The New York Jets are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area. They are members of the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team is scheduled to play at Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey beginning in the 2010 NFL season. In an arrangement that is unique within the NFL, the team will share the stadium with the New York Giants.
Bill Parcells (born Duane Charles Parcells August 22, 1941, in Englewood, New Jersey) 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.
Peter Clay Carroll is the American football head coach and executive Vice-President of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He is a former head coach of the New York Jets, New England Patriots, and the University of Southern California Trojans football team.
Samuel Adrian Baugh (March 17, 1914 – December 17, 2008) was an American football player and coach. He played college football for the Horned Frogs at Texas Christian University, where he was a two-time All-American. He then played in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins from 1937 to 1952. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the 17-member charter class of 1963. He was known as "Slingin' Sammy".
Louis Leo "Lou" Holtz (born January 6, 1937), An author and motivational speaker, is the only coach in NCAA history to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings. He is also a multiple winner of National Coach of the Year honors. Over the years, the slender, bespectacled Holtz has become known for his quick wit and ability to inspire players. In 2005, Holtz joined ESPN as a college football analyst.
Charles "Charlie" Weis (born March 30, 1956 in Trenton, New Jersey) is an American football coach. He currently serves as offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs. For five years, from December of 2004 through 2009, he was the head football coach at the University of Notre Dame. From 1997 to 2004, he was an NFL offensive coordinator for the New York Jets, and later for the New England Patriots.
Herman "Herm" Edwards, Jr. (born April 27, 1954) is an American football analyst who most recently coached in the National Football League. He held the head coaching position of the Kansas City Chiefs until 2008. He was fired from this position on January 23, 2009. Since then, he has been hired as a football analyst for ESPN. He played the position of cornerback for ten seasons (1977–1986) with the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams and Atlanta Falcons.
Mike Nolan is an American football coach and the current defensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins. He was formerly head coach for the San Francisco 49ers and a defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, Washington Redskins, New York Giants and Denver Broncos.
Romeo Crennel (born June 18, 1947 in Lynchburg, Virginia) is the former head coach of the Cleveland Browns and current defensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. Before becoming the head coach of the Browns, Crennel won three Super Bowls in four seasons as the defensive coordinator of the New England Patriots. Crennel has participated in six Super Bowls, winning five, during his coaching career.
Al Groh (born July 13, 1944) is the Defensive Coordinator of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team. He is also a former head coach of the University of Virginia football team, and the former head coach of the New York Jets of the NFL. He is a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year, winning the award in 2002 and 2007.
Greg Robinson (born October 9, 1951 in Los Angeles, California) is an American football defensive coordinator for Michigan. He was previously the head coach of the Syracuse Orange football team from 2005 until 2008. Robinson also served as the co-defensive coordinator at the University of Texas during the 2004 season.
Walt Harris is an American football coach. He is most known for his tenures as head coach at the University of Pittsburgh and Stanford University. He is currently the quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator at the University of Akron and resides in the Pittsburgh area.
Sam Rutigliano is a former National Football League head coach. Rutigliano, the son of immigrants, played high school football at Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn. He played college football at Tennessee and Tulsa. He coached at the high school level in New York and at the college level at Connecticut, Maryland and Tennessee before landing a professional football assistant coaching job with the American Football League's Denver Broncos in 1967.
Monte Kiffin (born February 29, 1940 in Lexington, Nebraska) is an American football coach. He is widely considered to be one of the preeminent defensive coordinators in modern football, as well as one of the greatest defensive coordinators in NFL history. Father of the often imitated “Tampa Cover 2” defense, Kiffin's philosophy is one of the most influential in modern college and pro football.
Paul Hackett (born July 5, 1947 in Burlington, Vermont) is an American football coach. He served as head coach of University of Pittsburgh and University of Southern California during the 1990s. Hackett began his coaching career at his alma mater, UC Davis, in 1969, assisting the freshmen in the first year and then directing them to a 13-0 mark over the next two seasons under College Football Hall of Fame coach Jim Sochor.
Ken Meyer is a former football coach at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. He may be best remembered as the head coach of the National Football League's San Francisco 49ers in 1977. A native of Ashtabula, Ohio, Meyer was a B-17 tail gunner with the 8th Air Force during WWII. He played quarterback at Denison University under legendary football coach Woody Hayes before Hayes became head coach at the Ohio State University.
Bob Sutton (born January 28, 1951 in Ypsilanti, Michigan) is the senior defensive assistant and linebackers coach for the New York Jets, under new head coach Rex Ryan. Previously, he was the defensive coordinator of the New York Jets from 2006-2008 after the dismissal of the Jets' former defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson. Prior to that he held the position of linebackers coach and was instrumental in molding Jonathan Vilma from a college superstar into an NFL superstar.
Theodore John "Ted" Cottrell (born June 13, 1947 in Chester, Pennsylvania) is the former head coach for the New York Sentinels of the United Football League. Previously he was the defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings and, most recently, the San Diego Chargers in the National Football League.
Peter Giunta (born August 11, 1956) is an American football coach . He currently serves as defensive backs coach to defensive coordinator Perry Fewell and head coach Tom Coughlin for the New York Giants. Giunta has also served as defensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams from 1998-2000, succeeding the retiring Bud Carson. Giunta has coached at the high school, college and pro level, and also as both offensive and defensive assistant throughout his career.