assistant)
Army Black Knights
(assistant coach)
Kent State Golden Flashes
(defensive assistant)
Army Black Knights
(defensive assistant)
Vanderbilt Commodores
(assistant head coach)
(defensive backs coach)
Jacksonville Jaguars
(defensive backs coach)
St. Louis Rams
(defensive backs coach)
Chicago Bears
(defensive backs coach)
Buffalo Bills
(defensive coordinator)
Buffalo Bills
(interim head coach)
New York Giants
(defensive coordinator)

Perry Fewell (born September 7, 1962 in Gastonia, North Carolina) is an American football coach who currently serves as the Defensive Coordinator of the New York Giants. Before that he served as the interim head coach and defensive coordinator of the National Football League's Buffalo Bills. He was named interim head coach after serving as the team's defensive coordinator from 2006 to 2009 under head coach Dick Jauron. Perry Fewell was fired as head coach of the Buffalo Bills on January 4, 2010.[1]

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Early years

Fewell attended South Point High School in Belmont, North Carolina. In 1979, he helped lead the school to a 3-A state football championship.

College career

Fewell attended Lenoir-Rhyne College and was a football standout. In football, he was a four-year letterman and as a senior, he was named the team's Most Improved Player.

NFL

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Chicago Bears

Fewell was a Defensive Backs coach with Chicago from 2004-2005 under Head Coach Lovie Smith

Buffalo Bills

Fewell was hired as defensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills in 2006 and served in the position through Week 10 of the 2009 season. After a disappointing start, the Bills fired head coach Dick Jauron and Fewell was appointed interim head coach, leading Buffalo to a 3-4 finish. Following the season finale, the Bills fired their entire coaching staff, including Fewell.

In what was statistically their best season under Fewell, the 2008 Bills defense ranked 2nd in the AFC in negative yardage plays, recorded 7 games of holding opposing offenses to less than 100 yards rushing, finished 4th in the NFL in red zone defense (41.8%), and allowed just 14 passing TDs all year.[2]

New York Giants

On January 14, 2010, Fewell was hired as defensive coordinator of the New York Giants.[3] Fewell will serve under head coach Tom Coughlin, under whom Fewell previously worked during his time with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bill Sheridan
New York Giants Defensive Coordinators
2010-Present
Succeeded by
Current Coach
Preceded by
Dick Jauron
Buffalo Bills Head Coaches
2009
(interim)
Succeeded by
Chan Gailey
Preceded by
Jerry Gray
Buffalo Bills Defensive Coordinators
2006–2009
Succeeded by
George Edwards

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